2018 Cadillac CTS-V

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$86,495

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2018 Cadillac CTS-V
2018 Cadillac CTS-V

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

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

1 trim

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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-V 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.

CTS-V


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 4.7
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great Car

Met all our needs, drives like a dream owned german before and now this car truly has stepped up to them. Very impressive and a lot of power.

4.9

GREAT LOOK AND GREAT RIDE.

The Caddilac i have is the best..!! Comfort, Performance, Gas Milage , I have no complaints..!! Go drive one and you will love it. thanks.

4.9

My Favorite Car

Outside the fact I am 6`1 and 370 lbs, this is a wonderful automobile. I went with the Recaro seats and they are not the best for a big guy, but I make it work. LOL! The vehicle performs great (I have added K&N, Stainlessworks Exhuast, NGK plugs, MSD wires, an 160 thermostat) with plenty of power. I will have it dyno'd next week so I will have a tune to the changes. The only real issue is the brake dust from the pads, so ceramic pads will be the next thing once these go out. I clean them twice a week so that the ride looks wonderful coming out the garage on Sunday drives

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Warranty

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
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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