2008 Cadillac STS-V Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,890 - $14,805
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
13 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
469
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Cadillac STS-V If...

Head-over-heels in love with the original CTS-V's good looks, but crave the technical wizardry and opulent interiors associated with BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles? If you can swing the higher price tag, the 2008 Cadillac STS-V can satisfy both demands.

Cadillac STS-V Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 4dr Sdn $10,890 - $14,805
Horsepower: 469 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Gas mileage because you need to get gas a lot.

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Gas mileage sucks because I drive a lot and it does not help because I work far and working far sick because it is far from home and it is just hard to commute from home to work.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,890 - $14,805

Horsepower

Horsepower
469 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Northstar supercharged 4.4L V8 DOHC MFI, Variable Valve Timing (469 hp [349 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 439 lb, NORTHSTAR SUPERCHARGED 4.4L V8 DOHC MFI, VARIABLE VALVE TIMING
chevronDown icon Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Standard

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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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Not Available

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Not Available

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.8 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
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Not Available

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard

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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Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
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Not Available

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
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Standard

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
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Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Not Available

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Not Available

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Not Available

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Not Available

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/45WR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
- TBD - (ft.)

Length

Length
197.6 (in.)

Width

Width
72.6 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4394 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
469 (hp)

Torque

Torque
439 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
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Not Available

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
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Not Available

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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Not Available

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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Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
16 (mpg)

City

City
13 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
19 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Standard

Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
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Not Available

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard

Overdrive

Overdrive
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CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Not Available
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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Not Available

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Not Available

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Not Available

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Standard

Night Vision

Night Vision
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Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available

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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Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Not Available

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Not Available

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Not Available

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled *
  • StabiliTrak, 4-channel *
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions & Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-By-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.) *
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (front passenger airbag status indicated on the inside rearview mirror) (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 the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions with front pretensioners and child restraint provisions
  • Child seat restraint system
  • Door locks, rear child security

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Exterior Lighting Mar 4, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 4, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V108000
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING 4,586 MY 2008 CADILLAC STS AND STS-V PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, 'TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS' (TPMS). THE STANDARD REQUIRES AN INDICATION TO THE DRIVER FOR CERTAIN TPMS MALFUNCTIONS. WHEN THE SYSTEM DETECTS A MALFUNCTION, THE LOW TIRE WARNING LIGHT SHOULD FLASH FOR ABOUT ONE MINUTE AND THEN STAY ON THE REMAINDER OF THE IGNITION CYCLE. A DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER MESSAGE WILL ALSO BE DISPLAYED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.
Consequence:
THESE INDICATIONS OF A SYSTEM MALFUNCTION DO NOT WORK. PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCK RECEIVER MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM.

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