Used 2009 Cadillac CTS

2009 Cadillac CTS
List price range
$5,777 - $14,598

Pros

  • Roomier cabin than like-priced rivals, capable and secure handling, smart interior design, nifty electronic gadgets, available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Not as nimble as smaller and lighter competitors, poor rear visibility.

Used 2009 Cadillac CTS for Sale

Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan AWD w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
85,872 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
List$8,993
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Welcome to Leesburg Auto Import, the home of the best used cars in the east coast. We pride ourselves on our competitive and unbeatable prices. We buy cars and accept trade in. AM/FM,CD Player,Anti-Theft,AC,Cruise,Power Locks,Power Windows,Power Driver Seat,Climate Control,Dual Climate Control,Tilt,Leather Steering Whl,Power Steering,Anti-Lock Brakes,Dual Front Airbags,Side Airbags,Traction Control,Keyless Entry,Variable Wipers,Rear Defroster,Steering Radio Ctrls,Power Mirrors,Drivers Front Airbag,Side Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Child Safety Locks,Gasoline Fuel,Daytime Running Lights,Premium Sound,Satellite Radio,Tire Pressure Monitoring
Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
74,331 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***PANAROMIC ROOF.....................2009 CADILLAC CTS LUXURY SEDAN, PEARL WHITE WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, BOSE SOUND SYSTEM, DRIVERS POWER SEAT, DUAL AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROLS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, DUAL EXHAUST, ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 74K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 16 SERVICE RECORDS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
64,556 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan AWD w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
110,103 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
Source Auto Group
35.8 mi away
List$9,499
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
80,378 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
Shenandoah Ford
37.9 mi away
List$9,977
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
68,719 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
CarMax
41.2 mi away
List$14,598
Est.Loan: $298/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
83,115 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
List$7,988
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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With the largest inventory in the area and GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL, visiting Sullivan Auto Trading just makes sense. We have a professional sales team and ASE certified technicians with many years of experience ready to serve your automotive needs We understand shopping online to find the vehicle that fits your needs is a small part of your goal. We know your #1 priority is to be confident and comfortable with accurate representation in your transaction. Our goal is not to sell you a vehicle, its our vision to earn a long standing relationship with our customers. We believe being a blessing to others is a seed sown to be blessed. We know we are #1 in pricing and vehicle condition in the market. This vehicle has been Virginia State Inspected, fully detailed and evaluated by our ASE Certified Technicians. Free Carfax reports are available for your convenience. We have an outstanding relationship with our Lending Institutions and are extremely competitive with interest rates.Please Call (540-371-9877) all Questions will be answered. This 2009 Cadillac CTS RWD w/1SA is proudly offered by Sullivan Auto Trading Inc. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. It's not a misprint. And the odometer isn't broken. This is a very low mileage Cadillac CTS. A rare find these days. If you are looking for a pre-owned vehicle that looks brand-new, look no further than this Red Cadillac CTS. The incredible 2009 Cadillac CTS RWD w/1SA is an invigorating performance machine that will pump adrenaline into any driver who dares to take the wheel. Do you really need any other reason to want one? This impeccably built Cadillac CTS RWD w/1SA comes with a plethora of added features that have made this vehicle a unique find. These options will simply amplify the experience of owning and driving this wonderfully crafted Cadillac. Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the Cadillac CTS Unique and nearly impossible to find, this 2009 Cadillac CTS RWD w/1SA is a collector's dream come true. Upgraded wheel package makes this Cadillac CTS stand out from the rest. More information about the 2009 Cadillac CTS: Cadillac's CTS stands out from the luxury sports sedan segment on the basis of its very attractive handcrafted interior and its available high-tech features, which include adaptive headlamps and advanced audio and navigation options. The direct-injected engine and available all wheel drive makes it one of the most efficient high performance sedans in its class. The CTS is also a tremendous luxury/performance value with base prices starting at $34,780. This model sets itself apart with Performance and handling, handcrafted interior, and fuel efficiency
Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan AWD w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
98,278 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
Zero Down Auto
52.6 mi away
List$10,495
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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2009 CADILLAC CTS AWD with powerful 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 DI Direct Injection engine and driven only 98278 miles%2521 Fully loaded and much more%2521 CARFAX CERTIFIED%2A%2AFINANCING AVAILABLE%2A%2A Contact our Sales at 540-898-1731 Multi-Zone A/C,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,All Wheel Drive,Navigation,Backup Sensors,Heat/AC ,AM/FM Stereo,Cruise Control,Rear Air Bags,Power Door Locks,Compact Disc /AM/FM,Leather Interior,Power Mirrors,Power Steering,Power Seats,Anti-Lock Brakes,Driver Air Bag,A/C Front,CD Player,Sunroof/Moonroof,Premium Sound System,Tilt Wheel,Side Air Bag,Power Windows,Passenger Air Bag,Keyless Entry ,Traction Control,MP3 Player
Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan AWD w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
113,000 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
(1)
Car Loft
53.4 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan AWD w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
126,421 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
List$5,777
Est.Loan: $118/mo
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$159 Below Market
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Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
136,442 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
57,480 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan AWD w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
122,195 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
Cam Automotive LLC
93.9 mi away
List$8,990
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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NAVIGATION%2521 PANORAMIC ROOF%2521 ALL WHEEL DRIVE%2521 CLEAN%2521 WARRANTY%2521 NEW INSPECTION%2521 ABS %284-Wheel%29, Air Conditioning, Aluminum Wheels, CD Changer, Compact Disc, Cruise Control, Daytime Running Lights, Dual Air Bags, Dual Power Seats, Keyless Remote, Leather, Moonroof, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seat, Power Steering, Power Windows, Premium Sound, Premium Wheels, Rear Defroster, Rear Spoiler, Sunroof, Tilt Steering, Tilt Wheel, Tinted Glass, Traction Control, AWD
Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
53,793 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
List$12,900
Est.Loan: $264/mo
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Looking for an amazing value? Come test drive this 2009 CADILLAC CTS! It delivers style and power in a single package! This 4 door, 5 passenger sedan just recently passed the 50,000 mile mark! Comfort and convenience were prioritized within, evidenced by amenities such as: a built-in garage door transmitter, heated and ventilated seats, and power front seats. Under the hood you'll find a 6 cylinder engine with more than 300 horsepower, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. Our sales reps are knowledgeable and professional. They'll work with you to find the right vehicle at a price you can afford. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.
Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
111,268 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
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Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
99,246 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
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Cadillac CTS 2009 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
129,577 miles
Used 2009
Cadillac CTS
Base
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A brash American athlete that has benefited from schooling abroad, the 2009 Cadillac CTS has no problem going toe to toe against the top entry-level luxury sport sedans.

vehicle overview

Much like a ruffian attending a ritzy summer camp, the original Cadillac CTS found itself in an awkward situation. Sure, this Caddy won respect, thanks to its decent athletic ability, but it lacked refinement -- a droopy-jeaned, scruffy-bearded interloper among the Polo-outfitted, impeccably groomed class. Being larger than the typical entry-level luxury sport sedan, that first CTS offered more cabin space than its rivals and wrapped it all up in edgy styling. The latter, however, was considered too busy by some critics due to its excessive number of character lines and oversized lights. But it was the cabin that hurt this "upscale" model the most, as its style and materials quality were far behind those found in Audi's A4 or BMW's 3 Series.

Last year's rebirth saw a determined effort to bring the CTS into the Polo-wearing crowd of guys named Chip. Not only is this one Caddy that actually zigs -- to pinch an old tag line -- by adding more power and improved driving dynamics, it also dons a new set of clothes via neatly tailored sheet metal and a much-improved cabin. The latter was not merely a leap over its predecessor but a complete moon shot, with a handsome design, state-of-the-art technology and top-notch materials fitted throughout. In the span of one generation, Cadillac has gone from a segment also-ran in this regard to arguably class-leading. Wisely, the company left the 2009 Cadillac CTS well enough alone, adding only Bluetooth connectivity to the car's impressive list of features.

