2011 Cadillac
CTS 3.6
vs. 2011 Chrysler
200 LX

2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6

10.0

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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Sporty performance
12.7 lb/hp
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Great braking distance from 60mph
108 ft
2011 Chrysler 200 LX

8.9

Runner-up

Chrysler 200 LX

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 200 LX

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Power outlets
Standard
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Very inexpensive
$19,995
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Average highway fuel efficiency
30 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 Winner: CTS 3.6
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 Winner: CTS 3.6
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  • Almost the same
  • The CTS 3.6's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Almost the same
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 LX, 146 mph vs 120 mph
  • Almost the same, 0.84 g vs 0.82 g
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Overall 10.0 vs 8.9

Luxury Features

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the CTS 3.6's power seats; not available on the 200 LX
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the CTS 3.6; the 200 LX only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Number of speakers 10 vs 4 The CTS 3.6 has more speakers, but the 200 LX 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 Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the CTS 3.6; no amount of money can buy it on the 200 LX

Road Tests

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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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 LX 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 LX is just OK

Cost

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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MSRP $42,605 vs $19,995 The 200 LX has a great price and the CTS 3.6 is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 21 mpg The 200 LX 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 LX'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 LX's is very short

Safety Features

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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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 None

Practicality

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 486 miles vs 507 miles The 200 LX 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 LX 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 LX 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 LX'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 Not Available The CTS 3.6 offers an optional navigation system; not available on the 200 LX
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Cadillac
CTS 3.6
2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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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 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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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 LX is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The CTS 3.6 has an OK number of gears, while the 200 LX has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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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 19.6 lb/hp The CTS 3.6 is a sporty car, but the 200 LX is sluggish
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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 36.5 ft

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 2011 Cadillac SRX CTS 3.6 vs SRX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Toyota Corolla 200 LX vs Corolla
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 200 LX vs Impala LT
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 200 LX vs Cruze LT
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Dodge Charger R/T 200 LX vs Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS 200 LX vs Elantra GLS

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