Best Bet
(4.7) 30 reviews
MSRP: $3,616$17,276
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 16
Engine: 469-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2008 Cadillac STS

Our Take on the 2008 Cadillac STS

Our Take

For 2008, the Cadillac STS sedan has undergone one of the more dramatic restylings you're likely to see outside of a complete redesign. After a CTS sedan whose styling went a little too far, the current STS generation's styling didn't go far enough. Cadillac has addressed that with... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some low-rent controls
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Below-average reliability
  • Small trunk opening
  • V-8 model gets pricey with options
  • Small gas tank (STS-V)

Notable Features

  • Restyled for 2008
  • 302-hp V-6 or 320-hp V-8
  • 469-hp supercharged V-8 (STS-V)
  • RWD or AWD
  • Available lane-departure warning
  • Available blind-spot alert
  • 0-60 mph in under 5 sec. (STS-V)

1 Trim 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.