Best Bet
(4.7) 33 reviews
MSRP: $19$13,931
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 19
Engine: 400-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2005 Cadillac CTS

Our Take on the 2005 Cadillac CTS

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Control layout
  • Unconventional sharp-edged styling
  • Less refined than European sedans

Notable Features

  • 255-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (CTS)
  • New 210-hp entry-level model (CTS)
  • Ultra-performance 400-hp CTS-V
  • Chiseled styling theme
  • Six airbags


Our Expert Reviews

The Cadillac CTS-V is the first model to be developed by the General Motors Performance Division, an in-house center designed to create enthusiast-oriented versions of production models.The CTS-V has some impressive hardware, including a 400-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 engine, heavy-duty Brembo brakes, and 18-inch Goodyear performance run-flat tires.We were a bit less than enthusiastic, however, a... Read full review for the 2005 Cadillac CTS

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Consumer Reviews


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Great car!

by Abundantly Blessed from Somers Point ,NJ on April 28, 2011

This is the best car I have ever owned. I scored it average in comfort and good in interior design only because I am a larger than average size man, and this is a slightly compact car. I bought it use... Read Full Review

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