Driving Impressions

Cadillac's Seville was known for years as a potent road car. The STS builds solidly upon that reputation, adding a stylish exterior and ample technology.

Smooth-riding and well-controlled on good pavement, the STS isn't especially troublesome on rougher patches, either. The sedan steers with a light feel, comports itself neatly on wet pavement and yields confident sensations.

Unfortunately, the ride seems worse with Magnetic Ride Control. When rolling through broken or lumpy pavement, the model equipped with all-wheel drive felt less confident.

Because the V-6 delivers plenty of zest, there's no compelling need for V-8 power. Automatic-transmission shifts can be heard, but they're typically not felt and barely noticed.

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    Exterior Lamp Controls
    The exterior lamp control is located toward the end of the turn signal/lane change lever. (Exterior Lamp Control): Turn the band with this symbol on it to operate the exterior lamps. The e ...

    Dual ball joints, five links and a limited-slip diff
    Up front, a multi-link double-pivot suspension - based on the MacPherson strut design - is used for a more precise feeling of control, including more linear and communicative steering, and a smoot ...

    Audio Output
    Audio from the DVD player or auxiliary inputs can be heard through the following possible sources: Wireless headphones Vehicle speakers Vehicle-wired headphone jacks on the RSA system, if th ...