2021 Cadillac CT5

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2021 Cadillac CT5
2021 Cadillac CT5

Key specs

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The good:

  • Roominess for the money
  • Large backseat
  • Dashboard controls
  • Quiet interior
  • Ride quality

The bad:

  • Spotty interior quality
  • Steering feel with AWD
  • Mediocre trunk space
  • Six-cylinder mpg
  • Electronic gear selector

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard
  • Hands-free Super Cruise driver-assist system available
  • Turbo four- or six-cylinder engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Cadillac CT5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Cadillac CT5?

The Cadillac CT5 is a luxury sports sedan that seats five and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive. It comes standard with a 237-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and an optional twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is rated at 335 hp in the Premium Luxury trim and 360 hp in the V-Series model. Both engines work with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4

What’s New on the 2021 Cadillac CT5?

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard, and a new 12-inch digital instrument panel is available on select trim levels. The latest generation of Cadillac’s Super Cruise hands-free driver-assist system is also available, as is a new Diamond Sky Special Edition with unique exterior and interior styling cues.  

What Features in the 2021 Cadillac CT5 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • LED headlights 
  • Remote start 
  • 10-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after trial)
  • Automatic emergency braking

Available features include:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Bose premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • Head-up display
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Should I Buy the 2021 Cadillac CT5?

The Cadillac CT5 offers a driving experience that’s relaxed and refined, with sportier trim levels delivering a higher degree of performance. While the cabin is an improvement over previous Cadillac sedans, there are some areas that still look low-rent. The availability of all-wheel drive across the trim lineup is a plus, as is the sedan’s large backseat.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9

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New car and certified pre-owned programs by Cadillac
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 50,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
4 year, 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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