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2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan Overview

The standard features of the Cadillac CTS 2.0L Turbo Base include 2.0L I-4 268hp intercooled turbo engine, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability.

CTS Sedan

Starting at: $46,495

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  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Memory seat
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Garage door transmitter
  • Emergency communication system - OnStar and Cadillac connected services capable
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 11
  • Speaker type - Bose
  • Turn-by-turn navigation directions - OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 8.0"
  • Diversity antenna
  • Smart device integration - Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Basic warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 72 months/70,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 72 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 72 months/70,000miles
  • Maintenance warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power 2-way driver lumbar support
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest - w/storage
  • Power 2-way passenger lumbar support
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Genuine wood dashboard insert
  • Genuine wood door panel insert
  • Genuine wood console insert
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Engine displacement - 2.0 L
  • Engine horsepower - 268hp @ 5,600RPM
  • Engine torque - 295 lb.-ft. @ 3,000RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 86.0mm x 86.0mm (3.39" x 3.39")
  • Compression ratio - 9.50 to 1
  • GVWR - 2,180kg (4,805lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,966mm (195.5")
  • Exterior body width - 1,834mm (72.2")
  • Exterior height - 1,453mm (57.2")
  • Wheelbase - 2,911mm (114.6")
  • Turning radius - 5.7m (18.5')
  • Front legroom - 1,161mm (45.7")
  • Rear legroom - 899mm (35.4")
  • Front headroom - 1,026mm (40.4")
  • Rear headroom - 953mm (37.5")
  • Front hiproom - 1,367mm (53.8")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,354mm (53.3")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,445mm (56.9")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,392mm (54.8")
  • Passenger volume - 2,747L (97.0 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 388 L (14 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 388 L (14 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - trunk
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Tailpipe finisher - chrome
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 2.0
  • Compressor - intercooled turbo
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 268hp @ 5,600RPM
  • Torque - 295 lb.-ft. @ 3,000RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Premium Unleaded
  • Transmission - 8 speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Drive type - rear-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 25mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 19.0gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 22mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 30mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rear side impact airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Tracker system - OnStar Guidance
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Adjustable head restraints - driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Sport suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 245/45HR17.0
  • Rear tires - 245/45HR17.0
  • Wheel size - 17"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Voltmeter
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Parking sensors - rear
  • Exterior parking camera rear


  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
2.0L Turbo Base 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 2.0L Turbo Base Search New $46,495   268-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  8-spd auto  22 / 30  
2.0L Turbo Base 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 2.0L Turbo Base Search New $48,495   268-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  8-spd auto  21 / 29  
2.0L Turbo Luxury 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury Search New $52,195   268-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  8-spd auto  22 / 30  
3.6L Luxury 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 3.6L Luxury Search New $54,195   335-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  20 / 30  
2.0L Turbo Luxury 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury Search New $54,195   268-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  8-spd auto  21 / 29  
3.6L Luxury 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 3.6L Luxury Search New $56,195   335-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  19 / 27  
3.6L Premium Luxury 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury Search New $59,695   335-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  20 / 30  
3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport Search New $61,195   420-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 24  
3.6L Premium Luxury 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury Search New $61,695   335-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  19 / 27  
3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport Premium Luxury 2018 CADILLAC CTS Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport Premium Luxury Search New $71,295   420-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 24  


Driving Impression

New Car Test Drive

Confidence, poise, and good as the Germans, that’s how the CTS rolls.

The base 2.0 turbo has haste about it. It is possible to make the engine strain, but that’s beating the tar out of it. It’s strong enough that the V6 doesn’t look so great, for the extra cost. The V6 brings 335 horsepower v 268 hp in the turbo four, but 268 is plenty to get you down the freeway with the front-runners.

The V6 might be the choice for long-distance driving, with its longer legs. Its handling and response are progressive and predictable, and it only gets one less mile per gallon.

