(4.2) 25 reviews
MSRP: $2,759$10,771
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 20-21
Engine: 255-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Cadillac STS

Our Take on the 2005 Cadillac STS

Our Take

Cadillac takes another step into rear-wheel-drive territory with its new STS sedan, which replaces the front-wheel-drive Seville. Built on a Sigma-based architecture, like the automaker's smaller CTS sedan and SRX sport utility vehicle, the STS is the first rear-drive version of the luxury p... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2 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.