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2005 Cadillac STS

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$2,833 — $8,189 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
20-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance with either engine
  • Handling
  • Ride comfort with regular suspension
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Helpful electronic technology

The Bad

  • Ride comfort with Magnetic Ride Control
  • Over-left-shoulder visibility
  • Price with V-8 and AWD

What to Know

about the 2005 Cadillac STS
  • RWD configuration
  • V-6 or Northstar V-8
  • Available AWD in V-8-equipped models
  • Six airbags
  • Numerous standard and optional technical features

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.2
34 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

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(5.0)

It was just a pleasure to drive

by Bnsf666 from Richmond, California on November 20, 2018

Luxurious ,and most fun. The sts is top of the line and with the 15 speaker Bose surround sound with a dvd player, your going to just spend more time sitting in the car than watching your home system.... Read full review

(5.0)

I own 3 Cadillac’s and this one is my favorite

by Stjewels from Seattle, Washington on September 11, 2018

It’s comfortable, not too large so I can park it in Seattle with out paying for 2 spots. Fast and drives well. No complaints whatsoever. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2005 Cadillac STS currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Cadillac STS has not been tested.

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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 STS 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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