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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 274 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

Have had it since new - NEVER a problem!!!

By on Thursday, June 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "RELIABLE, gets about 28 MPG on the Hwy."

Cons: "I could not find anything negative to say."

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

"I have owned many cars and this has to be one of the best, if not the best. Have driven it for 103000+ miles and outside of suggested regular maintenance I have not done anything to this car - OEM tires lasted almost 80000 miles and brakes almost 60000. I don't really want to let this car go."

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

overall nice vehicle

By on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "comfortable ride, great electronics"

Cons: "no moon roof, navigation"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Very comfortable ride, plenty of power to negotiate. No maintenance issues. Disappointed in the "little things," such as chrome peeling off door handles already, and control panel coming loose from drivers' seat. I am an easy driver, about 150 lbs, so no super heavy weight on that seat. Otherwise, minor dings on exterior, and interior is pretty much like new."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Solid USA Performance/Comfort, so many goodies

By on Sunday, May 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,005

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "What a buy! Very competent/capable/comfortable"

Cons: "NorthStar engine is a jewel but performance MPG~22"

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

"Very quiet, fine handling, great luxury interior with leather & real wood. 18" wheels + performance tires really handle. Upgrade brakes (factory) really bring it down from hiway speeds. BOSE Surround Sound: Killer!"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Nice ride

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 520,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "gread on the high way"

Cons: "no good during harsh winter"

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

"Best Caddy Ive owne out of 4 no good in the snow.Repairs have been expensive but thank god for warranty"

11 people out of 18 found this review helpful

This has been the best long road trip car I have o

By on Thursday, December 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 222,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good driving, fast and comfortable"

Cons: "Hot being dark on black in southern part of count"

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

"Have owned 7 Cadillacs, this withAll wheel drive and gentle ride has been very comfortable and safe."

23 people out of 33 found this review helpful

One of the best I've owned.

By on Monday, October 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very comfortable quite automobile"

Cons: "Need AWD. Does not go in snow with rear wheel driv"

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

"I am 6'2'' and fit very comfortably in the drivers seat. Great highway vehicle! Rides smooth,steering firm, and very quite, especially with Michelen tires. Even 27 mpg with the 305 hp V6. Heated and cooled seats, dual air, and surperv Bose stereo system. Large enough trunk for four sets of golf clubs. Would buy another one if they still made the STS."

16 people out of 28 found this review helpful

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