In this case, "well enough" means a tuned suspension that graduated with honors from the Nürburging school of handling etiquette. It also means a pair of willing V6s -- the base 258-horsepower engine as well as the optional high-output version that features direct-fuel-injection technology and makes an impressive 304 hp. Furthering its appeal, the CTS can also be had with all-wheel drive.

Now, with a legitimate player in the sport sedan game, Cadillac's boastful old tagline "The Standard of the World" might actually be believable by those who don't have firsthand knowledge of the Eisenhower years. Certainly, the 2009 Cadillac CTS, with its dashing style, fine road manners and classy cabin, can more than hold its own against rivals from Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. If you're shopping for an entry-level luxury sport sedan, the CTS is worthy of serious consideration.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Cadillac CTS is a midsize luxury sport sedan. Two trim levels are offered, which differ chiefly in the engine fitted. Both come with 17-inch wheels, leatherette seating, an eight-way power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, OnStar and a CD/MP3 player with an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.

There are plenty of additional luxury features available, either stand-alone or grouped in packages. The Luxury Collection adds rain-sensing wipers, different alloy wheels, leather trim, upgraded power/heated front seats and a Bose audio system with CD changer. The oddly named Performance Luxury Package does without the leather but adds a split-folding rear seat, keyless entry/ignition, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel and rear parking assist.

The Performance Collection features adaptive xenon headlights, foglights, a sport-tuned suspension (with 18-inch high-performance tires), a limited-slip rear differential, leather seating, heated front seats (with power passenger and lumbar adjustments) and driver memory settings. The Premium Luxury Collection includes pretty much all the previous plus a 40GB hard-drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic, a premium Bose surround-sound audio system with iPod integration, a large sunroof and additional wood trim.

The navigation and surround-sound systems can be added individually on top of the other packages. Bluetooth connectivity is also included when you order one of the major packages.

performance & mpg

The 2009 Cadillac CTS is available with one of two V6 engines. Standard power comes from a 3.6-liter V6 generating 258 hp and 252 pound-feet of torque, while the available 3.6-liter direct-injection (DI) V6 puts out 304 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the base engine, and a six-speed automatic is available. The DI engine has the automatic as standard and the manual as optional. A V6 DI CTS with the automatic that we tested accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.

The CTS is offered in both rear-wheel-drive and AWD configurations. The latter is only available with the six-speed automatic. Both engines get virtually the same gas mileage, with 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined for the base engine and 17/26/20 mpg for the DI engine.

safety

The CTS's standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and GM's OnStar emergency communications system.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, the CTS earned scores of "Good" (the highest possible) for both frontal-offset and side-impact tests. In government crash testing, the CTS earned four out of five stars for driver protection in head-on collisions. Front passengers received five-star protection. The CTS also received five stars for the side-impact protection of front and rear passengers.

driving

On the road, the 2009 Cadillac CTS is very stable and copes well with quick directional changes and weight transfer. The steering is still nicely weighted and precise. Overall, this Cadillac offers an excellent ride and handling balance that gives the Europeans a run for their money, especially when equipped with the sport-tuned suspension. That said, the CTS is larger than its like-priced competitors, and with a curb weight of almost 4,000 pounds, lacks the nimbleness of cars like the BMW 3 Series and Infiniti G35.

The new 304-hp direct-injection V6 certainly feels strong, but thanks to that hefty mass, acceleration isn't quite as quick as other 300-plus-hp cars in its class. The 258-hp base V6 and automatic transmission should still be very adequate for most consumers. The automatic is quick-shifting and can be manually controlled with a console-mounted shifter. The standard sport mode automatically holds onto revs longer during spirited driving and will downshift while braking. A major enhancement to the CTS lineup is its AWD option, which makes this Cadillac a viable option even in places with plenty of rain and snow.

