2012 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2011 Cadillac CTS

To start off, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2011 Cadillac CTS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2011 Cadillac CTS would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Cadillac CTS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Cadillac CTS (270 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 162 more horse power than 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. (108 HP @ 2750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Cadillac CTS should accelerate faster than 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Cadillac CTS weights approximately 201 kg more than 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2011 Cadillac CTS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2011 Cadillac CTS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2011 Cadillac CTS (302 Nm @ 5700 RPM) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. (280 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2011 Cadillac CTS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. 2011 Cadillac CTS has automatic transmission and 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan has manual transmission. 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Cadillac CTS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2011 Cadillac CTS
Make Volkswagen Cadillac
Model Tiguan CTS
Year Released 2012 2011
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2000 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 270 HP
Engine RPM 2750 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 302 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 5700 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 6-speed manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1543 kg 1744 kg
Vehicle Length 4426 mm 4859 mm
Vehicle Width 1809 mm 1842 mm
Vehicle Height 1703 mm 1473 mm
Wheelbase Size 2604 mm 2880 mm
Fuel Consumption 4.8 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 6.3 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 68 L


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