2011 Cadillac CTS

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47 reviews
Available Price Range $6,706-$33,678 Trims3 Combined MPG 16 Seats 4-5

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, ... 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)


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 errands... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 47 reviews

Great Car, loving every minute of driving it

by The Shrew from Nashville, TN on June 8, 2011

Bought the CTS Coupe Premium edition and I wake up every morning and know that the highlight of my day will be my commute. The inside of the car is luxurious and has anything you could want. I am exte... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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