2006 Cadillac STS Consumer Review: AWD Alternative to Lexus 430/4

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AWD Alternative to Lexus 430/460
By sanjeevp on


2006 Cadillac STS V8 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


One of the best vehicles to come out of Detroit. Nice balance between the performance and handling of BMW & Mercedes; and comfort of Lexus 430. Performance, handling and ride are excellent; user interface and voice recognition are poorly executed; reliability for 1st year is good according to CR. Good (and less expensive) AWD alternative to Lexus 430/460 in Northern snow areas; in my opinion superior to BMW and Mercedes. But you can still get better value for money with the Infiniti M45.

Best Features

Excellent performance. Its handling much better in rear wheel than AWD. It has lots of advanced features like keyless ignition, adaptive cruise control, front collision avoidance, head up display, bluetooth phone, A-V inputs in console, MP3 playback in CD/DVD changer, and Intellibeam headlamps.

Worst Features

Very complicated user interface. For example to recall the driver seat settings you have to go through set of 3 menu screens instead of pressing hard buttons 1 & 2! The navigation system very complicated with software glitches. Voice recognition does not work.
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