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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Cadillac DTS Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 275 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2007 Cadillac DTS

  • With its plush ride, vast backseat and smooth V8 driving the front wheels, the 2007 DTS is a traditional Cadillac for the traditional Cadillac buyer.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Spacious and comfortable cabin, smooth and quiet ride, easy-to-use DVD navigation system.

  • Cons

    Lacks the upscale image of its competition, so-so interior materials quality for this price range.

  • What's New for 2007

    Color palates are shuffled, the wheels now feature a colored wreath and crest, and the powertrain warranty is extended to five years/100,000 miles. Other than that, the 2007 Cadillac DTS is unchanged.

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Poor craftsmanship

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Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac DTS Luxury I 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I purchased the car Certified Pre-Owned with 68000 miles. It has been in the shop 4 times for Wheel bearing, hubs, fuel sending unit, transmission leak,engine valve cover gasket and some other things. I purchased this car thinking Cadillac was a step up from some of the poor quality Chevrolets I drove. WOW I was wrong. I traded in a brand new 2011 Ford Taurus that I couldn't affford so I traded down and Paid 15,500 for this car. Thankfully its under warranty, however Cadillac service center managers are very aggressive and challenge me on all the repairs, thankfully I am a mechanic for the Air Force and I know a little bit about cars. This car is a nightmare and Cadillac service is horrible!

Basic american iron

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Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac DTS Luxury I 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

The ride, comfort and convenience are what the DTS is about. Handling is soft and imprecise, but secure. This was purchased to be a highway cruiser, and as such it excels. This is our 4th caddy and 2nd DTS, the previous DTS was an '03 and was basically run to the ground. The '03 was plagued with electrical problems, which were addressed with the '06 upgrade. Thoughtful touches include the cooled seats, remote start and heated steering wheel. The white led instrument-interior lighting is clear and attractive, the sweep of the dash modern with intuitive controls. Seat belts are difficult to latch though, and the lack of an outside trunk lock a strange omission.


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Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac DTS Luxury I 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

So far the vehicle seems to be a typical Cadillac. I have noticed it uses more fuel than other caddys I have owned and I am surprised that the gas tank door can be opened from the outside also it seems the radio does not have real good reception

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Never again

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Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac DTS Luxury I 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

How GM can continue to produce garbage like this and still stay in business eludes me. This is the second new Cadillac I've owned, my 04'Deville was a total lemon and I thought it was an anomaly, unfortunately it wasn't, my 07' is an even bigger lemon! I don't know where to start, the car breaks down almost constantly, everything from electrical to drivetrain, even the heated seats broke. The front wheel drive system, axils, seals and transmission are a mess. The car spends more time in the shop than in my garage. If I was to give a complete list of everything that's been repaired on this car it would take an hour to read. About all this car does is look good standing still.

'07 dts

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Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac DTS Luxury I 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

The levels of engine and road noise are still excessive in the current DTS, especially when compared to the Town Car, Mercedes Benz, and Lexus models. There is still too much NVH feedback through the steering wheel. A couple of times, when making a sharp U-turn, it felt as if the drive belt slipped resulting in the temporary failure of the power steering. Another annoyance is a squeak caused by the front seat back rubbing against the stationary center armrest console when encountering bumps. Get the bench seat option if you hate squeaks. Cadillac knows of the problem since the side of the seat bottom cushion contacting the console is covered in fabric. I will consider another DTS in '09.

Awesome car

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Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac DTS Luxury I 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

This car combines the best of the European driving characteristics with the best of American luxury features to give the driver, and the passenger, a fine balance of automotive performance. Cadillac has developed a vehicle that will serve the needs of both young and senior drivers.


Full 2007 Cadillac DTS Review

What's New for 2007

Color palates are shuffled, the wheels now feature a colored wreath and crest, and the powertrain warranty is extended to five years/100,000 miles. Other than that, the 2007 Cadillac DTS is unchanged.


