Drivers looking for something new in the 2009 Cadillac STS may be disappointed as its newest version surfs the wave started by its 2008 redesign. The 2008 model added more power, and modernized looks to the STS, placing it firmly contention as a buyer’s luxury large sedan of 2008. The 2009 Cadillac STS builds upon this redesign with more advanced safety features and improved performance.
Among the long list of luxury and safety features are: ABS, traction control, front side airbags, antiskid system and curtain side airbags. If that weren’t enough, extra optional enhancements include blind spot and lane departure warning systems and active steering, which attempts to turn the front wheels into a skid if the back looses traction.
It’s not all about safety though; the interior is faultlessly high quality and comes with a host of luxury features to make journeys fly by. Heated and cooled seats, a touch screen navigation system with voice control, wireless cell phone link, and the crowning achievement: A BOSE 5.1 surround sound system which puts most cinema systems to shame.
The 2009 Cadillac STS also features marginal performance improvements starting with its basic 302 hp at 6,300 rpm and 272 lb-ft at 5,200 rpm (V6) up to the 320 hp at 6,400 rpm and 315 lb-ft at 4,400 (V8). Unfortunately fuel performance is lacking in comparison to many other cars in the class, but that’ll be the least of your cares when you are cruising in such luxury.