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2007 Cadillac STS

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2007 Cadillac STS Review

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Cadillac continues its evolution from builder of luxo-barges to world-class touring sedans, and nowhere is this transformation more evident than with the STS. It falls squarely on the shoulders of the STS to put Cadillac back on the world's radar screen as a builder of first-class luxury performance sedans. If ever there was a Cadillac that could lure younger buyers from their love affairs with Lexus and BMW, it's the STS. With a choice of V6 or V8 engines, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and enough sophisticated electronics to please the most demanding technophile, about the only thing lacking from this car is a five or six-speed manual transmission, a feature some enthusiasts may desire.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you the like the edgy styling of the CTS and XLR cars, you'll no doubt like the new STS. It has room for five, a massive trunk and a long list of electronic features and toys.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The STS' styling has been seen before, namely on the CTS sedan. It does not stand out like the BMW 5 Series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and buyers at this level often prefer a more distinctive vehicle.

What's Significant About This Car?

An all-new six-speed automatic transmission becomes standard equipment on all Northstar-equipped models.

Driving the STS

Driving Impressions With key fob in pocket, our STS knew of our presence, unlocking its doors in anticipation of the coming drive; the same fob permitted us to start the car with...

a push of a button. On the road, we found the STS' 3.6-liter V6 to be quiet and free of vibration, though at full throttle the sound emitted from the engine bay was somewhat coarse.

Power, on the other hand, was readily available and fuel economy proved surprisingly good, especially on long highway trips. The STS' rear-wheel-drive platform and sport-tuned suspension allowed little body roll and gave predictable handling. The STS tracked brilliantly in tight turns, though the steering response was somewhat soft and slow to react. StabiliTrak stability control proved admirable in keeping the STS from skidding off course.

Bose Studio Surround Sound
The Bose Studio Surround Sound option features 15 speakers placed strategically throughout the cabin, including on the tops of the seats and beneath the center console. It delivers great sound.

Supportive Seats
The STS seats show Cadillac has found a nice combination of comfort and support, and they do a good job of holding you in place without being too firm.

2007 Cadillac STS Details
2007 Cadillac STS photo Interior

The STS interior is certainly pleasing to the eye, but not ground-breaking by any means. The usual color choices of black, tan or gray are offset by the occasional use of nice wood trim. A sprayed-on urethane "skin" gives the dash and door panels a rich look mimicking real leather, but we do worry how well this material will hold up over time, as a similar technique used by Volkswagen was prone to peel. Optional equipment, such as the four-color Head-Up Display and Bose Studio Surround Sound audio, help liven things up a bit. Rear-seat legroom and headroom are plentiful, and the huge trunk with its low lift-over height allows for easy loading.

Exterior
2007 Cadillac STS photo

The STS sports many of the same styling cues as the CTS sedan, but a closer look reveals a bit more curvature in the design. The STS is some two inches wider than the CTS, giving it a more substantial look, and its C-pillar design is narrower at the top, with the rear doorframe clearly outlined. A wide front grille is flanked by a set of stacked headlamps, while around back the signature Cadillac taillights are lit by two long rows of LEDs.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The V6-powered STS has a five-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), traction control, StabiliTrak, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, OnStar, keyless start, fog lights, inside and left-hand outside auto-dimming mirrors, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, Bose audio, front side-impact and front and rear head-curtain airbags, power leather seats, cruise control, leather-wrapped power tilt/telescoping steering wheel and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels. The V8 model features a memory package for the driver's seat, mirrors and steering wheel, dual eight-way power seats, a six-speed automatic transmission and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options are numerous and include onboard navigation, Head-Up Display, garage door opener, six-disc DVD changer, Bose Studio Surround Sound system, HID headlamps, power glass moonroof, Magnetic Ride Control suspension, limited-slip rear axle, rain-sensing wipers, 18-inch wheels and tires, adaptive cruise control and a performance handling package.

Under the Hood

The V6 engine is strong enough to satisfy most owners, while the V8 offers plenty of performance for the enthusiasts. It really comes down to how you like to drive and how much money you have to spend.

3.6-liter V6
255 horsepower @ 6500 rpm
252 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27

4.6-liter V8
320 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
315 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/27

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2007 Cadillac STS Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 260 Ratings for the 2005 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Excellent

By on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the best car I have ever owned. Sorry Cadillac quit making it. It has never given me any problems. It has a beautiful design inside and out. The only flaw in the car is the head room is limited for taller people. I can't sit up straight in the seat."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Great driving car. I love it.

By on Saturday, July 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,810

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is one of the best automobiles I have ever had. Have had lots of compliments on it. Too bad that auto manufacturer had choose not to make any more. I will probable keep this one for a few more years."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

My favorite Cadillac

By on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quiet and powerful."

Cons: "Don't have any."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have had nine Cadillacs and this 2008 STS is by far my favorite one. It runs flawlessly, presents pure luxury and in 32000 miles I have not had a repair bill. It has been garaged since new and the metallic red finish is perfect. With original chrome wheels, it still catches notice here on Palm Beach FL. I love this car. it was the best value for my money ever."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

This is my 3rd and most luxuries cad I have had.

By on Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Its a looker"

Cons: "Big headrests. I am small"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This car had adaptive cruise control, heads up, heated or cooled seats. 3 DVD players. Love the Bose radio touch screen. It has a beautiful blackberry sparkle paint job, and it really stands our with the stainless pillar posts."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

overall an excellent vehicle

By on Monday, April 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "lot of fun to drive, looks great, handles good."

Cons: "Shifter gate may need a new selenoid."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"handles well, very comfortable on long trips, enjoy the heated and cooled seats. Very good power (320 hp) with good gas mileage. 21 in town and 26 on highway. Not a lot of problems so far. Shifter gate will sometimes not allow the motor to shut off unless you hit park with a solid hit. May be the selenoid as I'm told. interior has held up well."

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

excellent car. Only issue is on snow.

By on Friday, April 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Cons: "snow"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought the car with only 10000 miles. I have put 70000 miles on it with nothing other than regular maintenance. The only problems I had was this last winter. The car is not the best on snow and ice. In all other circumstances the car has been an outstanding value and reliable vehicle."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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