The 2007 Cadillac DTS carries on the decade’s long tradition of the DeVille. ""DTS"" actually stands for DeVille Touring Sedan. It offers everything that a buyer would expect from a Cadillac of this kind: a comfortable and quiet ride, interior space, a powerful engine, and a car that handles long trips in style. The DTS sits in a segment occupied by some high-quality Asian and European rivals. While the DTS is smaller than its predecessors, it still lacks the driving and handling prowess of some of the competition. But the DTS is hard to beat when it comes to a luxury ride. It is mostly competitive in terms of features and style but lacks the material quality or build quality of many of its rivals. Overall, the DTS is a fine choice for a large American-made luxury cruiser, but still a choice that should be made after taking a fair look at the competition.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Cadillac DTS, Cadillac DTS Luxury I, Cadillac DTS Luxury II, Cadillac DTS Performance
For 2007, the Cadillac DTS sees a few minor alterations. The wheels now feature a colored wreath and crest, the color palates are shuffled, and the powertrain warranty is extended to five years or 100,000 miles.
The 2007 Cadillac DTS large luxury sedan comes in four trim levels: base, Luxury I, Luxury II, and Performance. The base version has bi-xenon headlamps, while the Luxury I trim adds nothing to the exterior. The Luxury II gets a cabin upgrade and chrome wheels. The Cadillac DTS Performance has a more powerful V-8 with performance-oriented transmission programming, 18-inch wheels, and a firmer suspension with Magnetic Ride Control. A sunroof is the only notable exterior stand-alone option.
The Base DTS starts off with cabin gear like leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, OnStar, remote vehicle start, a power front seat, a CD/MP3 player, and satellite radio. The Luxury I trim adds heated rear seats, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, and park assist. The Luxury II trim features a six-disc CD changer, triple-zone climate control, power lumbar adjustments for front and rear seats, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, driver-seat memory positioning, a power rear sunshade, rear vanity mirrors Stand-alone options available for the DTS are dependent on the trim and include adaptive cruise control and a navigation system.
Like a lot of Cadillac cars, the DTS has a spacious, comfortable, and quiet interior, but lacks the quality of materials typical of the competition. The overall design is nice enough, but European and Asian rivals offer better materials and build quality in this price range.
Performance & Handling
All 2007 Cadillac DTS models use one of two different 4.6-liter ""Northstar"" V-8s. All but the Performance model have a 275-horsepower version that makes 290 lb-ft of torque, while the DTS Performance uses to a 292-hp version that produces 288 lb-ft of torque. A four-speed automatic is the only available transmission, although the version used in the Performance model has been tweaked for faster response. The DTS is a typical cruising Caddy, so don’t expect blistering zero-to-60-mph times or a fast quarter mile. The DTS does have enough power to handle traffic situations well enough and that makes it right on target performance-wise given that it is a comfort cruiser.
As for handling, the DTS is ok for a large and softly tuned vehicle. There is plenty of ride comfort with a smooth feel and very little road or wind noise. The DTS handles itself well in most situations, provided that the pace isn’t pushed at all.
The 2007 Cadillac DTS comes standard with anti-lock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. Stability control is standard on all but the base trim. The DTS scored five stars out of five for the driver and four stars out of five for the passenger in NHTSA frontal crash tests. In that agency's side-impact test, the DTS scored four stars for front and rear passengers. In IIHS frontal-offset testing, the DTS received the highest score out of four, that being a ""good,? while side-impact testing resulted in the second highest score of ""acceptable"" for a rating.
EPA Fuel Economy
Cadillac DTS, Luxury I, Luxury II: 15/23 mpg city/highway
Cadillac DTS Performance: 15/23 mpg city/highway
- Cabin comfort and spaciousness
- Quiet and plush ride
- DVD navigation system
You Won't Like
- Interior material quality
Pure and traditional Cadillac for long time fans.
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