2001 Cadillac Seville

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2001 Cadillac Seville review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
New telematics features and a sport suspension package for the STS model are the main additions for the Seville, Cadillac’s flagship sedan.

The new Infotainment option provides voice-operated services such as navigation assistance and downloading e-mail from the Internet (and having it read aloud). The package includes hardware for docking a cellular phone that can be operated by voice or keypad, an infrared port for personal digital assistants and a voice memo recorder.

The e-mail and Web-browsing capabilities, which are disabled while the car is moving, will be test marketed in several areas to determine if there is sufficient demand to offer it nationally.

OnStar is standard on all Cadillac models and includes emergency services and assistance in finding destinations. Two premium services will be added later in the model year. These services include “personal calling,” which allows hands-free, voice-activated calls from the car without an additional cellular phone contract, and “virtual advisor,” which provides Internet-based information such as headlines, sports scores, stock quotes and weather conditions, also through voice activation.

The sport package for the STS includes 17-inch wheels and tires (16-inchers are standard) and firmer suspension settings.

With an overall length of 201 inches, the front-drive Seville is 6 inches shorter than the DeVille. The Seville is smaller because it is Cadillac’s key export model, and most European garages can hold cars that are a little over 5 meters long.

Front buckets are standard on both the SLS (Seville Luxury Sedan) and STS (Seville Touring Sedan) models and can be equipped with Cadillac’s adaptive seating feature. Ten air cells in the upholstery change pressure about every 4 minutes to adapt the seat to the occupant and the way the passengers are sitting.

A navigation system with a 5-inch color display in the dashboard and touch-screen controls also is optional on both Seville models.

Under the Hood
Both models use a 4.6-liter V-8, but this engine comes two ways. It produces 275 horsepower in the SLS and 300 hp in the STS. Both can operate on regular gasoline, though Cadillac recommends premium gas for best performance and economy. A four-speed automatic transmission comes with both engines.

Side-impact airbags for the front seats, antilock brakes, traction control and StabiliTrak — a lateral-skid control system — are standard on both Seville models.

General Motors had planned to add a suppression system last year that would turn off the front passenger-side airbag if the seat was empty or occupied by a small child. However, GM withdrew those plans because the system was not reliable in testing.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews


Yes. Yes. Yes.

Its 2022 and I just got a 2001 caddy seville with 80k miles. This thing is so cool. It's such a time capsule I feel like if you could afford this in 2001 you were legit the MAN. Cool gps system/cd player touch screen. All the dash lights at night are awesome. The power on the street I can literally smoke anybody with the v8 engine. The interior leather is so freaking comfortable. Yah it's a 20 year old car but its quirks are what makes it amazing to me. Most important ita built like a tank and safe for my kids. And the gas mileage heres a pro tip; push the pedal to the speed limit and take your foot off the gas.....something is going on here where the car just coasts like your driving a manual. I've never had such great gas mileage in a v8 before this car just is so smart. 10/10


A dream car

I have since 2001 wanted 01-03 Seville xxx finally got one low miles 114,000+, at 17 years old, still like new. It has some leaks or seepage to be repaired... Windshield washer tank, trans seal seepage, oil leak, Power and Steering line. Like an old car to fix up for show, I plan to fix up for pleasure. It rides well, very smooth driving, plenty of power, loaded, with all options but 2 cigarette lighter and navigation. I dont smoke don't care, Nav be nice. IS tough one to work on, I finally got the 9 pc cabin filter out. Even though is an old car rather have this one than new. With Stabilia track, rain sense wipers, side air bags and more, even my friends 2018 and newer have less, some have lane change warning. The Bose stereo is a let down. Loud but not clean, Bering an audiophile and work in music find the system typical. The looks and style are sexy and clean get all kinds of comments and stares, I help at our local carshoow, I show it people walk by look it over, I have it polished to shinier than new. I get asked how do I get my shine?


2001 Seville STS

Powerful, excellent exterior styling for 4 door sedan, great interior layout for the time frame, indestructible NorthStar V8 engine (As long as you keep up with the proper Maintenance > and stay on the little glitches over time) 218783 miles and still going strong!!!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/100,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
New: 4 years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; CPO: One year/unlimited miles bumper-to-bumper
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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