• (4.5) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,724–$19,080
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22
  • Engine: 302-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2011 Cadillac STS

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Cadillac STS

What We Don't Like

  • Some low-rent controls
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Below-average reliability
  • Small trunk opening

Notable Features

  • 302-hp V-6
  • V-8 engines discontinued
  • RWD or AWD
  • Available lane departure warning system
  • Available blind spot warning system

2011 Cadillac STS Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Cadillac's midsize sport sedan, the STS, features a powerful V-6 and a variety of high-tech safety options. The STS competes with the BMW 5 Series, Lincoln MKS and Hyundai Genesis.

New for 2011
The V-8 has been dropped, and the STS gets free standard 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.

Exterior
The STS' bumper is prominent, and its grille is dominant. Like it or not, you have to admit that the elements are in proportion, from the plunging grille to the stacked headlights and fog lights. The optional Platinum Edition Package adds special badging and 18-inch chrome wheels. Exterior features include:

  • Rocker-panel moldings
  • Small spoiler
  • Chrome door handles
  • Polished-aluminum dual exhaust tips
  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels, optional 18-inch alloys

Interior
The STS can have optional wood trim; real metal trim accents the steering wheel and dashboard. The Platinum Edition augments the cabin with a leather dashboard and a suedelike ceiling. Interior features include:

  • Optional head-up display projects vehicle speed and other selectable readouts on the windshield
  • Standard eight-speaker Bose stereo
  • Optional 15-speaker, Bose 5.1-channel surround-sound stereo
  • Standard leather seats, dual-zone climate control
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional heated and ventilated seats

Under the Hood
The STS' 3.6-liter V-6 has direct injection and produces 302 horsepower and 272 pounds-feet of torque. It uses a six-speed automatic transmission. An optional performance package includes four-piston calipers with larger brake discs, among other tweaks.

Safety
Safety equipment includes:

  • Standard front and side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock brakes, electronic stability system
  • Optional lane departure and blind spot warning systems
  • Optional Intellibeam headlamps that self-adjust their intensity based on oncoming or leading vehicles




Consumer Reviews

(4.5)

Average based on 6 reviews

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Nothing better than a Cadillac!

by Jum from Cranston,R.I on October 13, 2017

Except for being a V-6, it's a great car. Next vehicle will be a V-8. Miss my 26 years of owning Eldorados.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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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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