How Well Do You Know Cadillac?


By: Robin Tyler

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Certainly one of America's iconic auto brands, Cadillac models are not only loved in the United States but all over the world as well. 

This brand had been around for more than a century and has produced more than just cars during that period. Cadillac, in fact, has given the world some important motoring firsts. These not only help us in our safety on the roads, but provide those extra levels of comfort. 

So for that reason, we want to test your knowledge about this famous American brand. How much do you know about them? Would you be able to identify various Cadillac models from a single image? Would you be able to tell us who founded the brand? Or perhaps you know what year Cadillac was established. 

And then on to what Cadillac has contributed toward motoring. Which piece of important car safety equipment did Cadillac devise? In fact, they contributed two pieces of equipment that keep us safe and help save lives around the world.

This truly remarkable brand has a rich history and we aim to see just how much you know about it.

So, try our Cadillac test and let's see how many out of the 40 questions you can ace!

Good luck!

The first presidential limousine was actually a bullet-proof Cadillac that once belonged to which notorious gangster?

After Al Capone was arrested for tax fraud, his bullet-proof Cadillac was impounded. It was later used as a limousine for none other than U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt.


Please identify this Cadillac model.

This high-performance executive car didn't sell massive numbers from 2005 to 2009. In fact, only 2,503 were produced. It remains an impressive car, however, with a 4.4-liter Northstar LC3 V8 engine producing an impressive 469 brake horsepower. The STS-V was capable of 0-60mph in just 4.6 seconds.


What new automotive design feature did Cadillac introduce in the 1950s?

Before its introduction by Cadillac in the 1950s cars had windshields that were straight. A curved windscreen led to many new design ideas.


Which model is a member of the Cadillac fleet?

Named after a town in France, the Calais was produced by Cadillac from 1965 to 1976 over two generations. Although a full-sized luxury car, it was aimed at the entry level market.


The Cadillac brand was named after a man of what nationality?

Cadillac was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the man who founded Detroit!


Any idea as to the name of the Cadillac model in this image?

When you think of big luxury SUVs certainly the Escalade pops into your mind. With its massive 20-inch rims, large tires and plenty of chrome, the Escalade is perfect for those who want to make an entrance. This probably explains why it is loved by rappers!


Who founded Cadillac?

Although Cadillac is named after a Frenchman, the brand was founded by Henry M. Leland.


In what year was Cadillac founded?

Cadillac is one of the earliest American motoring companies and was founded in 1902.


Cadillac also made a race car. Do you know the model's name?

This race car was built by Cadillac to race in the American Le Mans series. The cars were built between 2000 and 2002 before General Motors scrapped the idea to focus on its Corvette racing program.


In 1910, Cadillac was the first automaker to introduce what design feature?

Incredibly, before 1910, enclosed cabins were not a thing when it came to car design. So Cadillac introduced them and many cold and wet motorists didn't need to be cold or wet any longer.


Which of these models is a Cadillac model?

This luxury roadster was marketed by Cadillac between 2003 and 2009. It has two engine options, including the 4.4-liter Northstar Supercharged V8. More than 15,000 XLR's were sold until 2009.


What was the early slogan used by Cadillac?

As a reference to its high engineering standards, Cadillac used the slogan 'The Standard of the World.'


Name this Cadillac, please.

This brand is used on special Cadillac vehicles from 1938. Generally, this is a four-door sedan of high quality and ultimate luxury. All-in-all, 11 generations were produced, the last was in 1993.


What did Cadillac invent in 1912 that made starting the car easier?

No more hand cranking to get the engine running, thanks to the electric starter motor.


In which year was the Cadillac Escalade first marketed?

This massive SUV first hit the market in 1999. It is now in its fourth generation.


Ever the ones for innovation, what did Cadillac give the world in 1912?

In 1912, Cadillac introduced electric lights on its vehicles. These lights had two settings, including high beams as we know them today.


Which of these is NOT a model from Cadillac?

The El Camino is a Chevrolet, not a Cadillac!


Although Cadillac didn't design them, they certainly perfected these engines during World War I. What engines was Cadillac so good at building?

The V8 engines built by Cadillac were both powerful and reliable and loved by the U.S. Army, so much so that they ordered thousands.


Cadillac was the first manufacturer to put a _______ engine in a car.

The V16 was first put into a car by Cadillac in 1930. It was a 7.4-liter engine and produced 160 brake horsepower, a lot in those days!


