2017 Cadillac CTS – Release Date, News and Rumors

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.

2017 Cadillac CTS exterior, gray color, side view, alloy wheels

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.

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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.

2017 Cadillac CTS front view, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

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.

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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.

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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.

2017 Cadillac CTS engine

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.

Specifications

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

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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

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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.

2017 Cadillac CTS interior, leather seats

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.

2017 Cadillac CTS rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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

2017 Cadillac CTS Release date

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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2016 Cadillac XTS – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Cadillac XTS Release Date, Price, Review, Specs – In a nut shell, the new and improved 2016 Cadillac XTS will become a refreshed version of the 2013 Cadillac XTS. The changes expected will be subtle considering the success the previous model was associated with, and Cadillac wouldn’t want to jeopardize the sales figures expected from the new model upon its release to the market.

2016 Cadillac XTS
2016 Cadillac XTS

As expected the new XTS will come with premium tidbits and despite the fact that it will sport few changes, it will remain as competitive as other Cadillac models. The vehicle will definitely overwhelm the expectations of its fanatics owing to the fact that it comes with excellent features and functionalities.

2016 Cadillac XTS side view, exterior, black color, alloy wheels

The review below will touch on the exact specifics pertaining what to expect from the new 2016 Cadillac XTS – another vanquisher from Cadillac stable. Make sure to check out the rival vehicles which include 2016 Audi A6, 2017 Hyundai Genesis, 2016 Lexus ES and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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Exterior Photos & Interior Colors – Cadillac XTS 2016

2016 Cadillac XTS exterior, front angle, headlights and grille, gray color

The new vehicle will make a comfortable seating arrangement for up to five adults. Standard equipment to expect from the XTS will include Cadillac CUE upgrades  which will include improved system speed and performance, faster, faster service reprogramming, more accurate map loading and voice command execution, redesigned navigation interfaces, expanded cities with 3D maps, and single press mute navigation voice/cancel route. Others are an Updated appearance on uplevel eight-inch cluster (PCW),  Driver Awareness Package now contains (UVH), Surround Vision, (AQJ) Front bucket seats with 22-way adjustability and massage feature – now standard on Platinum (GGC). The (TL1) Sport grille now comes standard on all Collections except Platinum variant only.

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New colors on the XTS will include Red Passion Tintcoat (although only available at an extra charge), Crystal White Tricoat (also at an extra cost), Stellar Black Metallic (no additional charge on Platinum or Platinum Vsport variants). Colors deleted from the color palette include  Cocoa Bronze Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, White Diamond Tricoat, and Black Diamond Tricoat.

2016 Cadillac XTS interior, rear seat entertainment

Other novelties in the new 2016 Cadillav XTS will include Cadillac crest badging, Surround Vision, Wireless Charging, Body color molded splash guards.

2016 Cadillac XTS trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs of the New 2016 Cadillac XTS

Under the hood of the new XTS will be the same twin turbocharged 3.6L V6 engines in its V-Sport model. The V6 will be able to yield up to 410 lbs. and a maximum of 420 hp. The engine is known for its powerful and smooth performance on any type of road.

The transmission system is speculated to be a 6-speed auto transmission system gearbox and will have an AWD system. According to preliminary and speculative EPA ratings, you should expect the vehicle to offer a mileage of 18/28 mpg in the city/highway. The figures are neither amazing nor outright damning.

2016 Cadillac XTS engine

Another speculation hints out at the possibility of a 3.6L V6 DOHC and variable valve timing with gasoline direct fuel injection system. The power yield with the said engine comes to 305 horsepower @6,800 rpm and 264 pounds of torque @5,200 rpm.

In order to provide optimum performance and smooth drivability, there will be technical enhancements which will include but not limited to an automatic aft suspension leveling and automatic level control, independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent aft multi-link suspension with air springs and stabilizer bar, magnetic ride control responsive suspension features driver selectable and electronic control, automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters.

2016 Cadillac XTS interior, engine

Safety features to expect from the forthcoming new vehicle include 4-wheel disc brakes, ABS, immobilizer, Front Park Assist front radar parking distance sensors, radar parking distance sensors and rear vision camera, rear electronic limited slip-differential, electronic traction control, Bi-Xenon beam lenses, intelligent driver front airbag, intelligent passenger front airbag, headlight control with dusk sensor and active headlights, front and rear side airbag, anti-theft protection, front and rear curtain airbag, two height adjustable front seat and rear seat head restraints, and intermittent rain sensor.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.7 in. (111.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 10 in. (202 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.9 in. (72.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 104.2 ft³
Cargo volume: 18 ft³
Curb weight: 4006 lbs
Top Speed: 139 mph
0-60: 5.4 sec
MPG: 18/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Graphite Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

2016 Cadillac XTS Price & Release Date

Given the datum that the vehicle is scheduled to feature subtle changes, the price tag isn’t expected to change by a big margin. Having said that, expect the MSRP of the base model to be around $36,000.

2016 Cadillac XTS release date
2016 Cadillac XTS release date

The release date details are veiled in obscurity by Cadillac, however, considering our outstanding record on offering expert speculation which have a slight margin of error, we should expect the 2016 Cadillac XTS to grace dealership stores before the fall of this year.

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