This fresh entry into Cadillac’s lineup delighted our testers by providing engaging, European-inspired driving dynamics. Although it is slightly roomier than the ATS it replaces, we feel the CT4’s cramped interior and boisterous engine might deter buyers looking for a sedan with luxury accommodations and sporty performance.
The handling, steering, and braking help the CT4 perform like a top-notch sports sedan. There’s hardly any body roll when pushed in turns, contributing to the tied-down feeling that rewards enthusiastic driving and makes the CT4 a delight to pilot down curvy roads. The precise steering response adds to the experience. The braking is excellent, with short stops in dry and wet conditions, better than most of its competitors.
The ride is taut, adding to the high performance experience, and yet the suspension does a decent job swallowing up harsh impacts. But driving over rough road surfaces can create choppy motions.