Lexus IS vs. Cadillac CTS

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$38,560 - $41,010
$46,995

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 - 260 hp
265 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT
2.0L Turbo I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
2.0L Turbo I4 DI DOHC VVT

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.8 in.
45.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 in.
40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.2 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.8 cu. ft.
13.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40VR18 - P225/45VR17
P245/45R17 - P255/35R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.2 in.
114.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 - 35.4 ft.
37.1 ft.

Length

Length
184.3 in.
195.5 in.

Width

Width
71.3 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3583 - 3737 lbs.
3652 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 - 260 hp
265 hp

Torque

Torque
236 - 258 ft. lbs.
295 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.4 gal.
19 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 26 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
19 - 21 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 30 mpg
30 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Lexus IS
Cadillac CTS Sedan

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4 Door Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
90.2 ft³.
97.0 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3583 - 3737 lbs.
3652 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 - 24 mpg.
25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 - 21 mpg.
22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 - 30 mpg.
30 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Premium Unleaded V-6
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122 - 3.5 L/211
2.0L/122

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
SIDI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 - 4.60
4.62

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 - 2.72
3.04

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 - 1.86
2.07

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.46
1.66

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 1.23
1.26

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 - 1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 4.06
3.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 - 3.77
2.85

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 - 8.4
7.0

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Independent Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/40VR18, P225/40YR18, P225/45VR17
P245/45R17 - P255/35R19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17, P255/35VR18, P255/35YR18
P245/45R17 - P255/35R19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
17 x 8.5 - 19 x 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8.5 in.
17 x 8.5 - 19 x 8.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.2 - 35.4 ft.
37.1 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Pwr

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Yes

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
12.4 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.4 gal.
19.0 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 in.
40.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.8 in.
45.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
56.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.3 in.
53.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
37.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
32.2 in.
35.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.4 in.
54.8 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
54 in.
53.3 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.2 in.
114.6 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
184.3 in.
195.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in.
72.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.3 in.
57.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.4 in.
61.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61 in.
61.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³.
13.7 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
0.85

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
0.66

Model Group

Model Group
IS300
CTS

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0 - 3.5
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4 - 6
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4