2005 Cadillac CTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Light Platinum
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,030 - $5,461
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
210-255
Seats
5

How 2005 Cadillac CTS Ranks In Its Class

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#8
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#11
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#7
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Cadillac CTS Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 4dr Sdn 3.6L $4,030 - $5,461
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 4dr Sdn 2.8L $4,030 - $5,461
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.07
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Getting your vehicle serviced regularly.

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The only issues I have been having include computer difficulties. I do not know very much about cars but my husband always works on it without any problems. He recently replaced the starter, coil packs and a few other minor problems and it has helped my car to run in immaculate condition. The most important thing to remember is to keep the maintenance up on your vehicles, get them serviced regularly and that will help with the longevity of your vehicle.

Courtney A
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Family car that is so much fun to drive.

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Timeless design. The vehicle does not age. Have only had issues with tires and have had two alignments. Leather interior is easy to clean. The Cadillac is a heavy vehicle and you will feel secure in it. Easily maneuverable on curvy roads without a lot of body lean. Not very good on gas especially if you like to put the pedal to the floor. Would definitely recommend buying it new.

Harley H
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The most important thing others should know about my car that it is dependable.

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I love my Cadillac the ride is so smooth I like my Cadillac. My Cadillac has a sunroof top that I can open for fresh air without opening my car windows. My Cadillac also has electric seats and electric windows. My Cadillac has a seat heater in the driver's seat and the passenger's seat which can be control individually which I like very much.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,030 - $5,461
$4,030 - $5,461

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 (hp)
210 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 VVT (255 HP [190.2 kW] @ 6200 rpm, 252 lb., 3.6L V6 VVT
2.8L DOHC V6 (210 HP [156.6 kW] @ 6500 rpm, 194 lb., 2.8L DOHC V6
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 (in.)
38.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 (in.)
36.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 (in.)
36.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.5 (cu. ft.)
12.5 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/50WR17
P225/50WR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.4 (in.)
113.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.5 (ft.)
35.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
190.1 (in.)
190.1 (in.)

Width

Width
70.6 (in.)
70.6 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3509 - 3568 (.lbs)
3509 - 3568 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 (hp)
210 (hp)

Torque

Torque
252 (ft. lbs.)
194 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 (gal.)
17 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

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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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
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc *
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact with head curtain, driver and right front passenger (Head-curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near-side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger, belt-to-seat mounting
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Traction Control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled *
  • Daytime running lamps *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Suspension > Rear > Axle > Spindle Dec 19, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 19, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V589000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE REAR AXLE PINION SEAL DOES NOT MEET ALL OF THE SPECIFICATIONS AND MAY EXPERIENCE A FLUID LEAK.
Consequence:
A REAR DIFFERENTIAL FAILURE MAY CAUSE LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER AND POSSIBLY LOSS OF CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PINION SEAL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339, PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 AND SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.
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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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