The Good With its phenomenally powerful engine and well-designed suspension, the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V serves up blistering acceleration and very stable handling. The navigation system offers excellently integrated traffic and also shows weather conditions. The Bose stereo delivers great clarity.
The Bad Gear shift buttons on the steering wheel are poorly placed and gas mileage is in the mid-teens.
The Bottom Line As a high-performance luxury sedan, the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V sets a benchmark. It's blisteringly fast and handles extraordinarily well, and offers an excellent set of cabin gadgets.
2009 Cadillac CTS-V
We previously gave the Cadillac CTS our 2007 Tech Car of the Year award, as that car showed superb new cabin tech and impressive performance. Now Cadillac gives the CTS a steroid shot, pumping the engine up to a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, giving it a magnetically controlled suspension to keep its horsepower useful, and calling it the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V.
This pumped-up model doesn't lose any of its excellent cabin tech in exchange for its new performance parts, either. In fact, it gains Bluetooth cell phone integration, which was absent in the previous model. The only trade-offs are a higher price and lousy gas mileage.
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