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2010 Cadillac CTS vs. 2011 Cadillac CTS-V

To start off, 2011 Cadillac CTS-V is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Cadillac CTS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Cadillac CTS would be higher. At 6,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Cadillac CTS-V is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Cadillac CTS-V (556 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 286 more horse power than 2010 Cadillac CTS. (270 HP @ 7000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Cadillac CTS-V should accelerate faster than 2010 Cadillac CTS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Cadillac CTS-V weights approximately 159 kg more than 2010 Cadillac CTS. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2011 Cadillac CTS-V (746 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 444 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Cadillac CTS. (302 Nm @ 5700 RPM). This means 2011 Cadillac CTS-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Cadillac CTS.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Cadillac CTS 2011 Cadillac CTS-V
Make Cadillac Cadillac
Model CTS CTS-V
Year Released 2010 2011
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3000 cc 6200 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 270 HP 556 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 302 Nm 746 Nm
Torque RPM 5700 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1756 kg 1915 kg
Vehicle Length 4867 mm 4859 mm
Vehicle Width 1842 mm 1842 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1455 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2880 mm
Fuel Consumption 9 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 14.7 L/100km 16.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 68 L


 

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