Used 2005 Cadillac CTS

2005 Cadillac CTS
List price range
$3,995 - $7,888
2005 Cadillac CTS


  • Excellent handling, spacious cabin, wide array of available features, alternative look.


  • Interior still can't match the class leaders, larger size keeps it from providing nimble feel of its competitors.
Cadillac CTS years

Used 2005 Cadillac CTS for Sale

Cadillac CTS 2005 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
65,083 miles
Used 2005
Cadillac CTS
Magothy Motorcars Inc
53.2 mi away
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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Cadillac CTS 2005 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
145,991 miles
Used 2005
Cadillac CTS
Universal Auto Sales
62.1 mi away
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Dealer Notes
Cadillac CTS 2005 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
229,484 miles
Used 2005
Cadillac CTS
Lindsay Cadillac of Alexandria
25.8 mi away
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Cadillac CTS 2005 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)
121,328 miles
Used 2005
Cadillac CTS
Buchanan Cadillac
49.4 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Sharp reflexes and a powerful V6 make the CTS a viable choice among entry-level luxury sport sedans, but it still can't match the class leaders when it comes to overall execution and fun behind the wheel.

2005 Highlights

The base 3.2-liter V6 engine has been dropped; a 2.8-liter V6 will become the base engine later in the model year. A six-speed manual transmission is now standard regardless of engine choice. Package contents have been shuffled, and "synthetic leather" will be added to the options list later this year.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Cadillac CTS.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I have been a proud owner of my CTS until recently. I have made sure the oil was changed every 3,000 to 6,000 miles as needed. Just with in the last month my CTS started cutting back when my wife was driving it. I checked oil in car & it was fine. dealership did a diagnostic test on the car and contacted me that same day and advise that the CTS had no issues & everything checked out fine. Within two weeks she was experience same problem I checked oil level & it was no oil at all. Went to pick up some oil put in car. Then I test drove the CTS next day & had no problem until I picked up some speed then it cutback some and engine light came on. When I went out to leave on tuesday it would not start out all & had to have it towed to dealership. Thats when I was told that i need a new engine. The repairs would cost $6200. I have recommended Cadillac CTS to numerous people never again. I am disappointed I had a chrysler sebring before this car that I traded in with 230000 miles on it. Cadillac is suppose to be a step above that. Its wrong how this economy is set up to bail out GM but I can't even get a $6200 repair covered by the company that should have failed.
Oil Burner!!!
I had a 2005 CTS, but traded it in on a reliable car, a Honda. I loved my CTS. It was a beautiful car, but at about 60,000 miles it started burning oil. It had no drips or blue smoke. They car was sounding weird and I had my husband check it. It needed 5 quarts of oil. There was no warning, or light. The catalytic converter went out in it twice in a year and a half and then I started having a misfiring problem. Whenever I was going up a hill, or had to accelerate fast, my whole car would jerk and then my engine light would start flashing. Beautiful looking car, but looks only get you so far. It was a major lemon and I'd never buy one again!!!!
CTS Oil consumption issues!
Buyers beware - please do your home work when purchasing a CTS Cadillac. Especially between 04 - 06. I own a 2005CTS - 3.8 They have oil consumption issues. As a ( ton ) of other Cadillac owners are finding out the hard way, this is a very serious issue. My Cadillac runs and looks great. God has blessed us with ours still running but I have to add a quart of oil every 2 weeks. After I bought it I realized why the previous owners traded it in. The dealer ship obviously did not advise us of this issue. We took it in multiple times before I had to find out on this web site that many, many others have had the same issues and theirs wasn't a quick fix. I simply have to just check the oil every wk.
291,000 and still going strong
I bought my 2005 CTS brand new in Oakland at the Cadillac dealer on Broadway. (Name changed years ago). I have 291,456 miles on my car and it is still running great for me. Most of the reviews talk about all the oil it drinks, this has not been the case for me. I get my oil changed between 5,ooo-7,000 miles faithfully. I did need to replace the transmission at 110,000 miles ($3500) but other than that it has been just the usual brakes, tires, and oil changes. I have had some minor things go wrong when it got in the 200,000 miles but other than that, this has been the BEST CAR EVER! People can't believe how many miles I have on my car. I keep waiting for something to happen but it hasen't.
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Features & Specs

15 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
255 hp @ 6200 rpm
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
210 hp @ 6500 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2005 Cadillac CTS
Used 2005 Cadillac CTS Overview

The Used 2005 Cadillac CTS is offered in the following submodels: CTS Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6M), and 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Cadillac CTS?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Cadillac CTS trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Cadillac CTS Base is priced between $3,995 and$7,888 with odometer readings between 65083 and145991 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Cadillac CTS?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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