2004 Cadillac Seville

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Key Specs

of the 2004 Cadillac Seville. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    22 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    275-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    4-speed automatic w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance
  • Semi-sporty handling
  • Automatic-transmission operation

The Bad

  • Model at end of life cycle
  • Resale value

Notable Features of the 2004 Cadillac Seville

  • FWD layout
  • V-8 power
  • ABS and side-impact airbags

2004 Cadillac Seville Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Only one version of Cadillac’s Seville sedan is available in the 2004 model year, and that one will be discontinued in December 2003. Cadillac halted production of the STS (Seville Touring Sedan) in May 2003, leaving only the lower-priced SLS (Seville Luxury Sedan) edition. The Seville is disappearing to make way for the company’s new STS performance sedan, which is based on Sigma architecture; it will go into production in the summer of 2004. Used for the first time in 1956, the Seville nameplate will be retired completely.

Nothing has changed for the final Seville SLS, which earned a freshening in 2003. The Seville is still loaded with technical features, including GM’s StabiliTrak electronic stability and OnStar communication systems, rain-sensing wipers and side-impact airbags. An Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist system warns of obstacles to the rear while parking. XM Satellite Radio and a navigation system are optional.


Exterior
Front-wheel-drive Sevilles have served as Cadillac’s primary export models due in part to their moderate size. Sevilles are 201 inches long overall, which is 6 inches shorter than the Cadillac DeVille. Unlike the rounded appearance of the DeVille, the Seville has retained a more angular profile. The Seville is less than 56 inches tall and rides a 112.2-inch wheelbase.

Interior
All Sevilles accommodate five people. Front bucket seats with 10-way power adjustment and power-operated lumbar support are standard. A pow...
Vehicle Overview
Only one version of Cadillac’s Seville sedan is available in the 2004 model year, and that one will be discontinued in December 2003. Cadillac halted production of the STS (Seville Touring Sedan) in May 2003, leaving only the lower-priced SLS (Seville Luxury Sedan) edition. The Seville is disappearing to make way for the company’s new STS performance sedan, which is based on Sigma architecture; it will go into production in the summer of 2004. Used for the first time in 1956, the Seville nameplate will be retired completely.

Nothing has changed for the final Seville SLS, which earned a freshening in 2003. The Seville is still loaded with technical features, including GM’s StabiliTrak electronic stability and OnStar communication systems, rain-sensing wipers and side-impact airbags. An Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist system warns of obstacles to the rear while parking. XM Satellite Radio and a navigation system are optional.


Exterior
Front-wheel-drive Sevilles have served as Cadillac’s primary export models due in part to their moderate size. Sevilles are 201 inches long overall, which is 6 inches shorter than the Cadillac DeVille. Unlike the rounded appearance of the DeVille, the Seville has retained a more angular profile. The Seville is less than 56 inches tall and rides a 112.2-inch wheelbase.

Interior
All Sevilles accommodate five people. Front bucket seats with 10-way power adjustment and power-operated lumbar support are standard. A power tilt/telescoping steering wheel is among the Seville’s convenience features. Standard equipment includes leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio and climate controls, heated front and rear seats, and a cassette/CD player.

A navigation system with touchscreen controls and a 5-inch color display screen in the dashboard is optional. GM’s OnStar communication system is standard, and two premium services are available. As a safety feature, Web-browsing and e-mail capabilities do not function unless the car is stopped.


Under the Hood
The 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 engine in the SLS produces 275 horsepower and 300 pounds-feet of torque. It drives a four-speed-automatic transmission. The engine will run on regular fuel, but Cadillac recommends the use of premium gasoline for the best performance and fuel economy.

Safety
The Seville has side-impact airbags for the front seats, antilock brakes and traction control. StabiliTrak is also standard.

Driving Impressions
Sevilles have long been considered the sportiest-handling Cadillacs; they deliver a satisfying highway experience with impressive control. Performance also is a bonus. Even with the lower-powered SLS engine, the Seville driver needs to merely tap the throttle to unleash vigorous responses that are aided by a smooth-shifting automatic transmission. Sevilles are loaded with technological extras that don’t diminish the car’s basic attributes.

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Consumer Reviews

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(5.0)
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(4.7)
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(4.7)
Value For The Money
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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

seville

by my caddy from PHILLY on July 24, 2012

one of the better cadillacs that were produced by GM I WOULD OWN ONLY A FLEETWOOD NEXT TO THESE BEAUITIFUL CARS,THEY ARE THE BETTER EQUIPPED OF THE CADILLACS ,OF THE OLD SCHOOL GROUP, EVEN THE SLS ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best Car I Have Driven

by Retired From Traveling from North Carolina on April 3, 2010

I drove 50,000 miles a year for 30 years in my work, always in Chevy Impalas/Caprice or other fine company cars but have never driven a car this comfortable to drive. My last car was a '94 Deville ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2004 Cadillac Seville currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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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 Seville 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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