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2005 Cadillac CTS Overview

The main changes for the Cadillac CTS in 2005 came in the powertrain. First off, Cadillac actually downgraded the standard engine to a 2.8 L, 210 hp V6 engine. On the other hand, the CTS got a new 3.6 L trim featuring a 3.6 L, 255 hp V6 engine. Both the 2.8 L and 3.6 L trims have standard 6 speed manual transmission and optional 5 speed automatic.

The 2005 Cadillac CTS has 4 doors, seats 5, and gets 17 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. Standard features in both trims include air conditioning, power door locks, power windows, power seats, cd player, ABS brakes, and traction control. Shell out a little extra and you'll get stability control and a sunroof.

Overall, reviewers applaud the introduction of the powerful new 3.6 L V6 engine. They also like the roomy interior and solid handling. However, the larger frame detracts a little from the ride. More importantly, experts say that the CTS just doesn't quite measure up to its overseas competition in the sport sedan market. In any event, consider the 2005 Cadillac CTS a solid domestic model with room to grow.

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2005 Cadillac CTS Theft System

Hello, I have a 2005 Cadillac CTS, and the key is stuck in the ignition, the engine won’t crank, there is a red light in the mirror. After the key is turned to “on” for about a minute, the “ servi...

Can I Install A ECM Module On My Own?

If i buy a ECM module from Orielly's they say if I give them VIN# and part# off ECM it will be programmed and I can install it ready to go. Is this correct or do I need to take it to a Cadillac deal...

2005 Cts Key Stuck In Cylinder And Wont Crank Over

The keys get stuck in the key cylinder and wont crank over the motor but when I pull out the starter relay and by pass it real quick the motor Wil turn over and the key will come out any suggestion...

CTS Headlight Problem

My right headlight went out. Because the lens was very glazed over, I changed both entire assemblies, including new bulbs. The right headlight is still out. What should I look at next?

Cylinders 2 4 6 Misfire

Hello, My 3.6L V6 has been misfiring when driving. Specifically on cylinders 2,4,6. The engine begins to jerk/misfire whenever I apply a small amount of fuel (about 10% of the pedal). If I give i...