The new for 2020 CT5 replaced the CTS and is designed to compete with the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The CT5 drives well, thanks to its taut and agile handling.
The ride is steady and well controlled.
The standard engine is a responsive, but noisy, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
The uplevel choice is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6.
Both are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that tends to delay upshifts.
The sedan is offered with rear- or all-wheel drive.
Controls are much more user-friendly than in other recent Cadillacs.
Standard safety systems include forward collision warning and city-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and Cadillac's Super Cruise advanced driver assistance system were new for 2021. News for 2022 includes a high-performance Blackwing version, which comes with a 668-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or 10-speed automatic.
This sporty CT5 also gets brake and suspension upgrades.
Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning became standard.