2010 Cadillac STS

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$46,845

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2010 Cadillac STS
2010 Cadillac STS

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Acceleration
  • Handling
  • Highway ride
  • Child-seat accommodations

The bad:

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

5 trims

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Our 2010 Cadillac STS trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 302-hp V-6 or 320-hp V-8
  • 469-hp STS-V discontinued
  • RWD or AWD
  • Available lane departure warning system
  • Available blind spot warning system

2010 Cadillac STS review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Cadillac’s midsize sport sedan, the STS, features a powerful base engine, an optional V-8 and a variety of high-tech safety options. The STS competes with the BMW 5 Series, Lincoln MKS and Hyundai Genesis.

New for 2010
The 469-horsepower STS-V has been discontinued.

Exterior
The STS’ bumper is prominent, and its grille is dominant. Like it or not, you have to admit that the elements are in proportion, from the plunging grille to the stacked headlights and fog lights. A Platinum Edition Package, optional with either engine, adds a new grille finish and 18-inch chrome wheels.

  • Rocker-panel moldings
  • Small spoiler
  • Chrome door handles
  • Polished-aluminum dual exhaust tips
  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels, optional 18-inch alloys

Interior
The STS can have optional wood trim; real metal trim accents the steering wheel and dashboard. The Platinum Edition augments the cabin with a leather dashboard and a suede-like ceiling.

  • Optional head-up display projects vehicle speed and other selectable readouts on the windshield
  • Optional adaptive cruise control and remote-start systems
  • Standard eight-speaker Bose stereo
  • Optional 15-speaker, Bose 5.1-channel surround-sound stereo
  • Standard leather seats, dual-zone climate control
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional heated and ventilated seats

Under the Hood
The base STS’ 3.6-liter V-6 has direct injection and produces 302 hp and 272 pounds-feet of torque. An optional 4.6-liter V-8 makes 320 hp and 315 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission.

  • Optional Performance Handling Package includes Brembo four-piston calipers with larger brake discs

Safety
Safety equipment includes:

  • Standard front and side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock brakes, electronic stability system
  • Optional lane departure and blind spot warning systems
  • Optional Intellibeam headlamps that self-adjust their intensity based on oncoming or leading vehicles

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Great car, stylish and comfortable!

This is a great car, gets lots of looks, comfortable on a trip with every option. All of the equipment is easy to use, perfectly placed, rides well with great seats.

5.0

Beautiful car, I just can't keep it.

I need an SUV for work purposes or I'd keep it. I wanted to keep it but just can't keep both. I consistently changed the oil with Mobile 1.

5.0

My car for 9 years

The old girl went to 208,510 miles before I traded it for a newer one. What a great car. The only thing it didn't do is drive for you!!

See all 12 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
New: 4 years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; CPO: One year/unlimited miles bumper-to-bumper
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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