Compare 2009 Cadillac CTS vs 2008 INFINITI M

2009 Cadillac CTS
2008 INFINITI M
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4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS 4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
CTS 4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
CTS 4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
CTS 4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
CTS-V 4-Door Sedan 15 24 $54,474 $58,575
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $41,947 $45,650
M35 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 23 $40,343 $43,900
M45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $48,455 $52,750
M45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $46,163 $50,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,374
$41,947
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,760
$45,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$761 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Infiniti M Series has everything needed to be contender, no mistake.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 105.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 58.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 114.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 192.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.26 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.02 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 20
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
57.1 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3509 4004
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 9.2 w/0.6 Reserve
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 3100 268 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6400 275 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.53
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.35
Trans Order Code
MX7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Infiniti M35
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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