Cadillac CTS Models and CTS History

Achieving less than successful results with the European-derived Catera, Cadillac started from scratch in the creation of the mid-sized luxury vehicle to brand needed to lure younger customers. The result was the 2003 CTS furnished by a radical, new Cadillac design language. The mid-sized sedan debuting in 2003 was a rear-wheel drive was immediately greeted as a breath of fresh air from a brand that was believed to have lost contact with modern luxury through the closing decades of the 20th century.


Built for serve as an entry-level luxury car, the CTS also featured a stout suspension and high-performing brakes for responsive handling. The 2003 Cadillac CTS was powered by a 220-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 engine that could be paired with either a five-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual gearbox. The following year, a higher output 3.6-liter was offered on the sedan generating 255 horsepower. A high-performance alter ego to the sedan called the CTS-V was also introduced in 2004 with eight-cylinder engine power. A manual gearbox incorporating six gears was available for the first time in 2005. Also in 2005, the 3.2-liter engine was replaced with a 2.8-liter powerplant producing 210 horsepower.


In 2008, the CTS received a substantial styling refresh accented by reshaped headlight housing using LEDs and a taller, more prestigious looking front grille. Possessing the same wheelbase as the previous model, the 2008 CTS was slightly larger in overall length. The powerplant for the Cadillac CTS also underwent a major overhaul in 2008. Featuring gasoline direct injection technology, a 3.6-liter V-6 engine developed 304 horsepower. All-wheel drive was provided as an option to CTS buyers with the redesigned sedan. After 2009, the Cadillac CTS line-up expanded adding a new sport wagon as well as a coupe.


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

Boasting capable and secure handling, smart interior design and electronic gadgetry, the 2009 Cadillac CTS is a luxury sport sedan that continues in its popularity.
Redesigned for the new model year, the 2008 Cadillac CTS is a mid-size luxury sedan that is now available with AWD.
A five-passenger luxury sedan, the 2007 Cadillac CTS is available with a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission and two V6 engines to choose from.
An entry-level luxury sedan with seating for five, the 2006 Cadillac CTS is offered with a choice between two V6 engines and either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.
A sporty five-passenger entry-level luxury sedan, the 2005 Cadillac CTS is the smallest and most nimble in the Cadillac lineup yet carries the same level of style and substance.
Updated with a new 255 hp 3.6L V6, the 2004 Cadillac CTS is an entry-level luxury sedan that seats five passengers and sits as the entry point into the Cadillac family of cars.
The 2003 Cadillac CTS is a brand-new entry-level luxury sedan that represents a new direction for this iconic American manufacturer.