...Powertrains and Performance: Two 4.6-liter V8 engines are employed in the DTS lineup. All trims except the Performance have 275 horsepower, while the enhanced V8 in the DTS Performance makes 292 hp. Either way, the lone transmission is a four-speed automatic, which is calibrated for quicker response in the Performance model. On-road acceleration is adequate as we've timed a DTS Performance to 60 mph in 7 seconds flat. Safety: Stability control is standard across the board, as are antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In crash testing, the 2008...
...The Cadillac's plush, spacious, quiet interior and nearly 19 cubic foot trunk (four golf bags, easily) makes it a serious candidate for king of the highway award. Underneath that comfortable interior Cadillac has wired the DTS for safety. Stability control comes standard across its five trim levels, along with ABS disc brakes, front-seat side and full-length side curtain airbags. The DTS achieved a five-star rating in National Highway Traffic Safety frontal crash tests for the driver, four stars for the passenger, and four stars for front and rear passengers in frontal-offset testing, with an...
...heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, Adaptive Remote Start (with a personalization provision), power folding mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and heated windshield-washer fluid. Front and rear ultrasonic parking assistance, IntelliBeam automatic high-beam headlights, an in-dash six-CD changer with MP3 capability and adaptive cruise control also are available. Additional features include XM Satellite Radio, a DVD-based navigation system and GM's OnStar communication system. Under the Hood Cadillac's 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 comes in a choice of two configurations in the DTS. The base V-8...
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