After a complete redesign last year, the 2009 Cadillac CTS luxury sport sedan gets only minor upgrades. The five-passenger luxury sedan continues to win applause for its dramatic design, advanced technology and meticulous craftsmanship. Powered by either a 3.6L V6 engine generating 258 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6L direct-injection (DI) V6 engine pumping out 304 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, the CTS is available with all-wheel or rear-wheel drive. Standard on the base trim is a six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. Inside its quiet, highly refined interior, numerous amenities are available, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated cruise and audio controls. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg city/26 mpg hwy and 21 mpg in combined driving for the base engine and 17/26/20 mpg for the DI engine. Cadillac CTS standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and GM's OnStar emergency communications system.Read more Read less
The Cadillac CTS sport sedan got a complete redesign inside and out for 2008. The CTS is carried over largely unchanged for 2009. A 6.2L supercharged V8-powered CTS-V high-performance model will be added to the lineup late in the year. Prices rose about 10 percent from last year.
Performance and handling; handcrafted interior; fuel efficiency
Cadillac's CTS stands out from the luxury sports sedan segment on the basis of its very attractive handcrafted interior and its available high-tech features, which include adaptive headlamps and advanced audio and navigation options. The direct-injected engine and available all wheel drive makes it one of the most efficient high performance sedans in its class. The CTS is also a tremendous luxury/performance value with base prices starting at $34,780.