This image shows a Cadillac model known as the __________.

A small Cadillac? Well, that was doomed to failure, was it not? Introduced in 1982, this fuel-friendly model lasted only six years since it was not very well received.


In 1927, Cadillac became the first automaker to hire _______.

In 1927, Harley Earl was hired by Cadillac to design cars. He had previously designed the beautiful Le Salle.


The 1950, the Cadillac Debutante's interior was lined with what fabric?

Yes, leopard fur. It even had a gold-plated instrument panel.


Please identify this Cadillac model, one of the early cars from the brand.

Marketed between 1927 and 1929, the Series 341 had a range of body styles and cost between  $3,350 to $5,500, depending on the style chosen. More than 18,000 were built of this popular model.


The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham had a number of accessories, including magnetic whiskey glasses.

Unbelievable! So much for drinking and driving. It also had a makeup kit, strangely enough.


This Cadillac luxury sedan sold more than 220,000 units in five years. Can you name it?

From 1987 until 1992, the Brougham saw sales of more than 220,000 units. This popular Cadillac was a full-size luxury 4-door sedan with three power plant options, all above 5.0-liters and all V8s.


What innovation did Cadillac invent that we cannot do without today?

Imagine living in a hot city and not having climate control while stuck in traffic. Thanks, Cadillac!


Cadillac also invented another important safety feature which has helped save countless lives. What is it?

That's right, Cadillac gave the world airbags. Real innovators, don't you think?


Identify this Caddy, please.

The Caddy ATS comes standard with plenty of features, offers a range of power options and gives an excellent ride thanks to its impressive handling. That said, it still lags slightly behind its German competitors. Economy wise, it's not the greatest and rear seat space and storage areas are small. It is a good all-rounder​, however, especially if you love Cadillac.


In the 1950s, the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham had a roof made out of what material?

The steel roof of the Eldorado Brougham became iconic in later years.


This full-sized luxury car was marketed by Cadillac in two stints. Can you name it?

A full size luxury car, the Fleetwood was marketed by Cadillac from 1984 to 1996 and again from 1998 to 1999. Over the years, the Fleetwood included a range of engine options with the biggest a 4.9-liter V8.


In the 1920s, Cadillacs were favored as getaway cars by gangsters, thanks to their powerful engines.

Many gangsters, including Al Capone, loved using a Cadillac as their getaway car. Capone even had a special Caddy for the job.


Certainly one of Cadillac's earliest models, what is this vehicle called?

One of the earliest Cadillac models, the Model Thirty was produced between 1909 and 1911. It was the first model in the United States to offer a closed body.


Which Cadillac model in the 1950s was known for its iconic pointy tail fins?

The pointy tailfins on the Cadillac Eldorado certainly are one of motoring's iconic designs.


Which of these models is a Caddy?

A seven-passenger touring car, the 57 even saw service during World War I when a U.S. doctor purchased one and offered to drive it in France as a medical vehicle. It was powered by a 314 cubic inch V-8 motor. Celebrity TV host Jay Leno has an original 57 as part of his extensive collection of vehicles.


Which World War II aircraft was the design inspiration for the tail fins on the 1949 Cadillac Coup deVille?

Of course, it's a classic U.S. fighter that would be the inspiration!


Name this Cadillac model, please.

This brand is used on special Cadillac vehicles from 1938. Generally, this is a four-door sedan of high quality and ultimate luxury. All-in-all, 11 generations were produced, the last coming in 1993.


Where was the gas cap on the 1949 Cadillac Coup DeVille?

It is rumored that the Cadillac designers forgot all about the gas cap and ended up putting it underneath a flippable tail light. Pretty cool, no matter what the story.


A Cadillac for Europe: What model is this?

A Cadillac for Europe, the BLS was manufactured by SAAB and was a reworked version of their 9-3. It was produced between 2005 and 2009 in Sweden and 2009 to 2010 in Russia. Production ceased as a result of poor sales.


Which is NOT a Cadillac model?

All the others are famous Cadillac models while the Fury, made in the 1950s, was manufactured by Plymouth.


Considered a modern-day muscle car, which Caddy is shown in this image?

Modern muscle cars are very different from their '60s cousins. Take the CTS-V, for example, with a four-door layout. That said, this still breathes fire and is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces over 600 brake horsepower.


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