2010 2011 New Cadillac DTS Premium Review and Specification

2010 Cadillac DTS  Premium

2010 Cadillac DTS  Premium

2010 Cadillac DTS  Premium


The 2010 DTS is a 4-door, up to 6-passenger luxury sedan, available in 4 trims, ranging from the V8 to the Platinum. Upon introduction, the V8 is equipped with a standard 4.6-liter, V8, 275-horsepower engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. The Platinum is equipped with a standard 4.6-liter, V8, 292-horsepower engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 22-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. With a base price of around $47,000, it's not a competitor for similar sedans from Germany or Japan at all. Instead, the few cross-shoppers who look elsewhere probably will study the Lincoln Town Car and the Chrysler 300.In keeping with its conservative shape and its old-school seating, the 2010 DTS appeals to buyers who want a large, cushy sedan. The look is formal, but it does wear some of the cues of more recent Cadillacs-like the enormous grille and wreath-and-crest badge. It's angular and not aero-looking in the least, and though it's still reasonably handsome, the DTS is beginning to appear dated. TheCarConnection.com expects the replacement for the DTS-the 2013 XTS-to look significantly more rounded, like Cadillac's Sixteen concept car. Inside the 2010 DTS, the cabin seems fairly modern to the eyes and to the touch. Big gauges are framed by a wood-trimmed steering wheel in some editions, and there's wood trim across the dash and door panels. The tall center stack of controls sports a big touch-screen LCD for navigation and audio functions. Touches of metallic trim glint around the cabin, and in all, the DTS' cabin is distinctly more tasteful than you might expect in the class.The 4,000-pound DTS is front-wheel-driven and offers a choice of closely related V-8 engines. There's a 275-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 or a 292-horsepower version of the same engine, and both come with an outdated four-speed automatic. They limp along with lower fuel economy as a result; the base version gets 15/23 mpg, while the hearse versions get 12/16 mpg-not that you'll need to care.

Download More >>>