2017 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 2017 Cadillac CTS has a new grille and revised rear styling. A camera rearview mirror is newly available. A teen-driver safety feature is also new. CTS is a premium midsize sedan that seats five. A 268-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder is the base engine. Two 3.6-liter V6s are available: a 335-hp naturally-aspirated engine and a twin-turbo version with 420 hp in V-Sports. The high-performance CTS-V has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that’s rated at 640 hp. All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The four cylinder and naturally-aspirated V6 have automatic engine start/stop. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available for all models except V-Sport and CTS-V. Safety features include forward-collision warning, front and rear automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and mitigation, blind-spot alert, camera rearview mirror, and surround-view camera. Available luxury features include tri-zone automatic climate controls, adaptive cruise control, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and rear sunshades. 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
3.6 Luxury: $53,285
AWD 3.6 Luxury: $55,285
3.6 Premium Luxury: $58,760
AWD 3.6 Premium Luxury: $60,670
V-Sport: $60,255
V-Sport Premium Luxury: $70,430
CTS-V: $85,595

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (2.0 Turbo)
Horsepower
268
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-30

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6 (3.6)
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-30

Optional Engine
supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (CTS-V)
Horsepower
640
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21

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