Compare 2009 Cadillac DTS vs 2008 Lincoln Town Car

2009 Cadillac DTS
2008 Lincoln Town Car
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4-Door Sedan w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SA 15 23 $43,503 $46,280
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SB 15 23 $46,276 $49,230
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SC 15 23 $46,746 $49,730
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SD 15 23 $48,372 $51,460
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SE 15 22 $50,976 $54,230
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SH 15 23 $43,973 $46,780
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4-Door Sedan Signature L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Town Car 4-Door Sedan Signature L 15 22 $46,670 $50,900
Town Car 4-Door Sedan Signature Limited 15 22 $41,626 $45,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,503
$46,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,280
$50,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$848 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Lincoln Town Car looks and feels dated, but can carry six passengers and their luggage.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Full Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
113.2 116.3
Second Leg Room (in)
41.6 45.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 60.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
207.6 221.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 123.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.8 21.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.47 13.2 x - TBD -
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)
12.7 x 1.18 12.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 41.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.2 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 44.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55SR17 P225/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55SR17 P225/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4009 4518
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 4400 287 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LD8 99W
Displacement
4.6L/279 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6000 239 @ 4900
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.56
Trans Order Code
MX0 44Q
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.11 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Dr Sdn Signature L
Vehicle Name
Cadillac DTS Lincoln Town Car
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Watts linkage
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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