Cadillac Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: In what year was Cadillac founded?
A: 1897
B: 1902
C: 1909
D: 1921
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac was founded in 1902 in Detroit.

2: Who were the original founders of Cadillac?
A: Henry Ford and Albert Champion
B: William Murphy and Henry M. Leland
C: Henry M. Leland and Lemuel Bowen
D: William Murphy, Lemuel Bowen, and Henry M. Leland
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The original founders of Cadillac were William Murphy, Lemuel Bowen, and Henry M. Leland.

3: When did General Motors acquire Cadillac?
A: 1902
B: 1905
C: 1909
D: 1912
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac was acquired by General Motors in 1909.

4: Which automotive brand did Cadillac precede in the U.S.?
A: Ford
B: Oldsmobile
C: Autocar
D: Buick
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Cadillac was preceded by Autocar, Oldsmobile, and Buick, but not Ford.

5: Cadillac’s crest is based on whose coat of arms?
A: William Murphy
B: Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac
C: Henry Ford
D: Lemuel Bowen
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Cadillac crest is based on the coat of arms of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.

6: What technological feature did Cadillac introduce to the automotive industry in 1912?
A: Turbocharger
B: Electrical starting and lighting
C: Ignition switch
D: Power steering
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac introduced electrical starting and lighting in a production automobile in 1912.

7: Which Cadillac model set the standard for mass production reliability by demonstrating the interchangeability of its parts in 1908?
A: Runabout
B: Tonneau
C: Model S
D: Type 55 Touring Model
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Cadillac Model S demonstrated the interchangeability of its parts in 1908.

8: What is the Cadillac slogan that emerged from their 1908 achievement?
A: “Luxury Elevated”
B: “Standard of the World”
C: “Drive Bliss”
D: “Elegance in Motion”
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The slogan “Standard of the World” originated from Cadillac’s 1908 achievement.

9: What engine setup did Cadillac pioneer in 1918 that set an industry standard?
A: Turbocharged V6
B: Inline four-cylinder
C: Dual-plane V8 crankshaft
D: Triple-plane V12 crankshaft
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac pioneered the dual-plane V8 crankshaft in 1918.

10: Who was the head of Cadillac’s Art and Color division that led to the design revolution in the brand’s automobiles?
A: Henry Ford
B: Harley Earl
C: Steve Carlisle
D: William Murphy
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Harley Earl, who became the head of Cadillac’s Art and Color division, led the design revolution.

11: Cadillac was the first to offer which type of glass in 1926?
A: Solar glass
B: Shatter-resistant glass
C: Tinted glass
D: Frosted glass
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac introduced shatter-resistant glass in 1926.

12: When did Cadillac incorporate the iconic tailfins into the design of their vehicles?
A: 1938
B: 1945
C: 1948
D: 1954
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac incorporated iconic tailfins into their vehicle designs starting in 1948.

13: What major innovation did Cadillac introduce in their vehicles in 1941?
A: Autonomous driving
B: Fully automatic transmission
C: GPS navigation
D: Sunroof
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac introduced the first mass-produced fully automatic transmission in 1941.

14: Cadillac produced a million vehicles by which year?
A: 1930
B: 1945
C: 1949
D: 1955
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac produced its one-millionth car in 1949.

15: What was Cadillac’s first front-wheel-drive model introduced in 1967?
A: Eldorado
B: DeVille
C: Seville
D: Fleetwood
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Cadillac Eldorado was the brand’s first front-wheel-drive model introduced in 1967.

16: What series did Cadillac introduce to tap into the compact car market in 1982?
A: Cimarron
B: Seville
C: Brougham
D: Fleetwood
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Cadillac introduced the Cimarron to tap into the compact car market in 1982.

17: In what year did Cadillac introduce their signature Northstar engine?
A: 1981
B: 1987
C: 1991
D: 1995
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac introduced the Northstar engine in 1991.

18: What luxury SUV did Cadillac launch in 1999 to compete in the growing luxury SUV market?
A: XT5
B: XT6
C: Escalade
D: Catera
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac launched the Escalade in 1999.

19: Which design philosophy did Cadillac introduce in 2000 for the 21st century?
A: Futuristic Touch
B: Art and Science
C: Modern Elegance
D: Classic Renewal
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac introduced the “Art and Science” design philosophy in 2000.

20: Which Cadillac model had a record-setting Nürburgring lap time in 2009 for production sedans?
A: CT6
B: CTS-V
C: Escalade
D: XT5
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Cadillac CTS-V set a record-setting Nürburgring lap time for production sedans in 2009.

