2004 Cadillac CTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,722 - $6,139
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
220-260
Seats
5
Color:  Garnet Red
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,722 - $6,139
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
220-260
Seats
5

Cadillac CTS Models & Trims

4dr Sdn $4,722 - $6,139
Horsepower: 220 hp - 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.5

22 Reviews

5 star 59% 4 star 32% 3 star 9% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Love my Cadillac would rebuy in a heartbeat.

Has been a great car other than normal wear and tear it is never broken and has almost 200 thousand miles definitely would buy another. . Ride is smooth has great features love the sound system and seats have held up very well my favorite feature is auto lights never have to worry about draining my battery.

- Michelle B

The highlight is the car was free and it is a Cadillac. So great!!

Rides awesome. Specially in the rain. Just glides as if it were not. Main thing I hate is sunroof leaks and water does come in so that starts making electric problems and draining my battery and list keeps going. And it can handle hitting 3 different deer and even have busted headlights and still works.

- Morgan L

The highlight of my car is its longevity. I believe the car will outlive me.

Cadillac comfort is foremost in all models. The performance is unbelievable and the reliability is beyond description. I can always count on my car. It is a 2004, only has 80, 000 miles on it and I have had no problems with it since I bought it. I anticipate driving it for many more years to come.

- William B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,722 - $6,139

Horsepower

Horsepower
220 - 260 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.2L DOHC V6 SFI (220 HP [164.1 kW] @ 6000 rpm
220 lb.
3.6L V6 VVT
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
CALIFORNIA CTS PACKAGE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Not Available

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available

Power Steering

Power Steering
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
Not Available

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard

AC

AC
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
Not Available

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Not Available

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/50WR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
190.1 (in.)

Width

Width
70.6 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3509 - 3568 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
260 (hp)

Torque

Torque
252 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
Not Available

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
Not Available

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Not Available

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
Not Available

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
Not Available

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
Not Available

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
Not Available

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available

Overdrive

Overdrive
Not Available

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Not Available
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available

Night Vision

Night Vision
Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Not Available

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Not Available

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Not Available

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Not Available

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Not Available

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side N/A
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Steering > Linkages Jun 3, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 3, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V273000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THIS CAMPAIGN, THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL STUD NUT/WASHER ASSEMBLIES WITH WASHERS WERE MADE OF THE WRONG MATERIAL. THE WASHERS MAY FRACTURE AND BECOME LOOSE OR FALL AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE, REDUCING CLAMP LOAD. SEPARATION OF THE CONTROL ARM BALL STUD AND STEERING KNUCKLE, DUE TO DISENGAGEMENT OF THE TAPERED ATTACHMENT AND RETAINING NUT, IS POSSIBLE.
Consequence:
IF THE CONTROL ARM SEPARATES FROM THE KNUCKLE, THE AFFECTED CORNER OF THE VEHICLE WILL DROP AND THE CONTROL ARM WOULD BE FORCED DOWNWARD, CONTACTING THE WHEEL. THE AFFECTED WHEEL COULD TILT OUTWARD AND CREATE A DRAGGING ACTION THAT WOULD TEND TO SLOW THE VEHICLE AND CREATE A TENDENCY FOR THE VEHICLE TO TURN IN THE DIRECTION OF THE AFFECTED WHEEL. IN EXTREME SITUATIONS, THE AFFECTED WHEEL ASSEMBLY COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE. SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY WOULD ALSO SEVER THAT WHEEL'S HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSE AND RESULT IN DIMINISHED BRAKING PERFORMANCE OF THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BALL STUD JOINTS AND MEASURE THE TORQUE OF THE NUT FOR ALL FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS IN ALL MODELS AFFECTED AS WELL AS THE REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS ON THE XLR AND CORVETTE. IF THE TORQUE IS NOT AT SPECIFICATION, THE DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BALL STUD, THE KNUCKLE, AND THE NUT. IF THE TORQUE IS AT SPECIFICATION, THE DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE NUT/WASHER ASSEMBLY ONLY. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN ON AUGUST 25, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339 OR CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
Seats Sep 16, 2003
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 16, 2003
NHTSA Campaign:
03V346000
Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, SEATING SYSTEMS. ONE OR BOTH FRONT ANCHOR TABS FOR THE FRONT BUCKET SEATS ARE NOT ENGAGED IN THE FLOOR PAN REINFORCEMENT SLOTS. A SEAT WITH ONLY ONE TAB ENGAGED OR NEITHER ENGAGED WOULD NOT MEET THE STATIC REARWARD LOADING TEST REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.
Consequence:
IN SOME CRASH CONDITIONS, THE SEAT COULD PIVOT REARWARD AND ITS OCCUPANT OR A REAR SEAT OCCUPANT COULD BE INJURED MORE SEVERELY.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL ENSURE THAT BOTH FRONT ANCHOR TABS ARE FULLY SEATED IN THE FLOOR PAN REINFORCEMENT SLOTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 19, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT GM AT 1-800-458-8006.
Air Bags Jan 20, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 20, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V024000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, AN INTERACTION BETWEEN THE SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE AND VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG AND ROOF RAIL AIR BAG TO DEPLOY WHEN THE IGNITION KEY IS TURNED TO THE "ON" POSITION.
Consequence:
INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT OF DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG AND ROOF RAIL AIR BAG WILL OCCUR. A PERSON POSITIONED FOR DRIVING MAY RECEIVE MINOR INJURIES, SUCH AS ABRASIONS, FROM CONTACT WITH THE AIR BAG.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.
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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