Cadillac CTS Review

Stylish Cadillac CTS is one of the most successful vehicles by Cadillac. It is considered as one of the best midsize cars on the market today.

The 2011 CTS is available in three body shapes: sedan, sport wagon, and coupe.

Sedan and sport vehicle
Sedan and sport vehicle are offered in three trims – base (with 3.0-liter V6 engine), luxury and performance (both featuring 306 hp 3.6-liter V6).

Coupes are only equipped with 3.6-liter engine. All Cadillac CTS models are available in AWD and 6-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheeled sedans and 3.6l trims are also offered with 6-speed manual gearbox. Performance trim also offers pair of sport front seats, which, though expensive, earned mixed reviews from the customers. The interior is comfortable; leather feels genuine, upholstery of high quality, sound-proofing is adequate. CTS interior

Cadillac CTS reviews highly prize Cadillac Premium Care program, that covers scheduled maintenance for 50,000 miles or four years.

Well-loaded vehicle
Cadillac owners mention that all CTS trims are well-loaded, featuring power doors/locks/mirrors/driver’s seat, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, tilt steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, entertainment system with HDD, AM/FM/CD/XM audio system, navigation with real-time traffic alerts and so on. Cadillac CTS models sport 18- or 19-inch wheels and customized suspension packages.

History of Cadillac

US luxury automobile brand Cadillac is one of the oldest and most recognizable vehicle marques in the world. It was founded by machinist, engineer and entrepreneur Henry Leland.

Henry Leland’s enterprise
History of Cadillac started in 1902, when co-owners of the Henry Ford Company hired H. Leland to appraise their factory prior to liquidation. Having completed the evaluation, he, however, advised them to reorganize their business and build a new car he has designed. The factory was named Cadillac. The roots of the company’s name go back to the last name of Leland’s ancestor Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, whose coat of arms was used as a base for the company’s crest.

Cadillac Eldorado 1967Leland’s vehicle business was successful due to the use of interchangeable parts. This became the key principle of the modern automotive mass production. In 1908 Cadillac became the first American vehicle to win the Dewar Trophy of the Royal Automobile Club.

GMC takes over
Since 1909 Cadillac history of Cadillac is bound with General Motors Company (GMC). Leland sold his business to GMC for $ 4.5 million, and remained an executive of the company for another 8 years. During this time Cadillac won its second Dewar Trophy in 1913 for incorporating electric engine starting. Cadillac introduced such technological advances as clashless transmission, full electrical system and V8 engine.