Cadillac CT4
Cadillac CT4
Cadillac CT4

2020 Cadillac CT4

Pros: Fine handling with precision steering; strong performance of 2.7-liter engine

Cons: Cramped back seat; small trunk

CG Says: The Cadillac CT4 debuts for 2020 as a replacement for the brand’s recently departed ATS compact car. The CT4 is a four-door sedan that retains the basic rear-drive architecture of the ATS, but has revised suspension, new powertrains, and fresh styling. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbo four that makes 237 horsepower. The step-up engine is a turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder that develops 310 hp, or 325 in the sporty CT4-V model. (Note that Cadillac is also planning to introduce a super-performance CT4-V Blackwing model—with a twin-turbo V6 and an available manual transmission—at a later date.) The 2.0-liter engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic, while the 2.7 has a 10-speed auto. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available on all models. There is a new generation of Cadillac’s CUE control interface that incudes over-the-air software updates. Available safety features include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, reverse automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control. Cadillac’s re-imagined entry-level car suffers from some typical shortcomings for its class, such as a cramped back seat, and it doesn’t quite match the all-around finesse of its primary European rivals. However, it costs significantly less than those rivals, and it boasts athletic handling and a surprisingly gutsy 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact 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 Luxury: $33,990
AWD Luxury: $36,590
Premium Luxury: $38,490
AWD Premium Luxury: $41,690
Sport: $39,590
AWD Sport: $42,190
V-Series: $45,490
AWD V-Series: $46,590

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport)
Horsepower
237
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32-34

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder (CT4-V, optional Premium Luxury)
Horsepower
310 (325 CT4-V)
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-30

Cadillac CT4-V
2020 Cadillac CT4-V
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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