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2009 Cadillac CTS-V

2008 Lexus IS F

  2009 Cadillac CTS-V 2008 Lexus IS F
Invoice $54,474 $49,840
15/24 16/23
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Bottom Line The uniquely styled 2009 Cadillac CTS-V pairs track times of an exotic sportscar with luxury-sedan comforts; in nearly all respects, Cadillac beats the top performance sedans from Germany at their own game. Read Full Review The 2008 Lexus IS-F challenges the best from Germany, bringing 168-mph capability with an uber-high pricetag to boot. Read Full Review
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  • Stupid fast, but secure and easy to drive
  • Track-ready suspension and braking
  • Surprisingly supple ride quality
  • Stunning interior stands out from the rest
  • Impressive materials and build quality
  • As close as you can get to a four-door Corvette


  • Exterior styling doesn't have widespread appeal
  • Cluttered controls and displays
  • Paddle shifters require separate shift gate
  • Steering lacks a feel of the road


  • Rocketlike V-8 power
  • Rapid-shifting eight-speed automatic
  • Flawless interior fit and finish
  • Massive Brembo brakes


  • Bolt-on look of some exterior pieces
  • No manual transmission
  • No all-wheel-drive option
  • Like the competition, stunning pricetag
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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