Compare 2007 Acura RL vs 2009 Cadillac STS

2007 Acura RL
2009 Cadillac STS
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4-Door Sedan AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 18 26 $43,609 $48,665
4-Door Sedan AT Tech Pkg 18 26 $44,266 $49,400
4-Door Sedan AT Tech/CMBS w/PAX 18 26 $47,667 $53,200
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4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,027
$44,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,780
$46,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$781 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2007 Acura RL is a top-notch luxury sedan that’s sportier than its conservative exterior might indicate, yet those who want to be seen―or have a V-8 under the hood―should look elsewhere. The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 102.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 196.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 116.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 18.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q12
Spare Tire Order Code
NA SGC
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P255/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q12
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4012 3973
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 10.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
256 @ 5000 272 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 302 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.03
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.53
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Cadillac STS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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