2008 Cadillac DTS vs. Its Competition

2008 Cadillac DTS 4-door Sedan w/1SA Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

In this class of cars, the competition is far from fierce.

Lincoln's Town Car is the old man on the totem pole, and Ford likely will cancel the model in the near future--it's mostly sold as a fleet car, anyway.

The Buick Lucerne shares its underbody and running gear with the Cadillac DTS, but you may prefer its styling.

Chrysler sells a long-wheelbase version of its 300 sedan that sports more rear legroom, but it's still primarily a five-seater, and its interior isn't as nicely finished as the Cadillac.

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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2008 Cadillac DTS makes no apologies for being big, though it could use a more modern transmission and better crash scores.
7.2
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal.
7.2
The 2008 Lincoln Town Car looks and feels dated, but can carry six passengers and their luggage.
MSRP From  
$43,175$29,265$45,295
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V8Gas V6 FlexFuelGas V8
EPA Class  
Full SizeLarge CarLarge
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan w/1SA4-Door Sedan CX4-Door Sedan Signature Limited
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
556
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Dr Sedan CX4 Dr Sdn Signature Limited
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD