When Cadillac introduced the CTS in 2003, it redefined the brand's ability to provide an entry level luxury sedan. For 2008, the CTS has been redesigned inside and out, with a larger, more chic grille and two potent V6 engines.
A 3.6 liter V6 engine is the standard offering. It produces 263 horsepower, while a direct injected engine of the same size is offered that wrings out 304 horses. Choice of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission send power to the standard rear wheel drive. All wheel drive is available for the first time this year.
Mileage ranges from 16 miles per gallon city to 26 miles per gallon with the direct injected engine.
Of the many new features in the '08 CTS, one that can't be overlooked is the available UltraView Sunroof that offers terrific views for both the front and rear passengers. Glass covers almost 70 percent of the roof of the new CTS and is a feature seldom seen in an entry-level luxury sedan.
Base MSRP for the 2008 Cadillac CTS is $32,245. Opt for the direct-injected engine and full options and the price will break $40,000.
Redesigned for 2008, the Cadillac CTS tactfully exudes both well-crafted luxury and well-engineered performance.