(4.3) 8 reviews
MSRP: $5,573$16,029
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 16
Engine: 469-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Cadillac STS

Our Take on the 2009 Cadillac STS

Our Take

For 2008, the Cadillac STS sedan underwent one of the more dramatic restylings you're likely to see outside of a complete redesign. The STS features a powerful base engine, a performance option and a variety of high-tech safety options. The STS competes with the Infiniti M, BMW 5-Series and ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some low-rent controls
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Below-average reliability
  • Small trunk opening
  • V-8 model gets pricey with options
  • Small gas tank (STS-V)

Notable Features

  • 302-hp V-6 or 320-hp V-8
  • 469-hp, supercharged V-8 (STS-V)
  • RWD or AWD
  • Available lane-departure warning system
  • Available blind-spot alert
  • 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds (STS-V)

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.