2012 Cadillac CTS consumer reviews

$35,915–$39,115 MSRP range
side view of 2012 CTS Cadillac
95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
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Dream Car

I can't explain enough how this car looks and handles! In a sea of more doors it stands out of the crowd! Caddy 4 Life!



Cadillac makes great vehicles. My dad owned one before. Its handles well and the style on the car is what I loved the most. This one is all wheel drive so handling is great. Plus is 2 door so getting around is super easy.


Awesome performance and style

This car drives like it’s glued to the road. It’s fast, eye-catching look, with Cadillac quality. Remote start, heated seats and all wheel drive make this an ideal car for winter.


Stunning inside & out!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this car! Beautiful exterior and luxurious inside. Performance is more than enough to get you onto highway and zip through traffic. The only complaint that i see for some people would be the access into rear seat. BUT who buys a sport coupe to haul the family around.


Stylish alternative to foreign performance cars

I needed to replace my Audi, and wanted to buy American. Though the example I found was 6 years old at the time (2012 model), it was a perfect example of the CTS-4 coupe with the performance package, with 13,800 miles. The styling is great, the features are terrific, it is a comfortable performance coupe/grand touring car. The negatives? I would like more power (my dream would be to have a CTS-V coupe, with the V-8 and stick -and with AWD for all season performance -but they never built it). I would like a stick (not available in the CTS-4). As a coupe, the back seat is minimal, and entry/exit is difficult. Thankfully it is not used often. The trunk is good sized, with a good sized opening. The problem that you soon find is that 25% of the trunk is unusable because of the arms on the trunk hinges taking up a GREAT deal of space as the trunk lid is closed. You have to carefully stack items in the center of the trunk to avoid these zones -only to have the contents tumble into this zone when you open the trunk, requiring you to re-arrange things before closing it again. I never liked the grille design on the CTS, preferring the wire mesh grille of the CTS-V. Due to a different fascia, it is not a bolt-on exchange. I found an aftermarket company that makes a CTS-V style set of grilles (upper and lower) that are designed for the regular CTS. I am much happier with the front end styling with these in place. Overall, a stylish performance car that turns heads. A great car for long trips, but still fun on twisty roads. The AWD gives you performance in all conditions. And, after a number of foreign cars, it is nice that your local GM dealer or corner garage can service it for a reasonable price.


Cadillac CTS 4

I love this car! It is stylish, has great performance and drives so smooth! We recently took a long road-trip and had no issues with staying comfortable. Since this car is AWD, the gas mileage isn't the absolute best in the city, but it does well for the highway. The interior is nicely designed and I love the heated leather seats!


Smoothest ride I've ever had!!!

The Cadillac CTS is my dream car, and I even got to have it in white diamond! It has such a classy look on the outside, and has all of the amenities on the inside. I especially love the heated seats, and the quickness with which they heat up! I'm 5'10" and I have plenty of leg room, and I don't feel cramped. I feel safe driving this car, and when accelerating, the car has no problem making the transitions. It's a great car that I hope to have for a while!


Love my 3.6L CTS4

This car has been excellent. The AWD is great in the snow. The bose speakers sound great! The 3.6 engine has plenty of pep. The only downside is the relatively poor gas mileage (approx 19mpg) that I get with mixed city/hwy driving; not a show stopper, just an observation.


CTS Sedan

I have owned this car for 3 years and drove it allot on the Highway and in the city. I have had no issues mechanically and love the styling and the ride.


Most valuable cadi in the recent years

Very reliable and good driving experience. Very stable on the highway. Huge power and the six speed manual is awesome. Safe, and the tech inside the car is just the perfect balancing point, not too much and very reliable.