2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe - Road Test Specs

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Coupe

(3.6L V6 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2011
ModelCTS Coupe
Style2 dr Coupe (3.6-liter 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$38,990
As-tested MSRP$45,000 (est.)


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeFront-mounted longitudinal V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,564 cc (217 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft with four valves per cylinder and variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.3:1
Redline (rpm)6,950
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)304 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)273 @ 5,200
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.02; II = 2.36; III = 1.53; IV = 1.15; V = 0.85; VI = 0.67; Final Drive = 3.73


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbone suspension with coil springs, monotube dampers and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink with coil springs, monotube dampers and stabilizer bar
Steering typeVariable-assist rack-and-pinion hydraulic power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.1:1
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContiSportContact 3
Tire typeHigh-performance summer
Tire size, frontP245/45ZR-19 Y-rated
Tire size, rearP245/45ZR-19 Y-rated
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front13.6-inch ventilated discs and two-piston iron calipers
Brakes, rear13.3-inch ventilated discs and single-piston aluminum calipers

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17/26
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,931
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53/47 (mfr.)
Length (in.)188.5
Width (in.)74.1
Height (in.)55.9
Wheelbase (in.)113.4
Track, front (in.)61.8
Track, rear (in.)62.8
Turning circle (ft.)31.2
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)35
Headroom, front (in.)36.9
Headroom, rear (in.)34.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)56
Shoulder room, rear (in.)50.9
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)10.5


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
NHTSA crash test, driverNot available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot available

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