With the demise of the rear wheel drive Fleetwood, the DeVille was now the biggest Cadillac and one of the biggest front wheel drive cars on the road. The four door DeVille is shared many components with the Seville. The new d’Elegance trim level brought a 5-passenger seating package and more luxury queues as an alternative to the sporty or, more potent Concours. The DeVille delivered the ride and handling of a traditional full-size luxury car, that familiar boulevard ride. A speed sensitive suspension adjusted automatically to give a softer ride at lower speed and enhanced control and stability at higher speeds. The car still tended to wallow and roll a bit on undulating pavement, but it absorbed most surface irregularities without complaint. Automatic stability control came on the Concours.