Cadillac Review: The rise of the fall may be the arrival of the 2008 fleet of Cadillacs. With six distinctive models available, chances are there is at least one that will find its way to the top of many shoppers' wish list this year. And that's why we'as America's foremost online luxury-lifestyle magazine-deemed it our duty to provide this special luxury-service announcement to our esteemed readers. The venerable automaker offers drivers a premium package of looks, performance, and service like no other.
Cadillac XLR Roadster
The 2008 Cadillac XLR Roadster has lovers of refined luxury and demonstrable high performance cooing and wooing over this awesome automobile's features. This vehicle's appeal inside and out is curb-superb. There is a 4.6-liter Northstar V8 with 320 horsepower. The "Rad Cad" sets on 18-inch aluminum wheels and has a power retractable roof, adaptive cruise control, and so much more. Its base price is $79,600.
This is Cadillac's six-pack as there are six separate 2008 STS packages. There are three V8 and three V6 variants. Five of the six include the word "luxury" in its name. However, it is doubtful that the STS V6 package, with a base price of $43,135, does not have a bevy of deluxe features too. The V6 Luxury Performance and the V8 Premium Luxury Performance packages begin at $48,890 and $60,745, respectively.
Three of the five DTS packages contain the term "luxury" similarly to the STS batch. All DTS variants feature 4.6-liter Northstar V8 engines. The Performance option has higher horsepower and a six-speed automatic sequential hydraulic shift package, which Cadillac calls a Hydra-matic automatic transmission. Shift if you dare or cruise debonair. Base prices range from $42,590 to $50,150.
The 2008 CTS offers a direct injection 3.6-liter V6 and all-wheel drive steering to enhance maneuverability and stability. A Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround sound system keeps the music in tune, while a double sunroof, while a double sunroof expands horizons. The CTS' base price is $32,990.
Crossovers are either super-size station wagons or undersize SUVs. Take your pick. While crossovers are commonplace sights on America's roads, it was a bold step for the pedigreed manufacturer to enter the fold with its compelling line. The SRX models come with V6 or V8 engines. The V6 is a five-speed Hydra-matic automatic transmission, while the V8 is a six-speed. Both are available with all-wheel drive. Bases prices are $37,695 and $44,690.
The Escalade may be the most popular transporter of the "uber-bling" crowd. However, there are a lot of soccer mommies and daddies who may beg to differ. The spacious SUVs are presented in three ways, the Escalade, the Escalade ESV, and the Escalade EXT. All models are offered in AWD and offer a dizzying array of standard features and optional packages. The Escalade's base price is $55,640; the ESV's is $60,160; and the EXT starts at $55,155.