2011 Cadillac CTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,336 - $14,016
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
270-304
Seats
4-5
Color:  Thunder Gray Chromaflair
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,336 - $14,016
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
270-304
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2011 Cadillac CTS If...

Cadillac was once the "Standard of the World," which was more than an advertising slogan. The competition is much deeper, wider and stronger today, but if you would like an unassailable reason to own, enjoy and be proud of a Cadillac again, this is it.

Cadillac CTS Models & Trims

Base Sedan $12,233 - $14,016
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Luxury Sedan $12,233 - $14,016
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Performance Sedan $12,233 - $14,016
Horsepower: 270 hp - 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Sedan $11,336 - $13,563
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $11,946 - $13,981
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Luxury $12,233 - $14,016
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Performance $12,233 - $14,016
Horsepower: 270 hp - 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium $11,336 - $13,563
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base Wagon $11,946 - $13,981
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Luxury Wagon $12,233 - $14,016
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Performance Wagon $12,233 - $14,016
Horsepower: 270 hp - 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Wagon $11,336 - $13,563
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Performance Coupe $12,233 - $14,016
Horsepower: 270 hp - 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Coupe $11,336 - $13,563
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base Coupe $11,946 - $13,981
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 4
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.66

53 Reviews

5 star 74% 4 star 19% 3 star 8% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

From 30, 000 to 140, 000 miles - still going strong as ever.

I have had a great experience with my cts. I bought it used with about 30, 000 miles on it still runs great at 140, 000 miles. The leather interior is durable and survives my two big dogs. The music system is loud and perfect for a young adult who enjoys listening to music loud. The only slight issue I have experienced is a short in the wiring recently that makes the music/radio cut out. Other than that, it is been a great vehicle.

- Savannah W

Comfortable interior with exceptional gas mileage

I am, by and large, enormously pleased with my car. It has a sleek design that makes it seem "sporty" or, more plainly, that it can go fast. The large number of customizable features such as seat heating and cooling makes drives much more comfortable, and the excellent gas mileage is another bonus. I will say, however, that I have had to replace several parts with the hub assembly, which has been a headache.

- Ethan D

It is the best car I have ever owned.

I love everything about this car. It drives so smooth, and is very comfortable. It has all wheel drive and handles great in all weather. It has heated and air conditioning seats, heated steering wheel, power windows, sunroof, rear assist, GPS, tinted windows. It is silver in color and stays clean looking for a long time. It is midsize and easy to park. I feel high class when I drive this car.

- Lori B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$12,233 - $14,016
$12,233 - $14,016

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 (hp)
270 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT (270 hp [201 kW) @ 7000 rpm
223 lb
3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT
3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT (270 hp [201 kW) @ 7000 rpm
223 lb
3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 (in.)
36.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 (in.)
37.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.6 (cu. ft.)
13.6 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55HR17
P235/55HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.4 (in.)
113.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 (ft.)
35 - 36 (ft.)

Length

Length
191.3 (in.)
191.3 - 192 (in.)

Width

Width
72.5 (in.)
72.5 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4039 (.lbs)
3847 - 4222 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 (hp)
270 (hp)

Torque

Torque
223 (ft. lbs.)
223 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 (gal.)
18 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Recall Jun 19, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 19, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V341000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured October 18, 2010, to June 2, 2011. In the affected vehicles, vibrations from the drive shaft may cause the vehicle's roll over sensor to command the roof rail air bags to deploy.
Consequence:
If the roof rail air bags deploy unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of crash and injury to the occupants.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear drive shaft assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14233.
Recall Jul 2, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 2, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V394000
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 2, 2014 that they are recalling 554,328 model year 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured August 16, 2001, to April 28, 2014, and 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured March 20, 2003, to August 11, 2006. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequence:
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will provide two replacement key rings, and vehicles with slotted keys will receive key inserts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14172.

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