|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Cadillac CTS
|Premium Luxury 3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||8A||5.7 sec||14.2 sec @ 101 mph||20/30/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V-Sport Premium Luxury Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||4.5 sec||12.9 sec @ 112 mph||16/24/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
2016 Cadillac CTS
|Premium 2.0T Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||8A||5.8 sec||14.5 sec @ 94 mph||21/29/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V-Sport Premium Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||4.7 sec||13.1 sec @ 109 mph||16/24/22.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Cadillac CTS
|Premium 2.0T Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||RWD||6A||6.2 sec||14.8 sec @ 95 mph||20/30/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premium 2.0T Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||6.0 sec||14.5 sec @ 93.5 mph||19/28/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Premium 3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||8A||6.0 sec||14.6 sec @ 99 mph||18/29/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premium 3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||8A||6.3 sec||14.7 sec @ 96.7 mph||18/29/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Vsport Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||4.4 sec||12.9 sec @ 111 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Vsport Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||4.6 sec||13.1 sec @ 110 mph||16/24/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Vsport Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||4.4 sec||12.8 sec @ 111.9 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Vsport Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||4.5 sec||13.0 sec @ 109.4 mph||16/24/23 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Vsport Premium Sedan||3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||RWD||8A||4.7 sec||13.1 sec @ 108.4 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2012 Cadillac CTS
|Premium 3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||6A||6.2 sec||14.7 sec @ 98 mph||18/27/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
2011 Cadillac CTS
|Premium 3.6 Coupe||3.6L V6||RWD||6A||6.4 sec||15.0 sec @ 96 mph||18/27/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premium 3.6 Coupe||3.6L V6||RWD||6A||6.1 sec||14.6 sec @ 96.3 mph||18/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Cadillac CTS
|4 3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||AWD||6A||6.5 sec||15.0 sec @ 95 mph||18/27/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premium 3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||6A||6.5 sec||14.9 sec @ 95.3 mph||18/26/13.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Premium 3.6 Wagon||3.6L V6||RWD||6A||7.0 sec||15.4 sec @ 93 mph||18/26/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premium 3.6 Wagon||3.6L V6||RWD||6A||7.2 sec||15.5 sec @ 93 mph||18/26/19.2 mpg||Motor Week|
2008 Cadillac CTS
|3.6 DI Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||6M||5.8 sec||14.6 sec @ 97 mph||16/25/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.6 DI Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||6M||6.1 sec||14.7 sec @ 95 mph||16/25/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.6 DI Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||6A||6.4 sec||14.9 sec @ 94 mph||18/26/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.6 DI Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||6A||7.0 sec||15.4 sec @ 91 mph||18/26/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.6 DI Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||6A||6.3 sec||14.8 sec @ 95.4 mph||18/26/17 mpg||Motor Trend|
2005 Cadillac CTS
|2.8 Sedan||2.8L V6||RWD||6M||8.2 sec||15.8 sec @ 88.2 mph||16/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2004 Cadillac CTS
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||5A||6.4 sec||14.92 sec @ 92.72 mph||16/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||RWD||5A||6.6 sec||14.99 sec @ 91.95 mph||16/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2003 Cadillac CTS
|3.2 Sedan||3.2L V6||RWD||5M||7.2 sec||15.4 sec @ 91 mph||17/24/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.2 Sedan||3.2L V6||RWD||5M||7.1 sec||15.5 sec @ 93 mph||17/24/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|3.2 Sedan||3.2L V6||RWD||5M||7.3 sec||15.7 sec @ 91.3 mph||17/24/22.2 mpg||Road & Track|
About Cadillac CTS
There is no useless appendage in the new Cadillac CTS. Every component of the car, from its smallest screw to its very powerful engine is the result of careful design and engineering. Everything that goes into the CTS was deliberated, even the seemingly minute details.
That is why if you want a beautifully crafted car that can be placed among the world’s best, the Cadillac CTS more than fits the bill.
In fact, the current model of the CTS ranks among the top 16 upscale midsize cars in the world. It comes with a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine which enables it to deliver robust power in any road condition.
Brief History of the Cadillac CTS
The Cadillac CTS was launched by General Motors in 2002. It was introduced as a 4-door sports sedan, replacing GM’s Cadillac Catera.
Its first and second generation units were based on the GM Sigma platform. It was Kip Wasengko and Wayne Cherry who designed the car’s exterior.
The third generation was based on the stretched version of the GM Alpha platform. Its exterior was designed by Robin Krieg and Bob Boniface.
The Cadillac CTS have been included in the Car and Driver’s 10 Best list for six times. Twice it won the Car of the Year award given by Motor Trend.
According to the U.S. News & World Report, the 2014 model of the CTS was ranked number one among Upscale Midsize Cars in the world.
The important specifications of the CTS will also impress you. Here they are.
- Engine: 2L I4 Turbocharged Direct Injection, 272 hp. @ 5500 rpm 295. lb.-ft. @ 1700-5500 rpm
- Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
- Steering: Rack & pinion steering
- Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
- Brakes: ABS & driveline traction control Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes Front and rear vented disc brakes
- Suspension: Front Suspension: Strut-Type; Rear Suspension: Multi-Link
The new Cadillac CTS runs with poise and finesse which enables it to compete head to head with its European counterparts.
GM’s magnetic ride control suspension uses dampers filled with magnetically charged fluid. This enables the vehicle to modify stiffness allowing a smoother ride just in milliseconds.
The ATS is more supple owing to a longer and wider wheelbase enabling you to have more control of the car. Its electric power steering is fine-tuned allowing it to be more stable than its predecessors.
The best performer of all CTS trims is the CTS Vsport with its twin-turbo, 3.6 liter V6 engine. Producing 420 horsepower, and 430 lb.-ft. of torque, it can speed you up from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just about 4.6 seconds. Its maximum speed is 170 mph.
If you are a stickler for fuel efficiency, go for the CTS with turbo four. The other variants will not be as fuel friendly as this model.
Incorporating active grille shutters has helped the CTS conserve gas. The base model with four cylinders that produces 272 horsepower, with rear wheel drive will give you 20 miles per gallon in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, with a combined 23 mpg according to its EPA rating.
Adding an optional AWD will cut your mileage slightly. The CTS will only give you 19 miles to the gallon, city, and 28 mpg, highway, and 22 mpg combined.
If you will opt for the 3.6 liter V6 model, be prepared to have your mileage slashed even more. This vehicle will give you 18 mpg, city, 26 mpg, highway, and 21 mpg, combined.
Absolute car safety is on top of the designers minds of the Cadillac CTS. This is proven by the car’s excellent crash test results.
In NHTSA crash tests, this car earned a five-star overall rating and five stars in all individual tests, including the rollover test.
On its part, the IIHS has given the CTS a ‘good’ rating on both side crash and frontal overlap tests.
All trim levels of the new CTS are equipped with more than the normal quota of airbags. This car has 10 airbags as standard issue, including front knee airbags. Among the standard issues are rear parking sensors, GM’s OnStar telematics system and a rearview camera.
Comfort and Quality
With its new upgrade, the Cadillac CTS is now a true mid-size sedan. The new upgrade also made its cabin truly luxurious and more spacious especially for adults.
You will be impressed by the finish and quality of fit in this car. The cabin appointments such as the woods and the metals are more glitzy than those of its predecessors.
Noise management inside the cabin is also very impressive. GM used science and technology to prevent outside noise from creeping in. The car utilizes a system that pipes in the exact opposite frequency of the noise that it wants to eliminate, canceling them out as a result.
To learn more about Cadillac CTS, visit the official Cadillac website.
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