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2005 Cadillac STS Mid-Size Luxury Sedan
By the staff
New Car Overview of the 2005 Cadillac STS Mid-Size Luxury Sedan
Description: Luxury Mid-Size Sedan
Options & Features
The sporty STS version of Cadillac's Seville sedan fades away in 2005 but the name carries forward to describe a new luxury touring sedan built on the RWD Sigma platform.
Lines for STS look keen with crisp edges that conform to the appearance of CTS. The aggressive face features a prominent horizontal louver panel with wire-mesh airfoil grille and piercing optics with stacked round projector-type headlamps mounted on vertical corners. Big wheels mount out at the four corners, leaving brief overhangs front and rear.
The passenger compartment, spacious quarters with seats for five, piles on luxury gear with soft leather upholstery and hardwood trim plus bright touches of aluminum and satin-finish chrome.
There are two powertrain choices -- the 3.6-liter, V6 VVT worth 255-hp or NorthStar 4.6-liter, V8 VVT zipped to 320-hp. Each plant ties to a 5-speed Hydra-Matic automatic shifter that adds a driver shift control (DSC) for clutch-less manual shifting. And with the V8 Cadillac offers optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction.
2006 Cadillac STS Mid-Size Near-Luxury Sedan
By the StaffNew Car Overview of the 2006 Cadillac STS Mid-Size Near-Luxury Sedan
Description: Mid-Size Near-Luxury Sedan
Options & Features
Sleek and stylish in bold design featuring angular forms and crisp edgework, Cadillac's STS the mid-size touring sedan packs a powerful V6 or V8 engine and mounts exacting mechanical hardware on a rigid RWD platform to produce superb performance and handling traits.
There are two essential versions, as defined by powertrain -- the 3.6-liter V6 VVT worth 254 hp or NorthStar 4.6-liter V8 VVT zipped to 320 hp. STS V6 the price leader amounts to a significant car with plenty of muscle and sporty handling traits, while STS V8 runs head-to-head against elite touring sedans from Europe and Japan.
Key ingredients range from a keyless access system with push-button start to adaptive cruise control (ACC), four-color head-up display (HUD), and a deluxe Bose audio system with six-disc CD/DVD/MP3 deck. And STS V6 offers optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction for 2006.
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2008 Cadillac STS full-size luxury sedan is slotted between the CTS and the DTS
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The 2008 Cadillac STS full-size luxury sedan is slotted between the smaller CTS and the behemoth DTS (road going ocean liner.) The STS is available in three trim levels. They are the STS V6 (MSRP $43,215), the STS V8 (MSRP $53,490), and STS-Platinum (MSRP $59,090). The STS V6 and Platinum trim levels are equipped with a 302-horsepower, 3.6-liter, V6 engine, while the V8 has a more powerful 320-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 engine. Both trim levels are available with 6-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drive system.
The Cadillac STS is the successor to the front wheel drive Cadillac Seville that was retired in 2004. STS stands for "Seville Touring Sedan". Worldwide STS is considered Cadillac's flagship model and is the most expensive Cadillac sedan sold.
The Cadillac STS was first produced in 2005, and has been updated for the year 2008. Changes include a refreshed exterior, with styling cues resembling the 2008 CTS, such as a larger, more aggressive grille and chrome fender vents.  The Cadillac STS is assembled in Lansing, Michigan, and Shanghai, China.
The Cadillac STS has front and rear stabilizer bars, four-wheel independent suspension, short and long arm front suspension, and multi-link rear suspension.
Exterior features of the Cadillac Escalade STS include 17 x 7.5 inch polished alloy wheels, all season tires, a steel spare wheel, an inside-mounted temporary spare tire, variable-intermittent wipers, and a rear defogger.
Cadillac STS instrumentation features include a trip computer, a tachometer, a clock, an external temperature display, low fuel level warning, and a compass.
Seats and trim features in the Cadillac STS include a 5-person total seating capacity, 8-way, height-adjustable, power bucket driver and passenger seats, and leather upholstery. It also has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and alloy trim on the dash and center console. In the rear, the STS is equipped with a bench seat, a folding, with storage and pass-thru center armrest, and rear ventilation ducts.
The Cadillac STS basic comfort and convenience features include cruise control, speed-proportional power steering, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, remote engine start, keyless ignition, and audio and cruise controls on steering wheel. It also has dual zone climate controls for driver and passenger, interior air filtration, an electrochromatic inside rear-view mirror, and dual illuminating vanity mirrors. Features like front and rear cupholders, remote trunk release, front and rear door pockets, front seat-back storage, front console with storage, power outlets (12V front and 12V rear power outlet), retained accessory power, front and rear reading lights, a trunk light, and fro...