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1997 Cadillac DeVille Sedan


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Cadillac DeVille Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 275 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Cadillac DeVille

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Huge interior, traditional luxury, side-impact airbags, fresh interior ergonomics, Northstar V-8 engine

  • Cons

    Rides like a cruise ship in 20-foot swells, low and unsupportive seating positions

  • What's New for 1997

    DeVille undergoes a substantial revamp for 1997, including revised styling, the addition of standard side-impact airbags and a fresh…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (32 total reviews)

1996 deville issues

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Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac DeVille

Inherited this vehicle from my in-laws and have spent the last few months getting in working order. Oil leaks that are cost-prohibitive to repair along with occasional over-heating (despite flushing of cooling system). Also, only about 10-12 MPG in city despite several fuel system treatments. Finally, electronic fuel display that jumps up and down several gallons within minutes.

1996 base - great car

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Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac DeVille

Great car, creme color, which is interesting, depending on lighting situation can appear white with tinge of pink, egg-shell, or light tan. Beautiful car, although the front end could have been a little designed more distinctive, kind of reminds me of a chevy with a cadillac emblem. lol. Runs great, good acceleration and breaking, I like cluster guages, right in front of your eyes, no looking all over dash for emergency lignts, wonderful seating, posh; There's just something about a cadillac, it's hard to verbalize, but you know when you are in one, that special feeling you get, especially with these older models. Very easy to drive and park. Maintence is expensive.

Good but not great

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Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac DeVille

has good power but driving mostly around suburban area I get around 12-13 mpg. I have 140k miles on it and have a traction control light on for no reason. Also, service transmission because of a bad sensor and its not worth the money to fix because the transmission would have to be dropped out. Otherwise, I love the car.

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1997 Cadillac DeVille Review

What's New for 1997

DeVille undergoes a substantial revamp for 1997, including revised styling, the addition of standard side-impact airbags and a fresh interior that is actually functional. Concours receives stability enhancement and road texture detection as part of its Integrated Chassis Control System (ICCS), while a new d'Elegance model picks up where the defunct Fleetwood left off. Finally, the OnStar Services package provides DeVille owners with security and convenience features that will pinpoint the car's location at any given time or allow you to book a flight to Paris from the comfort of your driver seat.

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Hi everybody! A few hours ago I just bought a 97 Deville for $700. Originally it was priced for $1,000 but the guy let me take it for $700. Obviously, the car is not in the best of shape. The guy told...

I've had to replace both coil packs on my 2005 Deville, with much less mileage than you have. Both times is had a slight miss you could hear at idle and did not set any codes. I'm not sure, your 1997...

In Nov. of 1997, I bought my wife a new 1996 Deville w/Northstar, sunroof, chrome wheels, and when we left for the Florida run the day after Thanksgiving it had 80 miles on the meter, so from Detroit ...