Cadillac Seville: Features, Specs, Pricing

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Today, we’re kicking it old school with the Cadillac Seville. Yep, you read that right. It might have been discontinued in 2004 after an incredibly impressive run of nearly 30 production years, but we’re here to help you get into one regardless. If you liked the Cadillac STS, chances are you’ll love the Cadillac Seville — if you don’t already. The Cadillac STS was the direct successor to the Cadillac Seville after its discontinuation in 2004, and it was discontinued itself in 2011. This lineup boasted nothing but the most impressive styling and power, and you can relive it again thanks to Quantrell Cadillac: the Cadillac dealer Louisville drivers trust to bring them the greatest in Cadillac vehicles, parts, and accessories.

The Cadillac Seville Through the Years

The Cadillac Seville could usually be seen either in the STS trim or the SLS trim, both of which are names used for its successor model. Across the years, a lot of configurations were available, too. Additionally, colors varied throughout each generation, with certain model years offering up to as many as 16 different exterior colors, as was the case for the 2000 Cadillac Seville. Below, we’ll talk about a few of the most sought-after Cadillac Seville model years and tell you why they’re each so great.

  • 1979 Cadillac Seville: After it had been on the market for four years, the Cadillac Seville was starting to hit its stride. The exterior gained a sense of attitude and boldness alongside its blocky features. Not to mention, this specific vehicle was the very first American car to have instrumentation that was fully electronic,1 setting the stage for literally every car that followed. Standard features on this model year included automatic climate control (we’re not kidding), power windows & power door locks, an illuminated entry system, and power seats.
  • 1980 Cadillac Seville: This model year received a tail lift (like a facelift, but for the back of the car) that made it perhaps the most stand-out vehicle of the era, mimicking that of 1950s Rolls-Royce models. It also added on elements to decrease wind resistance, therefore increasing engine efficiency, like its flush-mounted windshield. This generation also added on all-new computer diagnostics to make service quicker and easier.
  • 1985 Cadillac Seville: This model still maintained the bustle back styling that came about around 1980, but this would be the last year of the bustle back. This model year greatly decreased the overall weight of its previous V8 engine, making it much more fuel-efficient in the process. This year also saw the Commemorative Edition, which could sport Commodore Blue or Cotillion White on the exterior and included nearly every available option you could get on the Cadillac Seville.

From 1975–1979, there were also a number of custom models made for the Cadillac Seville, like two-seat two-door convertibles, a convertible two-door with a back seat, and even a two-door pickup truck variant.

Engines & Horsepower

Now that you know some of the specifics, let’s get into some general information concerning power in these used Cadillac cars for sale. The most common engine you would see on a Cadillac Seville was a 4.1L V8, though other engine options included a 6.0L V8, 5.7L V8, and a 4.1L V6. Some engines were sourced from Oldsmobiles, giving the Cadillac Seville timeless and smooth riding that not all American-made cars of the time could boast. You’d usually see the Cadillac Seville getting about 145 horsepower, but numbers up to 180 horsepower with the Oldsmobile engine (in 1980) were not uncommon, either. This model may not have been the most powerful at the time, but you could be sure that it would give you one of the most composed rides of any vehicle of the age.


Is the Cadillac Seville a good car?

The Cadillac Seville is historically a reliable car. It’s also got a lot of oomph to offer to the more power-hungry drivers among us. Plus, it’s an incredibly attractive vehicle that has wonderful classic styling and elegant bodywork. Combine that with the long list of standard appointments, and you’ve got yourself more than just a “good” car.

What kind of car is a Seville?

The Cadillac Seville is a mid-size, four-door luxury car. It is smaller than the Cadillac DeVille, and it has also been called “internationally sized” at times.

What year did the Cadillac Seville come out?

The Cadillac Seville was first introduced to the market in 1975. This model was a way to meet the demand for more US imports of luxury cars from Europe.

The Cadillac Seville Is Waiting

After learning about the intriguing history and impressive power of the Cadillac Seville, we would understand if you just can’t wait to get your hands on one. Lucky for you, we can provide. Just let us know that you’re eager for the opportunity to get your own Cadillac Seville, and we’ll start the process of obtaining one for you immediately. We will let you know as soon as we have a date for its arrival at our dealership near Louisville. We’ll be waiting to hear from you, and so will that lucky Cadillac Seville out there!

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1Source: Notorious Luxury.

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