The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe puts concept car style in the hands of buyers, and those looks have caused plenty of positive commentary.
In Cadillac's brand resurgence, the CTS is doing a lot of the heavy lifting with its perfect blend of style and substance. It's available in the widest array of body styles, with a sedan, wagon and high-performance V editions joining the coupe.
Features: The luxurious CTS Coupe is well-equipped from the word "go," and the Premium Collection trim level we sampled is further enhanced by heated and cooled leather seats, a Bose surround-sound audio system that's integrated with a navigation system sporting an eight-inch pop-up screen and an available handsome Sapele , a type of mahogany, trim package.
On the outside, Premium Collection CTS Coupes can be ordered with striking White Diamond Tri-Coat paint. Understated 18 inch wheels fill the fenders with a touch of both class and performance. HID headlamps and foglights are also standard equipment on CTS Coupes with Premium Collection outfitting.
Performance: The CTS Coupe is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that's a smooth operator as it delivers 304 horsepower and 273 pound feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission handles gear-changing duties, and the standard rear wheel drive chassis can be upgraded to all wheel drive for a boost in traction and performance.
Fuel Economy: Here are the EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Safety: Along with a nimble-handling chassis that's endowed with predictable responses, the CTS Coupe includes plenty of safety equipment. The standard Stabilitrak electronic stability control is augmented by the wide array of standard OnStar crash response and driver assistance tools; a Cadillac exclusive in this class. Front, side and side-curtain airbags stand at the ready, as well.
Pricing/Warranty: The Cadillac CTS Coupe starts at a base MSRP of $38,165. Premium Collection all-wheel drive CTS Coupes go for $48,910. A 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty adds assurance.
Summary: Cadillac has hit its stride with the CTS, and the mojo that made the iconic brand great is not only back, it's better than ever. A performance edge is an ongoing theme amid all the luxury and technology features that are also packed into the CTS, and the styling is expressive and eye catching, making drivers instant celebrities at any destination.