Comparison - Audi S3 Prestige quattro 2018 - vs - Cadillac CTS Luxury 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
47,650
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
56,695
Updated: 
05 Sep 2018
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Satin Steel Metallic
#9ba0ab
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#26313d
Black Raven
#000000
Stellar Black Metallic
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Red Obsession Tintcoat
#85001f
Radiant Silver Metallic
#dadedd
Crystal White Tricoat
#dde0db

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

If you want the easy-to-drive qualities of Audi's entry-level sedan, the A3, but also desire greater acceleration and handling, shop the 2018 Audi S3. The S3's more powerful engine, performance-oriented tires, sport-tuned suspension and bigger brakes combine to deliver an exhilarating performance without degrading the car's all-around usability.

PROS
Powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Upscale interior that looks and feels expensive
Precise handling that makes it a joy to drive on twisty roads
Standard all-wheel drive for enhanced traction

CONS
No manual transmission option
Adults will feel cramped in the back seat
Small trunk won't fit much more than a couple small suitcases

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Audi S3 is a blast to drive, but it suffers from a tiny rear seat and the Volkswagen Golf R offers the same performance with more room for less.

Pros
Tremendous performance bang for buck
Great powertrain
High-end LTE connectivity
Svelte shape

Cons
Tiny rear seat
No manual transmission
Gets pricey with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Although a lot of car shoppers are gravitating more toward crossovers these days, luxury sedans remain essential vehicles for many manufacturers. The 2019 Cadillac CTS is indicative of that, and it features traits Cadillac wants to be known for: unmistakable design, sporty driving characteristics and modern in-car technology.

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

Cons
Overly firm ride quality on some versions
Rear-seat room is smaller than some competitors'
Touch-panel center console controls are distracting
Base engine lacks refinement

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Cadillac CTS reminds us just how good sports sedans can be.

Pros
Edgy style inside and out
Sports sedan handling
Thrilling V-Sport
Comfortable front seats

Cons
Shows its age in a few ways
Should have more active safety gear standard
Very thirsty
Expensive with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Cadillac CTS ranked #7 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Cadillac CTS has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 42 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent handling
Powerful engine options
Comfortable front seats

Cons
Poor predicted reliability rating
Below-average trunk space
Unintuitive infotainment system
Mediocre fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.60L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 1 900rpm
285ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
Horsepower: 
292hp
at 5 400rpm
335hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Adaptive Cruise Control
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Sun sensor
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
tilt and telescopic steering wheel
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
heated steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.80in
195.50in
Width: 
72.20in
Height: 
54.80in
57.20in
Wheel Base: 
103.60in
114.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
36.50
40.40
Rear Head Room: 
36.10
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
45.70in
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
35.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.80in
56.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.00in
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.00cu.ft
13.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3461.00lbs
3924.00lbs

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: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver 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
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
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer bar 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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
705 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
speed sensitive volume control
Bose premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
13 total speakers
surround audio surround audio (discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
17 X 8.5 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
polished alloy wheels
P245/45R17 tires
17 x 8.5 in. wheels
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
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
Front Ventilated 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: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Rear door child safety locks
Turn signal mirrors
stability control
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
auto delay off headlamps
tire pressure monitoring
xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
brake drying
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
child seat anchors
Emergency braking assist
adaptive headlights
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
225/40 R18 92H XL All-Season Tires
Black Optic Dynamic Package
Prestige
S Sport Package
S Sport Seat Package
Summer/Winter Mat Package
V-Sport Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
19" 5-Double-Spoke-Star Design Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler
Paint Protection Rear Load Sill/Door Cup/Door Edge
Front License Plate Bracket
Rear Spoiler
19" Ultra Silver Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Locks
19" Ultra Silver Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
19" After Midnight Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
Chrome Grille
Ground Effects Kit
18" x 8.5" 15-Spoke Polished Alloy Wheels
Black Chrome Wheel Insert
19" Matte Black Painted Alloy Wheels
Bright Chrome Wheel Insert
19" Manoogian Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
19" Gloss Black Premium Painted Aluminum Wheels
Bright Chrome Rear Fascia Molding
18" x 8.5" Premium Painted 15-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Black Chrome Grille
Interior Options: 
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Guard Premium Textile Floor Mats
Audi Beam-Quattro
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Sound Enhancing Resonator Delete Kit
Leather Care Kit
Sapele High-Gloss Wood Interior Trim Kit
Natural Sapele Wood Interior Trim Kit
Brushed Aluminum Sport Pedal Cover Set
Natural Elm Wood Interior Trim Kit
Cabin Filter
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Premium All-Weather Cargo Mat
Black Olive Ash Burl Wood Interior Trim Kit
Rear Camera Mirror
Premium All-Weather Floor Mats
Black Suede Steering Wheel
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: 
Very Light Cashmere w/Jet Black Accents, leather
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Jet Black w/Jet Black Accents, leather
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Light Platinum w/Jet Black Accents, leather
#8b857b