The Cadillac DeVille line began production in 1949 and ended in 2005. The more recent vehicles still maintain the rich traditions the earlier, classic models were known for. The interior of the car is incredibly spacious and luxurious. The vehicle is truly a full-sized one as it can accommodate six passengers when out and about on the highway or city streets. Three different trims exist on the 2005 model and these trims include the DeVille Sedan, the DeVille DHS, and the DeVille DTS. With these trims, General Motors had a very clear idea in mind. The manufacturer wanted to target a younger market.
The DeVille Sedan is the base model. The other two trims are designed to help deliver specific features and attributes desirable to certain consumers. The DeVille DHS has been tweaked to offer greater luxury and the DeVille DTS can be referred to as the sports car version. The ride is smooth and those in the car might never notice hazards or other imperfections on the road. A smooth ride is made possible thanks to the performance of the vehicle and also due to the excellent suspension. Both modes of suspension ensure the particular trims do what is promised in terms of performance.
Among the top benefits of the transmission in the vehicle is its excellent response. No one wishes to experience any lags when shifting gears and the high level engineering of the DeVille presents reliable 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive transmission in all three trims. The transmission is smooth and allows the driver to access the 275 horsepower and 5600 RPM found in the engine.
The engine itself is worth marveling at. All the trims come with a 4.6L V-8 engine. The power of the engine is visible in the 300 lb-ft of torque to the wheels at a full 4,000 RPM. The DTS model may have the same engine, but it generates quite a bit more power as should be expected with a sports car. Specifically, the DTS is able to generate 290 horsepower and 5,600 RPM.
Fuel economy is likely going to be of concern to both the younger consumers looking at the sportier model and for the older customers more interested in the classic sedan. The fuel economy is respectable as the Cadillac DeVille's mpg are 18 in the city and 26 on the highway.
While 2005 may have been the last year the Cadillac DeVille was offered for sale, the model still remains popular on the previously owned sales listings. The wide appeal of the car is rooted in luxury and performance, two traits consumers are never going to overlook.
2005 Cadillac DeVille Safety
No matter which trim is selected, consumers will want to know if the 2005 Cadillac DeVille has solid safety features. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records reflect FOUR STARS for driver and passenger front and front and rear side crash tests. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test results are not available. Several other safety features are designed in the car including standard items such as anti-lock brakes and airbags.
Noteworthy About the Cadillac DeVille
- Cadillac's DeVille model is included in the distinction of having won the very first Motor Trend Car of the Year Award. The award has been distributed to all of Cadillac's V8 models.