Cadillac CTS Reviews@ Auto123 update 27 May’09
The Cadillac CTS is a brilliant little sedan that turns heads and that is a pleasure to drive. Its appearance is much more striking than its competition, and it offers a ton of equipment to load it up as your heart desires.
Introduction of Cadillac CTS
The 2008 CTS is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in two trims, the 3.6L SFI and the 3.6L SIDI.
The new 2008 Cadillac CTS luxury sports sedan combines advanced technologies and electronics with the elegance of old-world craftsmanship that honors the best attributes of Cadillac’s past.
Upon introduction, the 3.6L SFI is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter, V6, 255-horsepower engine. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The 3.6L SIDI is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter, V6, 298-horsepower engine. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.
“The all-new 2008 Cadillac CTS embodies a contemporary revival of two of the brand’s great traditions: innovative technology and precise craftsmanship,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. “Whether motoring in the United States, Germany, China or Dubai, today’s luxury consumer wants both the convenience of advanced electronics, with the distinctive quality and elegance of hand-crafted furnishings.”
2008 Cadillac CTS Reviews:
- Auto123—The Cadillac CTS is a brilliant little sedan that turns heads and that is a pleasure to drive. Its appearance is much more striking than its competition, and it offers a ton of equipment to load it up as your heart desires. It can rival the best models of its category with performance and driving dynamics that are pretty close to the Germans’ offerings.However, if you go nuts with the options, you’ll end up with an expensive car. Here’s a suggestion: get for the 304-hp engine, of course, the automatic transmission, the surround sound system, and you’ll have a great CTS for $45,690.
- Newcartestdrive review the 2008 Cadillac CTS and gave out”Driving enthusiasts haven’t been neglected, either. The current upgrade engine will be standard in the 2008 CTS in North America: a four-cam, variable valve-timing 3.6-liter V6 generating 255 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. That will give the CTS more standard power than nearly all sedans in its class….”
- howstuffworks gave the 2008 Cadillac CTS Review and Prices and write”The 2008 Cadillac CTS launches the second-generation of the smaller of Cadillac’s two midsize sedans. Its exterior styling represents an evolution of the razor-edged Cadillac design theme introduced with the original 2002-2007 CTS and refined in the larger 2008 Cadillac STS—GM hasn’t announced prices for the 2008 Cadillac CTS, but figure about $33,000 to start. Expect a multitude of available option packages, some of which you might have to buy to get certain features, such as all-wheel drive or the 300-horsepower engine. Figure a loaded 300-horsepower, AWD 2008 Cadillac CTS to sticker near $45,000.”
- TheCarConnection—The new CTS can keep up with Mercedes and BMW competitors without mimicking them, and boasts some of the top tech features in its class.STYLING:GM didn’t try to copy anyone with the 2008 Cadillac CTS and has created a uniquely American sport sedan;PERFORMANCE:The 2008 Cadillac CTS might not quite have the straight-line acceleration of rival sport sedans, but it might just outdo them in the corners;COMFORT AND QUALITY:Quite possibly the best-assembled GM car ever, the 2008 Cadillac CTS has as much refinement and polish as German luxury sedans;SAFETY:The 2008 Cadillac CTS gets high marks in safety, but so do most of the competitors in this class.FEATURES:The 2008 Cadillac CTS can be packed with leading-edge, gee-whiz features, yet depending on your size and needs, it might not deliver on the basics.
2008 Cadillac CTS types and Prices:
- * 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6L SIDI —$34,545
- * 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6L SFI —$32,245
2008 Cadillac CTS Videos Show
- Cadillac CTS 2008 – 40s – Director’s version
Car and Driver points out that the available sunroof adds nearly 100 pounds to the CTS’s curb weight—enough to make a difference in a number of ways. Also, if you plan to take your CTS to the track but are disappointed with the lack of F1-style paddle shifters, they’re on the way for 2009.
As a General Motors division since 1909, Cadillac specializes in the development of powerful luxury cars. There are 130 dealerships that carry this premium brand in Canada. While the XLR roadster is still on the catalogue, two of the most popular models are the CTS and STS sedans. The DTS is a classic American full-size car, while the Escalade and SRX sport utility vehicles embody Cadillac’s flamboyant prestige.