2016 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

CG Says: The 2016 Cadillac CTS now has 8-speed automatic transmissions for all models. Previously, 2.0T models and the AWD 3.6 made do with a 6-speed automatic. The naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6 engine is new this year and includes automatic engine start/stop and cylinder deactivation. Horsepower rises from 321 to 335. The turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder in 2.0T models also gains automatic start/stop. Cadillac’s high-performance CTS-V returns with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that’s rated at 640 horsepower and is also mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The CTS-V is estimated to get 14 mpg city and 21 highway. CTS-V is built to compete with BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 and includes performance suspension and brakes, along with unique interior and exterior trim. Cadillac’s CUE system is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability is due later in the year. The rearview camera is newly standard on all models. 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: $45,560
AWD 2.0 Turbo: $47,560
2.0 Turbo Luxury: $51,285
AWD 2.0 Turbo Luxury: $53,285
2.0 Turbo Performance: $56,285
AWD 2.0 Turbo Performance: $58,285
2.0 Turbo Premium: $60,685
AWD 2.0 Turbo Premium: $62,685
3.6 Luxury: $53,285
AWD 3.6 Luxury: $55,285
3.6 Performance: $58,285
AWD 3.6 Performance: $60,285
3.6 Premium: $62,685
AWD 3.6 Premium: $64,685
VSport: $59,995
Vsport Premium: $69,995
CTS-V: $83,995

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
268
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-30

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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