Apr 22, 2005
Reviewed By Jeff Sabatini
Price as Tested $64,505

Supportive seats; whisper-quiet interior that’s understated and classy with fuss-free controls; stable all-weather performance from all-wheel drive; Magnetic Ride Control firms up only when you need it; great build quality; styling isn’t as overwrought as the CTS


Cramped back seat; tight trunk space for a Caddy; keyless ignition system not for the absent-minded; styling isn’t as definitive as the CTS


From some angles the new STS looks like the old front-drive Seville, from others the CTS, but regardless of where you stand, it’s a better looking car than the BMW 5-series. Behind the wheel it’s a toss-up in driveability, though the STS is much more user friendly. Though the price can escalate rapidly, the entry-level STS with a V6 is a bargain at $40k. If you like the way the 5-Series drivse but are put off by its complicated controls and mutant looks, this is your car

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating