2008 Cadillac CTS  -  $34,420


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $34,420
Base Invoice: $32,231
Destination Charge: $745
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn RWD w/1SA
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 4dr Sdn RWD w/1SA
Transmission: Transmission, Aisin 6-speed manual (Must specify a transmission. Not available with (PDW) Performance Luxury Package or (Y42) 18" (45.7 cm) All-Season Tire Performance Package. Base MSRP includes (MN6) Aisin 6-speed manual transmission.)
Engine: Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 PFI (263 hp [196.1 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 253 lb-ft of torque [341.6 N-m] @ 3100 rpm)

Pros

Performance and handling; new styling; handcrafted interior; fuel efficiency (direct-injection).


Model Highlights

The 2008 Cadillac CTS is now offered with either a 258-horsepower, 3.6L V6 with variable valve timing, or a new direct-injection 3.6L making 304 horsepower. Besides producing more power, the engine also has improved fuel economy and lowered emissions. Both can be paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with driver shift control, and a performance-oriented all-wheel drive system is available (though mated only with the automatic).

The new CTS borrows some appearance elements and mechanical components from the former high-performance V-Series variant, with a new strut tower brace for improved handling, larger brakes than previously used, and retuned steering. Three different suspension tuning levels are available ranging from comfortable to high-performance: FE1, FE2, and FE3. The standard wheels are 17-inch alloys, but larger 18-inch wheels are available, finished either with a multi-coat or high-polish look.

The CTS does come very well equipped, but the interior appointments and available high-tech options are what really distinguish the model from its competitors. The center console was designed in consultation with entertainment industry experts and has an interface for iPods and music players, including a USB port. There's also an available 40-gigabyte hard-drive music system that allows recording of live radio and ripping of CDs. The sound system itself has 300 watts, ten speakers, and Bose Centerpoint technology. Also on the options list is a 3D-imaging navigation system with eight-inch screen, an adaptive forward lighting system that adjusts the beam direction of the xenon lamps to improve night visibility, and a heated windshield and washer system, along with heated and ventilated front seats.

The new interior incorporates handcrafted trim on the instrument panel and doors, and hand-cut, sewn, and wrapped materials used throughout. Recessed LED interior lighting also helps to improve the interior ambiance, and a distinctive Ultra-View sunroof that provides a sky view for both front and rear occupants is available. The seats themselves have been redesigned to maximize space for back-seat passengers.

A full range of air bags are standard on the CTS, including a new dual-depth front passenger air bag, plus front pelvic/thorax bags, along with roof-rail side-curtain bags covering front and rear rows. The StabiliTrak system and four-channel anti-lock brakes are also standard.


Model News

The Cadillac CTS sport sedan gets a complete redesign inside and out for 2008, with a more powerful direct-injection V6 engine available, six-speed manual and automatic transmissions across the line, and a new dual-depth front passenger air bag.


Value Writeup

Cadillac's CTS stands out from the sport-sedan competition for 2008 on the basis of its very attractive handcrafted interior and its available high-tech features, which include adaptive headlamps and advanced audio and navigation options. With the direct-injection engine, it's also one of the most efficient-yet-quick vehicles in its class.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
272.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
425.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LY7

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.6L/220

Fuel System
PFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 3100

Trans Order Code
MN6

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

Trans Description Cont. Again
Aisin

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.15

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.7 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
96 ft³

Front Head Room
38.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.6 in

Front Hip Room
53.4 in

Second Head Room
36.9 in

Second Leg Room
36.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.2 in

Second Hip Room
53.8 in

Wheelbase
113.4 in

Length, Overall
190.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.6 in

Height, Overall
56.7 in

Track Width, Front
60.3 in

Track Width, Rear
60.0 in

Trunk Volume
12.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3509 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.94 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.71 in

Front Tire Order Code
QCH

Rear Tire Order Code
QCH

Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17

Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
56.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
Yes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x 1.02 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V240000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 04, 2010

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1365070

Summary
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.

Consequence
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.

DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V394000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 02, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
554,328

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.

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.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver
To Be Rated

Frontal Passenger
To Be Rated

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 PFI (263 hp [196.1 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 253 lb-ft of torque [341.6 N-m] @ 3100 rpm)

Transmission, Aisin 6-speed manual (Must specify a transmission. Not available with (PDW) Performance Luxury Package or (Y42) 18" (45.7 cm) All-Season Tire Performance Package. Base MSRP includes (MN6) Aisin 6-speed manual transmission.)

Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Suspension, 4-wheel independent

Steering, power, rack-and-pinion

Exhaust, stainless-steel

Exhaust tips, polished

Wheels, 17" x 8" (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) painted aluminum

Tires, P235/55R17 H-rated all-season, blackwall

Sunroof, delete

Headlamps, halogen Tungsten, windshield wiper-activated with Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent with washers

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with single-slot CD player and MP3 playback with Radio Data System (RDS) and Bose 8-speaker system

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation. (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

Antenna, integral front and rear

Seats, front bucket includes 8-way power driver seat adjuster and articulating head restraints

Seat adjuster, front passenger manual recline

Seat, rear pass-through, center armrest

Armrest, front center

Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders

Console, floor with floor shifter, integral armrest, storage compartment and cup holders

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering column, manual rake wheel and telescopic

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped

Steering wheel controls, mounted controls for audio, HVAC and cruise

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, engine water temperature gauge and Driver Information Center

Fuel gauge, analog

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Door locks, power programmable

Windows, power with front and rear Express-Down, front Express-Up and rear passenger lockout

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Trunk release, power

Remote Keyless Entry

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III

Climate control, dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger

Defogger, rear-window electric with front and side window outlets for the driver and right-front passenger

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with OnStar controls

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled

StabiliTrak, stability enhancement system

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

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 driver, dual-depth frontal passenger with Passenger Sensing System, seat-mounted driver and right-front passenger side impact and front and rear outboard head curtain (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 child's 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, driver and right-front passenger

Child seat restraint system

Door locks, rear child security

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.6L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V6 PFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, AISIN 6-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$1,300

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" X 8" (43.2 CM X 20.3 CM) PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" X 8" (43.2 CM X 20.3 CM) MACHINED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS, 18" X 8" (45.7 CM X 20.3 CM) ALUMINUM WITH PREMIUM MULTI-COAT PAINTED FINISH
$0

 
WHEELS, 18" X 8" (45.7 CM X 20.3 CM) ALUMINUM WITH HIGH-POLISHED FINISH
$750

 
TIRES, P235/55R17 H-RATED ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$0

 
TIRES, P235/50R18 V-RATED ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$0

 
BLACK CHERRY
$0

 
BLUE CHIP
$0

 
THUNDER GRAY CHROMAFLAIR
$995

 
BLACK RAVEN
$0

 
GOLD MIST
$0

 
RADIANT BRONZE
$0

 
LIGHT PLATINUM
$0

 
SUNSET BLUE
$0

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$995

 
WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT
$995

 
HOT LAVA
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
EBONY, LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LIGHT TITANIUM, LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
EBONY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
CASHMERE, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LIGHT TITANIUM, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH SINGLE-SLOT CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD/DVD PLAYER, MP3 PLAYBACK AND BOSE 5.1 CABIN SURROUND SOUND 10-SPEAKER SYSTEM
$1,000

 
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD/DVD PLAYER, MP3 PLAYBACK, BOSE 5.1 CABIN SURROUND SOUND 10-SPEAKER SYSTEM AND HDD-BASED NAVIGATION
$3,145

 
HOT LAVA EDITION
$10,350

 
CTS LUXURY COLLECTION
$2,650

 
CTS PREMIUM LUXURY COLLECTION
$8,215

 
CTS PERFORMANCE COLLECTION
$3,350

 
PERFORMANCE LUXURY PACKAGE
$2,875

 
LUXURY LEVEL ONE PACKAGE
$1,000

 
LIGHTING ACCENT, LED SPOTLIGHTS WITH LIGHTING PIPES
$0

 
LUXURY LEVEL TWO PACKAGE
$2,025

 
SEATS, HEATED/VENTILATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$0

 
STEERING COLUMN, POWER RAKE WHEEL AND TELESCOPIC WITH MEMORY
$0

 
UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE
$0

 
PERFORMANCE PACKAGE, 18" (45.7 CM) ALL-SEASON TIRE
$1,740

 
FOG LAMPS, FRONT
$0

 
HEADLAMPS, XENON, HIGH-INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID), WINDSHIELD WIPER-ACTIVATED
$0

 
SEATING PACKAGE
$2,250

 
BLUETOOTH FOR PHONE, PERSONAL CELL PHONE CONNECTIVITY TO VEHICLE AUDIO SYSTEM
$0

 
MEMORY PACKAGE, RECALLS 2 DRIVER "PRESETS"
$0

 
SEAT ADJUSTERS, 10-WAY POWER DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$0

 
SEATS, HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$0

 
SUNROOF, POWER ULTRAVIEW DOUBLE-SIZED, TILT-SLIDING
$1,450

 
WOOD TRIM PACKAGE
$495

 
WOOD TRIM PACKAGE
$150

 
STEERING WHEEL, LEATHER-WRAPPED WITH WOOD TRIM
$0

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
TIRE, COMPACT SPARE
$250

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$100

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

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