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Cadillac CTS

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2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The CTS is a midsized luxury sedan with a firm, absorbent ride and precise handling that crowns it as one of the sportiest cars in the class. But as satisfying as it is to drive, the CTS can also be frustrating, partly because of the overly complex Cue infotainment system. The cabin is luxurious, with impressive material quality. But rear-seat room is relatively snug, and the trunk is a bit small. Neither the four-cylinder turbo nor the 3.6-liter V6 engine is as refined as the best in class. The high-end V-Sport is a treat to drive, with effortless thrust. The high-performance CTS-V gives any $100,000 German super-sedan a run for its money, thanks to the 640-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from the Corvette Z06 and its trackworthy handling and braking.
All Ratings & Reliability
2014-2018
2014 Redesign Year
Cadillac CTS 2018
In our testing, we found the 2014 CTS delivers an inviting blend of comfort, quietness, and a sporty driving performance. The world-class cabin offers excellent fit and finish, acres of padding, and sumptuous genuine leather. The front seats are very comfortable, but the flush-mounted, touch-activated switches are an aggravation. The best blend of features and price is the Luxury Collection trim package with real leather, a folding rear seat, HID headlights, forward-collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and heated/ventilated front seats.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $27,100 - $72,675 $24,460 - $66,460
2017 $22,775 - $62,025 $20,240 - $56,660
2016 $19,550 - $50,500 $17,050 - $45,950
2015 $17,100 - $36,300 $13,700 - $32,990
2014 $13,900 - $31,750 $10,680 - $28,610
2008-2013
2008 Redesign Year
Cadillac CTS 2013
A notable improvement over the model it replaces, this version of the CTS competes toe-to-toe with some of the best imported sport sedans. A taut suspension and excellent steering give the CTS agile handling, with a firm yet compliant ride. The interior is significantly improved, with the adoption of higher quality materials. The engine and transmission deliver strong performance and refinement. Rear visibility is limited by the thick rear pillar and high deck lid. A wagon version was added for 2010. The V8-powered CTS-V could be had with each bodystyle.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2013 $10,275 - $29,575 $7,240 - $26,450
2012 $9,175 - $26,450 $6,210 - $23,460
2011 $8,100 - $23,525 $5,180 - $20,620
2010 $7,000 - $21,375 $4,140 - $18,505
2009 $7,000 - $19,175 $4,095 - $16,390
2008 $6,125 - $6,225 $3,295 - $3,395
2003-2007
2003 Redesign Year
Cadillac CTS 2007
The CTS has sports sedan handling and a firm but supple ride. We also like its quick acceleration. However, the car lacks some features we expect in this price range, including a telescoping steering wheel, adjustable lumbar support, and an illuminated glove compartment. The cabin is quiet, but some controls are confusing. The base 3.2-liter engine was replaced with a 2.8-liter V6 for 2005, and a 3.6-liter V6 became an optional upgrade. The sporty CTS-V packed a 5.7-liter V8 and a six-speed manual.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $4,675 - $13,625 $1,995 - $10,255
2006 $4,050 - $11,675 $1,495 - $8,450
2005 $3,525 - $10,600 $1,095 - $7,445
2004 $3,275 - $9,300 $885 - $6,235
2003 $3,025 $680
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Cadillac CTS Ratings & Reliability
The CTS is a midsized luxury sedan with a firm, absorbent ride and precise handling that crowns it as one of the sportiest cars in the class. But as satisfying as it is to drive, the CTS can also be frustrating, partly because of the overly complex Cue infotainment system. The cabin is luxurious, with impressive material quality. But rear-seat room is relatively snug, and the trunk is a bit small. Neither the four-cylinder turbo nor the 3.6-liter V6 engine is as refined as the best in class. The high-end V-Sport is a treat to drive, with effortless thrust. The high-performance CTS-V gives any $100,000 German super-sedan a run for its money, thanks to the 640-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from the Corvette Z06 and its trackworthy handling and braking.
2014-2018
2014 Redesign Year
Cadillac CTS 2018
In our testing, we found the 2014 CTS delivers an inviting blend of comfort, quietness, and a sporty driving performance. The world-class cabin offers excellent fit and finish, acres of padding, and sumptuous genuine leather. The front seats are very comfortable, but the flush-mounted, touch-activated switches are an aggravation. The best blend of features and price is the Luxury Collection trim package with real leather, a folding rear seat, HID headlights, forward-collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and heated/ventilated front seats.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $27,100 - $72,675 $24,460 - $66,460
2017 $22,775 - $62,025 $20,240 - $56,660
2016 $19,550 - $50,500 $17,050 - $45,950
2015 $17,100 - $36,300 $13,700 - $32,990
2014 $13,900 - $31,750 $10,680 - $28,610
2008-2013
2008 Redesign Year
Cadillac CTS 2013
A notable improvement over the model it replaces, this version of the CTS competes toe-to-toe with some of the best imported sport sedans. A taut suspension and excellent steering give the CTS agile handling, with a firm yet compliant ride. The interior is significantly improved, with the adoption of higher quality materials. The engine and transmission deliver strong performance and refinement. Rear visibility is limited by the thick rear pillar and high deck lid. A wagon version was added for 2010. The V8-powered CTS-V could be had with each bodystyle.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2013 $10,275 - $29,575 $7,240 - $26,450
2012 $9,175 - $26,450 $6,210 - $23,460
2011 $8,100 - $23,525 $5,180 - $20,620
2010 $7,000 - $21,375 $4,140 - $18,505
2009 $7,000 - $19,175 $4,095 - $16,390
2008 $6,125 - $6,225 $3,295 - $3,395
2003-2007
2003 Redesign Year
Cadillac CTS 2007
The CTS has sports sedan handling and a firm but supple ride. We also like its quick acceleration. However, the car lacks some features we expect in this price range, including a telescoping steering wheel, adjustable lumbar support, and an illuminated glove compartment. The cabin is quiet, but some controls are confusing. The base 3.2-liter engine was replaced with a 2.8-liter V6 for 2005, and a 3.6-liter V6 became an optional upgrade. The sporty CTS-V packed a 5.7-liter V8 and a six-speed manual.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $4,675 - $13,625 $1,995 - $10,255
2006 $4,050 - $11,675 $1,495 - $8,450
2005 $3,525 - $10,600 $1,095 - $7,445
2004 $3,275 - $9,300 $885 - $6,235
2003 $3,025 $680