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Cadillac Catera Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Cadillac Catera Reviews

The Cadillac Catera is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn 3.6L Performance AWD, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Turbo Premium RWD, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Turbo Premium AWD, 4dr Sdn 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport Premium RWD, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Turbo Luxury AWD, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Turbo Performance AWD, 4dr Sdn 3.6L Luxury RWD, 4dr Sdn 3.6L Luxury AWD, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD, 4dr Sdn 3.6L Performance RWD, 4dr Sdn 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport RWD, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Turbo AWD, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Turbo RWD, 4dr Sdn 3.6L Premium RWD, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Turbo Performance RWD and 4dr Sdn 3.6L Premium AWD. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (272 hp), 3.6-liter 6 (335 hp), 3.6-liter V6 turbo (420 hp) and 6.2-liter V8 supercharged (640 hp) engines, and 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions. It is Rear or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 18 mpg city to 26 mpg highway. The CTS uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Infiniti Q70 and Hyundai Genesis.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014

Reviewed Cadillac Cateras from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2014 Cadillac Catera sedan Luxury V6
  • 2010 Cadillac Catera sedan Premium V6
  • 2008 Cadillac Catera 3.6 V6
  • 2006 Cadillac Catera 2.8 V6

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