2008 Cadillac STS  -  $44,550


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $44,550
Base Invoice: $41,705
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn V6 RWD w/1SA
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 4dr Sdn V6 RWD w/1SA
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed automatic for RWD, electronically-controlled with overdrive, Hydra-Matic, 6L50-E, tap up/tap down (Must specify a transmission.)
Engine: Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 DI Direct Injection (302 HP [225.2 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 272 lb-ft of torque [367.2 N-m] @ 5200 rpm)

Model Highlights

The 2008 Cadillac STS is available in two primary models, V6 or V8, designated by their type of engine. The V6 model gets an all-new direct-injected 3.6L DOHC V6, making 302 horsepower--nearly 50 more horsepower than last year--and 272 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the power increase, the engine also runs cleaner than the one it replaces, with a 25-percent reduction in cold-start hydrocarbons; the direct injection system also allows the increase in power without a drop in fuel efficiency. The V8 model is powered by a 320-horsepower, 4.6L "Northstar" V8 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission is now offered through the model range; its steep first-gear ratio enables especially strong off-the-line performance.

Both models can be specified with an all-wheel drive system for improved all-weather stability and traction, but there's also a sophisticated StabiliTrak electronic stability control system that helps restore stability. In all-wheel-drive V8 models, StabiliTrak has a special front-wheel steer feature in which the system will use a steering motor to turn the front wheels into a skid when the rear wheels lose traction in order to more quickly restore control.

Inside, the steering wheel can now be trimmed in Sapele Pommele, an exotic wood used for furniture and musical instruments.

The STS offers several leading-technology options. Most notably, a Lane Departure Warning system, which monitors lane marking and warns the driver when the vehicle drifts out of its lane, and a Side Blind Zone Alert System, which uses radar beams to scan the lanes adjacent (about 11 feet on both sides and about 16 feet rearward) and flashes an indicator light when the space is occupied. Another standout feature is the Intellibeam automatic high-beam system available on the V8, which automatically switches between high and low beam based on the distance of oncoming traffic.

The top-option "infotainment" system on the STS has 15 Bose speakers, a six-disc, MP3-compatible CD/DVD changer, an eight-inch screen, and an advanced navigation system, plus Bluetooth hands-free capability and voice recognition.

The STS Platinum model, new for 2008, has a very distinctive look and feel, with 18-inch chrome wheels, a brighter grille, and an exclusive Glacier Gold finish outside, plus a hand-cut, sewn, and wrapped instrument panel and door trim, Tuscany leather seats, olive ash burl wood and chrome accents, plus a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

At the top of the range stands the limited-edition STS-V, a super high-performance version of the STS, bringing a 469-horsepower, 4.4L supercharged version of the Northstar V8, huge Brembo brakes, larger wheels and tires, and larger front and rear stabilizer bars. The STS-V's engine is hand-built by a single craftsman from start to finish. Inside it also gets leather-wrapped surfaces throughout plus olive ash burl wood trim and aluminum accents. According to GM, the STS-V can accelerate to 60 mph in less than six seconds.


Model News

For 2008, the Cadillac STS gets a much more powerful standard engine--a 302-horsepower, direct-injected V6--and a new six-speed automatic transmission standard across the model line. And making its debut for 2008 is a new STS Platinum Edition, which adds distinctive materials inside, with Tuscany leather and special chrome and wood accents.

Two advanced-technology options, Lane Departure Warning Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert, help increase driver awareness and safety, and a head-up display and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are now available on V6 models. Separately, the available Intellibeam headlamps switch between high and low beam as oncoming vehicles approach and pass. There's also a new Performance Handling Package, which adds an upgraded braking system, 18-inch alloy chrome-plated wheels, and summer performance tires, plus an active front steering feature on V8 AWD models. Flashy new polished aluminum 14-spoke, 18-inch wheels are also newly available.

Otherwise there are a number of cosmetic changes, including new side marker lamps, a new grille and lower front fascia and intake, a new body-colored rear fascia, and polished aluminum exhaust tips.


