...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...
Earlier this month the Cadillac STS ended production and this past week the same fate befell its bigger brother, the DTS, with the last example seen here rolling off the... read more May 30, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Someday, we might not have to put so much emphasis on airbags, anti-whiplash seats, and roof crush. In an ideal world, we could simply avoid accidents altogether, right? Or... read more August 27, 2010 by Bengt Halvorson
In late 2007 Cadillac general manager Jim Taylor revealed that the current STS and DTS models would be dropped at the end of their respective product cycles in favor of a... read more April 10, 2009 by Ralph Hanson 11
Tough CAFE standards, even tougher economic conditions and high oil prices have conspired to lay the ultra-luxury Cadillac XLS and its V12 engine to rest. Never officially... read more August 21, 2008 by Nelson Ireson 8
We now have official shots of the long-wheelbase version of the Cadillac’s DTS sedan. The extended version, dubbed the DTS-L, will hit showrooms early next year and... read more November 22, 2006 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran