Compare 2009 Cadillac STS vs 2009 INFINITI M

2009 Cadillac STS
2009 INFINITI M
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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 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $52,964 $56,345
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
STS-V 4-Door Sedan 13 19 $76,069 $81,795
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $44,267 $47,950
M35 4-Door Sedan RWD 17 25 $42,286 $45,800
M45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $50,439 $54,650
M45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $48,136 $52,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,034
$44,267
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,845
$47,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$781 / month
$799 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives. The 2009 Infiniti M Series represents a compromise between sport and luxury—but a pleasant one that many shoppers should contemplate.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size 4-door Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 105.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 44.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 114.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 194.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 12.6 x 1.1
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 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 20
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QKP NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
QKP 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)
4125 4058
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 262 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 303 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18
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)
3.23 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 STS 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)
0.94 - 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 4

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