2008 Cadillac STS-V vs. Its Competition

2008 Cadillac STS-V
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2008 Cadillac STS-V competes solidly against the BMW M5 and the Mercedes E63 AMG, but both of those vehicles have what matters more to many buyers: a faster acceleration time.

Both the M5 and AMG sedans have more of a reputation than the STS-V, and their interiors feel more opulent and exclusive.

Yet another rival is the Jaguar S-Type R, which yields a respectable 400 horsepower from its supercharged V-8 and acceleration numbers that are almost as small, but at a price that's about $15,000 less.

On the downside, the S-Type is a dated design that's soon to be replaced for 2009 by the fresh new XF.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Cadillac STS-V is a formidable rival to BMW's M5 and the Mercedes E63 AMG--at a lower price.
The 2008 BMW M5 has electrifying performance, but is saddled with an overdose of technology and a body in need of a few nips and tucks.
The 2008 Jaguar S-Type may look conservative and dated, and its interior is cramped, but it still delivers some of the best performance in its class, especially in one of the V-8 trims.
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Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V8N/AGas V6
EPA Class  
Style Name  
4-Door SedanN/A4-Door Sedan 3.0
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door SedanN/A4-Door Sedan
AutomaticN/AAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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