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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 22 $41,935 $46,680
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,180 $50,300
4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 22 $48,588 $54,100
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD 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 AWD 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 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $52,964 $56,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,935
$44,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,680
$46,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$781 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition. The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 58.6
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
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.1 102.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 195.8 196.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 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
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 16.1 18.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 38.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q12
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA Q12
Spare Tire Order Code NA SGC
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P255/45WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4083 3973
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6300 302 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 271 @ 5000 272 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA LLT
Displacement 3.7L/224 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 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) 0.49 0.85
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura RL Cadillac STS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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