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2011 Cadillac STS Price, Review & Picture

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2011 Cadillac STS Price, Review & PictureNew Car Reviews, The 2011 Cadillac STS has proved highly competitive when compared to GM’s larger, more expensive sedans. While younger, the STS has enhanced style compared to the DTS, and the STS has engines that are more competitive. The STS is a serious class competitor, but the car has a problem illustrating such a fact within the car market. Not much. The outdated V-8 engine has been dropped for 2011 and that’s it. Otherwise, the STS carries on with the same dated styling inside and out. Though more competitive than the DTS, the STS remains in a holding pattern likes its older sibling, both waiting to be replaced by the new XTS flagship sedan.

Or the 2011 model, the carmaker has discontinued the V-8 motor. The STS is offered with a 3.6 Liter V-6 GM motor to handle the cars propulsion. The car has a gearbox that is a six speed automatic offering a smooth ride but limited sport performance. The STS is offered with optional all-wheel drive and it hosts a standard layout with rear-drive. This makes it more competitive than the front drive DTS. Even though the STS has enhanced styling, compared to the larger DTS, it pales in comparison. The STS exonerates itself with several redeeming features, that is if the consumer is willing to pay a premium price. Even though the STS is proving highly competitive, it is scheduled for replacement by the XTS.

Unlike the DTS, the STS has been updated some over the years and sits halfway between the two generations of Cadillac’s Art and Science design theme. There are no external changes for the 2011 STS. Power leather seats are standard across the line, as are OnStar and a premium Bose stereo. Navigation and Bluetooth are optional, while automatic climate control and satellite radio are standard.

With the V-8 gone, all performance is left up to the 302-horsepower V-6 with its 315 pound-feet of torque, which as just as well, as it’s significantly more powerful than the old V-8 anyway and more fuel-efficient to boot. Both transmission and suspension are tuned for a plush ride, not sporty driving. Driver and passenger front airbags are standard, as are front and rear curtain and side airbags. Stability and traction control are also standard on the STS, along with OnStar Automatic Crash Response.

Bodystyles: Sedan
Engines: 3.6L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: Base, Luxury, Premium, Performance

EPA Fuel Economy
18 mpg city/27 mpg highway

Price : $47,280 – $56,380

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