Cadillac CTS

Change car

Change car
Cadillac CTS


Until the arrival of the CTS in 2003, the sharply tailored 1976 Cadillac Seville was Cadillac’s smallest sedan — and its most expensive. Arguably, it could be called a modern-day classic, but Cadillac’s subsequent attempts at small entry-level models have not been as well-received. The 1982 Cimarron (based on the humble Chevrolet Cavalier) and 1997 Catera (a tweaked Opel Omega from Germany) are probably best forgotten. For 2003, the new CTS’ design targeted well-established rivals like the BMW 3 Series with sharp-edged styling that caught people’s attention. Its interior quality, appearance and ergonomics, however, disappointed. A more refined second-generation CTS sedan was introduced in 2008, with a stylish wagon and a slippery two-door coupe eventually rounding out the lineup. The current Cadillac CTS arrived as a 2014 model, available only as a sedan. It has evolved into a larger, more expensive car since Cadillac’s ATS assumed the brand’s entry-level position.

CTS – 3 Generations

  • 2014–19
  • 2008–13
  • 2003–07
  • 2014–19
  • 2008–13
  • 2003–07
Latest generation

2014–19 CTS


A longer, lower and pricier CTS sedan was introduced as a 2014 model, but 2013-style coupes, wagons and high-performance CTS-V models remained on sale for a while as 2014 models. The Cadillac User Experience voice-activated and touchscreen-controlled interface was new, and buyers cou

Read more

  • MSRP range$46,995–$71,795
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 19–25
  • Body style Sedan

Previous generation

2008–13 CTS


A redesigned CTS sedan arrived for 2008 with a new all-wheel-drive option. A CTS wagon was introduced as a 2010 model, and a swoopy two-door coupe was added the next year. The muscular CTS-V returned in 2009 with a supercharged 556-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 engine. The speedy CTS-V was event

Read more

  • MSRP range$38,905–$51,650
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 21–22
  • Body styles Coupe, sedan, wagon
Notable features in 2013:
  • Choice of V-6 engines
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Coupe, sedan or wagon body styles
  • High-performance supercharged V-8 in V-Series

2003–07 CTS


The 2003 Cadillac CTS arrived as a new entry-level rear-drive sedan from the traditional American luxury brand. It introduced Cadillac’s so-called “Art & Science” design language, marked by chiseled styling that truly looked unique. The 2003 CTS had a 3.2-liter

Read more

  • MSRP range$29,925–$32,785
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg
  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2007:
  • Choice of two V-6s (CTS)
  • Manual or automatic (CTS)
  • Ultra-performance 400-hp V-8 (CTS-V)
  • Chiseled styling theme
  • Six airbags

See all Cadillac CTS articles