• (4.8) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $17,322$44,750
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 443-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 2
2009 Cadillac XLR

Our Take on the 2009 Cadillac XLR

The XLR, Cadillac's retractable-hardtop coupe, is a luxury roadster with a performance-oriented chassis and structure. The XLR competes with the Jaguar XK and the BMW 6 Series. (Skip to details on the: XLR-V)Only the Platinum and XLR-V models are offered this year; new front and rear end wit... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Scant trunk space with top down
  • High sills and low driving position
  • Mundane-appearing instruments

Notable Features

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Retractable hardtop
  • DVD navigation and entertainment
  • Head-up instrument display
  • Radar-operated adaptive cruise control
  • Magnetic Ride Control
  • Supercharged XLR-V

2009 Cadillac XLR Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 9 reviews

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Great toy!!

by dpppt from Harrisburg pa on January 16, 2012

This is a great "toy" for the person who does not want a corvette or "midlife crisis" car but wants to enjoy driving under the radar. Very little people know what this car is and have not seen one whi... Read Full Review

1 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Cadillac XLR Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

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

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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