2003 Cadillac CTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Garnet Red
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,099 - $4,466
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
220
Seats
5

How 2003 Cadillac CTS Ranks In Its Class

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Cadillac CTS Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 4dr Sdn $3,099 - $4,466
Horsepower: 220 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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My 03 Cadillac cts keeps heads turning and making me look like a million bucks!

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If your looking for a car with great performance, great mpg and style, then the 2003 Cadillac cts is for you. On a winding road look to be impressed with the way it handles tight corners. Seats five people, features 5 speed transmission with manual w/overdrive. I like the fact you can change your music station from the steering wheel. Not really a family car, and I do not like the rear wheel drive. Living in northern Minnesota it is not something you want to drive in the winter. All in all I do like my 2003 Cadillac cts, it is a fun car to drive.

Belita L
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The look is still a luxury looking car that drives and feels almost like a new car. I get so many "Likes" and shocking revelations from people who have no idea is 15 years old.

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My initial problems that I had years ago with the car, cost me Thousands of dollars, I needed all kinds of Sensor and a New Computer. Well, I wasn't driving the car, I thought covering it up and not driving it would make it last longer. Well I was so wrong...After the CTS became my main vehicle, I have had no major problems, all it needed was the general maintenance of every vehicle. The body and Interior is still in excellent condition. People are surprised that it is a 2003!

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Prestigious, a class of its own, a class apart, ferocious wonderfully made sedan.

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I love everything about the car. This is the first Cadillac I have ever owned. My kids love it as well. The only thing I do not like about the car is that it does not have a AUX cord hookup nor does it have Bluetooth so its either CDs or the radio. Besides that I can't really think about anything else that I do not like about the car. It runs great its in its own class of car. The gas mileage is amazing the power is amazing great poise and performance.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,099 - $4,466

Horsepower

Horsepower
220 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
3.2L DOHC V6 SFI (220 HP [164.1 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 220 lb.
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.5 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
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Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard

AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
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Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
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Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Running Boards
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/50WR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
- TBD - (ft.)

Length

Length
190.1 (in.)

Width

Width
70.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3509 - 3568 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
220 (hp)

Torque

Torque
220 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
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Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
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Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
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PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
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PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
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Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
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Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

Overdrive
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CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Night Vision

Night Vision
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Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Front
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc *
  • Air bags, frontal & side-impact w/head curtain, driver & right front passenger
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver & front passenger, belt-to-seat mounting
  • Door locks, child security, rear *
  • Traction Control, all-speed, brake & engine controlled *
  • Daytime running lamps *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
03V250
Summary:
Certain minivans, passenger cars, and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage System." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. It describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2003. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-800-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.
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Recall Jul 2, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 2, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V394000
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 2, 2014 that they are recalling 554,328 model year 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured August 16, 2001, to April 28, 2014, and 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured March 20, 2003, to August 11, 2006. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequence:
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will provide two replacement key rings, and vehicles with slotted keys will receive key inserts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14172.

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