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2009 Cadillac CTS Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by diane

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Reviewed: 2009 Cadillac CTS

4dr Sedan supercharged 556hp 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Why the 2009 Cadillac CTS?

Powertrain performance

In one word: magnificent. 556HP that are actually usable. Great exhaust note, very reliable, low maintenance, relentless thrust, mountains of torque from idle to red line. Unbelievable!

Exterior styling

Unique but cohesive design. Stands out of the crowd. Aggressive, masculine lines. The best rear-end of any modern sedan.


Precise steering, magnetic suspension that is compliant on straights but hugs the road in turns. Car has unbelievable grip and can easily negotiate 1G turns.

Safety & braking

Great crash scores and the ability to out-power from a dangerous situation. Front-brakes are 15" 6-piston Brembos that can haul to a stop from 60mph in 104 feet! Car is always stable which also adds safety.

Interior styling

Classy, black interior with a cohesive design, awesome Recaro seats (heated/cooled), 8" Nav screen that can hide itself in the dash, microfiber steering wheel

Why Not the 2009 Cadillac CTS?

Price or payments

The vehicle is expensive BUT still 30k less than other comparable sedans.

Fuel economy

14mpg is not great. However, the performance makes more than up for it.

Ride smoothness

The ride is perfect for a high-performance sedan. Those seeking a plush boat ride will be disappointed.

Cargo capacity

The car is not meant for carrying a lot of stuff or towing.

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