2009 Cadillac CTS Owner Reviews & Problems


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Cadillac CTS -- the stylish performer with the driver in mind.

I love the styling of my Cadillac CTS. Even though it's going on 10 years old, it still looks brand new. That's probably because I keep it well-maintained and garaged when not in use, but also due to the quality styling. It is a luxury car that is also high performance, even though it's not the high-end performance version model. I'd probably go for another vehicle from Cadillac, if the price and incentives are right.

- Suzanne S

Style and elegance with dependability.

My car is gorgeous! Very comfortable. The interior is beautifully designed as well as comfortable. I feel safe because its heavy and sturdy. You can tell how sturdily it is built simply by closing the door. The cockpit is beautifully designed with subtle lighting which is concealed and produces a faint glow. The moonroof is an added feature that I enjoy when weather permits.

- Lisa B

It is luxurious and looks great.

It is very comfortable and accelerates well. No problems besides unsatisfactory gas mileage. It is very comfortable and accelerates well. No problems besides unsatisfactory gas mileage. It is very comfortable and accelerates well. No problems besides unsatisfactory gas mileage. It is very comfortable and accelerates well. No problems besides unsatisfactory gas mileage.

- Benjamin C

I love my adjustable steering wheel!

The oil change in my vehicle seems to happen more often than other vehicles I have owned before. I do love the comfort of my seats and the position of my steering wheel. I love the options of being able to move my steering wheel that adjust to me and my husband who is a foot taller than me. My brakes have been grinding lately, and I just had them fixed.

- Ashley K

Smooth ride and sleek design.

The car runs smooth and gets us from point A to B. The design of the exterior looks sleek and sophisticated. The leather interior has lasted well all these years, 9 years to be exact. The seats are comfortable for day to day regular activities or long road trips. It has a great acceleration and picks up fast. The breaks work well also.

- Melissa G

Enjoy the separate heating and cooling of the chairs and cabin when they work.

Partial separate heating vent flap does not work well and this makes it difficult to defrost and heat on one side of the car. Also like to see offered on cars the ability to add some handicap features. Need more handicap accessibility sitting and doors and options for handicap hand controls when purchasing a vehicle.

- Vl K

Great sound system tan interior nice color.

Has a lot of leaking issues with sunroof. Also high maintenance. It's been pretty pricey to fix. Some electrical issues with doors. Drivers door will not open from outside and the front passenger is the same. I have to open doors from backseat. Great sound system and love the heated and cooling seats.

- Christen W

Old caddy has amazing pick up for a 6 cylinder!

Water does not drain off anymore, plugged up drain, so water gets into the car. It is a 6 cyl but has great pick up! Hard to work on it at home because it is a direct inject engine so you have to take it to a mechanic. It is starting to run a little rough but it is almost 10 yrs. old.

- Tammy M

The most important things other should know is that overall the car has a great driving experience.

Overall I am very satisfied with my car. I like the simplistic design and luxury feel and look. The inside is very well designed and sleek. The car is also very reliable I have not had any mechanical problems. One aspect I dislike is that since the car is so low it scrapes on inclines

- Salvador M

Interesting detail is the color black cherry, that was available for 2 years.

My car rides and handles like a dream. I enjoy the panoramic moonroof and the acceleration of the engine. The interior is spacious with luxury leather, wood, and stainless steel. The most unique thing about the car is the color, black cherry, which was available for 2 years.

- Dennis S

Fun car, overall I love it!

Performance is great and the interior is extremely roomy and comfortable. The stock sound system is Bose so that is also great. My only complaint is that the electric system in the car is fragile. It didn't take much or long for my car doors to stop locking/unlocking.

- Molly W

It is a beautiful car that rides very nice, and runs great!

This is a beautiful car. It rides nice, looks sharp, is comfortable and has a lot of power. It has all the luxuries you need like a good sound system, power everything, cruise control, automatic lighting and windshield wipers, sunroof, and air conditioning.


Caddy from my baby daddy.

My vehicle is the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned so far. I enjoy all of the super easy to use features that it has. My vehicle is the prettiest looking vehicle I have had as well. It is fun, flashy, and reliable. What a great car to own. I love it.

- Dean T

The car is not new but it looks new and we get lots of compliments on it.

My Cadillac is the most comfortable vehicle we've ever owned and we do not plan on changing it. On long trips I am never cramped because the leg room is more than adequate. The seats are automatically movable with buttons on the lower right side. So easy.

- Margaret S

Great car for long road trips!

