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2009 Lexus ES 2009 Cadillac CTS 2009 Lincoln MKZ
     
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
3.6L - V6 Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 3.6L - V6 Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 3.6L - Direct Injection Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 3.6L - V6 All-Wheel Drive
  • 3.6L - Direct Injection All-Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn FWD
  • 4dr Sdn FWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD

Prices

MSRP $34,470 $36,560 $32,695
Invoice $31,253 $34,366 $30,021
Avg. Paid $16,795 $14,201 $12,576

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.0 8.5 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.3 9.0 7.7
Performance 8.5 8.8 7.3
Interior 8.9 8.5 7.6
Operating Cost 7.6 7.4 7.6
Safety 9.1 9.0 9.3
Reliability 5.0 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality, luxurious cabin
  • Comfortable seats
  • Smooth, refined engine
  • Exceptional reliability
  • Composed, sporty handling
  • Strong engine options
  • Upscale interior
  • Great reliability rating
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Refined, controlled ride
  • Fantastic safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Too isolated and soft for some
  • Low safety ratings
  • Front seats could use more lateral support
  • Not as agile as some competitors
  • Lacks interior refinement of more luxury-oriented cars

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 19 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 113.4 107.4
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 191.6 190.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.5 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 58.0 57.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3580 3509 3469

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Optional Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.4 98 98.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.8 38.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.4 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.7 57.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.1 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.2 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 35.9 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 54.7 55.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 54.1 53.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.7 13.6 15.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Optional Standard
Cassette Optional
CD Changer Standard Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 272 @ 6200 263 @ 6400 263 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 254 @ 4700 253 @ 3100 249 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 36.7 56.2 39.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18 17.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Dual-Link Multilink

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard