2018 Cadillac CTS

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$46,495–$71,295 MSRP range
(4.8) 4 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2018 Cadillac CTS base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    19-25 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    268-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2018 Cadillac CTS exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2018 Cadillac CTS

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors

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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Latest Reviews


Cadillac has outdone themselves again!

by Tmiller634 from Lititz, PA on March 3, 2018

I'm a lifelong Cadillac owner and the 2018 CTS does not disappoint. I loved my 2008 CTS so much I had to be convinced to upgrade and I'm so glad I did. What a car! Read full review


Valuable luxury auto.

by Miles darin from Port St. Lucie florida on January 29, 2018

A smooth and powerful drive. Impressive luxury. The Cadillac experience. What more can you ask for? Plenty of room in the back also is included. Car almost drives itself. Thank you. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2018 Cadillac CTS currently has 0 recalls

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