Compare 2008 INFINITI M35 vs 2009 Cadillac CTS

2008 INFINITI M35
2009 Cadillac CTS
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35 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
35 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 23 $40,343 $43,900
35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $41,947 $45,650
45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $46,163 $50,250
45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $48,455 $52,750
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4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,343
$34,366
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,900
$36,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$732 / month
$609 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Infiniti M Series has everything needed to be contender, no mistake. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.2 98
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.2 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 191.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 113.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.6 12.4 x 1.02
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 18
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 56.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3832 3509
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 w/0.6 Reserve 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6200 263 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI PFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800 253 @ 3100
Engine Order Code
NA LY7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.53
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.33
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti M35 Cadillac CTS
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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