When it comes to luxury without compromising safety and comfort, Cadillac DTS stands out among any other model. This vehicle defines luxury with pampered amenities and lush seats. Not to mention, the ride is so silent, you may forget the vehicle is even running. Cabin space is more than adequate as all passengers have plenty of leg, head and shoulder room. There is even 19 cubic feet of trunk space with the backseat in place. Do you want to go skiing with a couple friends, but can't sacrifice the seats to fit the skis? No problem! There is a middle pass through that allows you to haul long pieces of cargo while also accommodating two passengers in the back!
The 2011 Cadillac DTS is a car that excels in performance. The Base, Luxury and Premium trims are powered by a 4.8-liter V8 engine that produces 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. If you want just a little more power, the Platinum trim is motivated by a tweaked version of the same engine that boasts 292 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque. This can accelerate the vehicle zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds. All trims are equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is certainly not stellar, but it's not the worst in this segment either, returning 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The huge Cadillac DTS cabin can accommodate up to six passengers without compromising convenience and comfort. Inside the cabin, anyone can indulge on its refined interior complete with front lumbar seats fit for massaging. Since this is luxury at its best, Cadillac DTS has Adaptive Remote Start which allows the user to start the engine and activate the system for climate control, even if the user is 200 feet away.
While one would expect the 2011 Cadillac DTS to pass safety and crash tests with flying colors, it does miss the mark in side-impact, as it was only given an "Acceptable" rating. This is quite surprising considering it received a "Good" rating for frontal-offset and it is packed full of the same safety features Cadillac is so well-known for, including child seat anchors, tire pressure monitoring, post collision safety system, electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency interior trunk release, stability and traction control, dusk sensing headlamps, engine immobilizer, rear door safety locks and emergency braking assist.
Although most drivers agree that the DTS is exceptional vehicle, it does have one fault; it is hard to park. With its 42-foot turning circle, parking this sedan is often harder than maneuvering a larger sport utility vehicle, so don't expect any premium parking spaces.