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2024 Cadillac CT5 Overview

What’s new

  • In the year 2024, there will be some adjustments made.
  • They are part of the first wave of CT5s, which will come out in 2020.

It’s easy to see why the Cadillac CT5 is a popular choice. It’s affordable, looks great, and comes with a lot of performance choices. This level of potential is a must for any midsize luxury car that wants to stay relevant in the modern world. When put next to the best in its class, the CT5 still has some problems. Its cabin doesn’t have the design, refinement, or polish of other cars on the market, and the base trim makes it hard to see. The ride is also rough. It’s still worth a look for someone who wants a sedan but doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a deluxe German car.

The CT5 might be best when it comes to hitting almost all of the midsize car targets. A simple model for a fair price? Check it. Different engines and all-wheel drive? Check it. A lot of useful technology, like one of the best hands-free driving systems on the market right now? Check it. What’s the matter then? Still, the CT5 could be better in its class in a few important ways, such as fit and finish and sight. Its cabin is more casual and well-finished than those of its German competitors, but it’s also not less comfortable to be in. Also, it might be hard to see behind you, especially if you are tall. You might be fine with both of these problems depending on your tastes, height, and trim level.

Germany makes a strong case for the CT5. The Audi A6, the BMW 5 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class all have many of the same trim options as the CT5. All three, though, start about $20,000 more than the base CT5. Remember that when you think about our problems.


  • The newest technology and safety features from Cadillac come as standard.
  • Precision steering and smooth changes between powertrains.
  • A lot of cars for the money.
  • The hands-free Super Cruise app helps you drive well.


  • Not enough sight.
  • Both the trunk and the space in the back are small.
  • It’s not really luxurious, and the building could be better.
  • It’s not much more powerful with the V-Series form.

Where does the CT5’s power come from? In our test CT5, we had the V6 with 335 hp. It took 5.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph on our test track. As you might expect from a medium luxury car with six cylinders, it speeds up quickly. The V6 feels strong and smooth in town.

The engine works best at the right rpm level with the help of an easy-to-use 10-speed automatic gear. The most annoying thing about driving in traffic is that the brake pedal isn’t very sensitive, which makes it hard to stop easily. The auto-stop-start feature of the engine doesn’t get in the way. We found that the CT5 was safe and easy to control. The CT5 isn’t really a sports car, but the precise steering and well-tuned suspension make it more fun to drive than it looks.

How does it feel to drive the CT5? Comfort and polish should be the most important factors in making a luxury car, but Cadillac needs to catch up in many ways. Both the front and back seats are supportive and comfy. The ride quality could be better, though, for such an expensive car. When the road isn’t level, the CT5 can swing around like a boat and hit bumps instead of soaking them. Getting the Sport trim with a changeable suspension can improve the ride.

The climate control works well most of the time. In a category that promotes beautiful but invasive touchscreens, all the controls are physical, which is uncommon. The seat heaters, which heat up quickly, are great. Although the fans cool the car down quickly, they make too much noise for a high-end sedan.

How is the state of the inside? The inside of a high-end car should be spotless, but we weren’t happy with it. The CT5 has a lot of real control buttons instead of virtual ones that show up on the screen, which is great, even if some of them are placed in strange ways. Even though the driving position is fine, some drivers might like having more ways to change the steering wheel. People should not have to move their feet around as much in traffic because the brake and gas pedals are so far apart.

The car is roomy, with lots of headroom and legroom in the front seats. However, for someone who is almost six feet tall, there is little space in the back. They are also challenging to see. There are more blind spots because the back glass is small and the side mirrors are short.

What is there to do with technology? The CT5 has all the current features you’d expect in a high-end car. The driving aids work well overall, but we noticed that the adaptive cruise control accelerated and decelerated unevenly.

The navigation and entertainment tools also got high marks from us. The Cadillac CT5 doesn’t have as many features as some of its German competitors, but it does have technology that looks good and is easy to use. The user interface is intuitively laid up and easy to navigate. If you’d rather use your phone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are built-in and can be used wirelessly. It also has a lot of USB ports in case you need to charge fast.

How is the storage situation right now? Although the CT5 is one of the smallest cars in its class, it has a lot of interior space. However, its trunk is near the bottom of its class because it only holds 11.9 cubic feet of stuff. The back seats can be folded flat into a 60/40 split, and the area for people who need to use it is open and useful.

It’s better to keep everything inside the house. For some reason, high-end cars often forget to include room inside, but the CT5 does a great job of it. There are also bins and cupholders that are a good size, as well as a vertical wireless charger that takes up less space than most others.

Putting in a child seat should be pretty easy. Larger seats that face backward can be added because there is a lot of space in the back, and the anchors are hidden under plastic covers that are easy to get to.

How well does the fuel work? The base engine in the CT5 gets 27 mpg on the highway and in the city, while the V6 and all-wheel drive get 21 mpg. That’s fine, but not very interesting. On our 115-mile mixed driving test route, our rear-wheel-drive CT5 with a V6 engine got about 21 mpg. This means that the EPA’s predictions should come true.

Should you get the CT5? The Cadillac CT5 is a great car for the money. The list of basic features is good for a high-end car, and most of the extras are not as expensive as those on other high-end cars. The CT5 costs about $15,000 less than competing cars from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, with a base price of less than $40,000. The build quality was not the best in its class, though—some parts of the interior look more like they belong in a Buick than a Cadillac.

The guarantee on the Cadillac could be better. The CT5’s basic warranty lasts for four years or 50,000 miles, and its engine warranty lasts for six years or 70,000 miles. Since Cadillac is based in Michigan, which has a lot of rust, the four-year/50,000-mile corrosion promise is a lot less than Audi and BMW’s 12-year warranties. Cadillac gives you emergency assistance for six years or 70,000 miles.

The Cadillac CT5 looks sleek and classy, just like its predecessor, the CTS. It’s similar to what we’ve seen before, but it looks stylish and up-to-date. The general layout of the room is very interesting. The only thing we wish is that it was as fun to drive as the CTS.

The best CT5 for you will depend on what’s most important to you. There are different prices, features, and capacities for this car. The Premium Luxury trim will make most people happy. It costs a bit more than the base Luxury grade, but it comes with leather seats, more driving assistance technologies, and other nice things. It also gives you access to some of the CT5’s best features. Some of them are the Super Cruise self-driving system, the heated, vented, and massaging seats, and the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine.

Types of Cadillac CT5

There are five trim options for the 2024 Cadillac CT5, which is a midsize luxury sedan: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, V-Series, and Blackwing. The V-Series comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that makes 335 hp and 405 lb-ft. The Premium Luxury model can have this engine as well. When paired with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, it makes 360 hp. All-wheel drive is an option, and the power goes to the back wheels through a 10-speed automatic gear. The Blackwing has a unique 6.2-liter V8 engine that is boosted and has 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque. You have the option of selecting either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both only send power to the back wheels.

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