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2016 Cadillac CTS Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • New engine option added for 2016, a 335-hp V-6
  • Midsize luxury sedan with sporty performance
  • Apple CarPlay added to the entertainment system (Android Auto coming later in the year)
The 2016 Cadillac CTS is now two years removed from its extensive overhaul in 2014 and it continues to evolve, adding a new V-6 engine for the new model year.

The angular CTS represents the latest evolution of Cadillac’s styling, with sharp lines and creases running up and down the sedan, a large shield grille up front, and unique vertically oriented LED running lights and taillights that are becoming a signature of the luxury automaker. Wheels range between 17- and 19-inches in size. Behind the grille are shutters which close at higher speeds to make the CTS more aerodynamic, which increases fuel economy.

Under the hood, there are now three engine options with the addition of the new V-6. The base engine, found in Turbo models, is a 268-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while the 335-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 is optional. V-Sport models get a 420-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission option. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional. Also available is the Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension, which offers adjustable modes and helps keep the CTS flat under sharp cornering.

Inside, the CTS has a richly appointed interior with high-quality materials and plenty of standard features. Dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, USB ports, an 8-inch touchscreen, CUE multimedia with touch-sensitive controls, a wireless charging pad, and Wi-Fi hot spot capability via OnStar come on every model. Also offered are heated/ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, and navigation. The CTS is offered in base, luxury, and performance models.

Standard safety features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, eight airbags, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, and five years of OnStar. Extra safety technology is optional, including a surround view camera system, forward collision alerts, blind spot warnings with rear cross-traffic alerts, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 16 - 21 MPG
  • Highway: 24 - 31 MPG

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Safety Rating

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

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.4/5
Value:
4.3/5
Exterior:
4.6/5
Interior:
4.4/5
Comfort:
4.5/5
Performance:
4.6/5
Reliability:
4.5/5

16 of 16 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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