(4.9) 12 reviews
MSRP: $10,621$45,861
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 443-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Seats: 2
2006 Cadillac XLR

Our Take on the 2006 Cadillac XLR

Our Take

Going more than a decade without one, Cadillac added a two-passenger sports car to its lineup for 2004. Named the XLR, the retractable-hardtop coupe gave Cadillac a luxury roadster with a performance-oriented chassis and structure.An all-new 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 went into the XLR. Cadillac pro... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Scant trunk space with top down
  • High sills and low driving position
  • Mundane-appearing instruments

Notable Features

  • Retractable hardtop
  • DVD navigation and entertainment
  • Head-up instrument display
  • Radar-operated adaptive cruise control
  • Magnetic Ride Control
  • New supercharged XLR-V


Our Expert Reviews

Gazing out over the long, sharp-edged hood of the 2006 Cadillac XLR-V, you might ask: Is this a sports car?Sitting as low as you do in the car's firm leather driver's seat, the answer has to be yes.Yet considering you are at the wheel of nearly 2 tons of steel (and lots of aluminum just to keep from adding even more weight), you have to wonder how it is possible.But then hit the gas -... Read full review for the 2006 Cadillac XLR

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Consumer Reviews


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Definite Head Turner

by A Sandoval from Houston, TEXAS on February 14, 2010

Shopped the Mercedes SL500, Porshe 911, and the new Vette... the XLR is the definite value car among this group. With all the features, styling, and a convertible hard top, you just cannot beat the XL... Read Full Review

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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.


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