2005 Cadillac CTS Review – Watch CNET’s Video Review

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The good: exterior styling; nav system real-time traffic data and display; willing engine and gearbox.

The bad: Plasticky no integration between nav system and database; shift linkage refinement.

The bottom line: A power plant and nicely dashboard electronics make the CTS a good ride, but a few quirks it back.

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac’s latest attempt at a piece of the European- and Japanese-dominated sport-luxury market, the CTS wraps in a package most of the electronic found in its larger siblings.

The telematics system is standard, and the stability-enhancement system, one of the least in the industry, is part of the $1,325 package. The $3,125 DVD navigation-system includes real-time traffic and XM satellite radio and has a simple-to-use Mechanically, the CTS combines GM’s new rear-wheel-drive Sigma chassis a choice of 2.8- or 3.6-liter V-6 engines with variable timing or, in

the high-performance CTS-V, a 400-horsepower of the LS6 V-8 found in the Corvette.

With the exception of the optional mentioned previously, CTS technology is oriented toward driving gadgets, as highlighted by the usual engine-management electronics and the ultra-high-strength welded into the chassis RDS radio and DSP are available with the optional Bose audio There is no backup camera or any of cell phone integration.

DVD movies can be played in the navigation DVD but you must first remove the disc and put the car in neutral (manual) or (automatic).

Angles and curves

reaction to the 2005 Cadillac CTSangular stealth-fighter exterior is of the love-it-or-hate-it variety, but the car definitely noticed. Inside, the center looks somewhat like a PC case of the curvy variety to fit in at home–but it is functional. The LCD screen for XM and the DVD navigation system dominates interesting piece of styling, and thankfully has not overcomplicated the user

Audio, navigation, and traffic are controlled by two rotary push at the bottom, hard-coded buttons on the side, and context-sensitive buttons to the of the screen. Everything is either marked or very logical, and the system doesn’t require study of the owner’s manual.

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