1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass vs. 2013 Cadillac CTS

To start off, 2013 Cadillac CTS is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Cadillac CTS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Cadillac CTS (266 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 107 more horse power than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (159 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Cadillac CTS should accelerate faster than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Cadillac CTS weights approximately 460 kg more than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 Cadillac CTS is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Cadillac CTS will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2013 Cadillac CTS (302 Nm @ 5700 RPM) has 99 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (203 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2013 Cadillac CTS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2013 Cadillac CTS
Make Oldsmobile Cadillac
Model Cutlass CTS
Year Released 1989 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2260 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 159 HP 266 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 203 Nm 302 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 5700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed automatic
Vehicle Weight 1445 kg 1905 kg
Vehicle Length 4930 mm 4877 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1842 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1473 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2880 mm


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