The DTS, Cadillac’s full-size sedan, extends its heritage of technologically advanced luxury and unmistakable design in 2009. It is enhanced with minor styling changes and customer-focused comfort and convenience features that reinforce its attention to detail and craftsmanship.

The 2009 DTS is offered with three new colors: Radiant Silver, Gray Flannel and Ocean Pearl Tricoat. (A fourth new color, Ocean Pearl Tricoat, will be added later in the model year.) The roof-mounted antenna assembly for the OnStar and XM Satellite Radio systems is painted body color in 2009, enhancing the attention to detail of the exterior.

The outside rearview mirrors now feature “Razor” turn signal LEDs and clearer Side Blind Zone Alert icons.

A new 17-inch wheel with ChromeTech finish is available. It is a 9-spoke wheel design with Cadillac’s wreath and crest logo displayed in the center. Additionally, the 2009 DTS’ disc brakes are manufactured with a ferritic nitro carburizing process that inhibits rust.

The Northstar 4.6L V-8 engine is available in two configurations: the 292-horsepower and the 275-horsepower. The 292-hp version is responsive, with more peak horsepower. The 275-hp version puts more emphasis on quick launch with greater peak torque.

Base model estimated mpg: 15/23

Estimated starting price: $44,900


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