• MSRP: $86,495–$86,495
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 17
  • Engine: 640-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2018 Cadillac CTS-V

Our Take on the Latest Model 2018 Cadillac CTS-V

What We Don't Like

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

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

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Vehicle Overview 

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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New for 2018

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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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

72mo/70,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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