The rear-wheel drive STS was introduced to the world in 2005. This model featured a 320 horsepower, V6 engine and an automatic five-speed transmission. Several updates were made to the STS over its six year run. The latest models of the STS were equipped with a 302 hp, V6 engine or you could opt for the 320 hp, V8 combined with a six-speed transmission.
The 2011 STS offered your choice of Luxury, Luxury Sport, and Premium trims. For drivers who value a good sound system, these models of the STS will not disappoint. Equipped with a premium audio system standard, the STS is perfect if you enjoy cruising down the highway listening to your favorite tunes.
There are many other features that made this car popular then and a great buy now. Standard amenities in the vehicle included driver shift control, a feature that offered the power of a manual transmission with the ease of an automatic; leather power seats; tilt and telescopic steering; cruise control, and more.
The STS offers smooth, comfortable driving with leather seats and plenty of space inside the cabin. The STS is an agile vehicle for its size with comparable handling power. These features make an incredibly agreeable ride in both the city and country.
Engineered to accelerate, corner and respond at a moment's notice, STS offers an exhilarating driving experience. According to Fuel Economy, the STS has a 17.0-gallon fuel tank and can travel 321 miles on a tank of gas.
The Cadillac STS is the perfect combination of luxury and driver experience. Although the Cadillac STS is no longer in production, a used model Cadillac STS will keep a driver satisfied with its handling, style and comfort.
The introduction of the Cadillac STS provided car buyers with a luxury car at a good price point as well as the smaller-sized body.
Safety features that come standard on the STS include: anti-lock brakes, driver airbags, passenger and side airbags, and traction/stability control.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety cited the 2011 STS with a safety rating of "good" for moderate overlap front impact.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE CADILLAC STS
- You might prefer the STS if you want sedan capabilities without the larger sizes of other Cadillac models.
- US News gives the 2011 Cadillac STS an overall rating of 7.8 out of 10, citing great engine power and sharp handling.
- Buyers who purchase the later model Cadillac STS may still be eligible for the Cadillac warranty.