Compare 2009 Cadillac STS vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2009 Cadillac STS
2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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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 3.0L BlueTEC RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTEC RWD 23 32 $50,406 $54,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD 13 20 $81,561 $87,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L 4MATIC 13 19 $58,776 $63,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L RWD 15 22 $57,381 $61,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.5L 4MATIC 16 21 $53,242 $57,250
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 6.3L AMG RWD 13 18 $82,305 $88,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,034
$50,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,845
$54,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$781 / month
$903 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family can be the right fit for a wide range of luxury buyers—even those who want the very frugal or the very fast.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 97.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 56.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.8 x 0.9
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)
11.9 x 1.3 12.3 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QKP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QKP NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3860
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
DI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 210 @ 3800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.42/3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
MX7 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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