Read our Cadillac CTS Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

interior

The cabin of the Cadillac CTS is impressive both in design and in the quality of materials used. A pleasing mix of available wood accents, tasteful alloy trim and stitched soft-touch dash make the CTS interior one of the most elegant designs in its class. A telescoping steering column gives the driver a bit more space, while those in back enjoy a roomy backseat.

The screen of the optional navigation system retracts into the dash, but leaves the top inch visible as the touchscreen display for the audio system -- a slick touch. Another is the 40GB hard drive included with the premium Bose surround-sound audio system (which stores digital music) that also includes a well-designed iPod integration interface. With this setup, AM/FM and satellite radio can also be rewound, paused and resumed. TiVo junkies, rejoice. There are a few quibbles, however. Rear-seat entry and exit can be a bit tricky due to a low rear roof line, outward visibility to the rear is very poor and loading bulky items into the 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is hampered by a very short deck. Also, some have found the front seatbacks to be on the hard side, and several CTS test cars have all featured a driver seat bottom that squeaked in turns.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Cadillac CTS.

Great Car for the Price
Greg, 3/10/2016
I purchased my 2009 CTS in 2013 with 69,000 miles on it at the time. I drive the car daily (40 miles or so), cross country twice (2000+ miles each time), and frequently on road trips of 200 miles or more. It handles well on the highway and the ride is smooth. Cabin is spacious and quiet for an older vehicle, and comfortably seats me and three others. I have not had any problems with the car mechanically though I frequently ride it hard and put it away wet. Since it hit 75,000 miles I've been changing the oil every 7,000 miles and using nothing but Valvoline High Mileage Full Synthetic. The engine is powerful and it will outrun most sedans on the road, both 0-60 and in top speed... believe me, I've done it. The only electrical issue the car had was in the headlight wiring harness, which had a plug rust out due to a leak in the passenger side headlight. I attempted replacing the headlights first, believing the issue was in the passenger side light itself, but when both stock and aftermarket replacements (don't ever buy them, they are terrible and not nearly as bright as stock) continued to have issues, I tracked the problem to the harness. $114.00 was the total cost and it took me about an hour and a half to install (I know very little about this kind of stuff). Not bad if you ask me. The car now has 114,556 on it and still runs, shifts, and takes the corners like it did when I first got it. I live off a pretty windy road, and at night when traffic is non-existent, I enjoy taking the "20 MPH MAX" corners at 60+. This car sticks around the bends and makes me confident enough to sling it back and forth with ease. Only other change I made was the addition of 4 new tires (cost $800) at 100,000 miles (still had factory rubber up until then) and wiper blades every 2 years or so. As of right now factory breaks still pass state inspection, as does everything else. I am very satisfied with how this car drives. I only wish it had a few more features on it, but it's a base model so I digress. Total cost in 2013 for the car was $19,995, and I've put probably less than $1500 into it in my time owning it. I'm happy with that. One last thing. Was at a dead stop and got rear ended by a Camry traveling in excess of 40 MPH. I drove away from that scene with nothing but moderate rear end damage, and a bent exhaust pipe (his insurance paid $7,400 for complete repairs including an entire new exhaust system, rear bumper, trunk lid, and tail lights). The Camry's engine was literally sitting on the ground. Sorry fellas, but American steel still beats Japanese plastic.
2009 nightmare
jdpax16, 7/11/2014
I have had this car about 2 years. While under warranty it was awesome. Now at 52,000 miles it has needed timing chains, and now a whole new tranny and transfer case. One owner,52k miles. This is ridiculous. I had a 1992 merc grand marquis with 176k miles that had original tranny and drivetrain. I have lost all faith in GM and their craftsmanship, quality, and customer service. Steer clear of these cars. Has now been in shop for two weeks with no end in sight. I have always been a automotive enthusiast with a deep passion for American muscle and performance but this experience has really tested my faith and trust in American auto makers
