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1997 Cadillac Seville Review
Luxury and power combine.
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The 1997 Cadillac Seville is a near-luxury sedan that offers a smooth and comfortable ride. Both models are well appointed with numerous luxury features offered as standard equipment. In fact, the list of optional equipment is relatively light because most features are already standard. It's a comfortable, spacious sedan that can be enjoyable to drive or ride inside.
However, the 1997 Cadillac Seville is not purely a comfortable vehicle. The 4.6-liter eight-cylinder engine under the hood has an amazing amount of power. In addition to the fast acceleration, it also maneuvers and handles quite well. Needless to say, it's the full package offering comfort, performance, and luxury.
Engines: 4.6-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Cadillac Seville SLS, Cadillac Seville STS
The 1997 Cadillac Seville is entirely redesigned with changes to the interior and exterior while it gets its performance enhanced. The most noticeable changes are the modification and alteration of the driving systems, resulting in better handling.
The 1997 Cadillac Seville is a fairly large sedan Measuring 204.1 inches long. The design is very conservative, providing a very angular, block profile. The aesthetic is not necessarily unattractive, but most drivers are likely to find it well past its prime. On the other hand, some drivers might appreciate it for the nostalgia factor. Additionally, alloy wheels are standard equipment, whereas optional features include chrome wheels and special factory paint.
Both Cadillac Seville models offer a wide range of luxury amenities. Standard equipment on both models includes keyless entry, lighted entry, anti-theft alarm system, power windows, power heated mirrors, power locks, cruise control, power seats, leather trimmed tilt-steering wheel, air-conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control, steering wheel audio controls, AM/FM radio, and a cassette player. The Cadillac Seville STS also has leather seating as standard equipment. Optional features includes a center console, power moonroof, auto-dim mirrors, CD player, CD changer, Delco/Bose audio, heated seats, integrated garage door opener, and OnStar.
Performance & Handling
The 1997 Cadillac Seville has amazing performance, even compared to the highly competitive near-luxury sedan market. The 4.6-liter eight-cylinder engine is capable of delivering 275 horsepower, which allows the Seville to accelerate quickly and efficiently to reach a higher than normal top speed. The handling is excellent; with the addition of traction control and anti-lock brakes, it also significantly improves its capabilities in slippery conditions.
The 1997 Cadillac Seville gets dual-front airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and traction control as standard.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Powerful engine
- Luxurious interior
- High quality build
You Won't Like
- Body design has aged poorly
Luxury and power combine.
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