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Compare 2009 Lincoln MKS vs 2008 Cadillac STS

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 17 24 $35,461 $38,490
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $37,162 $40,380
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $49,812 $53,275
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SF 15 24 $49,812 $53,275
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $49,812 $53,275
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 14 21 $49,812 $53,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,461
$40,929
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,490
$43,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$642 / month
$730 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Lincoln MKS’s smart performance, subdued good looks, and roomy interior put the brand back in full-size, luxury-sedan territory. The STS is middle-of-the-pack in many respects, but it stands out as Cadillac’s technology flagship.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 58.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 204.1 196.7
Height, Overall (in) 61.6 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.1 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 116.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.7 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.3
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) 12.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0
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) 20 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 18.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TC7 QKP
Front Tire Size P235/55TR18 P235/50SR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TC7 QKP
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55TR18 P235/50SR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4127 4125
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 273 @ 6250 302 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPE DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4250 272 @ 5200
Engine Order Code 99R LLT
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Select-Shift NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.37
Trans Order Code 44J MX7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.06
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.55
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKS Cadillac STS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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