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2007 Cadillac CTS-V

  • 2007 Cadillac CTS-V Base Sedan

    Base Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      400/395
    • ENGINE
      6.0L V8
    • MSRP
      $51,425
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2007 Cadillac CTS-V Review

Makes Cadillac more than a luxury car producer.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2007 Cadillac CTS-V will change a lot of people’s minds about what the Cadillac name means. With a Corvette motor, serious handling capabilities, and very few flaws to complain about, the CTS-V is another kind of ""Caddy"" altogether. This is a genuine sport sedan that offers driving thrills and can hang with the big boys of European sport sedan pedigree.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 6.0-liter V-8
Transmissions: six-speed manual
Models: Cadillac CTS-V

What's New

The 2007 CTS-V gets a few changes, including traffic updates for the optional satellite radio when ordered along with the navigation system. Goodyear RS-A Extended Mobility run-flat tires are now an available option. The powertrain warranty has been extended to five years or 100,000 miles.

Exterior

The 2007 Cadillac CTS-V is only available as a four-door sedan with one trim level. Almost all of the regular CTS features come standard on the CTS-V, such as HID headlights, 18-inch wheels, and a power sunroof. Options are limited to special, extra-cost paint colors and run-flat tires.

Interior

The CTS-V’s cabin offers leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, aggressively-bolstered sport seats, a premium Bose audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer, and a navigation system. There aren’t any option packages or even stand-alone options for the interior.

While Cadillac can get a pass for not including excessive cabin features; the quality of the cabin itself does deserve some demerits. This is a sport sedan, and many in class rivals boast high quality interiors; some of the cabin materials aren’t up to the competition.

Performance & Handling

The CTS-V sports an impressive six-liter V-8 that is essentially the same power plant found in the Corvette. This gives the CTS-V exotic sports car-like engine production of 400 hp at 6000 rpm and 395 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. A six-speed manual is the only transmission choice in an effort to convey to prospective buyers that this is truly a performance-oriented machine. Thanks to this setup, the CTS-V runs the zero-to-60-mph sprint in a very respectable 5 seconds. This performance is competitive.

The handling is another pleasant surprise. The CTS-V will stick to any twists in the road that may come along. The CTS-V is something of a piece of history. When an automaker breaks with years of thematic tradition and a long-standing build philosophy, it is worth noting. This is not the typical luxury-only Caddy, and buyers looking for comfort and driving thrills should really take note and set aside any prejudices and pre-conceived notions about what the Cadillac name implies. The CTS-V is a driver’s machine and a reasonably-priced, well-executed one at that.

Safety

Standard safety gear on the 2007 Cadillac CTS-V includes Brembo brakes with four-piston calipers and an anti-lock brake system, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and a driver-adjustable stability control system called StabiliTrak. There have been no crash tests performed with the exact CTS-V model. The NHTSA crash testing involving a regular CTS resulted in a score of four out of five stars for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts, while side-impact tests resulted in a five-star rating for rear passengers and a four-star rating for front passengers. In IIHS frontal-offset crash testing, the Cadillac earned the best possible rating of ""good"" and was named a ""Best Pick.""

EPA Fuel Economy

Cadillac CTS-V: 14/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Engine power
  • Handling
  • Cabin space
  • Reasonable price for this segment

You Won't Like

  • Interior design
  • Some interior materials

Sum Up

Makes Cadillac more than a luxury car producer.

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