(4.4) 27 reviews
MSRP: $2,115$11,959
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 20
Engine: 400-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2006 Cadillac CTS

Our Take on the 2006 Cadillac CTS

Our Take

A 210-horsepower, 2.8-liter V-6 replaced the 220-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 in the entry-luxury CTS (Cadillac Touring Sedan) for the 2005 model year. A new six-speed manual became the standard transmission, but a five-speed automatic could be installed.For 2006, the automatic transmission gains Driver Shi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Choice of two V-6s (CTS)
  • Manual or automatic (CTS)
  • Ultra-performance 400-hp CTS-V
  • Chiseled styling theme
  • Six airbags


Our Expert Reviews

A Corvette sedan?Well, that's probably a bit of a stretch, but the Cadillac CTS-V might be about as close as you can get to that in a General Motors car that has four doors and can carry five people and their luggage. Try that in a 'Vette.So for those who might lust for a Corvette, but have to face the realities of family life - specifically, that a two-seat sports car just isn't... Read full review for the 2006 Cadillac CTS

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Consumer Reviews


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Least reliable car I've owned

by CTS letdown from Dallas Texas on September 25, 2012

I purchased a 2006 Cadillac CTS with 54,000 miles on it last October. After one month the check engine light came on and after that point it constantly had problems. The gas gauge was faulty and would... Read Full Review

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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.


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