Comparison - Cadillac CTS Luxury 2019 - vs - Audi A3 Prestige quattro 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
56,695
Updated: 
05 Sep 2018
43,700
Updated: 
05 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Automated Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.00gals
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Satin Steel Metallic
#9ba0ab
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#26313d
Black Raven
#000000
Stellar Black Metallic
#000000
Red Obsession Tintcoat
#85001f
Radiant Silver Metallic
#dadedd
Crystal White Tricoat
#dde0db
Color: 
Ibis white
#EFEFED
Monsoon Grey
#ADAEB2
Mythos black
#2C2C2C
Brilliant Black
#0B0B0B
Cosmos Blue
#1D3744
Florett Silver
#A1A2A7
Nano gray
#5A5A58
Tango red
#B10A11

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2018 Audi A3 ranked #13 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Audi A3 has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lively acceleration, especially with upgraded engines
Dynamic handling balanced with a smooth ride
High-tech infotainment system and available virtual cockpit
Spacious front seats

Cons
Small back seat
Limited cargo space in all-wheel-drive, hybrid, and convertible models

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level luxury sedan with style, performance, and content that make it a logical stepping stone for Volkswagen Golf and GTI buyers.

Pros
Audi Virtual Cockpit
Well-equipped for $40,000
Standard automatic emergency braking
Potent 2.0-liter turbo
Available in three body styles

Cons
Tiny backseat/trunk
Best safety equipment limited to Prestige
Cute looks may limit appeal

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the A3 receives only minor changes to equipment availability. Two USB ports and heated front seats are now standard on all A3s, and blind-spot monitoring is standard on the Premium Plus trim levels.

PROS
Good balance of a comfortable ride and sporty handling
Strong acceleration from the turbocharged engine
Refined and stylish cabin

CONS
Limited backseat space
Small trunk, especially with all-wheel drive

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
285ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 6 800rpm
220hp
at 4 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
36.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
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
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.50in
175.50in
Width: 
72.20in
Height: 
57.20in
55.70in
Wheel Base: 
114.60in
103.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
45.70in
Rear leg room: 
35.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.70cu.ft
10.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3924.00lbs
3362.00lbs

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
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer bar 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: 
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: 
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)
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
705 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot
14 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 8.5 In
18 X 8.0 In
Wheels more: 
polished alloy wheels
P245/45R17 tires
17 x 8.5 in. wheels
Run flat tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
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: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
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
yes
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: 
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
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Summer/Winter Mat Package
V-Sport Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Sport Package
Prestige
Exterior Options: 
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
Audi Beam - Rings
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
19" 5-Arm Wing Design Wheels
Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - Quattro
Interior Options: 
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
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Audi Quattro Guard Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Very Light Cashmere w/Jet Black Accents, leather
#ceb795
Jet Black w/Jet Black Accents, leather
#000000
Light Platinum w/Jet Black Accents, leather
#8b857b