- sedan 95,799
- 12,990 high price
- Durham, NC
- 5 years
- sedan 95,799 gasoline grey automatic
2010 cadillac dts review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Luxury, serenity and peace of mind. introductionthe cadillac dts is a full-size luxury car with full-size american power and a warm, spacious interior. This is a rational luxury car, easy to operate in addition to being large and luxurious. We like that. underway, the dts has impeccable road manners. It handles surprisingly well given its size. Crisp handling and good grip inspire driving enjoyment with composure on winding roads. It takes turns with poise and dignity, making it an enjoyable steed when the road goes curvy. A high-output version that makes 292 horsepower is optional. changes for 2010 are limited to two new colors: vanilla latte and tuscan bronze chromaflair. The current-generation dts was launched as a 2006 model, sporting fresh body lines, a redesigned interior, upgraded running gear, and suspension refinements. It replaced the 57-year-old deville nameplate. lineupthe cadillac dts is available with six-passenger or five-passenger seating. Lane departure warning and side blind zone alert are available on select models. walkaroundlargest in the cadillac lineup, the dts is a big car. Its overall length of 207. 6 inches makes it five inches longer than the escalade full-size suv, and nearly a foot longer than the sts, cadillac's next-largest sedan. It's also measurably longer than either a bmw 7 series or the latest long-wheelbase mercedes-benz s-class sedan. It's also quite wide. despite its size, however, the clean forms of the dts give it an international look. With its vertical headlights and taillights and its egg-crate grille, the dts has acquired the design heritage of the cadillac family and adapted it to 21st-century reality. It acknowledges tradition, yet remains fresh and modern. The fenders provide a purposeful stance, and the profile is slightly wedge-shaped. Seventeen-inch machined aluminum wheels come standard, 18-inch wheels are available, and those wheels can be ordered chromed. The overall look is brought together by cadillac's characteristic spline line, which rises from the top of the front fender, runs along the lower edge of the side windows and then flows over the rear fender. cadillac boasts that the dts has some of the tightest production tolerances in the world, and it certainly looks the part of a well-honed luxury machine. The panels fit well, the paint is glossy and blemish free, and overall the dts wears its bulk well, like a big but athletic guy in a finely-tailored suit. The quality of gm cars has been improving, and cadillac scores well in quality surveys. interiorthe dts cabin is roomy and luxurious. Leather and wood abound, along with chrome accents, creating a handsome, upmarket environment. Low-gloss surfaces, with a three-dimensional grain, were chosen for the upper instrument panel and upper doors in order to reduce glare and absorb sunlight. the base leather is called nuance. A suppler, semi-aniline tuscany hide is optional. The nuance interior benefits from fitment of a material crafted from a vinyl/silk blend for seatbacks and armrests. Instruments use white-on-black led readouts for speedometer, tachometer, fuel and temperature gauges. on five-passenger models, the center console between the bucket seats houses the shifter and storage bins. On six-passenger models, the shifter is mounted on the steering column to accommodate the front bench seat, which has an integrated center armrest that transforms from a back cushion into a console with two levels of storage. the cabin has a spacious feel and good sightlines for driver visibility. The center stack design is attractive and the controls are easy to see and use. A dark argent finish surrounds the radio and hvac control heads, which are set flush into the console for a well-integrated look. Nestled between air outlets, high up in the center stack, is an analog clock, in keeping with other high-end automobiles whose clocks measure time in the traditional way, which we like. the rear seat is large enough for a couple of six-foot-plus males with a few extra pounds of girth; fitting a smaller fifth passenger between them is no problem. The seatbacks are nicely raked for long-range comfort. We especially liked the available tri-zone climate control and the cooling for the front seats. However, the heat and cooling controls are set high up and forward in the door panels, making it hard to see if they've been turned on. It's one of the few ergonomic miscues in the dts; otherwise, there are no difficult or hidden controls or complicated electronic interfaces to mar the luxury experience. Worthy of praise is the ease of using the sophisticated audio system. A variety of language choices are offered by the driver information center. driving impressionsmooth and powerful, the cadillac dts glides over miles and miles of open road in supreme comfort. Under full throttle, both versions of the 4. 6-liter engine emit a mellow bellow that says v8 but not in a flashy way. The electronically-controlled throttle is responsive, yet delivers a smooth, measured rise of power rather than a soul-stirring burst. two states of tune are available, though we don't see dramatic differences between them. Likewise, the performance-tuned suspension comes with bigger wheels and tires and magnetic ride control, a continuously variable real-time damping system, but spring and stabilizer rates are identical to th.
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