2006 CTS

Consumer Reviews

2006 Cadillac CTS

$1,527 - $10,439  MSRP Range
2006 Cadillac CTS

Review Score

4.4 out of 5 stars

4.4

50 Reviews
Score Breakdown
4.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.3 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.3 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.4 out of 5 stars Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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2 out of 5 stars

Least reliable car I've owned

by CTS letdown from Dallas Texas on Tue Sep 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 go from "a half tank" to "a quarter tank" in 10 miles. The car made crazy noises and shook violently in the few days before I got rid of it. I would never advise any one to get one unless you have more than you spent on it to fix it.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Quick and fun to drive

by Rocksteady from Lexington, SC on Sat Sep 13 2014

Base model, 3.6 liter with 5 speed auto stick, 16 inch rims. Teal in color, looks great with tinted windows. Black leather interior has held up well. Bought the car in Nov. 2012 with 59K miles at about (retail) book value at the time. Have 120K miles on it now, and have had a few issues: 1. Wiper motor has a bad board, a common issue with the vehicle causing washer fluid to run all the time when using wipers. Poor design... $105 for the board. 2.Right front brake gets a weird pulse at slow speed pulling in parking space sometimes, not always. 3. Rear differential damper bushing rotted away and clunks real hard when putting in drive. Another common issue. Bushing is $26 at dealer, looks to be a pain to replace. 4. Engine light came on when evap canister went bad, under $30 and easy to replace. Love the car otherwise! It is quick and handles awesome on corners and off ramps. No governor either. Rools smooth as can be at 110 mph, tops out over 128, not sure ....yet. Mileage 21-23 mpg all around, mostly highway.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Greatest car i have ever driven

by Warren G. from Cincinnati oh on Sun Sep 25 2011

If you have the choice take the 3.6 with the auto-stick feature. This car is so quiet its scary. Doing 80 mph feels like 40 mph.I have a 2006. Needless to say my next car will be a Cadillac CTS.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Great looks, power, comfort

by C.J. from Pennsylvania on Thu Jan 16 2014

Recently purchased a '06 CTS from an Cadillac dealership. Great car, great power and a wonderful. smooth ride. Only mild complaint is the interior doesn't offer much room to store items and glove box is tiny. But, hey, that's nitpicking. Very nice car. Luxury at a fraction of new car price.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

One of the greats!

by mike from east lansing, mi on Sun Aug 03 2014

I've owned 16 cars; four motorcycles of 11 different manufacturers.....this car was bought new and is absolutely one of the very BEST. However, it is NOT for the inexperienced driver/owner...I put 56,000 miles on it in three years...got well over 30mpg when new and enjoyed every mile. If you know how to care for a high performance relatively small engine, you'll enjoy it too.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

A Shining Example of Excelence

by The_Blur from Chicago, IL on Fri Jan 11 2013

The CTS is a glorious example of what luxury should be. The sharp, angular styling instantly turns heads, and the incredible drivability make it a refined American classic in the making.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Very smooth car, handles old age well.

by Kwengorovius from Farmington, MI on Sun Jun 04 2017

The comfort level of this car is amazing. It still runs great and just has minor things to check up.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

My first car

by BriBelle from Jupiter, Fl on Fri Jul 21 2017

The Cadillac met all my needs. Affordable luxury car. Very depenable. My next car will be a Cadillac.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car

by Buzz from CINCINNATI, OHIO on Wed Apr 19 2017

Best car buying experience I've ever had!! The car is great. Beautiful inside and out. Totally satisfied with it

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun to drive. Easy to park. Responsive, reliable.

by ScottC from Thousand Oaks, Ca on Sat Sep 02 2017

This was a great primary car. Great gas mileage on regular. Reliable and comfortable. The back seat folds down. Easy to turn and park. New front brakes.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2006 Cadillac CTS

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 suitable for hauling the kids around town - the CTS-V could be the answer.

Using the body of the popular midsize CTS sedan, Cadillac created the CTS-V performance model almost three years ago. It looks almost the same as the regular V-6 versions of this sedan line, but comes with a secret weapon under the hood.

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