2008 Cadillac DTS

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12 reviews
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Available Price Range $4,642-$14,938 Trims7 Combined MPG 18-19 Seats 5-6

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

4.8

Average based on 12 reviews

2nd Caddy

by AJ & K-S from Phoenix, AZ on September 8, 2009

We traded in my wife's 2005 DeVille after 3 1/2 years and 53k miles of ownership. We got a new '08 DTS leftover 8/09. It was bargain-priced with luxII w/ walnut trim; full warranty. Now we've lived wi... Read Full Review

7 Trims 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.

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.

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

Safety defects and recalls explained

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