For more than 50 years, the Cadillac DeVille was a mainstay in the luxury car segment, offering the traditional American luxury car virtues of a spacious cabin, comfy seats and a soft, quiet ride. As the decades wore on, the DeVille adapted to the changing times, downsizing to more maneuverable dimensions and using a variety of power plants (including a horrid diesel V8 in the late '70s). More recent times have seen the company get back on track and the current car is reminiscent of the days when driving a Caddy meant that one enjoyed a powerful V8, classy styling and a roomy, sumptuous interior. Last year the DeVille nameplate was replaced by "DTS" (DeVille Touring Sedan) in accordance with the company's new three-letter nomenclature. This year, the 2007 Cadillac DTS continues to offer the qualities that attract folks to America's premier luxury brand.

Last year's revamping gave the DTS all of Cadillac's current styling cues, such as stacked headlights, an egg-crate grille and crisp character lines, as seen on the company's other models, such as the CTS and SRX. The cabin also reflects modern times, as one can choose buckets and a console up front instead of a traditional bench seat. Of course, there is plentiful room for all passengers and the trunk is huge. A passable amount of modern technology is here, too, such as a navigation system, adaptive cruise control and heated, cooled and massaging seats.

All told, the 2007 Cadillac DTS remains true to its lineage while offering a level of sophistication that keeps it reasonably current. Compared to large imported luxury sedans, such as the Lexus LS 460 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the DTS lags behind in terms of top-notch materials, build quality, handling dynamics and, for most people, its perceived level of prestige. But the Caddy is also anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 less expensive than those cars. Compared with cars in its price range, such as the Lincoln Town Car and Chrysler 300C, the CTS makes a much stronger showing, besting the Lincoln in performance and topping the Chrysler in cabin ambience and interior volume. For those buyers desiring a sedan that represents an updated version of the traditional big American luxury car, the DTS is the best choice available.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Cadillac DTS large luxury sedan is available in four trim levels: base, Luxury I, Luxury II and Performance. The base version comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, OnStar, bi-xenon headlamps, a power front seat, remote vehicle start, a CD/MP3 player and satellite radio. Luxury I adds heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and park assist. Luxury II features triple-zone climate control, a six-disc CD changer, power lumbar adjustments front and rear, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, driver-seat memory positioning, a power rear sunshade, rear vanity mirrors and chrome wheels. The Cadillac DTS Performance has a more powerful V8 with performance-oriented transmission programming, 18-inch wheels and a firmer suspension with Magnetic Ride Control. Significant options available for the DTS, depending on the trim, include adaptive cruise control, a sunroof and a navigation system.

Powertrains and Performance

A pair of 4.6-liter "Northstar" V8s see duty in the 2007 Cadillac DTS. All but the Performance model have a 275-horsepower version, while the DTS Performance upgrades to a 292-hp version. A four-speed automatic is the only transmission, and in the Performance it is tweaked for faster response.


Stability control is standard on all but the base trim, while all versions come with antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In NHTSA frontal crash tests, the Cadillac DTS scored five stars (out of five) for the driver and four stars for the passenger. In that agency's side-impact test, the DTS scored four stars for front and rear passengers. In IIHS frontal-offset testing, the DTS rated a "Good" (the highest score out of four), while side-impact testing yielded an "Acceptable" rating (the second highest score).

Interior Design and Special Features

Interior room is outstanding in the 2007 Cadillac DTS, with both five- and six-passenger models available. Front-seat passengers are coddled in sumptuous leather seats. Rear passengers are given just as much legroom as front passengers, and the 18.8-cubic-foot trunk can hold several large suitcases without a problem. The overall interior design and materials are good but still aren't up to the high standards of the European or Japanese competition. The majority of the controls are easy to decipher, including the navigation system.

Driving Impressions

Considering its large size and softly tuned suspension, the DTS carries itself fairly well. There's plenty of power on hand for quick passes and effortless high-speed cruising, while the suspension manages to offer a compliant ride and solid handling, provided you're going at a relaxed pace. Road and wind noise are barely noticeable, and the sheer volume of room in the cabin makes it a terrific long-distance highway cruiser.


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