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The 2011 Cadillac CTS ranks 5 out of 21 Upscale Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 47 published reviews and test drives of the Cadillac CTS, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

In recent years, the American automotive industry battled its fair share of ups and downs. While it’s clear that General Motors’ bankruptcy is a “down,” Cadillac’s resurgence as a player in the industry is undoubtedly an “up.” The leader of this change? The Cadillac CTS.

For reviewers, there is not much to dislike about the 2011 Cadillac CTS. It is a stylish performer that captivates and coddles its driver. This artful balance is what continues to earn the CTS praise and keep it at the top of its class. However, it still has some shortcomings.

The CTS’ standard front seats earn mixed reviews. While some say they lack support for a vehicle with its sporting intentions, others say they are just right. Still, for 2011 Cadillac adds an expensive, optional pair of sport seats that are found on its performance model, the CTS-V. If you are shopping for a CTS, it is a good idea to test drive cars with both seats to see which fit you the best.

The big news for 2011 is the addition of the CTS Coupe to the product range. Although its looks are largely considered polarizing, Automobile Magazine says the CTS Coupe “looks like a concept car that took a wrong turn leaving the convention center, but in fact, it’s an entirely logical and even conservative progression based on Cadillac’s most successful vehicle, the CTS."


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