Cadillac CT5-V vs Acura TLX Type S

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Category Acura TLX Type SCadillac CT5-V
Engine layout 3.0 l V63.0 l V6
Max power (ps / bhp) 360 / 355360 / 355
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 480 / 354542 / 400
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1906 / 42021841 / 4059
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 189 / 186196 / 193

Acceleration

Speed & distance Acura TLX Type SCadillac CT5-V
45 - 65 mph 2.7 s2.4 s
0 - 30 mph 1.8 s1.7 s
0 - 40 mph 2.6 s2.6 s
0 - 50 mph 3.8 s3.7 s
0 - 60 mph 4.9 s4.8 s
0 - 70 mph 6.7 s6.2 s
0 - 80 mph 8.4 s7.8 s
0 - 90 mph 10.6 s9.6 s
0 - 100 mph 12.6 s11.5 s
0 - 130 mph 24.2 s21.5 s
1/4 mile 13.6 s @ 103.0 mph13.3 s @ 107.0 mph

General performance

Category Acura TLX Type SCadillac CT5-V
Top speed 249 kph (155 mph)270 kph (168 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 0 17.4 s15.9 s
Lateral acceleration 0.97 g (10 m/s²)0.99 g (10 m/s²)
60 mph - 0 34 m (110 ft)31 m (103 ft)
70 mph - 0 50 m (165 ft)47 m (153 ft)

Summary

Category Acura TLX Type SCadillac CT5-V
Track Performance 195200
Straight line speed 14881800
Total 16832000

Verdict

CT5-V is the fastest by a small margin.

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altimgamr  2m ago

Funny thing is I almost got myself the TLX, but went with the CT5 instead. No need for too much technology and I still need that classic sports car feeling. My CT5 is the V-Series with RWD. The TLX is heavy as a cow


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hostboy  4m ago

On one extreme you have ultra-"mainstream" but still premium cars like the Chrysler 300, Charger, LaCrosse, Avalon (aka the Lexus ES), Maxima, Stinger, and Arteon. On another you have cars like the A6, 5 Series, E-Class, XF, G80, and to a lesser extent the S90, CT6, and Ghibli (the latter three of which are borderline F-segment).

The CT5 (a renamed CTS) and the 2nd gen TLX are two perfect middle children of the segment.


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hostboy  4m ago

This is an interesting round-up since neither car has a single direct competitor. They would match if they shared a common engine layout, but a transverse FWD car vs a longitudinal RWD car just don't match up for a politically correct battle.

The Acura TLX and Cadillac CT5 weren't even designed to go against likes of the Europeans. Instead, they fit more in the middle between mainstream E-segment (like the Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima) and luxury E-segment.

The 2nd-gen TLX isn't a rebadged anything. However, the CT5 is 100% a four-door Camaro. But aside from the badge engineering, one is FWD and the other RWD. So one's quality trumps each other :)