Compare 2009 Acura TL vs 2009 Cadillac CTS

2009 Acura TL
2009 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,135 $34,955
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $35,391 $38,505
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $35,556 $38,685
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $38,811 $42,235
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $39,728 $43,235
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4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,135
$34,366
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,955
$36,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$609 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Acura TL is a great choice for those who value superb audio, high-tech features, and Honda reliability; serious driving enthusiasts are wise to cross-shop the rear-wheel-drive competition, and buyers who prefer restrained styling need not apply. The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 98
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.3 191.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 0.4 12.4 x 1.02
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 1.1 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
19.2 56.2
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCH
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)
3708 3509
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.8 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI PFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ - TBD - 253 @ 3100
Engine Order Code
NA LY7
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ - TBD - 263 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 (Est) 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.33
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.53
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.67
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.94
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 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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