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2013 Cadillac CTS Overview (See Available Styles)

With sharp performance and sharper exterior features, the 2013 Cadillac CTS both looks and drives like an enthusiast car.

(Cadillac also offers a high-performance V-series of the CTS that are covered separately on this site.)

The CTS was indicative of a new direction for Cadillac when it came out a few years ago, offering more of an edge and hoping to appeal to a new generation of buyers. For 2013, the CTS is still offered in three forms: coupe, sport sedan, and wagon, which make it very versatile.

The coupe, which is slightly shorter and lower than the other two, offers the sportiest looks with a swept back look and recessed door handles on the sides which make it look even sleeker. Both the sedan and wagon seat five, while the coupe fits four. Looking for more cargo space? The wagon has 25.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, nearly double that of the sedan.

Under the hood, there are two engine options, both V-6s. The base engine is a 270-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 with direct injection which comes standard on the sedan and wagon. A larger 318-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 is optional on the sedan and wagon, but standard in the sportier coupe. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered, while all-wheel drive is optional. Fuel economy ratings check in at 18 mpg in the city and 26-27 mpg on the highway.

For 2013, the CTS adds remote start capability as a standard option to go along with leather upholstery, powered and heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The optional navigation system features an 8-inch screen and rises dramatically from the center console at the touch of a button. Also available is an upgraded audio system with USB/iPod port, ventilated front seats, wood trim, and RECARO performance seats.

The CTS also offers plenty of standard safety features, including six airbags, a rearview camera, four-wheel disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system with traction control, and active head restraints for the front seats.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 18 MPG
  • Highway: 26 - 27 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

29 of 29 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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