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2008 Cadillac XLR

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

  2008 Cadillac XLR 2009 Mercedes Benz SL Class V8
MSRP
$80,650
$98,500
Invoice $75,407 $91,605
MPG
City/Highway
15/24 11/21
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Cadillac XLR still manages to turn heads with its style. Read Full Review The SL’s new look isn’t to everyone’s liking, but in AMG guise, it’s now more punch than paunch—and a worthy stealth Ferrari-chaser. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Powerful performance from standard V-8
  • Effective keyless entry and starting
  • Easy-to-master technology

Dislikes:

  • Not as responsive as its looks suggest
  • Tiny trunk
  • Not as refined as it could be

Likes:

  • Crisp handling and absorbent ride
  • Great seats
  • Class-leading safety
  • Very tight-fitting top
  • Feature-riffic: Airscarf!

Dislikes:

  • Styling can look dated
  • Feels heavy in tight maneuvers
  • Top restricts trunk space when down
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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