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2009 Cadillac STS

2008 BMW 5-Series

  2009 Cadillac STS 2008 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535xiT AWD Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$46,845
$44,600
Invoice $44,034 $41,030
MPG
City/Highway
15/26 11/27
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives. Read Full Review The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Crisp handling plus a smooth ride, thanks to Magnetic Ride Control
  • Powerful, fuel-efficient V-6
  • World-class performance from STS-V
  • Some of the most advanced tech features

Dislikes:

  • Stark instrument-panel design
  • Interior materials
  • Lack of ample backseat space

Likes:

  • Handles like a smaller car, but has big-car stability on the highway
  • Velvety, responsive engines
  • Manual transmissions offered across the line
  • Powertrains quite efficient in real-world driving
  • Wide range of useful technology options

Dislikes:

  • iDrive remains unduly complex
  • Back-seat isn’t as roomy as it should be
  • Ridiculously high sticker price when extensively optioned
  • Crash-test performance is an embarrassment
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