2011 Cadillac STS Overview
The folks at Cadillac are making changes across the board, and the 2011 Cadillac STS midsize sport sedan gets a dose of added efficiency for this year.
The V-8 engine has been dropped for 2011, leaving the 302-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with direct injection technology as the sole engine in 2011. The V-6 is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and has available all-wheel drive. Fuel economy checks in at a brisk 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, impressive figures for a car in this segment. The STS competes with other midsize sports sedans such as the BMW 5-Series, Hyundai Genesis, and Lincoln MKS.
It just wouldn’t be a Caddy if it wasn’t comfortable, and the 2011 STS continues that legacy by boasting more leg and shoulder room than the competing Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the aforementioned 5-Series. The Luxury model is equipped with premium features like heated leather seats, dual zone climate control, aluminum trim, and an eight-speaker Bose stereo. A more powerful 15-speaker stereo, sunroof, wood and leather interior trim packages, and Bluetooth® connectivity round out the list of available options. An available Heads-up display projects vehicle speed and other information on the windshield, so that you can read essential information without taking your eyes off the road.
The Luxury Sport model is similarly equipped, while the Premium model really ups the ante with standard features such as a TV, navigation system, and the 15 speaker Bose stereo. The available Performance Handling Package enhances the STS driving experience with active steering, magnetic-fluid shocks, larger brakes and wheels (18-inches), and high-performance tires. Exterior features include Rocker-panel moldings, chrome door handles, a small spoiler, and polished-aluminum dual exhaust tips.
Safety is a priority on the 2011 Cadillac STS. Its chassis is designed not only for fun driving dynamics, but also crash-worthiness. Dual front, front-side, and two-row head airbags help keep interior occupants safe. To prevent accidents, standard/available features such as antilock brakes, a lane departure warning system, blind spot warning system, adaptive cruise control, traction control, and stability control are provided to keep the STS under the driver’s command. The 2011 SRX now also features standard scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, engine and cabin air filter replacements, and several vehicle inspections for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Take it to the next level with enhanced safety features, impressive fuel economy, supreme power and handling, and all the high-tech gadgetry you could ever want in the 2011 Cadillac STS midsize sport sedan.