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2009 Cadillac STS vs. 2007 Ford Fiesta

To start off, 2009 Cadillac STS is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Ford Fiesta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Ford Fiesta would be higher. At 3,599 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Cadillac STS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Cadillac STS (302 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 154 more horse power than 2007 Ford Fiesta. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Cadillac STS should accelerate faster than 2007 Ford Fiesta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Cadillac STS weights approximately 498 kg more than 2007 Ford Fiesta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Cadillac STS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Cadillac STS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Ford Fiesta, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Cadillac STS (369 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 179 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Ford Fiesta. (190 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2009 Cadillac STS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Ford Fiesta. 2009 Cadillac STS has automatic transmission and 2007 Ford Fiesta has manual transmission. 2007 Ford Fiesta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Cadillac STS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Cadillac STS 2007 Ford Fiesta
Make Cadillac Ford
Model STS Fiesta
Year Released 2009 2007
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3599 cc 1999 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 369 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.3:1 10.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1635 kg 1137 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 3930 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2490 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 45 L


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