2015 Cadillac CTS

Pros: Bold, innovative styling inside and out; competitive pricing compared to European rivals; impressive balance between ride quality and handling agility; refined engines

Cons: Rear-seat space isn’t great for the class; some testers find CUE touchscreen system awkward to use; lack of folding rear seat backs

CG Says: After its redesign for 2014, the Cadillac CTS gets a number of updates for 2015. A revised grille with a new-design Cadillac crest freshens the front-end styling. The OnStar communication system adds 4G LTE Internet connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and the CUE touchscreen system gains integrated Text Message Alerts. Also available with the CUE system is a DockSpot magnetic inductive charging system, which enables a phone to be charged by setting it on a mat inside the car instead of plugging it in. The optional Driver Awareness package now includes lane keep assist and lane-change safety alert, and the available Automatic Parking Assist feature now includes perpendicular parking functionality in addition to parallel parking. In terms of dynamics, performance, luxury, and feature availability, the CTS is a strong competitor to more established upper-line models in the premium-midsize segment, with a bold design character that stands apart from its European rivals.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Cadillac
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2.0 Turbo: $45,345
AWD 2.0 Turbo: $47,345
2.0 Turbo Luxury: $51,270
AWD 2.0 Turbo Luxury: $53,270
2.0 Turbo Performance: $57,670
AWD 2.0 Turbo Performance: $59,670
2.0 Turbo Premium: $62,070
AWD 2.0 Turbo Premium: $64,070
3.6 Luxury: $53,970
AWD 3.6 Luxury: $55,970
3.6 Performance: $60,370
AWD 3.6 Performance: $62,370
3.6 Premium: $64,770
AWD 3.6 Premium: $66,770
VSport: $59,340
Vsport Premium: $69,340

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
272
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-30

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
321
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic (AWD models)
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
420
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

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2015 Cadillac CTS