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2015 Cadillac CTS

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Seating capacity

195.50” x 57.20”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Distinctive exterior styling
  • Powerful, high-tech powertrain options
  • Stylish interior design and quality materials

The bad:

  • Fickle six-speed automatic transmission
  • Backseat headroom is tight
  • CUE system's learning curve

9 trims

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Notable features

  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
  • Touch-sensitive CUE multimedia system standard
  • Sedan or high-performance CTS-V coupe
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • 420-hp, twin-turbo V-6 engine available

2015 Cadillac CTS review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Cadillac CTS?

The 2015 Cadillac CTS is a mid-size luxury sedan that seats five and competes with vehicles like the BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS and Audi A6. It gets standard rear-wheel drive, and it has available all-wheel drive. It comes in nine trim levels, named partly for their engine options, starting with the 2.0L Turbo, which comes in Luxury, Performance and Premium trims. The 3.6L also comes in Luxury, Performance and Premium trims, as well as 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport and Vsport Premium versions. Cadillac also sells a high-performance 2015 CTS-V coupe, covered separately.

What's New on the 2015 Cadillac CTS?

The OnStar communication system onboard the 2015 Cadillac CTS now comes with 4G LTE internet connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, including a three-month/3-gigabyte data trial. It also comes with the Cadillac User Experience system, which now allows you to listen and respond to text messages when your phone is connected with Bluetooth. The 2015 Cadillac CTS now gets an available wireless phone charger called the Cadillac DockSpot, as well.

Outside of technology features, the 2015 CTS has an updated Cadillac crest on the grille. Lane departure prevention and lane change alert safety features are now available on the 2015 Cadillac CTS, too.

How Does the 2015 Cadillac CTS Compare to Other Mid-Size Luxury Sedans?

While the Cadillac CTS has gotten pricier with newer iterations, it also has many added luxury features – Cadillac says it added 20 new standard features in 2014. Despite the increased price, the Cadillac CTS remains cheaper than its overseas rivals from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The increased power on higher engine options, the impressive styling and the quality interior comforts make the 2015 Cadillac CTS a worthy entry in the mid-size luxury sedan class.

What Features in the 2015 Cadillac CTS Are Most Important?

The CTS comes standard with a 272-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The available 3.6-liter V-6 engine gets 321 hp, and the available twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 engine in the Vsport gets 420 hp. The transmission is either a six- or eight-speed automatic, depending on the engine and drive type. Available performance features include an electronically controlled limited-slip differential and a Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension.

The 2015 Cadillac CTS comes standard with 17-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start and simulated leather upholstery. Real leather upholstery is available, as are 18- and 19-inch wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a navigation system and LED ambient lighting. Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED accents, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power moonroof and illuminating door handles round out the main available features. For entertainment, the 2015 CTS includes standard Bluetooth streaming audio, a CUE multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen, three USB ports, an SD card slot, an MP3 jack and a choice of Bose stereos.

Per requirements for all new cars, the 2015 Cadillac CTS comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. It also comes standard with 10 airbags and an OnStar emergency communications system with a one-year trial subscription. Available safety features include lane departure warning and prevention, forward collision warning, front and rear automatic braking, a Safety Alert Seat, a backup camera, rear cross-traffic alert and a blind spot warning system.

Should I Buy the 2015 Cadillac CTS?

The distinctive exterior style of the 2015 Cadillac CTS will likely appeal to luxury car enthusiasts, as will the attractive, comfortable interior design and materials. The added athletic, high-tech powertrain options further make the 2015 Cadillac CTS well worth your time for a test drive.

If you plan on driving with passengers, they may find the backseat headroom to be a bit tight. The CUE system can also have a steep learning curve compared with other vehicle technology suites, and the six-speed automatic transmission has fickle responsiveness.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
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Nicest car I’ve owned

Great car, great gas mileage, kinda sporty and fun to drive, drives well in the snow. I used it to go to and from college 2.5 hours each way.


Excelent to drive

Car is great to drive, room in the front and back. Handles great on the highway. Looks as good as it drives- a must buy.


So far the car is outstanding

The car is fun to drive and has lots of power and has every option you can think of, I am going through the owners manual to figure out how to use all these things

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/70,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
72 months/70,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
New: 4 years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; CPO: One year/unlimited miles bumper-to-bumper
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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