2016 Cadillac CTS

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$45,560

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2016 Cadillac CTS
2016 Cadillac CTS

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Backseat headroom is tight
  • Cadillac User Experience system's learning curve
  • Rear visibility

9 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • New 3.6-liter V-6 engine available
  • Eight-speed automatic now standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone mirroring capability
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Performance-oriented V-Sport and CTS-V versions available

2016 Cadillac CTS review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The CTS, Cadillac’s midsize sedan, is offered with rear- or all-wheel drive. Three engines are offered: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a new 3.6-liter V-6 and, on the V-Sport model, a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6. The CTS competes with luxury sedans like the BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS and Audi A6. The high-performance CTS-V is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

New for 2016
A new available 3.6-liter V-6 engine with direct injection, stop-start technology and cylinder deactivation is rated at 335 horsepower. The turbocharged four-cylinder also has stop-start technology to save fuel, and both the four-cylinder and V-6 team with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Apple CarPlay technology for integrating iPhone capabilities has been added to the standard Cadillac User Experience multimedia system. Android Auto capability is due later in the model year. A surround-view camera system is now available.

Significant Standard Features

  • 268-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Power front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot-spot capability (data subscription required)
  • CUE multimedia system with 8-inch touch-screen, three USB ports, an SD card slot and MP3 jack
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 335-hp, 3.6-liter V-6
  • 420-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 (V-Sport)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED accents
  • Power sunroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Navigation system
  • Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension
  • Front and rear automatic braking, forward collision warning
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Lane-keeping system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Never had such luxurious pleasure

This vehicles has met all my expectations from appearance to performance inside and out. I would prefer or recommend the CT6 if family Vacations are in order

5.0

I've had zero problems with this vehicle.

Little pricey but the old adage fits ( you get what you pay for ). Smooth powerful vehicle. Very comfortable. Plus when you drive a caddy people think your rich.ha nice ride.

4.9

my first cadiallac

I have never owned a Cadillac, but WOW! This thing has EVERYTHING you could ever want AND things I didn't know I needed. I had to watch a youtube video to learn about it!

See all 35 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Maintenance
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
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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