Compare 2009 Chrysler 300 vs 2009 Cadillac CTS

2009 Chrysler 300
2009 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan RWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD LX 18 26 $24,794 $26,665
4-Door Sedan Touring 18 26 $25,168 $26,915
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring Executive 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring Signature 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan AWD Touring 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Touring Signature 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
4-Door Sedan RWD Limited 17 25 $32,270 $34,720
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $34,368 $37,025
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C Hemi 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C Hemi Executive 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C 16 25 $36,324 $39,175
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C SRT8 13 19 $40,861 $44,160
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4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,794
$34,366
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,665
$36,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$609 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Still turning heads after five years on the road, the 2009 Chrysler 300 is one of the kings of cool in the large sedan market. The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.6 98
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 191.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 113.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 13.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.4 x 1.02
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 56.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 QCH
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3725 3509
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 263 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI PFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 253 @ 3100
Engine Order Code
EER LY7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.53
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.33
Trans Order Code
DGV MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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