2009 Cadillac STS

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7 reviews
Available Price Range $7,755-$17,703 Trims1 Combined MPG 16 Seats 5

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 optio... 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)


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in August 2007 about the 2008 Cadillac STS. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's changed for 2009, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.With its exterior, feature and engine upgrades, the 2008 Cadillac STS may make some car buyers think this midsize sedan is one of the aut... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

Based on 7 reviews

Great deal compared to comparable cars

by Luxury Car Bargain Hunter from Connecticut on October 7, 2010

Bought this vehicle about 2 months ago used with about 24,000 miles on it. STS's are not as popular as the CTS among Cadillacs so they are cheaper to buy used even though the same vehicles will differ... Read Full Review

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.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Cadillac STS.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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