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Cadillac CTS Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2014 Cadillac CTS 53
99.7142857143% 99.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 CTSs, 9.8 months of data per CTS, average 14100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2012 Cadillac CTS   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 CTSs, 9.4 months of data per CTS, average 36200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Cadillac CTS   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 CTSs, 10.7 months of data per CTS, average 43000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Cadillac CTS   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 CTSs, 9.5 months of data per CTS, average 62500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Cadillac CTS   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 CTSs, 8.1 months of data per CTS, average 68200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Cadillac CTS   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 CTSs, 7.6 months of data per CTS, average 73300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Cadillac CTS   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 CTSs, 9.1 months of data per CTS, average 83400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Cadillac CTS   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 CTSs, 9.7 months of data per CTS, average 102400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Cadillac CTS   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 CTSs, 7.6 months of data per CTS, average 120900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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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.

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 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Better than the germans.
2004 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Needed very little in the first 40k other then just oil and filters.
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed 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 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-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 400-horsepower 5.7L 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 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed 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.