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2017 Cadillac CTS

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Seating capacity

195.5” x 57.2”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

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

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Revised grille design
  • Rear camera mirror available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Performance-oriented V-Sport and CTS-V versions available

2017 Cadillac CTS review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The CTS is Cadillac’s midsize luxury sedan and is offered with rear- or all-wheel drive. Three engines are offered: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a 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. Cadillac also sells a high-performance CTS-V sport sedan.

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New for 2017
The CTS’ front grille and rear styling has been updated, and a rear camera mirror is now available. A new Carbon Black Sport Package includes a black-chrome grille, dark-finish wheels, a rear spoiler, carbon-fiber cabin trim and performance or available Recaro-brand front seats.
Significant Standard Features

  • 268-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Power front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot capability (data subscription required)
  • Cadillac User Experience multimedia system with 8-inch touch-screen, three USB ports, an SD card slot and MP3 jack
  • Wireless smartphone 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 moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Navigation system
  • Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Front and rear automatic braking, forward collision warning
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Lane keeping system

The Cadillac CTS-V is designed to go head-to-head with high-powered German sport sedans. It builds on the already lightweight, sophisticated platform of the CTS luxury sedan and is powered by a 640-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine.
What’s Special

  • New Carbon Black Sport Package features a black-chrome grille, dark-finish wheels, carbon-fiber exterior trim, carbon-fiber cabin trim, suede trim for the steering wheel and shifter, and performance or available Recaro-brand front seats
  • Rear camera mirror available
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a 200-mph top speed, according to Cadillac
  • High-performance Brembo-brand brakes
  • Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension
  • Carbon-fiber hood
  • Performance Traction Management drive modes
  • Available Performance Data Recorder

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 3.9
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.2
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Most recent consumer reviews



Elegant, beautiful, spacious, comfortable, rides like a dream, quiet, great sound system, responsive, simply a joy in which to drive or ride, large trunk and multiple storage places . Love this car!!


The Most Beautiful Car I’ve Owned

I love the Cadillac CTS even with its mechanical quirks and relative unreliability. I have to bring it in here and there for little broken things, but the car is absolutely amazing all around. It has a comfortable ride, really amazing stereo system, its very fast, handles like a BMW, has a beautiful exhaust note (3.6) and it’s biggest quality is just how stunningly beautiful the styling is.



Probably the most comfortable sedan I've had. Smoth ride and quite for sitting so low to the ground. The vehicle has every bell and whistle that was available at the time and makes for enjoyable road trips.

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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
36 months/36,000 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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