Great Car to Own, But distructive side air bags!
Craig, 5/12/2016
We loved this car and it and would recommend owning it to others. It is a great feeling, handling and looking car. The fuel economy and value far exceed expectations. BUT if your side airbags deploy like ours did when a pair of deer ran into the side of the car, the interior of the vehicle virtually self-distructs in a live saving role and totals the vehicle interior with 5K to 6 K in damage plus labor including locking down the seat and seat belts, and that is without deployment of front airbags. The side impact we recieved left the car both driveable and the doors openable but dented and knocked out the front head light. But the side air bag deployment essentially made a case for Total Loss in insurance on vehicle with no frame, engine, electrical, power train or other auto body damage. 3500 in exterior parts and labor to fix the exterior but 12,500 in damage from the side airbags deploying. Please someone remove the hair trigger on the side airbags!
2009 Cadillac CTS AWD 3.6DI - all options
LV, 1/7/2016
I have owned a 2003 Toyota Corolla S (bought new until 22k when totaled), 1997 Nissan Maxima Se (used 94k, sold at 170k), 2005 Scion tc (new and sold at 177k) those three vehicles were maintain and had little to no major repairs. I sold the Scion tc and purchased a used 2009 Cadillac CTS with all factory options at 75k miles. The vehicle seemed well maintained inside, out, and mechanically. I had purchased it from a reputable BMW dealership for $18k. Here are the things that have gone wrong with the car. 1. Right Rear Knuckle bushing needs replacing (audible knocking sound over all bumps) *warranty 2. Front right wheel bearing needed to be replaced. *warranty 3. Rear left wheel bearing needed to be replaced. *out of warranty $528.00 4. ECM needed replacement * out of warranty $1100 5. Driveshaft needed replacement (1st time) *1200 6. Timing chains needed to be replaced around 108k *warranty under GM 120k warranty specifically for this problem otherwise a $2300 cost 7. Door handle sensor needed to be replaced on passenger door *$575 8. Auxillary water pump needed replacement $250. 9. Purge Valve needed replacement $50 part did it myself very easy to replace 10. Driveshaft failed for 2nd time, needed replacement $1200. 11. Drains for water had seeped into trunk compartment wetting all the electronics near battery. Dealership couldn't find out what the issue is, i figured it out through a forum where other CTS owners have had similar issues. *free since fixed on my own. 12. Driveshaft failed for 3rd time, needed replacement (covered under parts warranty) 13. Driverside catalytic converter failed needed replacement *$1250 14. CD/DVD player stopped working *decided not to fix it. otherwise $750. 15. Bluetooth for phone works intermittently, doesn't always pick up calls and does always hang them up. *just dealing with it 16. power lumbar seat failed and no longer works * just dealing with it otherwise $513 to fix 17. Front left wheel bearing. $528. This car was a HUGE disappointment, being it was my first luxury vehicle. Granted I bought it with 75k, i made sure full tune up was performed along with all the fluids changed (transmission, differential, transfer case, coolant) when i first purchased the vehicle. Things have failed on this car that do not fail on reliable manufactures. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GM VEHICLE EVER AGAIN. ESPECIALLY A CADILLAC. Next vehicle will be a Lexus, or even hate to say the new Genesis or Equus look good and have good reliability ratings. Too bad I really wanted to support an American brand. My car was service at Englewood Cadillac in NJ and Brogan Cadillac in Totowa, NJ. They know me by first name at both places because my car has been in there so much, along with other customers I tend to see every now and again. Lots of problems, everyone i know with a used Cadillac has a horrible experience with them. SO DISSATISFIED WITH THIS CAR, PLEASE DO NOT BUY ONE.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
304 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
263 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
304 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6400 rpm
See all Used 2009 Cadillac CTS features & specs

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2009 Cadillac CTS
Used 2009 Cadillac CTS Overview

The Used 2009 Cadillac CTS is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M), 4dr Sedan AWD w/Direct Injection (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

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