Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,840 - $9,281
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
263-304
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,840 - $9,281
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
263-304
Seats
5

Ranks #11 Luxury Midsize Cars by Owners

Ranks #10 Luxury Midsize Cars by Experts

Ranks #7 Luxury Midsize Cars by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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2008 Cadillac CTS Owner Reviews

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66 Reviews
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For 11 yrs old still sounds and handles brand new. And that says a lot.

2008 Cadillac CTS AWD w/1SA

I really love my vehicle. It has more modern functions then most cars from that year. It lets me know when one of the tires are low and which one. It not only tells you engine problem with the light but actually tell you what the problem is. The car handles like a dream very smooth ride. No one believes it's 11 years old. I haven't had a single problem with the car. It is very comfortable to be in for long or short rides. The seats are heated for colder days. Air conditioning and heat everyone can control their own comfort. Stereo sounds awesome came with Bose speakers and has 5 disc CD player. I haven't had any problems at all with her. I am the second owner. And I did check car facts and she hasn't been in any accidents before I bought her. When I am ready for a new car I believe I will be buying another Cadillac. They are very dependable.

- Robin C

Cadillac cts: smooth, stylish and comfortable ride.

2008 Cadillac CTS

This car is very fast, dependable, quiet and still drives good. I service it at the miles requested and keep the synthetic oil changed. It has very few problems and Cadillac stands behind their vehicles with great customer service. My car only has 51k miles on it and drives like brand new. I would not hesitate to purchase another Cadillac in the future. This is a smooth riding car, with quick acceleration and very airtight. I do not use the sunroof, and would not purchase one in the future. It has a great sound system and very attractive body style. It was Motor Trend car of the year when I purchased it. I test drove the new SUV and would consider purchasing it in the future. It drove well too.

- Liz A

I’d say that overall the car is comfortable and luxurious way to ride in style.

2008 Cadillac CTS

I love my Cadillac cuts. It is a very reliable car. The Bose sound system that comes with the car sounds really great! I also enjoy using the beautiful sunroof during the warmer weather. The leather interior is very comfortable and soft. The car also has a seat warmer which helps so much during the colder weather days. The air conditioning system cools the car immediately. The on star feature helps if you lock your keys inside, you can call and have them open the door for you and lets you drive it to without the keys. The overall performance of the Cadillac cuts is great.

- Ruby B

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
263 hp
304 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 PFI (263 hp [196.1 kW] @ 6400 rpm 253 lb
3.6L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V6 PFI
3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 DI Direct Injection (304 hp [226.7 kW] @ 6400 rpm 273 lb
3.6L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V6 DI DIRECT INJECTION

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50VR18 - P235/55HR17
P235/50VR18 - P235/55HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.4 in.
113.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
56.2 ft.
57.1 ft.

Length

Length
190.1 in.
190.1 in.

Width

Width
70.6 in.
70.6 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3509 - 3568 lbs.
3509 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
263 hp
304 hp

Torque

Torque
253 ft. lbs.
273 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 gal.
17 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 22 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
16 - 17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 - 26 mpg
26 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

    (Not Rated)
  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety