The Cadillac DeVille’s lineage dates back to 1949, when the Coupe de Ville trim level debuted on the Cadillac Series 62. DeVille production ceased after the 2005 model year when General Motors ushered in the 2006 Cadillac DTS.
2000 to 2005: Cadillac DeVille
The eighth-generation Cadillac Deville was introduced as a 2000 model. Offered in base, DHS and DTS trims, the 2000 DeVille came standard with a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 275 horsepower (300 horsepower in DTS models). Front-wheel drive and a four-speed automatic transmission were standard across the board.
Regardless of which model year you are considering, the eight-generation DeVille seats up to six and offers 19.1 cubic feet of trunk space. Standard features on all models include full power accessories, heated sideview mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control and automatic climate control. Leather upholstery, rear parking sensors and a power moonroof were common options. Navigation and satellite radio became available starting with the 2003 model year, while comfort features like heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel were added to the options list on 2004 models.
Earlier Cadillac DeVille Models
While the "de Ville" marque originated as a trim level in 1949, standalone Cadillac Sedan de Ville and Coupe de Ville models first went on sale for the 1959 model year. Eight generations were offered throughout the years, and the seventh-generation DeVille was produced for 1994 to 1999 model years.
The 1994 Cadillac DeVille launched with a 4.9-liter V8 engine that produces 200 horsepower. Front-wheel drive and a four-speed automatic transmission were standard on all models. For 1996, the DeVille received a more powerful 4.6-liter V8 engine offering 275 horsepower, while the Concours model received a higher output version of the same engine producing 300 horsepower.
All models offered 20 cubic feet of trunk space and came with standard features that include full power accessories, cruise control, automatic climate control and heated sideview mirrors. Available features included a CD player, an 11-speaker audio system, leather upholstery, heated front seats and traction control.