2018 Cadillac CTS

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2018 Cadillac CTS
2018 Cadillac CTS

Key specs

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The good:

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

The bad:

  • Backseat headroom is tight
  • CUE system's learning curve
  • Rear visibility
  • Small trunk

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Apple Watch integration for myCadillac app
  • Rear camera mirror available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Performance-oriented V-Sport and CTS-V versions available

2018 Cadillac CTS review: Our expert's take

What it is: The CTS is Cadillac's mid-size 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 sports sedan.

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An automatic heated steering wheel is now standard and there are two additional USB ports located on the back of the center console. The myCadillac app for iOS devices now syncs with the Apple Watch.


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-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine.

What’s Special

  • 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
  • Adaptive Magnetic Ride Control 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 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


2018 model with 26 miles . Huge discount

I'm 65 y/o. Wanted to protest all pickups and SUV/CUV's on the road. Wanted one more sedan . This is a rear wheel biased AWD. Plenty of power and more than acceptable MPG. This CTS exceeds what I was looking for . My last sedan had a V8. Here I am satisfied with a turbo charged four banger .


It rides so smooth and comfortable.

This car is so attractive inside and out. Everything is like new. I have plenty of room. It drives so easy and has all the safety features on it.


Wonderful example of American Ingenuity!

I have owned over 100 cars in my time and typically go for the Muscle Cars and the Fast Cars. I have owned a handful of Caddy's and have never been disappointed with any of them. This CTS is a beautiful vehicle. The Styling is remarkable both inside and out. Powered by a 3.6 liter V-6 that could be easily mistaken for it's bigger cousin the V-8. The 335 Horsepower engine leaves nothing to the imagination when called upon to get you where you want to go when you want to go there. When searching for a new car, it was initially the Lincoln MKZ I was looking at. Afraid the Caddy would put too big of a dent in my wallet, I was pleasantly surprised to have gotten mine with only 17k on the clock for $27,900.00. Quite a difference from a new one wearing a sticker of $54,000.00. Bottom Line - Very Happy with this Car... Pro's - Cadillac treats their customers (even the ones that buy used) as Preferred Customers.. Free Oi Changes, Free Cabin Air Filters, Great Coffee while waiting. Con's - I'll let you know when I find one.

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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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