• (4.1) 27 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,728$9,884
  • 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


Our Expert Reviews

Curve dancing done well requires good music and a nimble automobile. No ordinary car will do. No truck need apply. You can't salsa with a wimp. You can't tango with an elephant.Curve dancing demands a tight body and responsive soul. It is ritualistic art -- engine humming, music pumping, speed building, approaching the entrance to the curve, easing into its apex, letting the curve tak... Read full review for the 2005 Cadillac STS

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Consumer Reviews


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Smartest Car I've Ever Owned

by Happy 1SG STS Owner from Central Ky on November 19, 2011

The Good: Heated seats front and back, cooled seats up front. No touch key fob allows easy entry, pushbutton start, leave your keys in your pocket. Adaptive Cruise Control is a dream come true, no 'fi... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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