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2011 Cadillac CTS vs. Its Competition

 
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View
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Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.

If you're looking for something that breaks the cookie-cutter mold of Germans and Japanese rivals, this is it.

The luxury brands have converged on a model for success, and for all the vehicles mentioned here, there's a choice of engines, transmissions, drivetrains, and body styles.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lexus iS are the most conservatively styled in the group, with sedate, well-finished interiors-and a wild side in their respective C63 and IS-F forms.

The BMW 3-Series is a perennial here, with everything from diesel power to ripping M3 acceleration in the cards.

The Infiniti G37's not far off the BMW benchmark of ride and handling, and it looks better to many eyes, too.

The Audi A4 has grown into a larger body, and spins off coupe and crossover versions as the A5 and Q5.

Meanwhile, the sedan and wagon bring highly detailed cabins and all-wheel drive to the party, though Audi's fantastic S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox is nowhere to be found.

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Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
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With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan.
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The 2011 BMW 3-Series continues the tradition of excellent handling, brisk performance, and high quality, though its relatively compact size does result in some compromises.
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The 2011 Infiniti G Sedans remain one of the top choices driving enthusiasts willing to sacrifice a little comfort for responsiveness and poise.
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The 2011 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 look and drive like sport sedans, but they're not as performance-oriented as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti.
MSRP From    
$35,345$32,300$34,600$35,800$39,720
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas I4Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Mid-SizeCompactCompactMidsize CarsSub-Compact
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa4-Door Journey RWD4-Door Sedan RWD
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
ManualCVTManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic

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