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By Cars.com Staff
October 27, 2010
The DTS, formerly the DeVille, is a front-wheel-drive alternative in Cadillac's luxury sedan lineup. It competes with the Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 and Chrysler 300C. The DTS can seat five or six.
New for 2011
The 2011 DTS gets free scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, replacement of engine and cabin air filters, and multipoint vehicle inspection for four years or 50,000 miles through Cadillac's Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance program. Otherwise, there are no significant changes.
Exterior The DTS' styling is linear and straightforward. It's 207.6 inches long (the roomier DTS-L is 215.6 inches long) making it larger and longer than the MKS, S80 and 300C. The model's styling is similar to Cadillac's STS sedan. Exterior features include:
Central wreath-and-crest badging and fresh front-end sheet metal
Standard xenon headlights
Vanilla Latte and Tuscan Bronze ChromaFlair exterior colors
17-inch wheels standard
Available 18-inch wheels and sunroof
Interior The DTS can hold five or six occupants, with a choice of front bucket seats or a front bench. Interior features include:
Burl wood trim available
XM Satellite Radio, NavTraffic and OnStar available
Standard dual-zone automatic climate control (three-zone system with a zone for rear passengers is optional)
Optional heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and heated steering wheel
Standard remote start system
Optional power folding mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and heated windshield-washer fluid
Under the Hood The DTS is available with a choice of Northstar 4.6-liter V-8 engines, both mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:
Base V-8 produces 275 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque
Optional quicker-revving version makes 292 hp and 288 pounds-feet of torque
Optional Magnetic Ride Control
Safety Safety features include:
Optional lane departure warning system uses a camera between the rearview mirror and windshield to warn drivers when they've strayed from their lane
Optional blind spot warning system senses when objects are in the driver's blind spot
Six standard airbags: side-impact, side curtain and dual front
Standard all-disc antilock brakes
Standard electronic stability system with brake assist