Cadillac DTS Models and DTS History

The high-end trim level connected to the DeVille from 2000 to 2005, the DTS nameplate was applied across their full-sized sedan line starting in the 2006 model year. At 207.6 inches in total length, the Cadillac DTS was the longest car-based vehicle offered from the General Motors luxury car division from 2006 to 2011. Catering to executive luxury car duties, comfort as well as performance was both well represented in the four-door, front-wheel drive sedan. DTS boasted impressive V-8 power and a body shape adhering to an aerodynamic 0.32 drag coefficient. Propelled by a 4.6-liter Cadillac Northstar V-8 engine, the 2006 DTS delivered standard power output at 275 horsepower or up to 292 horsepower when opting for the Performance package.

 

Available between 2006 and 2009, the DTS Performance package also featured standard 18-inch wheels and Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The Cadillac DTS passenger compartment could be configured for five occupants or be ordered with a six-passenger interior through the addition of a front bench seat. Leather seating, dual-zone climate control and an eight-speaker AM/FM stereo system with CD player was standard equipped on the large luxury sedan. The 2008 DTS Performance trim package was replaced by the Platinum model that added a DVD navigation system as well as LED interior ambient lighting.

 

Advanced accident avoidance features such as Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert were made optional in 2008. Serving as a state car or limousine, a DTS-L model of the Cadillac sedan was offered as a lengthened vehicle starting in the 2007 model year. DTS has also acted as the basis of exterior design for the limousines built for the president of the United States. The DTS was discontinued in 2011 and marked departure for the Northstar V-8 engine and technology family. In 2012, the XTS sedan replaced the Cadillac DTS.

New and Used DTS Prices, Cadillac DTS Model Years and History

The 2011 Cadillac DTS combines timeless luxury and refined performance with full size executive sedan comfort.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2010 Cadillac DTS is a large luxury sedan that comes standard with keyless entry and Adaptive Remote Start.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

Known for its soft and comfortable ride, the 2009 Cadillac DTS luxury sedan is a perennial favorite that accommodates up to five passengers
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A full-size luxury sedan, the 2008 Cadillac DTS is powered by a Northstar 4.6L V8 and now offers a greater list of standard features.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 5.0

A full-size luxury sedan, the 2007 Cadillac DTS is fitted with a long list of standard equipment but you can choose between two V8 engines.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 3.8
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

A new full-size luxury sedan, the 2006 Cadillac DTS is offered with a choice between two 4.6L V8s and has seating for five passengers.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.6
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.6
Acceleration
 4.4
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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