Pros

Overall performance; smooth ride; available leading-edge technology features; optional all-wheel drive; unique front-wheel steer feature; strong safety; ahead-of-the-pack acceleration (STS-V).


Value Writeup

The 2008 STS is Cadillac's high-technology flagship sedan, and in terms of performance and features is every bit a rival to the top sedans from Germany and Japan. With all-wheel drive, the STS makes a surprisingly good all-weather car despite its performance edge, and with the new front-wheel steer system the AWD V8 model promises to be especially nimble. Inside, the STS has a look and feel that entirely justifies the price, and convenience and safety features that match the best in its class.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
289.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
442.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LLT

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.6L/220

Fuel System
DI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200

Trans Order Code
MX0

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.9 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.6 in

Front Hip Room
54.6 in

Second Head Room
37.9 in

Second Leg Room
38.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.4 in

Second Hip Room
55.6 in

Wheelbase
116.4 in

Length, Overall
196.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.6 in

Height, Overall
57.6 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
62.3 in

Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3973 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
1.3 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.67 in

Front Tire Order Code
QKS

Rear Tire Order Code
QKS

Front Tire Size
P235/50VR17

Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x 1.0 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
08V108000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 04, 2008

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
4586

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.

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.

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.

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, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 DI Direct Injection (302 HP [225.2 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 272 lb-ft of torque [367.2 N-m] @ 5200 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed automatic for RWD, electronically-controlled with overdrive, Hydra-Matic, 6L50-E, tap up/tap down (Must specify a transmission.)

Driver Shift Control

Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Suspension, 4-wheel independent

Steering, power, speed-sensitive, rack-and-pinion

Brake Assist

Exhaust outlets, dual chrome-plated tips

Tires, P235/50R17 Michelin V-rated all-season,blackwall (Included with (MX0) RWD transmission.)

Wheels, 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) polished cast aluminum

Headlamps, Tungsten halogen, windshield wiper-activated

Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia

Tail lamps, LED illumination

Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color, manual-folding

Wipers, front intermittent with washers

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

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

Seats, front bucket with articulating head restraints

Seat adjusters, driver and front passenger 8-way power

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, power tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio, HVAC system and voice recognition controls

Personalization features, ability to set exterior lighting, door lock, and remote start features

Instrumentation, analog

Parking brake release

Driver Information Center, with display in gauge cluster including tire pressure and 5 language capability (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish)

Rear Parking Assist

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

Door locks, power programmable

Retained accessory power, audio system, power windows and power sunroof may be used for up to 10 minutes after ignition is turned off and doors remain closed

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Trunk release, power

Decklid, power release

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Keyless Access, includes 2 remote transmitters which enable automatic door unlock and open by pulling door handle

Keyless ignition, engaged with push button start

Adaptive Remote Start

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

Glovebox, passenger-side, lockable

Aluminum Trim Package, premium aluminum trim on center stack, console and instrument panel spear molding

Map pockets, front and rear door storage

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

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, telescoping

Lighting, interior with illuminated entry and exit feature, courtesy lights and entrance lights in base of door and under instrument panel

Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled

StabiliTrak, 4-channel

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 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

 
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 DI DIRECT INJECTION
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC FOR RWD, ELECTRONICALLY-CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE, HYDRA-MATIC, 6L50-E, TAP UP/TAP DOWN
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
TIRES, P235/50R17 MICHELIN V-RATED ALL-SEASON,BLACKWALL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST SOLID PAINT
$0

 
BLACK CHERRY
$0

 
BLUE CHIP
$0

 
BLACK RAVEN
$0

 
GOLD MIST
$0

 
RADIANT BRONZE
$0

 
LIGHT PLATINUM
$0

 
SUNSET BLUE
$0

 
THUNDER GRAY CHROMAFLAIR
$995

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$995

 
WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT
$995

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH ARTICULATING HEAD RESTRAINTS
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
EBONY, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
CASHMERE, NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND BOSE 8-SPEAKER SYSTEM
$0

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING
$1,200

 
WOOD TRIM PACKAGE
$250

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$100

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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