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2010 Cadillac DTS

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$4,222 — $14,274 USED
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Sedan
5-6 Seats
18-19 MPG
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Overview

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The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Interior space
  • High-end luxury features

The Bad

  • Poor turning radius
2010 Cadillac DTS exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2010 Cadillac DTS
  • Optional blind spot warning system
  • Optional speed-limit adviser
  • Standard V-8 engine
  • Seats five or six
  • Available heated and cooled seats
  • Available extended-length DTS-L

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2010 Cadillac DTS Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The DTS, formerly the DeVille, is a front-wheel-drive alternative in Cadillac’s luxury sedan lineup. It competes with the Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 and Chrysler 300C. The DTS can seat five or six.

New for 2009
The 2010 DTS has no significant changes versus the 2009 model.

Exterior
The DTS’ styling is linear and straightforward. It’s 207.6 inches long (the roomier DTS-L is 215.6 inches long) and has a wheelbase of 115.6 inches, making it larger and longer than the Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 and Chrysler 300C. The model’s styling is similar to Cadillac’s STS sedan.

  • Eggcrate grille
  • Central wreath-and-crest badging and fresh front-end sheet metal
  • Standard xenon headlights
  • New exterior colors: Vanilla Latte and Tuscan Bronze ChromaFlair
  • 17-inch wheels standard
  • Electronic stability system with brake assist standard
  • Optional Magnetic Ride Control
  • Available 18-inch wheels and sunroof

Interior
The DTS can hold five or six occupants, with a choice of front bucket seats or a front bench. Total interior volume measures 132 cubic feet. That’s more than the MKS, S80 and 300C. Trunk volume in the DTS is 18.8 cubic feet.

Interior features include:

  • Burl wood trim available
  • Speed limit adviser with speed alert feature on front driver console
  • XM Satellite Radio NavTraffic and OnStar available
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control (three-zone system, with a zone for rear passengers, is optional)
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats, heat...

Vehicle Overview
The DTS, formerly the DeVille, is a front-wheel-drive alternative in Cadillac’s luxury sedan lineup. It competes with the Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 and Chrysler 300C. The DTS can seat five or six.

New for 2009
The 2010 DTS has no significant changes versus the 2009 model.

Exterior
The DTS’ styling is linear and straightforward. It’s 207.6 inches long (the roomier DTS-L is 215.6 inches long) and has a wheelbase of 115.6 inches, making it larger and longer than the Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 and Chrysler 300C. The model’s styling is similar to Cadillac’s STS sedan.

  • Eggcrate grille
  • Central wreath-and-crest badging and fresh front-end sheet metal
  • Standard xenon headlights
  • New exterior colors: Vanilla Latte and Tuscan Bronze ChromaFlair
  • 17-inch wheels standard
  • Electronic stability system with brake assist standard
  • Optional Magnetic Ride Control
  • Available 18-inch wheels and sunroof

Interior
The DTS can hold five or six occupants, with a choice of front bucket seats or a front bench. Total interior volume measures 132 cubic feet. That’s more than the MKS, S80 and 300C. Trunk volume in the DTS is 18.8 cubic feet.

Interior features include:

  • Burl wood trim available
  • Speed limit adviser with speed alert feature on front driver console
  • XM Satellite Radio NavTraffic and OnStar available
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control (three-zone system, with a zone for rear passengers, is optional)
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and heated steering wheel
  • Standard Remote Start system
  • Optional power folding mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and heated windshield-washer fluid

Under the Hood
The DTS is available with a choice of Northstar 4.6-liter V-8 engines, both mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

  • Base V-8 produces 275 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque
  • Optional quicker-revving version makes 292 hp and 288 pounds-feet of torque

Safety
The DTS offers two optional safety systems in addition to the usual features.

  • Optional lane departure warning system uses a camera between the rearview mirror and windshield to warn drivers when they’ve strayed from their lane
  • Optional blind spot warning system senses when objects are in the driver’s blind spot
  • Six standard airbags: side-impact, side curtain and dual front
  • Standard all-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system with brake assist
  • Standard traction control

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
31 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(5.0)

Pristine Car

by Wheeler from Melbourne Florida on September 14, 2019

With a nine year old car you have to be careful but this car was immaculate. This is the last American made car with a bench seat Also, the last full size four door sedan Read full review

(5.0)

Excellent condition

by Reed Family from Twinsburg , OH on September 11, 2019

You have got to see the believe how wonderful the condition really is in. This car is waiting for a new forever home and you're it! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 Cadillac DTS currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Cadillac

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 50,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    4 year, 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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 DTS 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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