2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan highlights

With the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe out, the CTS Sedan is out of the spotlight.  The sedan got some interesting changes this year too:

  • Standard Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance; covers scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, replacement of engine and cabin air filters and a multi-point vehicle inspection for four years or 50,000 miles
  • Rear-vision camera now available on sedan models; models without navigation include a rearview camera display in the rearview mirror
  • Rear-vision camera now standard on CTS-V Sport Sedan
  • Heated steering wheel available on CTS Sedan
  • New fender vent design on all models
  • New inside rearview mirror design
  • New 19-inch all-season tire and wheel available on CTS AWD and RWD models
  • New exterior colors: Carbon Flash Metallic and Evolution Green Metallic
  • Ninth-generation OnStar technology, which includes significant improvements to the system’s voice recognition software

The CTS Sedan has good rear visibility, but I love the gadget-ness of a rear view camera so that is  a welcome addition.

The base/upgrade wheels continue from 2010, but a nice change from the 08/09 base wheels.  The new 19″ all weather wheels will appeal to those who like the way that the 19″ wheels fill up the wheel well but need all weather rubber.

The Premium Care Maintenance is a nice addition, and will help Customers stay in better touch with their Dealer and latest vehicle updates.

I have been neutral on heated steering wheel, but I am assured by those who have this feature that one quickly comes to appreciate it.

I have not seen the new colors in person yet, but more options are always better.  Overall seems a good evolutionary year for the Sedan.  I still would like to see an LS3 V8 option in the Performance/Premium models to spice things up.

6 thoughts on “2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan highlights

  1. You left out a big change…3.0 V6 models of 2011 CTS have only a single exhaust pipe, vs. dual exhausts for previous years.

  2. Whatever the reason cadillac deleted the dual exhaust (cost cutting???), it makes the car look cheaper.

  3. I prefer a true dual exhaust. A 3L may actually get more than adequate flow from a single exhaust but I agree that I would prefer to see them keep a true dual exhaust on all CTS models.

  4. I hope that they have fixed the errors in the Navigation system that are in the 2010 models. The system in the 2010 is nothing but an expensive gadget.

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