For the discriminating luxury car owner desiring to combine opulence with raw power, the Cadillac STS certainly does not disappoint. As the replacement model for the heralded Seville, the STS is a rear wheel drive, five passenger car that competes against the BMW 5 Series, the Lexus GS, and similar sized vehicles. All wheel drive is an option for owners who want this special package.
For 2007, Cadillac offers six trim levels for the STS. The standard STS is equipped with a 255 h.p. 3.6L V6 with the top of the line V8 Luxury Performance package rounding out the offerings. This top of the line model is powered by Cadillac’s vaunted 4.6L Northstar V8 engine.
A 5 speed automatic is standard with V6 powered models while a 6 speed automatic comes with every V8.
Not to be outdone by its competitors, the STS offers a full range of luxury features including full power driven controls and leather appointments. In addition, every STS comes equipped with stolen vehicle tracking, remote door unlock, hands-free voice activated phone, side airbags, and full roadside and emergency services. The standard CD player is often replaced by the optional “infotainment” system which includes an audio system with navigation, an AM/FM stereo with Bose 5.1 Studio Surround sound system, a 6 speed CD/DVD player, Bluetooth phone interface, navigational mapping, weather band, 15 speakers, and more. Every STS owner can elect to include a power, tilt sliding sunroof with sunshade for their vehicle.
As with every Cadillac model, the STS has built in safety features to protect occupants and to keep the car on the road even in the worst of conditions. An antilock brake system with four wheel performance disc brakes is standard on every STS with a performance handling package that includes adaptive cruise control and magnetic ride control as an option on top of the line models.
It is no wonder that Cadillac sales remain strong with a car of the STS’ stature in their line up. Get behind the wheel of an STS to see for yourself how this sedan measures up against the competition.