2004 Cadillac CTS

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10 reviews
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Available Price Range $849-$12,573 Trims1 Combined MPG 20 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Cadillac CTS

Our Take

Launched as an early 2003 model, the entry-luxury CTS (Cadillac Touring Sedan) was built on a new rear-wheel-drive platform. A 220-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 engine that teams with either a five-spe... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Control layout
  • Unconventional sharp-edged styling
  • Less refined than Eurosedans

Notable Features

  • New 260-hp, 3.6-liter V-6
  • New ultra-performance CTS-V
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Chiseled styling theme
  • Six airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Ready to run with Germany's big dogs When first we drove the Cadillac CTS, we called it a nascent Autobahn burner --meaning it eventually might be ready to run with the big dogs from Germany such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Audi. We used the word nascent because, with a 6-cylinder engine and 255 horsepower, it wasn't yet up to a romp on that Teutonic, no-holds-barred freeway of speed t... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 10 reviews

Most HP for the $, could be a little more refined

by V owner from Connecticut on June 15, 2009

I would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking in the Audi S6, E AMG, or M5 due to its price for performance - I test drove them all. It is basically a luxury Corvette. The car definitely gra... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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