2007 Cadillac DTS Review
This review was written when the 2007 Cadillac DTS was new.
The DTS delivers classic V8 power, a spacious interior, a smooth ride, and ample cargo space. However, it only has a four-speed transmission, and it lacks a number of advanced safety features that buyers in this class have begun to expect. Buyers considering the DTS may want to also consider the Lincoln Town Car, or the slightly smaller but impressive class-leading BMW 5-Series.
Reviewers agree the 2007 Cadillac DTS offers a comfortable ride, ample space, enough power for passing, adequate safety and timeless tradition with contemporary touches. U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman calls the DTS "Hot, for those who love flair," while Forbes adds "you feel like you are in command of the world and riding in style." BusinessWeek observes "The Cadillac DTS offers a smooth ride and well-appointed retro interior, with high-tech but easy to use controls and gizmos." The 2007 Cadillac DTS is a Consumer Guide Recommended Pick.
Auto writers had conflicting reviews about the value of the DTS, finding it less expensive than other sedans in its class but available options can quickly add to the price. IntelliChoice awarded the 2007 Cadillac DTS a 2007 Best in Class award for "Smart Choice Maintenance Costs" in the Luxury Class and the 2007 "Motorist Choice Award Winner for Luxury Large Car." Though BusinessWeek reports that the starting price of the DTS is "modest," Car and Driver brings a different perspective, noting that their test car (with options) was a "wallet-busting $56,930." Kelley Blue Book calls Cadillac pricing, "well into Lexus territory" but with a long list of features that "should be sufficient to keep brand-loyal customers from jumping ship." IntelliChoice gives the DTS an "average" value rating for its predicted five-year cost of ownership compared to other vehicles in its class.