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2009 Cadillac XLR

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

  2009 Cadillac XLR 2009 Mercedes Benz SL Class V8
MSRP
$86,215
$98,500
Invoice $78,886 $91,605
MPG
City/Highway
15/24 11/21
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The eye-catching 2009 Cadillac XLR starts with the sharp-edged Corvette and makes some compromises for the sake of grand-touring luxury. 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:

  • Fast acceleration
  • Lusty V-8 engine sound
  • Nicely integrated keyless entry/starting

Dislikes:

  • Not as responsive as its looks suggest
  • Surprisingly small trunk
  • Less refined than it should 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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