• (4.7) 55 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,329$30,421
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 16
  • Engine: 556-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2011 Cadillac CTS

Our Take on the 2011 Cadillac CTS

Our Take

Once offered exclusively as a sedan, the CTS lineup has grown in the past few years to include a wagon and, for 2011, a coupe. All three body styles are available in V-Series performance versions, which carry the name CTS-V. Because of its size, the CTS arguably competes both with BMW's 3 an... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Front-seat comfort
  • Few standard features for a luxury car
  • Backseat headroom
  • Poorly executed panoramic moonroof
  • Confusing trim level, body style combinations

Notable Features

  • New coupe joins sedan and wagon
  • New fender vent design
  • Backup camera with or without navigation system
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Optional AWD
  • Brembo brakes (V-Series)

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I want a Batmobile. Since I'm making requests, I'd also like an Alfred, too. In the absence of funds for either of those things, I'll happily accept a 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon. I christened it the BatMOMbile, because driving it made me feel like a superhero and not at all frumpy. The 2011 CTS-V Sport Wagon is the kind of car that makes you forget you're running erra... Read full review for the 2011 Cadillac CTS

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Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 55 reviews

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best design

by Car lover from las vegas, nv on January 30, 2012

beautiful inside out, turn heads, great performance, full of features(remote start, panaromic sunroof, HDD meory for music, uses 87 gas!). better than lexus and bmw $ to $

3 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2011 Cadillac CTS trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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