Compare 2009 Acura RL vs 2009 Cadillac STS

2009 Acura RL
2009 Cadillac STS
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4-Door Sedan
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
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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
$41,935
$44,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,680
$46,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$781 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
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
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 196.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.8
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 17
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 18.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q12
Spare Tire Order Code
NA SGC
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P255/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q12
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50WR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4083 3973
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 302 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Cadillac STS
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.3
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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