The new 2017 Cadillac CTS is distinct, modern, well-trimmed, and engaging, and promises to be solid contender among midsize luxury sport sedans. Highlights for 2017 include a sophisticated interior design, superb handling, top crash-test scores, brawny acceleration, and a well-appointed cabin. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.
Cadillac’s concerted efforts in the last couple of years are starting to pay off thanks to the clever engineering and incessant innovation resulting in a luxurious-appointed, and sharply designed 2017 CTS. It is particularly a standout in its segment owing to the fact that it offers a class-leading handling, and styling although the latter can be biased either way depending on one’s experience with other models.
Just like is bogeys, the CTS comes equipped with an agile four-cylinder turbocharged engine under its hood. It’s not a great way to start, admittedly, as the mill trails the rest in terms of fuel economy and overall refinement. However, you can opt for the 355-horsepowwer – generating 3.6L engine or the 420-horsepower – producing V6. Either way, the power and acceleration are impressive especially if you gravitate towards the thrilling twin-turbocharged V6 offered with the CTS V sport.
Interior wise, the level of styling, although subjective, is impressive and very few cars can match its refinement in terms of the standard features offered for its base model. Niceties offered include Apple CarPlay connectivity, a self-parking system, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive suspension dampers, a panoramic sunroof/moonroof, and a faster and responsive CUE infotainment system.
The bells and whistles offered by the 2017 Cadillac CTS aren’t unparalleled, as the segment offers other alternatives that offer matching or even better features. The BMW 5 Series happens to be the arch rival that sends shivers down the CTS’s spine. It offers a more mature infotainment system that CTS’s CUE, its array of engines are superb, and its overall interior refinement is hands down impressive. The same is true for both the Audi A6 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
2017 Cadillac CTS Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Cadillac CTS is offered by a 268-hp- and 295 lbs. ft. of torque – generating four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged base engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission system is offered as a standard system hooked to either a RWD or an AWD system.
A 3.6L V6 is optional for both the Luxury and Performance trim models and is capable of generating 335 horsepower and 275 pounds-ft. of torque. It too is hooked to an eight-speed automatic.
At the top-of-the-line is a 420-hp and 430 pounds-ft. of torque – generating turbocharged 3.6L V6 engine. More V engine specs should be expected on its release date.
As far as the fuel economy ratings are concerned, EPA says the base engine should be expected to check in at 21/31/25 mpg with the FWD, and 21/29/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the all-wheel drive system.
0-60 mph with the CTS Vsport was recorded at just 4.9 seconds.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.6 in. (114.6 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 3.5 in. (195.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 97 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 13.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3655 lbs.
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 4.9 sec
MPG: 21/31 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Cocoa Bronze Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Moonstone Metallic, Phantom Gray Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Obsession Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Trim Options – 2017 Cadillac CTS
The five-passenger 2017 Cadillac CTS is offered in a whopping six-trim levels: V Sport Premium, V Sport, Premium, Performance, Luxury, and Standard. The performance-themed 2017 Cadillac CTS V review is covered separately.
V Sport Interior & 2017 Cadillac CTS Exterior Changes
Standard accessories offered for the CTS Standard trim level include a rearview camera, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a trunk pass-through, leatherette upholstery, an eight-way power front seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights, Brembo front brakes, 17” alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic headlights, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, driver memory settings, heated exterior mirrors, and keyless ignition and entry.
Inside, you get Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, 4G data connectivity, OnStar telematics, HD and satellite radio, an eleven-speaker Bose audio system, CUE infotainment system, wireless smartphone charging, an auxiliary audio jack, and voice controls.
The CTS-Vsport premium should be expected to come equipped with 18” steel wheels, adaptive magnetic dampers, upgraded brakes, an engine-block heater, a rear spoiler, a heavy-duty cooling system, a sport-tuned suspension, and a self-parking system.
2017 Cadillac CTS Release Date & Price
The CTS sedan price should be expected to start from a base MSRP of $45,560, $59,955 for the CTS-Vsport coupe, and $69,955 for the CTS-V Sport Premium. We-re not completely sure about the release date but what we know is that The CTS –V goes for sale sometime in the second half of 2017.
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