21: What year did the iconic Cadillac tailfins reach their maximum height?
A: 1950
B: 1955
C: 1959
D: 1963
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac tailfins reached their maximum height in 1959.

22: When was Cadillac’s first color styling introduced in vehicle design?
A: 1925
B: 1927
C: 1930
D: 1933
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Designer-styled bodywork was introduced by Cadillac in 1927.

23: Who convinced Cadillac to use the Phillips screw to improve assembly speed?
A: Harley Earl
B: Henry Phillips
C: Steve Carlisle
D: William Murphy
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Henry Phillips convinced Cadillac to use Phillips screws to improve assembly time in 1934.

24: Which Cadillac model was a top seller for its mid-priced market in the 1930s?
A: Series 60
B: Fleetwood
C: DeVille
D: Eldorado
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Series 60 was a popular mid-priced model introduced by Cadillac in the 1930s.

25: What technological innovation was introduced in the Cadillac Eldorado in 1957?
A: Memory seat function
B: Electric windows
C: Self-levelling suspension
D: ABS brakes
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac introduced self-levelling suspension in the 1957 Eldorado Brougham.

26: What type of master cylinder did Cadillac introduce in 1962?
A: Single reservoir
B: Hydraulic-assist
C: Dual-reservoir
D: Vacuum-assist
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac introduced the dual-reservoir brake master cylinder in 1962.

27: What was special about the 1977 Cadillac DeVille compared to its previous models?
A: It was longer and wider
B: It had a four-cylinder engine
C: It was lighter and shorter
D: It had a steel roof
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 1977 Cadillac DeVille was lighter and shorter as a result of significant downsizing.

28: Which model did Cadillac introduce to compete with European luxury cars in 1975?
A: Cimarron
B: Eldorado
C: Seville
D: Fleetwood
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac introduced the Seville in 1975 to compete with European luxury cars.

29: In what year did Cadillac introduce the first fully automatic heater-air conditioning system?
A: 1956
B: 1962
C: 1968
D: 1970
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac introduced the first fully automatic heater-air conditioning system in 1962.

30: When did Cadillac’s Fleetwood factory in Detroit close?
A: 1981
B: 1984
C: 1987
D: 1990
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Fleetwood factory in Detroit, operational since 1921, closed in 1987.

31: Cadillac entered which motorsport championship in 2023?
A: NASCAR
B: Formula One
C: World Endurance Championship
D: Le Mans Prototype
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In 2023, Cadillac entered the FIA World Endurance Championship.

32: What was Cadillac’s first mass-produced engine type introduced in the 1940s?
A: Turbocharger
B: Overhead valve V8
C: Dual-overhead cam
D: Inline six
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac’s first significant mass-produced engine type introduced in the 1940s was the overhead valve V8.

33: Cadillac’s entry-level model introduced in 1997 was called?
A: DeVille
B: Cimarron
C: Catera
D: BLS
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac introduced the Catera as its new entry-level model in 1997.

34: What year did Cadillac release its first fully automatic transmission?
A: 1938
B: 1941
C: 1945
D: 1951
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac released its first fully automatic transmission in 1941.

35: Which feature was unique to the 2006 Cadillac XLR?
A: All-wheel drive
B: Turbocharging
C: Retractable hardtop
D: Hybrid powertrain
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 2006 Cadillac XLR featured a retractable hardtop.

36: When was Cadillac’s “Art and Science” design philosophy first introduced?
A: 1990
B: 2000
C: 2010
D: 2020
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac’s “Art and Science” design philosophy was introduced in 2000.

37: Cadillac’s first seven-seat mid-size crossover SUV introduced in 2019 is called?
A: XT4
B: XT5
C: XT6
D: XT8
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac introduced the XT6, its first seven-seat mid-size crossover SUV, in 2019.

38: In what year did Cadillac produce the M41 Walker Bulldog army tank?
A: 1945
B: 1951
C: 1960
D: 1965
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac began producing the M41 Walker Bulldog army tank in 1951.

39: Cadillac received the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in 2008 for which model?
A: CTS
B: XTS
C: Escalade
D: STS
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Cadillac received the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in 2008 for the CTS model.

40: What was the first Cadillac model to adopt variable valve timing technology?
A: STS-V
B: Escalade
C: Seville
D: Northstar
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Northstar engine was the first Cadillac model to adopt variable valve timing technology.

