Cadillac DTS vs Cadillac XTS Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2011 Cadillac DTS
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8 listings nationwide


2019 Cadillac XTS
CarGurus Instant Market Value
1 listings nationwide


Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2011 Cadillac DTS
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...

2019 Cadillac XTS
Kyree Rollerson Preview:

The Cadillac XTS has been around since 2013, receiving a substantial facelift in 2018 that brought it up to date with Cadillac’s latest styling. Fresh off of that change, it gets few n...

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

2011 Cadillac DTS
Patricia writes:
I ordered a2008 Cadillac DTS, drove it for 12 years, had 61,451 miles on it, foolishly traded it in on a Linco...
Tony writes:
Slightly ahead of the Town Car and almost the same comfort and cargo capacity
Value Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car better.
"The ride and the mileage on ours have been better"
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car worse.
"There are more features available on the DTS than the Town Car"
GuysDTS writes:
Good handling for its size. Technology is from the Stone Age. Be careful of the motor - understand what you ar...
Power Ranked 2011 Chrysler 300 C AWD worse.
"64 valve V8 "
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Chrysler 300 C AWD worse.
"Loads of room. Like no one is back there. "
2019 Cadillac XTS
Santinol1 writes:
Love XTS, I have owned 2, they are the best. Ride smooth.
Guru9TBCBC writes:
Love this car for it is much more a bargain for what it cost.
Back Seats Ranked 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 worse.
"More leg room and comfort in my opinion ."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 worse.
"A larger trunk in my opinion "
cadillacdave writes:
The cadillac xts is significantly larger than. BMW 5 series. The cadillac produces over 300hp from a simple 6 ...
Handling Ranked 2019 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWD better.
"BMW had a nice ride but seemed tp have a drag when you let off the gas. I was told by salesman that was regenerative braking. The BMW doesnt coast like a normal car. However, the BMW seemed to have a lower center of gravity and maybe would be faster through sharp turns."
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWD worse.
"The cadillac has sharp styling and the front of the vehicle is proportionate and elegant. The bmw is ok looking but not as nice as the Cadillac."


2011 Cadillac DTS
2019 Cadillac XTS
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 19 gal
Fuel Type
275 hp @ 6,000 RPM
304 hp @ 6,800 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
264 lb-ft @ 5,300 RPM
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
4,600 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.66 in x 3.3 in
3.7 in x 3.37 in
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.5 in 42.1 in
Back Legroom 41.6 in 40 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.8 cu ft 18 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Length 207.6 in 200.9 in
Width 74.8 in 72.9 in
Height 57.6 in 59.4 in
Wheelbase 115.6 in 111.7 in

Available Options

2011 Cadillac DTS

Exterior Colors

  • Black Raven
  • Cotillion White
  • Crystal Red Tintcoat
  • Gray Flannel Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Tuscan Bronze Chromaflair
  • Vanilla Latte Metallic
  • White Diamond Tricoat

Option Packages

  • Seats, Heated And Cooled Driver And Front Passenger
2019 Cadillac XTS

Exterior Colors

  • Black Raven
  • Bronze Dune Metallic
  • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
  • Phantom Gray Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Red Horizon Tintcoat
  • Stellar Black Metallic
  • Stone Gray Metallic

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