Compare 2008 Lincoln Town Car vs 2009 Cadillac DTS

2008 Lincoln Town Car
2009 Cadillac DTS
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4-Door Sedan Signature Limited
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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4-Door Sedan w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/1SA 15 23 $43,503 $46,280
4-Door Sedan w/1SH 15 23 $43,973 $46,780
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,626
$43,503
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,295
$46,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$755 / month
$771 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
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
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
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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