2018 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; upper trim levels get expensive

CG Says: The 2018 Cadillac CTS has the next generation of Cadillac’s CUE control system that is said to be faster and more intuitive. 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: $47,490
AWD 2.0 Turbo: $49,490
2.0 Turbo Luxury: $53,190
AWD 2.0 Turbo Luxury: $55,190
3.6 Luxury: $55,190
AWD 3.6 Luxury: $57,190
3.6 Premium Luxury: $60,690
AWD 2.0 Turbo Premium Luxury: $62,690
V-Sport: $62,190
V-Sport Premium Luxury: $72,290
CTS-V: $87,490

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
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

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

2017 Cadillac CTS
2018 Cadillac CTS
2017 Cadillac CTS-V super sedan with available Carbon Black spor
2018 Cadillac CTS-V
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

For complete ratings click here.