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New Cadillac Cars - Lineup of New Cadillac Cars for 2011

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The upcoming season marks an exciting time for GM’s high-end luxury brand. The 2011 lineup of new Cadillac cars has automobile enthusiasts excited all across the globe. While Cadillac isn’t unveiling any brand new vehicles for the year, the company has made some significant changes to its existing models, as well as phasing out certain outdated features. More specifically, the CTS and STS models have gone through significant revisions, while the DTS, Escalade, and SRX have remained relatively unchanged.

CTS/CTS-V:
2011 marks the first year Cadillac’s sporty mid-size will be offered as a coupe. Both the CTS and the high performance CTS-V will be available as a two-door, as well as in the traditional sedan and sport wagon configurations.

Out of all the new Cadillac cars for the year, the CTS coupe is by far the most radical; since the discontinuation of the Eldorado, Cadillac has not produced a coupe in nine years. For performance enthusiasts, the introduction of the CTS coupe will unquestionably fill the void left by the removal of the XLR and XLR-V from Cadillac’s lineup in 2009.

This new body style will be available with numerous trim upgrades unavailable on the four-door models, including a power sunroof, a choice of summer performance tires or all-season blackwall tires, and multi-coat painted wheels. Aside from these details, the CTS coupe will be offered with all performance features available on the standard four-door CTS models. In addition, the CTS-V coupe will be offered with a handful of new interior options unavailable on any other model or trim level of the CTS.

Continuing Cadillac’s tradition of improving safety features as well as performance, all variations of the CTS and CTS-V will come equipped with a rearview camera as a part of the Level One Luxury Package.

The MSRP for the standard 2011 CTS (all body styles) is $38,165 – $48,910, depending on trim options, making the approximate retail price $36,000 – $46,000. The CTS-V, on the other hand, has an MSRP of $62,165, making it available for approximately $58,000.

DTS:
The DTS has remained relatively unchanged for the past few seasons, and the 2011 model is no exception. The new DTS will no longer come equipped with the same rear seat entertainment system package, although it is speculated that a different entertainment package will be offered instead. As with previous models, OnStar is offered on the 2011 DTS, and the newest edition will be the first to receive a ninth-generation OnStar system.

The 2011 DTS holds an MSRP of $46,680 – $59,875, putting the vehicle the approximate actual price range of $44,000 – $56,000.

STS:
After a production run of 22 years, 2011 may mark the end of a legacy for the venerable STS. While the 2011 STS comes with two new color schemes, Black Ice and Evolution Green Metallic, many available features have also been removed. Most significantly, the STS will no longer be available as a V8; instead, all STS models will come equipped with Cadillac’s 3.6 L LY7 V6 engine, regardless of trim level.

The disappearance of the V8 also means the removal of both the Premium Luxury Collection and Performance Luxury Collection editions. Furthermore, the STS will no longer be available with performance features like StabiliTrak, Adaptive Cruise Control, or Magnetic Ride Control.

With these deleted features in mind, automobile enthusiasts with a focus on performance may choose to look toward the CTS instead. Out of all the new Cadillac cars for 2011, the STS is unquestionably the most disappointing, as most of the features that made it stand out from the competition are now missing.

This is especially glaring considering the MSRP on the STS: $47,280 – $56,380, or approximately $44,000 – $53,000 out the door.

Escalade:
For 2011, all models of the Escalade will remain unchanged under the hood. The standard SUV, the hybrid, and the ESV will all be available in three new colors: Evolution Green Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, and Marine Blue Metallic. However, out of these new colors, the Escalade EXT will only be available in Mocha Steel Metallic. Furthermore, the Escalade ESV will have a new audio and navigation system available.

The MSRP for the new Escalade is between $62,495 – $85,000, based on trim options, putting the vehicle’s out the door price at around $60,000 – $80,000.

SRX:
Cadillac’s mid-size crossover will be available in two new colors: Black Steel Metallic and Mocha Steel Metallic. No other changes are planned for the 2011 SRX.

With an MSRP of $33,830 – $51,860 (roughly $30,000 – $50,000 when sold), the SRX is unquestionably the most affordable of the new 2011 lineup.

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