2011 Cadillac
CTS 3.6
vs. 2011 Chrysler
200 Limited

2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6

9.9

starting from

$42,605
"The biggest surprise though, would have to be the transmission...we were glad to have it."
automobilemag.com | talking about the CTS's transmission
"The FE3 suspension on our tester manages the car’s considerable weight with supreme competence, keeping body motions in check through quick switchbacks."
automobilemag.com | talking about the CTS's ride quality

Reasons to buy the Cadillac CTS 3.6

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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Great braking distance from 60mph
108 ft
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Quite powerful
304 HP @ 6,400 RPM
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited

9.5

starting from

$24,695

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 200 Limited

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Power outlets
Standard
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Average highway fuel efficiency
31 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$24,695
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Good range on the highway
524 miles
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 Winner: CTS 3.6
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  • The CTS 3.6's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the CTS 3.6's satellite radio
  • The CTS 3.6 has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 Winner: CTS 3.6
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  • The CTS 3.6 needs more than 10% less space to stop from 60mph, 108 ft vs 123 ft
  • The CTS 3.6 can go more than 20% faster than the 200 Limited, 146 mph vs 120 mph
  • Almost the same, 0.84 g vs 0.82 g
Practicality 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Winner: 200 Limited
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  • The 200 Limited's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the CTS 3.6
  • A standard folding rear seat on the 200 Limited is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the CTS 3.6
  • A single tank lasts around 10% longer, 524 miles vs 486 miles
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 Winner: CTS 3.6
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Child door locks come standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance - vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Overall 9.9 vs 9.5

Entertainment System

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The CTS 3.6 has more speakers, but the 200 Limited has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the CTS 3.6's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The CTS 3.6 has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with an entertainment system

Road Tests

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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0-60 mph 6.5 seconds vs 6.4 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 108 ft vs 123 ft The CTS 3.6 has extraordinary brakes, but the 200 Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 14.9 s @ 95 mph vs 14.9 s @ 94 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.84 g vs 0.82 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed 146 mph vs 120 mph The CTS 3.6's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the 200 Limited is just OK

Practicality

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 486 miles vs 524 miles The 200 Limited has good highway range and the CTS 3.6 is reasonable
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Cargo space 13.6 ft3 vs 13.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.0 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3 The 200 Limited has roomy front seats and the CTS 3.6 is OK
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folding rear seats Optional vs Standard A standard folding rear seat on the 200 Limited is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the CTS 3.6
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The 200 Limited's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the CTS 3.6
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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MSRP $42,605 vs $24,695 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 20 mpg The 200 Limited has OK city mileage, while the CTS 3.6 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The CTS 3.6's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the 200 Limited's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The CTS 3.6's basic warranty is long lasting, but the 200 Limited's is very short

Safety Features

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs Uconnect

Luxury Features

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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Horsepower 304 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM The CTS 3.6 is fairly powerful, but the 200 Limited is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The 200 Limited's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 12.7 lb/hp vs Unknown
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The CTS 3.6 has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 37.7 ft

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Cadillac CTS CTS-V 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 CTS CTS-V vs Corvette Z06
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 2012 Lincoln MKZ CTS 3.6 vs MKZ
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 200 LX vs Cruze LS
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T 200 Limited vs Sonata Limited 2.0T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Honda Civic DX 200 LX vs Civic DX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS 200 LX vs Elantra GLS
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 2011 Mazda 3 i Touring 200 Limited vs 3 i Touring

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