Cadillac Club : Cadillac DTS
THE CADILLAC DTS… The Deville Touring Sedan
Replacing the Cadillac Seville in the upcoming year will be the largest luxury vehicle from Cadillac, the DTS. The Cadillac DTS
offers the 2006 buyer two distinct versions of this model, the standard
4.6-liter Northstar V8 and the Performance package, featuring the 4.6-liter L37
The Cadillac DTS made its debut in the January Inauguration Parade for
President Bush’s second term in the form of a hand-built limousine. However, the
regular line of Cadillac DTS made their debut at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show a
One of the first noticeable changes the DTS has in the interior seating, gone are the days of the traditional row seating, instead this Cadillac luxury sedan is equipped with standard bucket seats, however, if you’re still interested in row seating, the basic DTS offers this as an option. But rest assured, even these bucket seats offer the Cadillac driver, as well as their passenger a relaxing and comfortable place to ride.
Standard amenities for the DTS include tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, OnStar, bi-xenon headlamps, power front seats and one-touch windows. As well, many drivers opt for luxury packages that offer adaptive cruise control, heated and cooled seats, seat memory for drivers, a heated rear bench, rain-sensing wipers and the audio sound system, Bose; also, available the optional XM Satellite radio.
Like its predecessor, the Deville, this car also operates on rear wheel drive, unlike its European counter-parts, which offer front wheel drive capabilities. Another difference is the entire new look of this vehicle, offering up an updated sleek grille and the Cadillac’s newest version of vertical taillights, inset rear fenders, and a nice squared off trunk.
The overall cost of the new 2006 Cadillac DTS is also reasonable, entering the market at a base price of $41,000 with optional performance packages ranging from $43,000 to just at $47,000. As far as fuel economy goes, this large sedan isn’t as bad as one might think, in fact; it averages 17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.