Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS

About Cadillac CTS

Cadillac’s CTS and CTS-V performance sedans for 2017 continue to go unchallenged by domestic makes while simultaneously giving the Germans fits. From a set of powerful engine options to its Nurburgring-proven performance, the CTS outshines cars like the Audi A6 and Lexus GS, and pulls within spitting distance of the BMW 5 Series, including the legendary M5. The 2017 Cadillac CTS sedan is brimming with luxury and technology features, and even the entry-level 4-cylinder model offers up a nice balance of features, power, fuel economy and price. Of course, the tire-smoking 640-horsepower supercharged CTS-V remains the crown jewel in the Cadillac crest, forever changing the way younger buyers view America’s oldest luxury-car manufacturer.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2017?
2017 Cadillac CTS

For 2017, Cadillac updates the CTS’s front and rear fascia, makes improvements to the CUE infotainment system plus adds new features like Teen Driver, Cadillac Collection and a rear camera mirror. Trim lines are streamlined and a new Carbon Black package is offered on both CTS and CTS-V.

  • Expert Rating: 7.7
  • Consumers Rating: 9.2
  • MPG 22|30
2016 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2016?
2016 Cadillac CTS

The Cadillac CTS is enhanced for 2016 with a newly available 3.6-liter direct-injected V6, a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, an optional 360-degree camera system, and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

2015 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2015?
2015 Cadillac CTS

The Cadillac CTS is enhanced for 2015 with wireless charging for select mobile phones, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a revised grille and crest, and the ability to park itself both parallel and perpendicular to the curb. A limited run of 500 CTS-V Coupe Special Editions mark the end of the carryover V range.

2014 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2014?
2014 Cadillac CTS

The Cadillac CTS Sedan has been completely redesigned for the 2014 model year. Save for revised exterior colors, all other models carry forward unchanged.

2013 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2013?
2013 Cadillac CTS

The 6-speed manual gearbox is gone from all but the CTS-V models. There are some minor finish tweaks on the grille, a couple new metallic paint colors, standard remote starting across the range and some new equipment for the Base, Luxury, Performance and Premium trim packages.

2012 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2012?
2012 Cadillac CTS

2012 CTS models receive a new available 318-horsepower V6 engine, three new exterior colors (Black Diamond, Opulent Blue and Mocha Steel) and standard Bluetooth hands-free phone capability. The exterior colors are also available for the CTS-V models, as well as an available blind spot warning system for the coupe model.

2011 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2011?
2011 Cadillac CTS

Changes for the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V include as standard a rear vision camera, new front fender vents and the addition of Cadillac's Premium Car Maintenance program.

2010 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2010?
2010 Cadillac CTS

A fuel-saving 3.0-liter gasoline direct injection V6 is now the CTS' standard engine. New features include an air filtration unit with automatic cabin odor filtration and available 19-inch polished aluminum wheels. Later in the model year, a wagon version will join the CTS lineup (reviewed separately).

2009 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2009?
2009 Cadillac CTS

Fresh from a complete makeover in 2008, the 2009 CTS has no major changes.

2008 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2008?
2008 Cadillac CTS

The styling of the Cadillac CTS is both boldened and softened for 2008, with a more aggressive face and more rounded shapes between the edges, while its beautifully crafted new interior transforms the previous car's weakness into a major strength. An available new direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 delivers 304 horsepower with no loss in efficiency.

2007 Cadillac CTS
What's new for 2007?
2007 Cadillac CTS

For 2007, the CTS gains the OnStar Directions and Connection service which provides driving directions, remote keyless entry and stolen vehicle location assistance. The CTS also includes 12 months of free access to the Virtual Advisor package.

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Consumer Reviews

The best Cadillac ever made,

By on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Nothing"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I absolutely love this car. The turbo is surprisingly strong and responsive. The interior is superb, everything fits perfectly, no squeakes, quiet, great finish with soft touch materials. Paint is flawless, elegant looking but the best part is the handling and road feel. Takes tight freeway curves at 80 mph+ with ease and all bumps are absorbed without unsettling the flawless ride. It is the best car I have ever driven in this category. It should be at the top of the list to test drive, you will never go back to foreign makes. I bought this car based on the reviews without ever driving one. Theres not enough room here for praise. Theres nothing I dont like about this car. Congratulations to Cadillac and proud its American."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best Luxury Sports Sedan Under $90K

By on Monday, July 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,750

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Vsport super fun, design, Apple Carplay, wheels"

Cons: "Base gauges, leather, hardish seat, run flat tires"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Owned a 2011 Audi S4 before this car. This car makes a statement and has a presence that the S4 just couldn't make (although I loved that car). I cross shopped this CTS Vsport against the BMW 340 and 5 series, the MB C450 AMG and the Chevy SS. The C450 AMG is a really nice car but all wheel drive and more expensive. I love the Chevy SS but the looks, 6 speed auto and gas guzzler tax are underwhelming. Now that car in the 6 speed manual is another story but that wasn't an option for my family (next car purchase perhaps). After test driving all of those cars multiple times, I could barely believe it myself, but my heart went with the Caddy. I choose the dark Adriatic blue paint and the tan interior. The blue paint is really striking with the absolutely boss dark painted chrome rims. But this car looks awesome in the phantom gray and white too. The power is both strong and linear in this car and really comes on in the 3500 rev range. Over time, you can really feel the difference between the tour, sport and track driver settings. Tooling around town with a heavy foot, like mine, will definitely hurt the MPGs but I actually got 27 MPG on a mixed driving road trip the other day! The steering feel is amazing in this car. Leaps better than the electric assist that Mercedes, BMW and especially Audi have to offer. I like the way this Vsport sounds although it is slightly artificially enhanced. Externally, it is a bigger vehicle than my S4 but the curb weight is essentially the same. While it is definitely bigger up front......it does feel bigger in the back too, although the measurements don't really suggest it. Bottom line, this is a amazing car. I really love it. It only loses to the 5 series in sales volume because of BMW's teflon reputation of being the ultimate driving machine. Unfortunately, that is really no longer true with the exception of the 2 series. The reverse holds true on the Caddy side, they were cars that your grand parents drove but that is just no longer the case. This car would have scared the heck out of my grandma! Read the recent comparison test that Motor Trend ran on this car, the Audi S6 and Lexus GS-F. Those cars are $90K+ and this car won! Drive this $60K CTS Vsport vs the BMW 340 & 550, E400 and the A6, it is no contest as far as driving dynamics goes. What you lose is brand cache and the fact that it seems that everyone has a BMW or Mercedes these days. What you make up is a beautifully executed automobile that leads the pack in design, driving dynamics, magneto suspension and steering feel which has tons of power and a lower price point. No brainer? Not to mention the fact that if your dealer can find you the one that you want already on a lot somewhere, they will no doubt go get it for you and give you a sweetheart deal too! Try that with the Germans...."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

quicker and beter handeling than sports cars

By on Saturday, July 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Pure speed and fun"

Cons: "The Cue systems need Apple play..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"4.5 sec 0-60 with no problem. Long drives staying out of the turbos I have achieved 27mpg; be ready to buy tires however it is worth every second. The driving experience is unsurpassed. This is my 12th Caddy and GM has out done themselves with the design, performance and handling on this car. The gloss dash for the Cue attracts dust...about my only complaint on the car. Takes a bit of time to determine what are all the settings you want on the Cue, heads up etc...once you get the hang of it all good. The magnetic ride is AWESOME."

12 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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