Compare 2009 Lincoln MKS vs 2008 Cadillac STS

2009 Lincoln MKS
2008 Cadillac STS
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4-Door Sedan FWD
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
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4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 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 AWD w/1SG 14 21 $49,812 $53,275
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,461
$40,929
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,490
$43,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$642 / month
$730 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
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
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.7 13.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 17
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 3.0
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55TR18 P235/50SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TC7 QKP
Front Tire Size
P235/55TR18 P235/50SR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TC7 QKP
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)
4127 4125
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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 Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 272 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
99R LLT
Displacement
3.7L/227 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250 302 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPE DI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKS Cadillac STS
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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