Compare 2008 Cadillac STS vs 2009 Lincoln MKS

2008 Cadillac STS
2009 Lincoln MKS
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4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 14 21 $49,812 $53,275
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $49,812 $53,275
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SF 15 24 $49,812 $53,275
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $49,812 $53,275
STS-V 4-Door Sedan 13 19 $72,079 $78,775
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKS 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $37,162 $40,380
MKS 4-Door Sedan FWD 17 24 $35,461 $38,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,929
$37,162
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,775
$40,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$730 / month
$673 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The STS is middle-of-the-pack in many respects, but it stands out as Cadillac’s technology flagship. The 2009 Lincoln MKS’s smart performance, subdued good looks, and roomy interior put the brand back in full-size, luxury-sedan territory.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 105.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 204.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 18.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 12.3 x - TBD -
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)
11.7 x 1.0 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P235/55TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QKP TC7
Front Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P235/55TR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKP TC7
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
4125 4276
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI SMPE
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LLT 99R
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Select-Shift
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX7 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS Lincoln MKS
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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