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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Cadillac CTS   19 CTSs, 6.9 months of data per CTS, average 6800 miles

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2012 Cadillac CTS   22 CTSs, 8.5 months of data per CTS, average 24800 miles

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2011 Cadillac CTS   17 CTSs, 8.0 months of data per CTS, average 31200 miles

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2010 Cadillac CTS   17 CTSs, 9.1 months of data per CTS, average 49400 miles

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2009 Cadillac CTS   18 CTSs, 7.6 months of data per CTS, average 59200 miles

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2008 Cadillac CTS 28 CTSs, 7.8 months of data per CTS, average 72300 miles

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2007 Cadillac CTS   11 CTSs, 8.8 months of data per CTS, average 79100 miles

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2006 Cadillac CTS   13 CTSs, 7.2 months of data per CTS, average 100300 miles

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2005 Cadillac CTS   15 CTSs, 8.1 months of data per CTS, average 102700 miles

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2004 Cadillac CTS   12 CTSs, 9.7 months of data per CTS, average 124100 miles

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2003 Cadillac CTS   10 CTSs, 8.8 months of data per CTS, average 96500 miles

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Cadillac CTS Reliability

You won't find Cadillac CTS reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Cadillac CTS truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Cadillac CTS reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Cadillac CTS was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Cadillac CTS has been recently.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Sedan 318-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Better than the germans.
2004 4dr Sedan 318-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Needed very little in the first 40k other then just oil and filters.
2003 4dr Sedan 318-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
This car has been very reliable. I have never had any problems with it - none at all. It is still even on its original brake pads and rotors! Cadillac builds quality and reliability.
Cadillac CTS Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 318-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Replaced water pump, rt front strut and upper strut mount at 24,000 miles. Car always idled rough.
2004 4dr Sedan supercharged 556hp 6.2L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Rear end failures started popping up early on this model. I knew it when I bought it, so I nver do hard launches off the line. You are a begging for a blown rear end if you do. FACT: GM knowingly under-engineered the materials for the torque output.
2003 4dr Sedan 318-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Look up any CTS owner sites and you will see a large amount of problems for every uear of this car.The name Cadillac does not indicate aquality car today.