41: Which Cadillac model had a unique bustle-back rear-end styling in 1980?
A: Eldorado
B: Cimarron
C: Seville
D: Fleetwood
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 1980 Cadillac Seville featured a unique bustle-back rear-end styling.

42: Cadillac’s first all-aluminum block engine with four valves per cylinder was called?
A: BLS
B: Northstar
C: XTS
D: ATS
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Northstar engine was Cadillac’s first all-aluminum block engine with four valves per cylinder.

43: Cadillac launched its first fully electric car in 2023 called?
A: Escalade EV
B: Lyriq
C: Optiq
D: Celestiq
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac launched its first fully electric car, the Lyriq, in 2023.

44: Which model did Cadillac discontinue in 1993 to introduce the Fleetwood?
A: Brougham
B: Eldorado
C: Seville
D: DeVille
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Cadillac discontinued the Brougham in 1993 to introduce the Fleetwood.

45: Which Cadillac model was introduced in 1997 as a rebadged Opel Omega B?
A: CTS
B: XLR
C: Catera
D: ATS
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Cadillac Catera, introduced in 1997, was a rebadged Opel Omega B.

46: What is the name of Cadillac’s vehicle subscription service launched in 2017?
A: Cadillac On-Demand
B: Book By Cadillac
C: Cadillac Express
D: Cadillac Now
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac’s subscription service launched in 2017 is called Book By Cadillac.

47: Which Cadillac model had Dagmar bumpers, named after a buxom 1950s TV personality?
A: Eldorado
B: Seville
C: DeVille
D: Fleetwood
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The DeVille models in the 1950s had Dagmar bumpers, named after the TV personality.

48: The three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission was standard from what year?
A: 1959
B: 1962
C: 1966
D: 1968
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission became standard in 1962.

49: Who was the engineer brought in to liquidate the former Henry Ford Company and instead helped form Cadillac?
A: Harley Earl
B: Henry M. Leland
C: Steve Carlisle
D: Albert Champion
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Engineer Henry M. Leland was brought in to liquidate the former Henry Ford Company but instead helped form Cadillac.

50: In what year did Cadillac’s first fully retractable hardtop car achieve production?
A: 2002
B: 2005
C: 2007
D: 2009
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac introduced its first fully retractable hardtop car, the XLR, in 2005.

51: Cadillac’s new flagship model launched in mid-2016 is called?
A: CTS-V
B: XT5
C: CT6
D: DTS
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac’s flagship CT6 sedan launched in mid-2016.

52: What type of chassis did Cadillac use for the 1980 Seville?
A: Front-wheel Drive
B: Rear-wheel Drive
C: All-wheel Drive
D: Mid-engine
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The 1980 Seville utilized a front-wheel drive chassis.

53: Cadillac’s participation in which motorsport series included a model powered by a CTS-V?
A: Formula One
B: SCCA World Challenge
C: IndyCar
D: NASCAR
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac participated in the SCCA World Challenge with a CTS-V model.

54: When did Cadillac offer Air Cushion Restraint System airbags, the first of its kind?
A: 1972
B: 1974
C: 1976
D: 1980
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Cadillac first offered Air Cushion Restraint System airbags in 1974.

55: Cadillac’s first introduction of memory seat functions was in what year?
A: 1957
B: 1965
C: 1972
D: 1980
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Cadillac introduced memory seat functions in the 1957 Eldorado Brougham.

56: What is Cadillac’s current president’s name?
A: Steve Carlisle
B: Henry Ford
C: William Murphy
D: Lemuel Bowen
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Steve Carlisle is the current president of Cadillac.

57: What plant produced all Cadillac vehicles from 1921 until its closure in 1987?
A: Fairfax Assembly
B: Clark Street Plant
C: Lansing Grand River
D: Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Clark Street Plant produced Cadillac vehicles from 1921 until its closure in 1987.

58: In which year was the Cadillac ATS compact sedan first introduced?
A: 2012
B: 2014
C: 2016
D: 2018
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Cadillac ATS compact sedan was first introduced in 2012.

59: What did Cadillac introduce in the 1960s to alert drivers about failed light bulbs?
A: Fiber-optic system
B: Warning chimes
C: Dashboard alert
D: Phone notification system
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Cadillac offered a fiber-optic warning system to alert drivers to failed light bulbs starting in the 1960s.

60: Cadillac’s current flagship full-size SUV, first introduced in 1999, is called?
A: XT6
B: SRX
C: Escalade
D: DeVille
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Cadillac’s flagship full-size SUV, the Escalade, was first introduced in 1999.

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