2009 CADILLAC CTS 3.6 AWD Sedan



  • Year: 2009
  • Make: CADILLAC
  • Model: CTS
  • Trim: 3.6 AWD
  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Doors: 4 Door
  • Mileage: 141,728 miles
  • Engine: 3.6L V6 F DOHC 24V / ALL WHEEL DRIVE
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Line: All-wheel Drive
  • Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
  • Exterior Color: Silver
  • Interior Color: Gray
  • VIN: 1G6DT57V190171234
  • Model Code: 6DH69
  • Stock #: 11181AAG

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    Leather / Heated Seating 
    Xenon Headlamps 
    SEDAN 4 DR 3.6L V6 F DOHC 24V
    2009 Cadillac CTS
    With all the gloom and doom talk about General Motors, it's important to realize that the company makes some excellent cars. The Cadillac CTS is one.

    The CTS is a midsize, rear-wheel-drive sedan that can take on European brands without apology. The styling is lean and attractive, the interior is well-appointed and comfortable, and the V-6 engine has enough power to be entertaining while delivering decent gas mileage.

    The base 3.6-liter engine with variable valve timing has 263 horsepower, while a direct-injection version of the same engine produces 304 horses. The transmission is a six-speed automatic that can be shifted manually.

    Prices start at $35,905 for the base model. All-wheel drive with the direct-injection engine begins at $40,760. Standard features include a Bose stereo with eight speakers, the Stabilitrak vehicle stability program, dual climate control, a tire-pressure monitoring system, 17-inch wheels, traction control and anti-lock brakes.

    The sedan's styling hints at forward motion, and fat fender flares emphasize the car's muscular stance. The rear fenders taper toward the trunk as if to add an exclamation point to the performance look.

    Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. Rear-wheel drive gives the best balance for handling, while all-wheel drive gives enhanced traction for snow and rain.

    The test car was equipped with the base engine and the sport suspension. The engine is smooth and quiet, and the power is spread across a wide power band that gives the car enhanced drivability. Acceleration is brisk, and the transmission's firm shifts are pleasant. To reduce noise, Cadillac uses sound-deadening panels around the engine and seals the hood opening with a rubber seal like that on the doors.

    The sports suspension yields responsive handling without creating a harsh ride.

    The CTS interior is one of the best ever from Cadillac. The choice of materials seems fitting for a car in this segment, and the fit and finish of interior panels is excellent. The instrument panel is covered with a heavily textured material that is accented with French stitching. Three gauges rest under a small hood, and the center stack is covered with brushed aluminum. Tasteful strips of wood-grain trim highlight the dash and door panels.

    At night, LEDs highlight items such as the door handles, and they also emit a soft glow from the bottom edge of the wood trim on the instrument panel.

    On the road, the CTS is extremely quiet. Triple door seals and a windshield with no visible seal help reduce wind noise.

    The CTS embodies a host of technological features that include a 40-gig hard disc that not only stores music but also allows the listener to pause the radio for up to 60 minutes and resume listening without a break. A surround-sound stereo is optional.

    The optional navigation screen pops up from the center of the dash, and its display is easy to read and use. Voice activation is standard. Real-time traffic information is available over the XM satellite radio. The CTS has a single-slot DVD video system that enables DVDs to be viewed when the car's transmission is in park.

    Other CTS features include a heated windshield washer fluid system, rear ultrasonic park assist, heated and ventilated front seats and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column.


    The base price of the test car was $35,905. Options included 18-inch wheels with performance tires, a limited-slip differential, heated leather seats, Bose stereo with CD player, cooled front seats, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and keyless ignition. The sticker price was $44,450.


    Four years or 50,000 miles with a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

    2009 Cadillac CTS

    Engine: 3.6-liter, 263-hp V-6

    Transmission: Automatic

    Rear-wheel drive

    Wheelbase: 113.4 inches

    Curb weight: 3,845 lbs.

    Base price: $35,905

    As driven: $44,405

    MPG rating: 18 city, 26 hwy.

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Convenience Features
  • 1-touch down
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Air conditioning
  • Front beverage holders
  • Speed control
  • Illuminated entry
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Power windows
  • Passenger door bin
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Driver door bin
  • 1-touch up
  • Emergency communication system
Entertainment Features
  • Diversity antenna
  • Radio data system
  • MP3 decoder
  • AM/FM radio
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • CD player
Seats and Trim
  • Leather shift knob
  • Max seating capacity: 5
  • Rear seats: bench
  • Front seats: bucket
  • Front center armrest: w/storage
  • Power driver seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
Specs and Dimensions
  • Compression ratio: 11.30 to 1
  • Engine horsepower: 304hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Front headroom: 986mm (38.8")
  • Rear legroom: 912mm (35.9")
  • Passenger volume: 2,775L (98.0 cu.ft.)
  • Exterior height: 1,473mm (58.0")
  • Front shoulder room: 1,440mm (56.7")
  • Wheelbase: 2,880mm (113.4")
  • Exterior body width: 1,842mm (72.5")
  • Towing capacity: 454kg (1,000lbs)
  • Engine bore x stroke: 94.0mm x 85.6mm (3.70" x 3.37")
  • Rear hiproom: 1,374mm (54.1")
  • Air Pollution Score (AP): 6
  • Rear headroom: 945mm (37.2")
  • Greenhouse Gas Score (GG): 5
  • Front legroom: 1,077mm (42.4")
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 385 L (14 cu.ft.)
  • Exterior length: 4,867mm (191.6")
  • Engine displacement: 3.6 L
  • Engine torque: 273 lb.-ft. @ 5,200RPM
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,389mm (54.7")
  • Interior cargo volume: 385 L (14 cu.ft.)
  • Front hiproom: 1,400mm (55.1")
Body Exterior
  • Door mirrors: body-color
  • Power door mirrors
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Fuel economy city: 17mpg
  • Horsepower: 304hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Fuel economy highway: 26mpg
  • Transmission: 6 speed automatic
  • Variable valve control
  • Engine liters: 3.6
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Fuel tank capacity: 18.0gal.
  • Cylinder configuration: V-6
  • Engine location: front
  • Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
  • Torque: 273 lb.-ft. @ 5,200RPM
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Drive type: all-wheel drive
  • Number of valves: 24
Safety and Security
  • Traction control
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic stability
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • ABS brakes
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Panic alarm
  • Overhead airbag
  • Ignition disable
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels
Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation
  • Outside temperature display
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Tachometer
  • Front reading lights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Trip computer
  • Compass
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Voltmeter
  • Rear reading lights
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