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4dr Sedan w/Cloth


Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.47
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120


SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6000
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/181
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3600

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 56.4
Liftover Height (in) 26.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3
Length, Overall (in) 194.0
Wheelbase (in) 107.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) 42.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18


Steering Type Speed-Sensitive
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.3


Vehicle Name Cadillac Catera
Body Style 4 Door Sedan


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link


Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size T205/65R15
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000


Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90
Clutch Size (in) N/A
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code


EPA Classification Mid-Size

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770


Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0