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The CT5 drives well, thanks to its taut and agile handling, and the ride is on the firm side. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is responsive but noisy.
The uplevel choice is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6. Both are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that tends to delay upshifting, in turn making the engine rev more than it needs to. Rear- and all-wheel drive are available. Controls are easy to use, but it may take time to get used to the gear selector. The front seats are very comfortable, but rear passengers will find headroom to be short. Standard active safety features include FCW and city-speed AEB with pedestrian detection. For 2021, Cadillac's Super Cruise partially automated driving system is available.
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2020
2020 Redesign Year
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.
$34,125 - $50,025
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