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2010 Cadillac CTS vs. 2011 Cadillac CTS

To start off, 2011 Cadillac CTS 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 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Cadillac CTS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Cadillac CTS (304 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 2010 Cadillac CTS. (270 HP @ 7000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Cadillac CTS should accelerate faster than 2010 Cadillac CTS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Cadillac CTS weights approximately 1 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 (370 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Cadillac CTS. (302 Nm @ 5700 RPM). This means 2011 Cadillac CTS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Cadillac CTS. 2011 Cadillac CTS has automatic transmission and 2010 Cadillac CTS has manual transmission. 2010 Cadillac CTS will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Cadillac CTS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Cadillac CTS 2011 Cadillac CTS
Make Cadillac Cadillac
Year Released 2010 2011
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3000 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 270 HP 304 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 302 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 5700 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1756 kg 1757 kg
Vehicle Length 4867 mm 4859 mm
Vehicle Width 1842 mm 1842 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1473 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2880 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 14.7 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 68 L


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