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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
- Elegant interior
- Comfortable ride
- Sport handling
- Pop-up navigation screen
- Beautiful styling
- Lack of back seat space
- Heavy weight
- So-so fuel economy
Cadillac's standard of excellence
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