2004 Cadillac XLR Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,952 - $16,026
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
17 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
320
Seats
2

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Cadillac XLR Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 2dr Convertible $12,952 - $16,026
Horsepower: 320 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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My XLR is my favorite car ever! I will buy another if need be to have the parts to fix it!

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I love the look of my car! Getting behind the wheel makes me smile. The power of the engine makes me confident in all situations. I dislike that parts are difficult to find when careless drivers hit my car!!!

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$12,952 - $16,026

Horsepower

Horsepower
320 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.6L DOHC V8, SFI variable valve timing, Northstar (320 HP [ 238.7 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 310 lb., 4.6L DOHC V8, SFI VARIABLE VALVE TIMING, NORTHSTAR
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard

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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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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Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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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
37.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
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Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
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Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.6 max 4.4 min (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
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Not Available

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

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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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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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
2

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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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Running Boards
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50WR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 (ft.)

Length

Length
177.7 (in.)

Width

Width
72.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3647 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
320 (hp)

Torque

Torque
310 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
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Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
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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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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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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
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Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard

Overdrive

Overdrive
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CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Standard

Night Vision

Night Vision
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Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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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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Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc *
  • Air bags, frontal, dual-stage, driver and right front passenger, side impact with head and thorax protection, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner's Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right front passenger with pretensioners and child restraint provisions
  • Traction control, all-speed, electronic *
  • Daytime running lamps *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (3)

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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.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Foundation Components > Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Oct 27, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 27, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V525000
Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH ONE OR BOTH REAR BRAKE HYDRAULIC LINES THAT CAN COME IN CONTACT WITH OR BE AFFECTED BY HEAT FROM THE LEFT ENGINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD AND THE LEFT EXHAUST PIPE. THE BRAKE FLUID COULD REACH ELEVATED TEMPERATURES AND BOIL.
Consequence:
IF THE BRAKE FLUID BOILS IN A REAR BRAKE LINE, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE REAR BRAKE SYSTEM WOULD BE REDUCED WHICH COULD RESULT IN A BRAKE LINE LEAK AND LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID. IF ENOUGH FLUID LEAKS FROM THE REAR BRAKE SYSTEM SO THAT BRAKE PEDAL APPLICATION CAN NO LONGER BUILD PRESSURE TO THE REAR BRAKES. THE OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE WILL EXPERIENCE LIMITED BRAKING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL (1) INSPECT THE LEFT ENGINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD CLIP FOR PROPER ALIGNMENT AND PLACEMENT ON THE BODY-MOUNTED STUD. IF INCORRECT, THEY WILL REPOSITION THE CLIP ON THE BRAKE LINES AND REINSTALL THE CLIP ON THE STUD; (2) THE DEALER WILL VERIFY THAT BOTH REAR BRAKE LINES HAVE THE PROPER CLEARANCE TO THE LEFT EXHAUST PIPE. THEY WILL REPOSITION THE LINES BY BENDING AS NECESSARY; (3) DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE MACHINING TAB FROM THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING. ALSO, DEALERS ARE TO INSPECT THE BRAKE LINES FOR WEAR IN THESE RELATED AREAS AND REPAIR OR REPLACE IF THERE IS ANY SIGN OF WEAR-THROUGH ON THE NYLON OVERCOATING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 18, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2239 OR CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
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Vehicle Speed Control > Accelerator Pedal Feb 4, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 4, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V046000
Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 124, 'ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEMS.' IF ONE OF THE TWO ACCELERATOR PEDAL RETURN SPRINGS FAILS AND THE TEMPERATURE IS -22 DEGREES F TO -40 DEGREES F, THE ENGINE MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE WITHIN THREE SECONDS, AS REQUIRED.
Consequence:
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, GREATER BRAKE PEDAL FORCE AND A LONGER DISTANCE MAY BE REQUIRED TO STOP THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY. THIS RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339 OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.

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