• (4.8) 40 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,081$21,057
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 556-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Cadillac CTS

Our Take on the 2009 Cadillac CTS

Redesigned for the 2008 model year, the Cadillac CTS keeps everything that was good about its first-generation model and seems to improve on what wasn't — and not just a little. It competes with entry-level sport sedans such as the BMW 3 Series and Infiniti G35.Cadillac also builds the... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Front-seat comfort
  • Few standard features for a luxury car
  • Backseat headroom
  • Clunky manual gearshift
  • No backup camera
  • Poorly executed panoramic moonroof

Notable Features

  • Available AWD
  • Choice of suspensions
  • Available real-time traffic reports
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Remote start

2009 Cadillac CTS Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

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 del... Read full review for the 2009 Cadillac CTS

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by 2009 CTS-V from New York,NY on April 19, 2010

If you are considering a 09-and up CTSV , Two Words: DRIVE ONE! The combination of ergonomics, elegance and brute power are unparalleled with any vehicle under 80K . I chose the auto as my boy racer... Read Full Review

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2009 Cadillac CTS Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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