Best Bet
  • (4.9) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,873$14,613
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 275-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2008 Cadillac DTS

Our Take on the 2008 Cadillac DTS

Our Take

For 2006, a new front-wheel-drive sedan called the DTS replaced the long-lived DeVille in Cadillac's lineup. The DTS had been the top-level model in the DeVille series. For about two decades, the DeVille has accounted for nearly half the sales in its segment. Competitors include the Audi A6 ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • Optional blind spot radar
  • Optional lane departure alert system
  • New color options
  • Choice of two Northstar V-8s
  • Six standard airbags
  • Seating for five or six

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 21 reviews

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Superb Luxury Sedan

by Navy Blue from Vienna, Virginia on February 6, 2008

Purchased new in October, 2007. Luxury III package upgrades and Northstar 292 V-8 with XM Radio, OnStar & user friendly GPS Nav system. Amazing acceleration for a large sedan. Excellent handling, tigh... Read Full Review

7 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Cadillac DTS 1SA

Moderate overlap front
G
Side
A

IIHS Ratings

Based on Cadillac DTS 1SA

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
A
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
A
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Cadillac DTS 1SA

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Cadillac DTS 1SA

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
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.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

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

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