2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Review Car Reviews — Volkswagen Caddy pickup I

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Caddy’s new coupe is a Grand with sporting ambitions

FACTS

1. The CTS Coupe comes with a direct-injection 3.6L V6 304-hp and 273 ft-lbs of torque.

2. economy is 17/26-mpg (city/hwy) for the RWD or AWD model and 17/25 for the rear-drive


4. On sale in August, the CTS Coupe at $38,990

5. Coming soon, the Coupe will boast and a host of other high-performance

Instead, the CTS Coupe does American cars do best: good, sound good and you down the road with and panache. Don’t think of the CTS as a second rate alternative to the BMW Instead, think of it as an Aston DB9 compared to Ferrari’s F430 – excellent in their own right, but towards two different kinds of

STAND-OUT DESIGN, FIRST-RATE

The CTS Coupe literally looks nothing else on the road. it shares a family resemblance the CTS Sedan, and the angular design devoid of any organic shapes, is Cadillac, but as Dave Leone, engineer for the CTS notes, everything aft of the fender is different. The windshield is set at more acute angle, the is lower, the door handles to the car, and the sloping rear and sharp trunk look a 21st century tribute to the 1980-1985 Seville.

While in the segment use a sea of good-but-not-great soft plastics, Cadillac uses materials for the dashboard, center and other surfaces. The switchgear like typical GM controls, but the and buttons are far from cheap. also managed to void the Acura pitfall of being a mess of buttons. The analog is also an elegant touch and navigation system, which out of the dashboard in Batman-like fashion, is to use, allowing the driver to flip between the audio and menus with minimal

GRAND TOURING COUPE

Our route took us through San city streets, along the then through country and tight twisty passes in the Valley. The CTS was pleasant to drive in all but the car undoubtedly excelled in some, falling a little short in

In traffic and on the highway, the CTS is everything you want from a luxury Quiet, comfortable and with power, our main gripe was the visibility, which suffers in the of aesthetics. Checking blind was a bit of a chore, and reversing out of parking or parallel parking was something of a – if it weren’t for the car’s backup we wouldn’t hesitate to say that a Elise offered more visibility. We also noticed a bit of noise emanating from the at slightly more than speeds, something Cadillac may to address in light of how its competitors the Lexus IS350C) are utterly in this type of driving.

DIRECT-INJECTION V6 DELIVERS 304-HP

the CTS Coupe’s 3.6-liter V6, rated at 304 and paired with a 6-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission, is up to the when you need to put the spurs to the 3,800 pound vehicle. We do any instrumented testing of the car, but was, as Bentley used to “more than adequate,” some nice engine coming into the cabin at the top of the rev

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That power output is on par with the BMW, Lexus and and well-ahead of the Mercedes E350 As for fuel economy, it’s at 17/26-mpg – spot on with the as well.

Of note is the 6-speed transmission, which does its not to get in the way of the driver. The auto box holds until redline, downshifts asked and matches revs As for the manual, well, Caddy had one test car with a stick-shift and we managed to get behind the wheel. more our loss than however, as we doubt that the take rate will be high, and the automatic is sure to the needs of 99% of CTS Coupe buyers.

COMES UP SHORT ON DRIVING BUT NOT ON LUXURY

The CTS Coupe was at its best on the sweepers of the Silverado Trail, a country highway in California’s Valley. With enough to make passing a cinch, the CTS was in its over the gently rolling and meandering curves. The car’s is stiff, eliminating the need for spring rates that cause the typical harshness is often confused with a ride, and the shock damping is with excellent control at medium and high speeds, maintaining a fairly smooth throughout.

The one true letdown of this car is it comes to tight, twisty, back roads. The CTS Coupe a bad car per se, but it’s simply too big and heavy to be fun through the most treacherous with steering that is but still somewhat vague due to too assist.

On the bright side, the are easy to modulate, and powerful without being too grabby. hot, they work well and are good at resisting Coupled with the excellent and torquey engine, it’s to build up some good on the straight sections, get in the right and scrub off enough speed to the turn confidently.

Going the turn is where things to fall apart. You are aware of progress, but the car doesn’t give you feedback to truly inspire Part of this is undoubtedly it’s a Cadillac and must a superlative level of comfort and Ironically, the CTS Coupe is head and above GM’s other six-cylinder, rear drive the Camaro, when it comes to and handling.

Like the sedan, the CTS Coupe is available in AWD, but only the automatic transmission.

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