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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Signature Limited
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Signature Limited 15 22 $41,626 $45,295
4-Door Sedan Signature L 15 22 $46,670 $50,900
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/1SA 15 23 $43,503 $46,280
4-Door Sedan w/1SB 15 23 $46,276 $49,230
4-Door Sedan w/1SC 15 23 $46,746 $49,730
4-Door Sedan w/1SD 15 23 $48,372 $51,460
4-Door Sedan w/1SE 15 22 $50,976 $54,230
4-Door Sedan w/1SH 15 23 $43,973 $46,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,626
$43,503
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,295
$46,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$755 / month
$771 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Lincoln Town Car looks and feels dated, but can carry six passengers and their luggage. The 2009 Cadillac DTS is in need of a better, more modern transmission, but the full-size sedan remains a luxurious front-runner in its market.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Full Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 57.9 56.9
Second Leg Room (in) 39.6 41.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.7 113.2
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.3 60.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.6
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.9 59.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.9 61.7
Wheelbase (in) 117.7 115.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 74.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 215.4 207.6
Height, Overall (in) 59.0 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.0 18.8
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.47
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 18
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.3 42
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R17 P235/55SR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Front Tire Size P225/60R17 P235/55SR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4345 4009
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 287 @ 4100 295 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 99W LD8
Displacement 4.6L/281 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 239 @ 4900 275 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.96
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.62
Trans Order Code 44Q MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Lincoln Town Car Cadillac DTS
Body Style 4 Dr Sdn Signature Limited 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Independent
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 - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Watts linkage Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 4
 
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