2005 Cadillac CTS

At a Glance

Pricing $31,490 - $50,790
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.8l V6, 3.6l V6, 5.7l V8
Transmissions A5, M6
Fuel Economy 15-18 (city), 23-27 (highway)

It is a mid-sized, rear wheel drive vehicle that competes well with the German benchmarks. The angular styling was controversial at first but has grown on buyers. The standard powertrain is a 3.6 litre, 255hp V6. For more excitement the CTS-V model stuffs the Corvette V8 under the hood with a six speed manual, however, the CTS-V comes at a price premium of 50k. More emphasis is being placed on the entry level models in the hopes of developing brand loyalty with younger buyers.

What Changed:

All-new 2.8L V6 appears in the entry-level CTS replacing last years 3.2L. Both the 2.8L and 3.6L engines are now available with either a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. The 400hp CTS-V performance model picks up a couple of new colors and a lighter grey interior.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
CTS 3.6l V6 (255-bhp) A5 RWD $33,640
CTS 3.6l V6 (255-bhp) M6 RWD $32,440
CTS 2.8l V6 (210-bhp) A5 RWD $32,690
CTS-V 5.7l V8 (400-bhp) M6 RWD $50,790
CTS 2.8l V6 (210-bhp) M6 RWD $31,490