2005 Cadillac CTS

At a Glance

Pricing $29,825 - $52,625
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.8l V6, 3.6l V6, 5.7l V8
Transmissions A5, M6
Fuel Economy 15-18 (city), 24-27 (highway)

It is a mid-sized, rear wheel drive vehicle that competes well with the German benchmarks. The angular styling was controversial at first but has grown on buyers. The standard powertrain is a 3.6 litre, 255hp V6. For more excitement the CTS-V model stuffs the Corvette V8 under the hood with a six speed manual, however, the CTS-V comes at a price premium of 50k. More emphasis is being placed on the entry level models in the hopes of developing brand loyalty with younger buyers.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
CTS 2.8L Standard 2.8l V6 (210-bhp) M6 RWD $29,825
CTS 2.8L Standard 2.8l V6 (210-bhp) A5 RWD $29,825
CTS 3.6L Standard 3.6l V6 (255-bhp) A5 RWD $32,685
CTS 3.6L Standard 3.6l V6 (255-bhp) M6 RWD $32,685
CTS-V V 5.7l V8 (400-bhp) M6 RWD $52,625