(4.5) 28 reviews
MSRP: $2,080$11,996
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

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.