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The new 2011 Cadillac Sports Sedan is a world luxury vehicle. The CTS Sport Sedan is all about luxury, excellent driving dynamics, performance and comfort. Our review is based on our analysis of Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan and analyzing the data available on official Cadillac website. Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan combines the luxury and advanced technologies to offer exceptional performance to attract driving enthusiasts. The 2011 CTS Sports Sedan satisfies the modern design and aero dynamic styling for optimum performance. According to Cadillac “If you are looking for something ordinary, then it is not for you.”

The 2011 CTS Sports Sedan offers the redefined performance to make it high performing sedan. Attractive angular body lines, muscular fender and bold looks make the CTS Sports Sedan a perfect car on the road. Cadillac CTS Sedan is available in five different trim levels; The CTS Elegance with 3.0 litre V6 RWD, CTS Sport Luxury with 3.6 litre V6 RWD, CTS Sports Luxury with 3.6 litre V6 AWD, the CTS-V 6.2 litre V8 RWD, and The CTS-V with 6.2 litre V8 AWD. We have reviewed the Cadillac CTS-V separately.

Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan Prices;

CTS Elegance V6 3.0L (AT) RWD:

RRP in GBP incl. VAT/Other Taxes excl. Additional Cost: £40,897.00, €47,833.00

CTS Sports Luxury 3.6L V6 (AT) RWD:

RRP in GBP incl. VAT/Other Taxes excl. Additional Cost: £45,241.00, €52,914.00

CTS Sports Luxury 3.6L V6 (AT)AWD:

RRP in GBP incl. VAT/Other Taxes excl. Additional Cost: £47,326.00, €55,352.00

Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan Ratings;

CTS Sports Sedan Performance: 4.6 (Very Good)

CTS Sports Sedan Exterior: 4.8 (Very Good)

CTS Sports Sedan Interior: 4.5 (Very Good)

CTS Sports Sedan Safety: 5.0 (Excellent)

CTS Sports Sedan Reliability: 4.3 (Good)

Power & Performance

The Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan is a good performer overall, and it has the enough power to satisfy your sporting intensions. CTS Sports Sedan is not an ordinary sedan; it is a perfect sports sedan. If you are looking for a worth competitor, then BMW 3 Series is the first choice. The base model CTS Elegance comes with 3.0 litre V6 engine, which produces 276 horsepower. The Elegance trims feature six speed automatic transmission with sport mode and Driver Shift Control. However, the CTS Sports Luxury RWD trim and AWD trim has the same engine, but tuned for high performance. It produces 311 horsepower and 6400 rpm.

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The Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan satisfies all buyers who are looking for sports sedan or a daily commuter. Buyers looking for all wheel drive options would be happy too because AWD trim is available, but the price is higher. CTS Sports Sedan offers the independent sports suspension for higher performance. CTS Sports Sedan features power, speed sensitive steering for excellent cornering and handling. Not only this, the luxury Sport Trim offers the highest possible speed of 241 km/h with 0-100 km/h just in 6.3 seconds. The braking is also responsive with ventilated front and rear ABS/ high performing brakes.

The fuel economy is also about average with 7.3 litres per 100 km in the city and 15.3 litre for 100km on highway.

Interior & Exterior

Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan interior is luxurious and comfortable, especially front row. The materials offered are of high quality, and you can opt for wood trim package for more superior feel. Some of the standard interior features include Instrumentation, analog, Driver Information Center, Interior Ambient lighting (recessed light pipes and LED spotlights), Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, Floor console with shifter, integral armrest, storage compartment and cup holders. CTS Sports Sedan is full of high tech features like Audio system including: HDD navigation (40 GB), AM/FM RDS stereo, DVD, MP3, Bose® 5.1 Surround Sound 10-speaker system, and Steering wheel mounted controls for audio and cruise control USB and audio connectivity.

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Front driver and passenger seats are very comfortable comes standard with Front bucket seats, heated with leather seating surfaces, 8-way power seat adjuster, power lumbar control and 4-way head restraints. The CTS Sports Sedan also offers the lot of cargo space to meet your storage requirements. It offers 13.6 cubic feet space higher than the competitors. Other interior features include Steering column, manual rake and telescopic, Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather wrapped, Rear parking assist, Ultrasonic, Rear view camera system, and Climate Control, dual zone automatic for driver and front passenger.

Exterior of Cadillac CTS is attractive and elegant. CTS Sedan is available in three standard colour option Vanilla Latte Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, and Black Raven. The exterior features include Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted, Headlamps, Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) with Adaptive Forward Lighting System, headlamp washers, windshield wiper activated.

Safety & Reliability

Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan is the safest car to drive. The 2011 CTS is not crash tested, but based on past record it receives high rating of five stars in all crash tests. CTS Sports Sedan is loaded with high tech safety equipments like StabiliTrak (Electronic Stability Control System), Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled, Tire Pressure Monitor System, Fog lamps front, Airbags, dual-stage frontal driver, dual-depth frontal passenger with passenger sensing system, driver and right-front passenger side impact and front and rear outboard head curtain. There is unique Theft-deterrent system PASS-Key III, with alarm including self-powered horn.

Cadillac CTS comes with 3 year or 100,000 km warranty, and also 6 years rust through guarantee. There is also 36 months free of cost roadside assistance warranty. Check your local sales and service centre for more details.

 

About the author: Ahmad Wali

 

Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter

 

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