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2008 Acura RL

2009 Cadillac STS

  2008 Acura RL 4-door Sedan (Natl) Rear Exterior View 2009 Cadillac STS
MSRP
$46,280
$46,845
Invoice $41,576 $44,034
MPG
City/Highway
16/24 15/26
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Acura RL is a fine luxury sedan, but others offer V-8 power and more distinct styling. Read Full Review The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Lots of smooth power
  • A satisfying driver
  • Comfortable interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Reliability

Dislikes:

  • Outgunned by V-8s
  • Only five gears
  • Not amazing in any area
  • Not much roomier than Acura TL

Likes:

  • Crisp handling plus a smooth ride, thanks to Magnetic Ride Control
  • Powerful, fuel-efficient V-6
  • World-class performance from STS-V
  • Some of the most advanced tech features

Dislikes:

  • Stark instrument-panel design
  • Interior materials
  • Lack of ample backseat space
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