2016 Cadillac CTS Buyer's Guide

By Jason Allan on March 29, 2016 1:33 PM

The Miracle on Asphalt?

Remember the Miracle on Ice from the 1980 Winter Olympics, when the USA men's hockey team composed of amateurs and collegiate players topped the team from the Soviet Union, winners of six of the previous seven Olympic gold medals?

Well, Cadillac now makes a more fun-to-drive midsize luxury sport sedan than BMW.

Believe it.

That's not to say the 2016 Cadillac CTS is a flat-out better car than the 5 Series -- or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 or even the Lexus GS -- but it has evolved into a viable direct competitor to the European sedans that invented and still define the segment.

Driving It

From our 2016 Cadillac CTS full review: "The power boost from the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 will be welcome, as that engine already offers a good blend of performance and efficiency. However, don't feel like you'll be shortchanged by the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. It's still powerful, and noticeably more fuel-efficient than the V6."

Build and Price

The CTS starts around $47,000 and can top $73,000 for a fully loaded CTS Vsport Premium. Build and price your own 2016 Cadillac CTS right here at KBB.com to unlock its current Fair Purchase Price, 5-year Cost to Own and more.

From the Owners

KBB.com visitor and CTS owner JPS had this to say about the Cadillac CTS: "Handling simply defies the law of physics. Acceleration is tremendous. Things to consider--handling is light, almost twitchy. Ride is a little rough because of the run-flat tires." Read more consumer reviews of the Cadillac CTS.

By Comparison

The CTS may be more fun than the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but that title comes with a compromise in ride comfort. Check out the rest of the segment in KBB's Midsize Luxury Sedan Buyer's Guide.

What's New?

For 2016, the CTS has an all-new 3.6-liter engine that's more powerful and more fuel efficient. An 8-speed automatic is now standard with all engines. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard as well. The high-performance Cadillac CTS-V has returned for the 2016 model year, this time with a whopping 640 supercharged horsepower.

2016 Cadillac CTS Gallery: Inside and Out


 


 

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