2007 Cadillac CTS

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Key Specs

of the 2007 Cadillac CTS. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-22 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    210-hp, 2.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance
  • Seriously swift acceleration (CTS-V)
  • Stability
  • Sporty steering feel
  • Seat comfort

The Bad

  • Control layout
  • Unconventional sharp-edged styling
  • Less refined than European sedans
  • Electronic stability system not standard

Notable Features of the 2007 Cadillac CTS

  • Choice of two V-6s (CTS)
  • Manual or automatic (CTS)
  • Ultra-performance 400-hp V-8 (CTS-V)
  • Chiseled styling theme
  • Six airbags

2007 Cadillac CTS Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Little has changed on Cadillac's CTS sedan for 2007, though the optional navigation system's NavTraffic overlay does gain some additional features.

Launched as an early 2003 model, the CTS was built on a new Sigma rear-wheel-drive platform and featured square-edge styling and a 220-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6. Suspension revisions and interior changes for 2004 were intended to soften the ride and reduce noise. Cadillac also added a 255-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 to the options list in 2004, and in 2005 the base V-6 was replaced by a smaller, 210-hp engine. A manual or automatic transmission is available with either engine.

A high-performance CTS-V sedan is also available.

(Skip to details on the: CTS-V)


Exterior
Styling themes for the CTS are rooted in Cadillac's Evoq concept car. Cadillac touted the CTS as "the first 100 percent application of Cadillac's art and science approach to passenger-car design."

Cadillac has described the CTS body as lean, bold and chiseled, incorporating "sharp edges and crisp intersecting lines" and a short front overhang. Measuring 190.1 inches long overall, the CTS rides a 113.4-inch wheelbase. Integrated, traditionally styled vertical headlights and taillights are installed. The large, shield-shaped, louvered eggcrate grille is reminiscent of Cadillacs dating back to the 1930s. Cadillac's wreath-and-crest symbol is incorporated into the grille.

Cast-aluminum wheels hold 16-inch tires. An optional Sport Package include...
Vehicle Overview
Little has changed on Cadillac's CTS sedan for 2007, though the optional navigation system's NavTraffic overlay does gain some additional features.

Launched as an early 2003 model, the CTS was built on a new Sigma rear-wheel-drive platform and featured square-edge styling and a 220-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6. Suspension revisions and interior changes for 2004 were intended to soften the ride and reduce noise. Cadillac also added a 255-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 to the options list in 2004, and in 2005 the base V-6 was replaced by a smaller, 210-hp engine. A manual or automatic transmission is available with either engine.

A high-performance CTS-V sedan is also available.

(Skip to details on the: CTS-V)


Exterior
Styling themes for the CTS are rooted in Cadillac's Evoq concept car. Cadillac touted the CTS as "the first 100 percent application of Cadillac's art and science approach to passenger-car design."

Cadillac has described the CTS body as lean, bold and chiseled, incorporating "sharp edges and crisp intersecting lines" and a short front overhang. Measuring 190.1 inches long overall, the CTS rides a 113.4-inch wheelbase. Integrated, traditionally styled vertical headlights and taillights are installed. The large, shield-shaped, louvered eggcrate grille is reminiscent of Cadillacs dating back to the 1930s. Cadillac's wreath-and-crest symbol is incorporated into the grille.

Cast-aluminum wheels hold 16-inch tires. An optional Sport Package includes Cadillac's StabiliTrak electronic stability system, a sport-tuned suspension, a load-leveling rear suspension and 17-inch wheels. The Sport Performance Package includes 18-inch wheels, revised suspension tuning, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, StabiliTrak and a tire pressure monitoring system.


Interior
Five people fit inside the CTS sedan. Wood is used only in areas where it will come in contact with occupants: on the three-spoke steering wheel, gearshift knob and door pulls. The seats have leather seating surfaces, and heated front seats are optional. General Motors' OnStar communication system is standard. Trunk capacity measures 12.8 cubic feet.

An optional navigation system includes XM NavTraffic, which displays traffic congestion, accidents and other information. For 2007, NavTraffic incorporates OnStar Connections and Directions. The service includes spoken directions, concierge service, vehicle diagnostics and more.


Under the Hood
Cadillac's 3.6-liter V-6 produces 255 hp, and the 2.8-liter V-6 generates 210 hp. Both engines work with an Aisin six-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. A button for the automatic allows drivers to select Sport, Winter or Economy mode. Engine braking occurs in all five gears, which gives the transmission a sportier feel.

Safety
Six airbags are installed: dual-stage front airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side curtain airbags. Antilock brakes and all-speed traction control are standard.

An electronic stability system is optional — an unfortunate omission, given many CTS competitors include the technology as standard equipment.


Driving Impressions
Controversial CTS styling might be considered either alluring or alarming, but there's less to argue about when it comes to this car's excellent driving characteristics. An excellent, quick-shifting automatic transmission assists subtle yet bountiful performance.

For the most part, drivers can expect the feel of a European sport sedan, but the CTS isn't quite as refined as an Audi or BMW. Still, the CTS is exceptionally stable on the road and easy to drive around town. Steering response is on the sporty side, too.

The controls are somewhat unorthodox, but the driver's seat is especially comfortable and adequately supportive. Headroom, elbowroom and leg space are abundant up front.


CTS-V
Cadillac launched a performance offshoot of the CTS during the 2004 model year. Rather than the relatively mild-mannered V-6 engines that go into regular CTS sedans, the 2006 CTS-V gets a new, larger 6.0-liter V-8 that produces the same 400 hp and 395 pounds-feet of torque as the 2005 model. Only a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox is offered.

The CTS-V is the first of several V-series models developed by GM's Performance Division. Differences between the CTS-V and the regular CTS include a unique front fascia and a tightened suspension. Performance-tuned shocks, springs and stabilizer bars are installed on the CTS-V, and Brembo brakes use 14-inch rotors. The performance-packed CTS-V behaves as promised, accelerating with energetic haste. Back to top



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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(3.0)

Expensive car to maintain and repair.

by Greg J from Lehigh Acres on May 5, 2018

The cadillac is a beautiful car inside and outside. The fearures are amazing. I am a tall man and long road trips was hard because there is no leg room. The car was great for my wife to drive but she ... Read full review

(4.0)

Nice running vehicle

by Happy from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 3, 2018

Run good awesome vehicle clean paint job smooth recommend you drive this vehicle anytime when driving this vehicle it so nice when sun light was coming to the roof Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2007 Cadillac CTS currently has 6 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2007 Cadillac CTS Base w/1SA

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
poor
Overall Rear
poor
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The CTS received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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