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 2017 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 2017 Cadillac CTS full review: "Under the hood, the 3.6-liter V6 is both robust and economical, but don’t discount what the 2.0-liter turbo is offering up, delivering excellent performance and slightly better fuel economy. Power fiends who can’t afford the CTS-V will be very pleased with the 420-horsepower twin-turbo V6 in the CTS V-Sport."

Build and Price

The CTS starts around $47,000 and can top $77,000 for a fully loaded CTS Vsport Premium Luxury. Build and price your own 2017 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 JK had this to say about the Cadillac CTS: "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." 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 2017, the CTS receives updated front and rear styling. In addition, Cadillac has improved the Cue infotainment system, which in turn brought several standard features to the CTS, including the Teen Driver suite, myCadillac mobile app, and Cadillac Collection. Cadillac's rear camera mirror, which displays high-definition video of what's behind the car, is now available.

Photo Gallery: Cadillac CTS Inside and Out


 


 

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