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2017 Cadillac CTS


City 16 - 22 MPG Hwy 24 - 30 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Overall Rating:
4 (out of 5)
Value 3.8
Exterior 4.6
Interior 4.3
Comfort 4.3
Performance 4.5
Reliability 4.1

by Sam from New Braunfels, tx | April 23, 2020

Probably the most comfortable sedan I've had. Smoth ride and quite for sitting so low to the ground. The vehicle has every bell and whistle that was available at the time and makes for enjoyable road trips.

I. Hate.This.Car

by MimiB from California | April 12, 2020

Beautiful, stylish, ominous, stealthy, fast...I receive compliments everywhere about this car. However, as beautiful as it is, that is where my level of discontent lies with it. Purchased in January 2018, deeply discounted. Didn’t bank on issues we would have. #1. Onstar battery was DOA. 2-3 months to replace. #2. CUE- this has been an experience all right. So bad in fact, that I’ll likely never buy another Cadillac. EVER. It freezes, locks, stays on when the car is turned off and locked, forces me to change the station, refuses to connect to Bluetooth, won’t recognize touch...You get the idea..3. Dealership told us it was my iPhone’s fault and handed us a step by step guide printed from the internet in 2014 to fix the settings ourselves. 4. Only when I told our service writer that all of the rentals he’d placed us in worked just fine with our iPhones did we get the assistance we needed to negotiate buyback. 5. I got a new Iphone after the first year and continued to have problems. 6. Suddenly, GM replaced the screen. 7. Now working with GM to buyback my lemon, after letting them know we would be consulting with a lemon law attorney. 8. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, we are waiting for the dealership to reopen so we can turn the car back over and receive the payment. 9. Our awesome service writer is the one who pushed us to stand up to GM after we literally turned in a rental, turned our car on after it was fixed-only to find it was not so he gave us back the rental. 10. I will try and remember to come back and provide an update when the process has finished.

Newer Cadillac CTS best for fun and luxury

by Trix1111 from Columbus, OH | February 23, 2020

The 2017 CTS outperforms expectations after leaving the car lot. Bought the RWD version with 2.0T engine. The power is there. The 3 driving modes provide traction in snow but flexibility to still do a power 180 to turn around quick. The mpg on sticker is lower than reality. I got 33+ coming home in snow on highway and avg 24 mpg around city. Parts are very reasonable online and ebay can provide dvd service manual etc. Plenty of room for coworkers and kids in classic leather and wood chrome finish, very stylish.

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2017 Cadillac CTS Overview


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.