Comparison - Audi A8 Sport 2019 - vs - Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
83,800
Updated: 
14 Feb 2019
61,495
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.70gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#77787c
Moonlight Blue Metallic
#2c3346
Navarra Blue Metallic
#051261
Seville Red Metallic
#581415
Savannah Beige Metallic
#b1aa98
Terra Gray Metallic
#908b87
Mythos Black Metallic
#000000
Glacier White Metallic
#e7e8ea
Florett Silver Metallic
#b2b2b2
Vesuvius Gray Metallic
#5e6367
Color: 
BLACK RAVEN
#1B1919
RADIANT SILVER METALLIC
#D0D1D3
SILVER MOONLIGHT
#9DAAB3
DARK ADRIATIC BLUE
#22304A
PHANTOM GRAY
#58595C
SATIN STEEL
#888D94
STELLAR BLACK
#1C1A1B
RED OBSESSION
#A60012
CRYSTAL WHITE
#EEEEEE

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 A8 poses a genuine threat to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Cadillac. It is taller, longer, more isolated from the road, yet better controlled than the A8 it replaces. It is a cruise missile for the wealthy; it flattens mountains and straightens freeways with ease. And even absent Traffic Jam Pilot, the official term for the headline self-driving feature, it’s quite likely the most technologically advanced car in the world.

Pros
A big fella who can dance,
superb ride comfort and body control,
anechoic-chamber silent,
subtle for a limo.

Cons
Advanced self-parking features need more work,
sober styling inside and out,
questionably unfinished.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Completely redesigned for 2019.New V6 engine.Executive rear-seat package includes wireless tablet for control.Part of the fourth A8 generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Impeccably crafted cabin
Impressive interior appointments and technology
Responsive steering and cornering for a big sedan
All-wheel drive is standard

Cons
Relatively small trunk
Infotainment interface can be tough to learn
Some features not available until late 2019

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Audi A8 ranked #1 in Super Luxury Cars. Currently the Audi A8 has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 9 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quiet and serene ride
Elegant interior
High-tech, user-friendly features
Coddling passenger accommodations

Cons
Small trunk for class
Mediocre throttle response

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Cadillac CTS ranked #6 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Cadillac CTS has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Punchy twin-turbo V6 and supercharged V8 engines
Athletic handling
State-of-the-art tech features

Cons
Cramped back seats
Unrefined four-cylinder base engine
Low gas mileage estimates
Below-average predicted reliability

By: 
usnews.com

The midsize luxury sedan segment is packed with great choices. To succeed, the 2018 Cadillac CTS can't just copy the more popular German or Japanese models. Instead, Cadillac has focused on giving buyers unmistakable design, sporty driving characteristics and modern in-car technology.

PROS
All versions have precise handling
V-Sport engine offers outstanding acceleration

CONS
Rear seat room is smaller than for some competitors
Touch panel center console controls are distracting
Base engine lacks refinement

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Cadillac CTS puts German rivals on handling notice.

Pros
Stunning sharp lines, sleek cockpit
A no-excuses rival for German handling
Hugely satisfying VSport model
Great 8-speed automatic

Cons
Well, there’s no wagon...
CUE interface ready for Version 2.0
V-6 doesn’t outrun turbo-4 by a lot

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.60L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
285ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 5 000rpm
335hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
42.20Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
keyless ignition
cooled storage compartment
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
extended cabin heating
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Driver Assisted Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.70in
195.50in
Width: 
72.20in
Height: 
58.50in
57.20in
Ground Clearance: 
4.80in
Wheel Base: 
123.10in
114.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
40.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
45.70in
Rear leg room: 
44.30in
35.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
56.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.50cu.ft
13.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4751.00lbs
4016.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
14 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
14 -way power driver seat
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
folding center armrest
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
17 total speakers
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
speed sensitive volume control
730 watts stereo output
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
13 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 in.
18 X 8.5 In
Wheels more: 
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
alloy wheels
Painted Alloy Wheels
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
cornering lights
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
self-leveling headlights
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
Emergency braking assist
high pressure washers headlamps
LED headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
First Edition Package
Executive Rear Seat Comfort Package - 4 Passenger
Lighting Package
Full Leather Package
Cold Weather Package
Rear Seat Comfort Package - 5 Passenger
Rear Seat Connectivity Package
Summer/Winter Mat Package
V-Sport Package
Technology Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Performance Seat And Cluster Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Summer Tires
DELETE Front License Plate Holder
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
20" Twenty-spoke Structure Style Contrast Gray/Polished Wheels
Paint Protection
Red Painted Engine Cover
Front License Plate Bracket
Rear Spoiler
19" X 8.5" 10-Spoke Polished Alloy Wheels
Wheel Locks
19" Ultra Silver Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
19" After Midnight Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
18" X 8.5" 15-Spoke Polished Alloy Wheels
Black Chrome Wheel Insert
19" Matte Black Painted Alloy Wheels
18" X 8.5" 10-Spoke Polished Aluminum Wheels
Bright Chrome Wheel Insert
19" Manoogian Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
19" Ultra-Silver Painted Alloy Wheels
19" Gloss Black Premium Painted Aluminum Wheels
Bright Chrome Rear Fascia Molding
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang and Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Black Alcantara Headliner
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package
Black Cloth Headliner
Natural Sapele Wood Interior Trim Kit
Sapele High-Gloss Wood Interior Trim Kit
Natural Elm Wood Interior Trim Kit
Black Olive Ash Burl Wood Interior Trim Kit
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Premium All-Weather Cargo Mat
Cabin Filter
Premium All-Weather Floor Mats
Black Suede Steering Wheel
Brushed Aluminum Pedal Cover Set
V-Sport Logo Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Aluminum Interior Trim Kit
Morello Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Kit
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Black Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Sarder Brown, premium leather
#423e3b
Black, premium leather
#191919
Sarder Brown Valetta, leather
#423e3b
Saiga Beige Valetta, leather
#9d896e
Black Valetta, leather
#191919
Design Selection Sarder Brown Valcona, premium leather
#423e3b
Design Selection Advanced Pearl Beige Valcona, premium leather
#b0aca0
Saiga Beige, premium leather
#9d896e
Nutmeg Brown Valcona, premium leather
#8d694f