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2011 Cadillac DTS
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$9,517
15 listings nationwide

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2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$9,361
32 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2011 Cadillac DTS
FWD
A. Lessels Preview:

The 2011 Cadillac DTS lives on and offers up many of the same features that marked its debut in limousine form for the second inauguration of President George Herbert Walker Bush in 20...

2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
Eric Tallberg Review:

The 2011 Buick Lucerne is an okay full-size sedan, but remains far fro...

The Good: A quiet and plush ride, plenty of passenger room and trunk space, user...

The Bad: Lackluster styling, tepid powerplants, a lazy brake pedal, poor fuel e...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2011 Cadillac DTS
FWD
writes:
Power Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car Executive L better.
"Lincolns RWD"
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car Executive L better.
"More ROOM for ANY Passenger..!!"
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2011 Cadillac STS V6 Premium RWD better.
"Prefer buckets to bench seats. "
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Cadillac STS V6 Premium RWD better.
"I bought the STS over the DTS because Ive already had 2 STSs before and found them to be the perfect size. Cadillac should NEVER have discountinued the STS. I had trouble even finding one to buy. Was thrilled to find a 2010 STS V model with the Northstar v-8 engine. The CTSs were plentiful to find and buy, but are inferior quality and ride like a truck. The DTSs are also plentyful and are nice cars but are still too big. BRING BACK the STS model!! "
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
20
writes:
im just a buick kinda guy,for overall looks handling and price!
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car worse.
"thats just my eye,dont get me wrong Lincoln makes beautiful cars as does Cadillac,but for overall features styling and PRICE I LEAN TOWARDS BUICK!"
Family Car Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car worse.
"as a family car Lincoln is more roomy!"
45
writes:
Lucerne is a Great Value with fantastic quality, ride, handling, performance, gas mileage (28mpg/19mpg), cargo...
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX FWD worse.
" It’s great styling and elegance sure looks great when you see it on the road or parked!"
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX FWD worse.
"The Lucerne has a large and roomy back seat area with great leg, head and hip room with nice appointments of lights, heat and air conditioning, speakers and an opening to the trunk for long items!"
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2011 Buick Lucerne CX FWDReview:

Liked My Lesabre Better — It's an uninspiring boat, a bulky, lumbering, gas guzzling monster, with a grille that looks like a ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2011 Cadillac DTS
FWD
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
275 hp @ 6,000 RPM
227 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
237 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
9.8:1
Displacement
4,600 cc
3,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.66 in x 3.3 in
3.9 in x 3.31 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Optional
Passenger Airbag Optional Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 2 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 2 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 3 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player Optional Optional
Radio Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Driver Power Seats Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats Optional Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 42.5 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom 41.6 in 41.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.8 cu ft 17 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 207.6 in 203.2 in
Width 74.8 in 73.8 in
Height 57.6 in 58 in
Wheelbase 115.6 in 115.6 in

Available Options

2011 Cadillac DTS
FWD
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD

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