2007 Cadillac STS

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Key Specs

of the 2007 Cadillac STS. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    17 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    469-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance
  • 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

Notable Features of the 2007 Cadillac STS

  • RWD or AWD
  • V-6 or Northstar V-8
  • New transmissions for V-8s
  • Supercharged STS-V model
  • Six airbags
  • Numerous standard and optional technical features

2007 Cadillac STS Overview

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Vehicle Overview
Little is changed on Cadillac's STS sedan for 2007. Engines include a 3.6-liter V-6 or 4.4-liter Northstar V-8, both shared with a wide range of Cadillac vehicles. The latter engine receives a new six-speed automatic transmission for 2007, replacing last year's five-speed automatic.

All-wheel drive is available with either engine.

Cadillac stepped into rear-wheel-drive territory with its STS sedan, which replaced the front-wheel-drive Seville for 2005. Built on a Sigma-based architecture, like the company's smaller CTS sedan and SRX sport utility vehicle, the STS was Cadillac's first rear-drive luxury performance sedan in a quarter of a century.

Technology, whether standard or optional, is a big part of the STS picture. A Performance Algorithm Liftfoot system controls transmission operation to enhance spirited driving. Two-mode Magnetic Ride Control is optional. Keyless Access lets you enter and start the vehicle by carrying a special key fob. Smart Remote Start operates from up to 200 feet away.

Optional Adaptive Cruise Control uses radar to maintain a set distance from vehicles ahead. IntelliBeam automatically selects either the high- or low-beam headlights in response to oncoming lights. The driver gets a four-color head-up display.

A high-performance STS-V sedan joined the lineup in 2006. It packs a supercharged 4.4-liter V-8 with 469 horsepower.
(Skip to details on the: STS-V)


Exterior
Designed with a chiseled look, the four-door STS feature...
Vehicle Overview
Little is changed on Cadillac's STS sedan for 2007. Engines include a 3.6-liter V-6 or 4.4-liter Northstar V-8, both shared with a wide range of Cadillac vehicles. The latter engine receives a new six-speed automatic transmission for 2007, replacing last year's five-speed automatic.

All-wheel drive is available with either engine.

Cadillac stepped into rear-wheel-drive territory with its STS sedan, which replaced the front-wheel-drive Seville for 2005. Built on a Sigma-based architecture, like the company's smaller CTS sedan and SRX sport utility vehicle, the STS was Cadillac's first rear-drive luxury performance sedan in a quarter of a century.

Technology, whether standard or optional, is a big part of the STS picture. A Performance Algorithm Liftfoot system controls transmission operation to enhance spirited driving. Two-mode Magnetic Ride Control is optional. Keyless Access lets you enter and start the vehicle by carrying a special key fob. Smart Remote Start operates from up to 200 feet away.

Optional Adaptive Cruise Control uses radar to maintain a set distance from vehicles ahead. IntelliBeam automatically selects either the high- or low-beam headlights in response to oncoming lights. The driver gets a four-color head-up display.

A high-performance STS-V sedan joined the lineup in 2006. It packs a supercharged 4.4-liter V-8 with 469 horsepower.
(Skip to details on the: STS-V)


Exterior
Designed with a chiseled look, the four-door STS features what Cadillac says is a "faster profile" with "more rake" than the CTS. Cadillac styling touches include a wide airfoil grille with dual horizontal slats, a dihedral-shaped hood and vertically stacked twin-projector headlights. The sides of the STS are devoid of decoration. LED taillamps contain indirect optics to provide a more even lighting pattern.

Body-panel gaps promise close tolerances. Either 17- or 18-inch wheels can be installed.


Interior
Five occupants get to enjoy soft all-leather seats. Offerings include heated and ventilated seating and a heated steering wheel. The STS features genuine eucalyptus wood and aluminum trim.

Eight-way power front seats include four-way power lumbar adjustment, and a memory feature is optional. Trunk space totals 13.8 cubic feet.

Options include Bose 5.1 Studio Surround Sound and a DVD/CD changer that can play DVD audio discs as well as MP3 CDs. A DVD-based navigation system is available. General Motors' OnStar communication system includes automatic crash notification.


Under the Hood
The 3.6-liter V-6 produces 254 hp and 252 pounds-feet of torque; it teams with a five-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac's 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 generates 320 hp and 315 pounds-feet of torque. It runs through a six-speed automatic. Both transmissions include a manual-shift feature.

Safety
Six airbags, including front-seat side-impact and side curtain airbags, are standard. All-disc antilock brakes include brake assist. GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability system is also standard.

Driving Impressions
Cadillac's Seville was known for years as a potent road car. The STS builds solidly upon that reputation, adding a stylish exterior and ample technology.

Smooth-riding and well-controlled on good pavement, the STS isn't especially troublesome on rougher patches, either. The sedan steers with a light feel, comports itself neatly on wet pavement and yields confident sensations.

Unfortunately, the ride seems worse with Magnetic Ride Control. When rolling through broken or lumpy pavement, the model equipped with all-wheel drive felt less confident.


STS-V
A performance-oriented V edition of the STS went on sale as a 2006 model. Equipped with a supercharged 4.4-liter V-8 that produces 469 hp at 6,400 rpm and 439 pounds-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm, the STS-V can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. The supercharged Northstar engine teams with a new six-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac says that during shifts, power is instantly lowered and then carefully ramped back up, making gear changes virtually unnoticed.

Special STS-V design touches include a larger, polished stainless-steel wire-mesh grille; a lower front fascia that contains a bigger grille; brake-cooling ducts; and a splitter to counteract lift. Rocker panels are lower than usual, and the special sculpted hood allows space for the engine's supercharger. The STS-V features 10-spoke, painted, aluminum-alloy wheels. Features inside include hand-wrapped leather surfaces, Olive Ash Burl wood appointments and suede fabric seat inserts. Back to top



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Consumer Reviews

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(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Luxury at its best

by Chris C from Xenia, OH on June 3, 2018

Luxurious ride. Don't believe i can ever go back to a chevy or ford after driving a cadillac! Beautiful car inside and out, great features and comfort! Read full review

(5.0)

2005 sts v8 awd

by valjan1 from Montréal, Canada on March 14, 2018

This car was aawsome, i drove it like there was no tomorrow, it never let me down, a woman driver totaled it in my owne driveway. The car had 350 000 Kms and was runnig very good. The only thing worn ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2007 Cadillac STS currently has 2 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 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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