Compare 2009 Cadillac STS vs 2008 Audi A6

2009 Cadillac STS
2008 Audi A6
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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
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak 18 27 $39,943 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro 17 25 $42,873 $46,100
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.2L quattro 17 25 $45,570 $49,000
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro 16 23 $52,361 $56,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,034
$39,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,845
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$781 / month
$716 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives. The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 97.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 111.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 12.6 x 1.18
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)
11.7 x 1.0 11.9 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/45WR18 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
Q12 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
Q12 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3973 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.2L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 255 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.10
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.64
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 1.48
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 0.82
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 2.51
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS Audi A6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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