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2011 Cadillac CTS

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Base Coupe

    Base Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      304/273
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $38,365
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Base Sedan

    Base Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      270/223
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $35,345
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Base Wagon

    Base Wagon

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      270/223
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $38,465
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Luxury Sedan

    Luxury Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      270/223
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $38,400
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Luxury Wagon

    Luxury Wagon

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      270/223
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $41,520
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Performance Coupe

    Performance Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      304/273
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $42,805
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Performance Sedan

    Performance Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      270/223
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $39,945
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Performance Wagon

    Performance Wagon

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      270/223
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $41,765
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Premium Coupe

    Premium Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      304/273
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $47,210
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Premium Sedan

    Premium Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      304/273
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $47,800
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Premium Wagon

    Premium Wagon

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      304/273
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $49,265
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2011 Cadillac CTS Review

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In a Nutshell
The 2011 Cadillac CTS is GM's standard car, which comes as a luxury sedan, wagon, or coupe, in four trim levels. Three levels of engines available for the Cadillac CTS include a 3.0-liter V-6, 3.6-liter V-6, and 6.2-liter V-8 paired to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

An elegant, stylish car on par with the most luxurious sedans in the world, the Cadillac CTS is noted for nimble handling, high technology, and a comfortable ride. Loaded with niceties, the CTS sports a cool pop-up navigation screen, but the car is substandard in fuel efficiency because the body is heavy, achieving only 16 mpg city / 26 mpg highway. CTS benefits from Cadillac's outstanding standard safety systems.

New for 2011

For 2011, the Cadillac CTS added a new body style to its repertoire, the CTS Coupe. Similar to the CTS Sedan and Wagon, the coupe body style has a bit more aggressive appearance. In addition, a heated steering wheel and rear vision camera are now standard on all trim levels.

Essentials

Engines: 3.0L V-6, 3.6L V-6, 6.2L V-8
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Body Styles: Sedan, Wagon
Trims: Base Sedan, Luxury Sedan, Performance Sedan, Premium Sedan, Base Wagon, Luxury Wagon, Performance Wagon, Premium Wagon, Base Coupe, Performance Coupe, Premium Coupe

On the Outside

The 2011 Cadillac CTS rivals Europe's best-looking vehicles, and now has a new 19-inch wheel design and new fender vents.

From the Inside

The Cadillac CTS features premium materials and standard amenities on all but the lowest trims levels include automatic climate control, heated power seats, and a premium stereo.

Driving Performance

While GM is beginning to phase out the 270 horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 engine, which struggles with the CTS's weight, the 304 horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 provides a comfortable balance of performance and refinement.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the 2011 Cadillac CTS includes driver and passenger front and side airbags, front and rear head curtain bags, rear side airbags, and OnStar Automatic Crash Response. Electronic safety devices include standard traction control and stability control.

Gas Mileage

V-6 RWD: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway
V-6 AWD: 16 mpg city/26 mpg highway
CTS-V: 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway (manual); 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway (automatic)

Plusses

  • Elegant interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Sport handling
  • Pop-up navigation screen
  • Beautiful styling

Minuses

  • Lack of back seat space
  • Heavy weight
  • So-so fuel economy

Rating

Cadillac's standard of excellence

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