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2011 Cadillac STS

  • 2011 Cadillac STS Luxury Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      302/272
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $50,820
  • 2011 Cadillac STS Luxury Sport Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      302/272
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $47,280
  • 2011 Cadillac STS Premium Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      302/272
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $56,380
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2011 Cadillac STS Review

Getting ready for the retirement home

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2011 Cadillac STS is a luxury sedan with enhanced styling and comfort but is ready for retirement. The STS is offered with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission offering a smooth ride but limited sport performance.

The Cadillac STS is offered with optional all-wheel drive; however, its standard offering has rear-wheel drive. While the Cadillac STS is nimble enough for such a large car, it's aging in style and amenities. It's still solid on safety systems but its fuel economy rating of 18 mpg city / 27 highway is not impressive.

New for 2011

The outdated V-8 engine has been dropped for 2011, and that's it for the Cadillac STS.

Essentials

Engine: 3.6L V-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Body Style: Sedan
Trims: Luxury Sedan, Luxury Sport Sedan, Premium Sedan, Performance

On the Outside

There are no external changes for the 2011 STS and it carries on with the same dated styling.

From the Inside

Standard on the Cadillac STS are power leather seats, OnStar, and a premium Bose stereo, automatic climate control and satellite radio, while navigation and Bluetooth are optional.

Driving Performance

With the V-8 gone, all performance is left up to the 302-horsepower V-6 engine with its 315 pound-feet of torque, which is significantly more powerful than the old V-8 engine and also more fuel efficient. On the Cadillac STS, both the transmission and suspension are tuned for a plush, comfortable ride, not sport driving.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the 2011 Cadillac STS includes driver and passenger front airbags front and rear curtain and side airbags, stability and traction control, and OnStar Automatic Crash Response.

Gas Mileage

18 mpg city/27 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Powerful engine
  • Plenty of space
  • Nimble for a large car
  • Smooth ride

Minuses

  • Outdated styling
  • Lack of back up camera
  • Aging interior

Rating

Getting ready for the retirement home

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