If that’s not enough, the V-Sport model offers the 420-horsepower twin-turbo V6. Now you know you have an engine under the hood, not an invisible effective powerplant. The v-sport also gets including quicker steering, bigger front brakes, 18-inch wheels with wide Pirelli tires, and of course a track mode.

Cadillac’s eight-speed automatic transmission deserves high praise in any model. In the CTS-V there’s a beefed-up version to handle the massive horsepower. It’s quicker and even smoother than in the other models.

The available Magnetic Ride Control suspension uses dampers filled with magnetically charged fluid; in a matter of milliseconds, the system can stiffen or soften the dampers. GM’s magnetic dampers, used in other models, are correctly hailed for being consistent and effective, forgiving but never soft or floaty.

Last but for sure not least, the CTS-V is the ultimate American hot rod, true blue to its roots, all of them. You can not buy a car like this anywhere else. A beautiful forward-looking Cadillac sedan that handles like it was developed on the Nurburgring which it was, using a Corvette Z06 engine, a 6.2-liter supercharged pushrod V8 pumping out 640 horsepower and 630 pound feet of torque, pushing it from zero to sixty in 3.7 seconds and to a top speed of God only knows.

Walk Around

New Car Test Drive

The CTS, maybe best if not longest, embodies Cadillac’s iconic design theme called Art and Science. It might just as well be called Angle and Edge, it does those things so well. It isn’t unanimously loved, but who is?

Last year the midsize luxury sedan got a new grille and headlamps that fit into the fenders in a way that visually lowers the nose. At the rear, tall taillamps are stacked on vertical exhaust tips.

There is a Carbon Black appearance package.

Speaking of carbon, the hood and bumpers on the CTS-V are carbon fiber. The fenders are fat, to fit the fat tires.

Interior Overview

New Car Test Drive

The CTS cabin is handsome. On the Luxury Premium model, the stitched leather upholstery and real wood trim feel right together. Incongruously, a giant 12.3-inch screen replaces real gauges, making the dashboard look futuristic on this model.

The front seats are exceptionally comfortable; wide, deep and not too soft. Ready for journeys, long hours in the saddle. If you think you’ll need to adjust them 20 ways, and not just 10, that option is available.

The sloping roofline and thick pillars make passengers duck their heads, when climbing into the rear. But there’s comfortable space back and good headroom back there, even with high rear cushions.

The trunk holds 13.7 cubic feet, less than bountiful for a midsize sedan.

Active noise cancellation helps keep the sounds of the engine out of the cabin.


New Car Test Drive

The CTS is strongest and most special at the bottom and top of its lineup. Great looks, great cabin comfort, perfect eight-speed automatic no matter what, but it’s about the engines. Base 2.0-liter turbo four gives up little to the non-turbo V6. If you must have more, skip to the twin-turbo V6. Top of the line, the strongest and most special: the CTS-V. It’s one of a kind, and a bargain given its performance capabilities.

Sam Moses contributed to this review, with staff reports from The Car Connection.

Model Lineup

New Car Test Drive

CTS ($46,295) comes standard with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, CUE infotainment with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, 11-speaker Bose audio, 10-way power front seats, a rearview camera, rear parking assist, and 17-inch wheels.

Rear-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive ($2000) is available for all models. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

CTS Luxury ($51,995) adds leather upholstery, HID headlights, a power tilt/telescoping steering column, and panoramic sunroof.

CTS Premium Luxury with V6 engine ($59,495) upgrades with a rearview camera, surround-view cameras, head-up display, 18-inch wheels, parking assist, tri-zone climate control, heated rear seats, and a 12.3-inch gauge cluster.

CTS V-Sport ($60,995) comes with a 420-horsepower turbocharged V6 engine and rear-wheel drive, along with Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, a limited-slip differential, and 18-inch wheels. Premium ($71,095) upgrades further with 20-way power front seats, reconfigurable gauge cluster, aluminum pedals, adaptive cruise control, and front/rear automatic braking.

CTS-V ($86,000) features a Corvette engine and Nurburgring handling.

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