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By Cars.com Staff
July 8, 2009
Vehicle Overview The DTS, formerly the DeVille, is a front-wheel-drive alternative in Cadillac's luxury sedan lineup. It competes with the Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 and Chrysler 300C. The DTS can seat five or six.
New for 2009 The 2010 DTS has no significant changes versus the 2009 model.
Exterior The DTS' styling is linear and straightforward. It's 207.6 inches long (the roomier DTS-L is 215.6 inches long) and has a wheelbase of 115.6 inches, making it larger and longer than the Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 and Chrysler 300C. The model's styling is similar to Cadillac's STS sedan.
Central wreath-and-crest badging and fresh front-end sheet metal
Standard xenon headlights
New exterior colors: Vanilla Latte and Tuscan Bronze ChromaFlair
17-inch wheels standard
Electronic stability system with brake assist standard
Optional Magnetic Ride Control
Available 18-inch wheels and sunroof
Interior The DTS can hold five or six occupants, with a choice of front bucket seats or a front bench. Total interior volume measures 132 cubic feet. That's more than the MKS, S80 and 300C. Trunk volume in the DTS is 18.8 cubic feet.
Interior features include:
Burl wood trim available
Speed limit adviser with speed alert feature on front driver console
XM Satellite Radio NavTraffic and OnStar available
Standard dual-zone automatic climate control (three-zone system, with a zone for rear passengers, is optional)
Optional heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and heated steering wheel
Standard Remote Start system
Optional power folding mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and heated windshield-washer fluid
Under the Hood The DTS is available with a choice of Northstar 4.6-liter V-8 engines, both mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
Base V-8 produces 275 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque
Optional quicker-revving version makes 292 hp and 288 pounds-feet of torque
Safety The DTS offers two optional safety systems in addition to the usual features.
Optional lane departure warning system uses a camera between the rearview mirror and windshield to warn drivers when they've strayed from their lane
Optional blind spot warning system senses when objects are in the driver's blind spot
Six standard airbags: side-impact, side curtain and dual front
Standard all-disc antilock brakes
Standard electronic stability system with brake assist
Standard traction control
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