Comparison - Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury 2018 - vs - Audi RS 3 Quattro 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
61,495
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
54,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
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 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

The 2018 Audi RS 3 is a high-performance variant of the A3 and S3 sedans. It is available in a single trim level and is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine (400 hp, 354 lb-ft). A seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels.

PROS
Potent acceleration and heaps of traction
Well-trimmed cabin
Enough practicality to serve everyday use

CONS
Ride quality might be too firm for casual drivers
Snug back seat and small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

Overall, an excellent car, even considering the high price given the size. It has a well-rounded set of features, and when performance is taken into account, some would even argue that it is good value for money. Definitely well worth a drive!

pros
Excellent power and performance;
Five-cylinder exhaust sound is unique;
Interior fit and finish typical high Audi quality;
Chuckability around tight roads;
Sharp looks both inside and out

Cons
Turbo lag (which may be a pro for some!);
Transmission logic in Comfort mode;
Software bugs in engine and transmission control units;
Lack of electric seat adjustability;
No puddle lights

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Pros
Outrageous speed
Fantastic grip
High-quality interior

Cons
Very expensive
Alternatives have bigger boots
Thirsty engine

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
20
Cylinders: 
6
V
5
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
2.50L
Torque: 
285ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
354ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 6 800rpm
400hp
at 7 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Keyless Igniton
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.50in
Width: 
72.20in
Height: 
57.20in
Wheel Base: 
114.60in

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

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

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

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
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear 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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
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: 
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
Memory Card Slot
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
180 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5 In
19
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
Run Flat Tires
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Summer/Winter Mat Package
V-Sport Package
Technology Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Performance Seat And Cluster Package
Driver Assistance Package
Dynamic Plus Package
Dynamic Package
Technology Package
Black Optic Package
RS Design Package
Exterior Options: 
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
Carbon Fiber Caps
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Interior Options: 
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
Audi Cargo Box
Leatherette Covered Door Armrest And Alcantara Kneepads W/Rock Gray Stitching
Audi First Aid Kit
Leather Care Kit
USB Cables