Cadillac CTS

2008 Cadillac CTS

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  • (4.6) 58 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,691$14,563
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-21
  • Engine: 263-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2008 Cadillac CTS

Our Take on the 2008 Cadillac CTS

Redesigned for the 2008 model year, the Cadillac CTS keeps everything that was good about the first-generation model and seems to improve everything that wasn't — and not just a little. More-refined exterior styling, greatly improved interior design and quality, more power and optional... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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  • Satin metallic&quot
  • interior trim
  • Sonar park assist for rear only

Notable Features

  • Complete redesign for 2008
  • New all-wheel-drive option
  • Two V-6 engines
  • Swiveling headlights
  • Remote start

2008 Cadillac CTS Reviews Expert Reviews

Who would ever think that Cadillac, the luxury automaker best known for wallowing barges and overwrought SUVs, could build a midsize sports sedan that beats the performance imports at their own game?Truth. Caddy's dramatic turnaround from building half-baked midsize cars to introducing the well-done 2008 CTS sport sedan is a story best told in reference to General Motors' general prod... Read full review for the 2008 Cadillac CTS

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Consumer Reviews


Average based on 58 reviews

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Very Nice, but very SMALL

by mossmissle from Cincinnati, OH on June 11, 2010

This is a great car for comuting but for a family or business it is just too small. Love driving it by myself and the AWD is great in the snow.

4 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Cadillac CTS Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Cadillac CTS Base w/1SA

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.


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