What Changed

The high-performance CTS-V variant returns for the 2009 model year. The CTS-V is powered by a 6.2L supercharged V8 that produces an estimated 550-bhp and 550 lb-ft of torque. The CTS-V employs the use of the magnetic ride control system found in the STS-V and Corvette. This time, Cadillac offers a choice of both manual and automatic transmissions. Visual enhancements include unique front and rear fascias. A larger grille and raised hood accommodate the beefy V8. Interior differences include Recaro sport seats and black trim.

Comparison to Prior Model

2009 Cadillac CTS 2008 Cadillac CTS
2009 Cadillac CTS 2008 Cadillac CTS
Price Range ($) $35,905 - $58,575 $32,745 - $45,110
Length (in) 191.6 191.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 113.4
Width (in) 72.5 72.5
Height (in) 58.0 58.0
Track (in) 61.8 61.8
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 397.4 397.4
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3845-4300 3845-4118
Legroom Total (in.) 78.3 78.3
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.3 98.3
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 13.6 13.6
Driven Wheels
  • RWD
  • AWD
  • RWD
  • AWD
Engines
  • 3.6l V6 (263-bhp)
  • 3.6l V6 (304-bhp)
  • 6.2l V8 (556-bhp)
  • 3.6l V6 (263-bhp)
  • 3.6l V6 (304-bhp)
Transmissions A6, M6 A6, M6
City MPG 16-18 16-18
Highway MPG 25-26 25-26
Combined MPG 20-22 20-22
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