2011 Cadillac CTS Overview
It’s bold, powerful, and now features an all-new coupe body style. The impressive 2011 Cadillac CTS continues to build on its reputation as a game changer for the luxury brand with new features and a new style fresh for this model year.
The 2011 CTS adds an all-new coupe body style to its sedan and sport wagon styles. All three are also available in V-Series performance versions that are adorned with the title, “CTS-V." Sticking with the CTS line, a 270-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 or a 304-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engines is mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic with auto-manual capability. For those who want more traction and better handling, all-wheel drive is optional. The 2011 CTS receives 16-18 mpg in the city and 25-27 mpg on the highway and competes with the Mercedes C- and E-Classes, Audi A4 and A6 and BMW’s 3 and 5 Series.
Not only did Cadillac unveil the all-new CTS coupe for 2011, but they also refreshed the existing body styles as well. A new inside rearview mirror and fender vent design accompany an available backup camera, with or without the navigation system, heated steering wheel, and ninth-generation OnStar with improved voice recognition. The CTS also comes with standard maintenance such as scheduled oil changes, replacement of engine and cabin air filters, tire rotations, and more free for the first four years or 50,000 miles.
Starting with the 2011 CTS coupe, you’ll notice that it’s shorter, lower and sleeker than the sedan and wagon, which gives it a sportier edge not usually found on Cadillacs. The larger V-6 is standard in the coupe, while sport seats and two suspension tunings are available. The sedan offers 17- or 18-inch wheels (the coupe gets the larger wheels standard) and seats five. A touch-screen navigation display that rises out of the dash is optional. Other optional features include a double moonroof, iPod and Bluetooth® connectivity, active headlights, heated and ventilated seats, keyless access with remote start, sonar parking assist, and a premium surround-sound system. If you need more room than the sedan and the coupe, then the 2011 CTS sport wagon will gladly accommodate you. The wagon boasts 25 cubic feet of cargo space behind the backseat, which roughly doubles the sedan’s trunk space.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Cadillac CTS has you covered. A dual-depth front passenger airbag and seat-mounted side-impact torso bags keep you safe in a collision, and side curtain airbags that flank the front and rear seats are set to deploy in a rollover. An electronic stability system with traction control, four-wheel-disc brakes, and active head restraints for the front seats are standard.
With so many new features, body styles, and looks, the sleek and versatile 2011 Cadillac CTS is definitely not your grandparents Caddy.