• Oct 25, 2010
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Soon enough, General Motors will pull the wraps off of Cadillac's new XTS flagship sedan, marking the official demise of both the aging DTS and STS sedans. Until then, however, the two top-end Caddies live on, albeit with fewer options than before.

According to USA Today, the STS sedan will no longer be available with GM's 4.6-liter Northstar V8 for the 2011 model year. The only mill on hand is The General's direct-injected 3.6-liter V6, cranking out 302 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. Power still gets to the ground via rear- or all-wheel drive. V8 power is nice, but since the Northstar only churned out 18 more horses and 43 more pound-feet than the V6, it won't be too tearful of a goodbye, especially when you consider the six's better fuel economy. The supercharged, 469-hp STS-V was put out to pasture last year.

GM is fitting the 2011 STS with its ninth-generation OnStar technology as standard equipment, meaning better voice recognition and the latest host of safety functions are on hand. What's more, Cadillac offers the STS in a Platinum trim, which adds 18-inch wheels, an Alcantara headliner and a full leather interior.

Pricing starts at $47,280 (not including the $825 destination charge), and if you tick all of the option boxes, you'll be spending just over $65,000. We imagine that there are some pretty substantial discounts on the hood with each sale, but will they be enough to move cars off of dealer lots? All we know is, the XTS can't get here soon enough.



[Source: USA Today]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      My dad has a 07 STS and its pretty nice. Nothing like the new CTS. Why would you put the ancient northstar in it anyways? the 3.6 works just fine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Other than limo/taxi companies, does anyone really still buy these things? The XTS can't come out too soon.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've seen DTS livery, but not STS, which this article is about.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I loved the old STS.

      This one has been a total disappointment. I am eagerly awaiting to see what Cadillac will be able to do when they finally bring out a real range-topper worthy of their tagline: "The new standard of the world".

      The XTS needs to get here sooner rather than later.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $65,000?

      Really? No way anyone is paying $65K for this car! Even with a $15K DISCOUNT that is a way overpriced outdated car. Im not one of those hate on GM people but this seems like a VERY tough sale.

      Its a choice for Cadillac. Either sell nothing or trout out this model to fill the gap, knowing full well its a bit of a blemish in the lineup.

      Not that it is a horrible ride but there are better choices for much less cash - even within GM. CTS, Lucerne, Regal (maybe a bit small, but still). Heck, why would anyone buy this over an Avalon or Genesis?

        • 4 Years Ago
        To be fair, the new SRX is a competitive vehicle that sells well enough. But I agree, 2 vehicles does not a luxury brand make.
        • 4 Years Ago
        With the number of variants of the CTS, there's some variety.. Sportwagon/Coupe/CTS-V are different enough to be notable. SRX is there as well, and soon will come the FWD luxo-barge thingamajigg. Not thrilled about the FWD luxo-barge. There are also rumors about a smaller 3-series fighter and a ~100k RWD flagship coming.

        You can't transform a car line-up overnight, they'll get there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      when did they kill off the STS-V? was there any announcement for that at all?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes. There was a article about it last year on Autoblog as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should rename it the Cadillac 'Depreciation'. Great buy, find a low mileage, two year old..
      • 4 Years Ago
      The last of the school Cadillacs.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, the 1996 Fleetwood was the last of old school Cadillacs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just buy a 2-year old one. Save 50% and it looks the same
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why have a V8 for a family sedan anyway?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully GM will have their 8 speed automatic for the 2012 model year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So immensely ugly and cheaply made. I almost dare say the DTS is a better car and a better Cadillac.
      • 4 Years Ago
      After looking up used STS-V prices I may have to go look at one
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