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2017 Cadillac CTS Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Simplified trim levels
  • Minor exterior revisions
  • Feature-rich CUE multimedia system
The 2017 Cadillac CTS is a compact luxury sedan that competes with the Lincoln MKX, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. This year, the CTS receives minor exterior tweaks and its trim level offerings have been simplified. The high-performance CTS-V will be covered in a separate overview.

Five trims are available: the base model, Luxury, Premium Luxury, V-Sport, and V-Sport Premium Luxury.

The angular CTS has a new, front shield grille and rear fascia as well as sharp, sculpted lines and creases and unique vertically oriented LED running lights and taillights. Behind the grille are shutters which close at higher speeds to make the CTS more aerodynamic, which increases fuel economy. Wheels range between 17- and 19-inches in size. Standard features include LED daytime running lights, power/heated side mirrors, and a high, center-mounted rear stop light. Adaptive Xenon HID headlights and a power moonroof are also available.

Under the hood, the CTS has three engine options. The base model is powered by a standard 268-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, while the 335-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 is optional. V-Sport models get a 420-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6. An 8-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. The center stack features the CUE multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot (subscription required), three USB ports, an SD card reader, and a Bose premium audio system. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system. Dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start, and a wireless charging pad come standard. Leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, and heated/ventilated front seats are available as well.

Standard safety features include a backup camera and rear parking sensors. Also returning is the now standard Teen Driver program, which allows parent to set controls, check driving habits, and encourage safe driving habits for their teenagers when they are not in the vehicle. 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 - 22 MPG
  • Highway: 24 - 30 MPG

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Safety Rating

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

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

20 of 25 (80%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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