This car has gone 60, 000+ miles in the last 3 years and has not exhibited any severe issues. Is very spacious and great trunk storage. Has a good sound system. It is slightly inconvenient to replace headlights, but our first ones lasted for over 6 years.

- Julia T

Custom paint job is excellent.

Cadillac cts' s are excellent vehicles so long as you are traveling short distances. Not great mileage and in under 10 years, it has needed a full engine replacement. Also it only has about 75, 000 miles on it, so the engine issue is concerning.

- there's a G

Cadillac not just for the rich.

I bought my car used with a extended warranty. Purchased in 2012 and still driving it daily. Still runs like a champ. Routine maintenance with issue with the sunroof and seat warmer, but that is it. Smooth riding and sporty. Great car.

- Melissa W

When something is broken it is extremely costly to fix.

The only problem I really have had is ignition coils. However, upon taking the vehicle to Cadillac they have been replaced with a lifetime warranty. I am impressed with the safety and handling of the CT's. Cadillac itself is amazing.

- Alicia B

It is well made and it is very durable. I purchased the car with over 100k miles and it now has over 200k and still runs well.

My Cadillac is a great running and durable car. It's had some routine maintenance but still runs well. The only dislike I have is the random problems which deal with the wiring in the car. Other than that, it is well made.

- LaTonia C

Quality for both interior and exterior has improved to the level of BMW.

Like the styling with the added factory appearance accessories. The interior comfort. The all wheel drive performance is excellent. Dislike. For a luxury vehicle the wind noise coming from sunroof is excessive.

- Paul F

if you have a Cadillac and you take care of it, it will last forever.

I love my Cadillac it is the first I have ever owned the ride is great I have not had to put any money into the car bet for general maintenance it has over 200.000 miles on it and runs like a new car.

- Joseph C

Its paid for, it still looks good and is not dated

I feel safe in my car because it is a heavy, sturdy car. Love that it has the extra power when I need it along with all wheel drive for stability.

- Lisa D

It is fun to drive, easy to ride in, and gets awesome gas mileage.

No problems, performs well, very comfortable, very reliable, 6 disc CD, satellite radio, panoramic sunroof, 6 speed, AWD, great in the snow!

- Jessica L

Black on black with chrome look very classy especially when washed and waxed.

Front seat is low and makes driving uncomfortable on long trips. When making left turns the mirror is in the way causing a blind spot.

- Beverly L

It can run on electric or gas. Great mileage always.

Aesthetics Is good. The vehicle Runs great. Maintenance is expensive. The back passenger area is to cramped. Not enough space.

- Chloe T

Surprisingly it gets great gas mileage

Cadillac is a great car to have, it's so comfortable, affordable and luxurious all in one. Also very spacious and reliable

- April C

Whatever goes wrong or needs repaired is 3 times the cost of a comparable car.

Like: comfort, size, dependability, fuel economy. Dislike: not enough storage/drink holders, cost of maintenance, repair,

- Steve L

My car has dual sunroofs.

No problems with vehicle. I do preventive maintenance. My vehicle rides just the same manner now as when I purchased it.

- Phillip M

Upkeep of the car can become very expensive.

Excellent vehicle until repairs occur. Repair prices for the vehicle is outrageous. First 5 years no problems.

- Tanya L

Comfortable ride and great gas mileage. Great sound system.

Very smooth ride and takes on curves with great ease. Comfortable and reliable. Cadillac continues to impress.

- Adriana F

It looks big on the outside but is a little tight inside.

Due to my height my vehicle is a tad bit too small on the inside masking it uncomfortable for long drives.

- Kay H

Strong engine. Long battery life.

Its durable. Nice looking, but very loud..because a problem with a part a lineament needs to be adjusted.

- Sonya J

It's extremely luxurious. It's is high tech, sporty, and very stylish.

Love the tech features. I love the panoramic sunroof. I don't like that it doesn't have a backup camera.

- Cassie M

Durable. Classic and efficient.

Very elegant and safe driving. Good navigation system. Little pricey but worth it. Highly recommended.

- Rhea C

It has good luxury features that I enjoy.

My car is a good size. The gas mileage is pretty good. It has good acceleration and speed.

- Jerry H

It's beautiful and shiny and it is gold and smooth

My car is a luxury and smooth riding car. I love everything about my car

- Amanda P




The seats are very comfortable because they don't curve up too hard on the sides. Love the heated/cooled seats. Don't like the headrest.

It's safe and reliable. Easy riding car for long distance.

- Ellen L

Handles great. options are great. Looks classy and

love the options. Love the handling. Don't love the size

- sue s