2008 Cadillac DTS  -  $44,045


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $44,045
Base Invoice: $41,239
Destination Charge: $870
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn w/1SA
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 15 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 4dr Sdn w/1SA
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, Hydra-matic 4T80-E
Engine: Engine, Northstar 4.6L DOHC V8 (275 HP [205 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 295 lb-ft of torque [400 N-m] @ 4400 rpm)

Pros

Fresh Cadillac styling; enough room inside to stretch out; comfortable ride.


Model Highlights

The base trim is equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, OnStar, bi-xenon headlamps, a power front seat, remote vehicle start, and a CD/MP3 audio system with satellite radio.

Upper DTS trims add heat to the front and rear seats, the steering wheel, the windshield washer, and the exterior mirrors. Also, on the upper trims the front seats are cooled and the driver's seat features memory settings. Front and rear parking assist, StabiliTrak, and brake assist are also part of the upper trim equipment groups.

The DTS's interior is voluminous, with seating for five or six, depending on whether a front bench or bucket seats are specified. In either configuration, passengers are ensconced in plush leather. You'll find generous legroom in any seating position, as well as a commodious 18.8 cubic foot trunk.

The suspension is clearly tuned for smooth freeway cruising, but the DTS keeps its composure when the road turns twisty in a way your father's DeVille never could. Cadillac's Northstar 4.6L V8 delivers 275 smooth horsepower to the DTS's front wheels.

With excellent crash test ratings, respectable 15 city/23 highway mileage estimates, a long list of features, a strong powertrain, and room for the whole family, the DTS remains a solid choice for the luxury car buyer set.


Model News

For the 2008 Cadillac DTS, GM offers optional Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert systems. Also available is a Platinum Edition that includes unique 18-inch chrome wheels, a chrome grille, and a unique small chrome insert on the door handle lift bar. New exterior colors for the 2008 DTS include Crystal Red Tintcoat, Black Cherry, Double Espresso, Blue Diamond Tricoat, and Carbon Flash Metallic.


Value Writeup

For traditional luxury large car buyers, the 2008 Cadillac DTS remains one of only a handful of choices. The DTS compares favorably against its rivals, with more power than the Lincoln Town Car and a larger, more impressive interior than the Chrysler 300. It also offers plenty of luxury features and comfort for its $41,970 base price.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
270.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
414.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LD8

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.6L/279

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 4400

Trans Order Code
MX0

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

EPA Classification
Full Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
39.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
60.0 in

Front Hip Room
56.9 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
41.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
59.2 in

Second Hip Room
56.7 in

Wheelbase
115.6 in

Length, Overall
207.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.8 in

Height, Overall
57.6 in

Track Width, Front
62.5 in

Track Width, Rear
61.7 in

Trunk Volume
18.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4009 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

Front Tire Order Code
QCH

Rear Tire Order Code
QCH

Front Tire Size
P235/55SR17

Rear Tire Size
P235/55SR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 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
08V441000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 28, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
857735

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 857,735 MY 2006-2008 BUICK LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MY 2007-2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL, SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MY 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WIPER WASHER FLUID SYSTEM. A SHORT CIRCUIT ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE WASHER FLUID HEATER MAY OVERHEAT THE CONTROL-CIRCUIT GROUND WIRE.

Consequence
THIS MAY CAUSE OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO MALFUNCTION, CREATE AN ODOR, OR CAUSE SMOKE INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS WITH AN IN-LINE FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM, GMC AT 1-866-996-9436; OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493; OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM .

GM RECALL NO. 08048. CUSTOMERS 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
14V355000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 23, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,141,731

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) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and 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. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.

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

Frontal Passenger

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, Northstar 4.6L DOHC V8 (275 HP [205 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 295 lb-ft of torque [400 N-m] @ 4400 rpm)

Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, Hydra-matic 4T80-E

Drivetrain, front-wheel drive

Alternator, 150 amps

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Frame, integral construction with corrosion-resistant coating

Suspension, 4-wheel independent

Automatic level control

Steering, power, Magnasteer, variable-assist, rack-and-pinion

Exhaust outlets, dual chrome-plated

Wheels, 17" x 7" (43.2 cm x 17.8 cm) machined-finish aluminum with painted accents

Tires, P235/55R17 all-season, blackwall

Tire, compact spare

Headlamps, Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID), windshield wiper-activated with Twilight Sentinel, cornering lamps and night-time flash-to-pass feature (headlamps on)

Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia

Mirrors, outside heated, power-adjustable, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Glass, laminated front-side, theft-deterrent

Glass, laminated rear-side, theft-deterrent

Wipers, front intermittent with structureless wiper blades

Lamps, LED backup

Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, Theftlock and 8-speakers

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

Antenna, Quad-Band with XM Satellite Radio

Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces, floor shift 8-way power driver and passenger seat adjusters

Seat adjusters, driver and front passenger 4-way power lumbar control

Seat, rear pass-through

Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders and storage

Console, center with storage bin, storage tray, dual cup holders, coin holder and armrest

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped

Steering column, without column shifter (floor shift) (Requires (AQ9) front bucket seats with leather seating surfaces.)

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, coolant temperature and Driver Information Center

Fuel gauge, analog

Driver Information Center, with miles range, average and instant mpg, fuel used, timer, battery volts, Tire Pressure Monitor, engine oil life and driver personalization features with warning and status messages

Tire Pressure Monitor

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

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Trunk release, power, includes valet lockout, located in glovebox

Fuel filler door release, push/push

Remote Keyless Entry, with (AP3) Adaptive Remote Start, panic button, trunk release and door locks

Adaptive Remote Start, included with Remote Keyless Entry

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+

Retained accessory power, power windows and audio system remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened

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

Interior accent trim, Dark Babinga wood film

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass display and OnStar controls

Lighting, LED interior with rear reading lights

Map pockets, front doors and front seatbacks

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting, illuminated entry

Brake/transmission shift interlock, for automatic transmissions

Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled

StabiliTrak, includes Brake Assist

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Brake Assist, included with (JL4) StabiliTrak

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. (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, driver and right-front passenger, lap belt only on center front seat

Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions with outboard comfort guides

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, NORTHSTAR 4.6L DOHC V8
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE, HYDRA-MATIC 4T80-E
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" X 7" (43.2 CM X 17.8 CM) MACHINED-FINISH ALUMINUM WITH PAINTED ACCENTS
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" X 7" (43.2 CM X 17.8 CM) CHROME ALUMINUM
$825

 
WHEELS, 17" X 7" (43.2 CM X 17.8 CM) CHROME ALUMINUM
$825

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM EXTRA COST SOLID PAINT
$0

 
BLACK CHERRY
$0

 
MYSTIC GRAY
$0

 
BLUE CHIP
$0

 
COTILLION WHITE
$0

 
BLACK RAVEN
$0

 
GOLD MIST
$0

 
COGNAC FROST TRICOAT
$995

 
BLACK ICE
$495

 
LIGHT PLATINUM
$0

 
DOUBLE ESPRESSO
$0

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$995

 
BLUE DIAMOND TRICOAT
$995

 
WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT
$995

 
TITANIUM CHROMAFLAIR
$995

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH LEATHER SEATING SURFACES, FLOOR SHIFT
$0

 
SEATS, 40/20/40 FLEX SEATING WITH LEATHER SEATING SURFACES, COLUMN SHIFT
$295

 
EBONY, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES WITHOUT PERFORATION
$0

 
SHALE, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES WITHOUT PERFORATION
$0

 
LIGHT LINEN, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES WITHOUT PERFORATION
$0

 
TITANIUM, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES WITHOUT PERFORATION
$0

 
EBONY, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES WITH MINI PERFORATED SEAT INSERTS
$0

 
SHALE, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES WITH MINI PERFORATED SEAT INSERTS
$0

 
LIGHT LINEN, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES WITH MINI PERFORATED SEAT INSERTS
$0

 
TITANIUM, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES WITH MINI PERFORATED SEAT INSERTS
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD/MP3 PLAYER
$0

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

 
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
STEERING COLUMN, COLUMN SHIFT
$0

 
SUN AND SOUND PACKAGE
$1,505

 
SUN AND NAVIGATION PACKAGE
$2,995

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING
$0

 
CLIMATE CONTROL, TRI-ZONE AUTOMATIC
$195

 
MEMORY PACKAGE, RECALLS 2 DRIVER "PRESETS"
$0

 
SEATS, HEATED AND COOLED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$1,425

 
MIRRORS, OUTSIDE HEATED POWER-ADJUSTABLE AND DRIVER-SIDE AUTO-DIMMING, MANUAL-FOLDING
$0

 
TRUNK CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$95

 
CARGO NET, TRUNK
$0

 
UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE
$110

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

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