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It’s a long way from the hard tarmac of Germany’s legendary Nurburgring to the manicured greens of Pebble Beach.  But Cadillac clearly has a long road to travel if it ever hopes to regain its crown as the self-proclaimed “standard to the world.”

Last weekend’s annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance served as a fittingly elegant backdrop for the formal roll-out of the all-new, 2003 CTS sedan, the car Caddy hopes will help it begin that journey.  The designated heir for the largely unloved Catera, CTS is Cadillac’s latest attempt to gain traction with the type of young, hip and demanding buyers who’ve all but abandoned the General Motors division for its import competition.

“One of our highest priorities is to restore this great automotive brand and once again become the standard of luxury for the world,” said Ron Zarrella, GM’s brand marketing guru, as a fleet of classic Caddys rolled onto Pebble Beach’s legendary greens.

The international language of luxury

The best-selling luxury brand in the U.S. for nearly three-quarters of a century, Cadillac is now struggling to simply hold on under an increasingly aggressive assault from the likes of Lexus, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.  But where the Catera was little more than an asterisk on the sales charts in the fast-growing “entry-luxury” segment, Cadillac is counting on CTS to make it a credible contender.

The new sedan is more than just an update of the Catera.  It marks the formal debut of Cadillac’s controversial “Art and Science” design theme.  It’s a striking shift for a division that’s unsuccessfully tried to play it safe over the last few decades.  The look isn’t likely to appeal to everyone, concedes Caddy’s general manager, Mark LaNeve, and it isn’t meant to.  Taking a cue from its Japanese rivals, the GM marque has accepted a fundamental reality of today’s luxury market: no risk is the biggest risk of all.

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May 18, 2016
2017 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD

Cheaply made CTS Caddy

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Bad ride, cue system very bad, cheap seats, bad radio, rims break all the time
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October 26, 2016
2016 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury Collection AWD

A Top Flight Car

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I've been driving my new 2016 CTS for several months now and couldn't be more pleased. The interior is beautifully finished with finely textured soft touch plastics, real stitching, supple leather, and... + More »
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May 18, 2016
2016 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury Collection AWD

Very cheaply made, cheap seats, rough ride, mag s break a lost, cue system is very bad

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not a good car, bad cue system, rides very rough, engine makes noise, stay away from this car
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April 8, 2016
2016 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury Collection RWD

Good Car, but not anything better than my last car which was a Buick Lacrosse

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Voice Recognition is a little better than my Buick, but has a long way to go. Can be very frustrating
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January 4, 2017
2013 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD

This car is soooo fun

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This car is so much fun to drive. With excellent steering, suspension, and brakes, this car begs to be driven hard. It's too bad the roads in this part of Iowa are so straight. When I do find a stretch of... + More »
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August 22, 2015
2013 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD

excellent automobile that has a great ride and comfort.

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The 2013 Cadillac cts luxury edition is a great car. It has a smooth ride and a lot of features. The sound system is of premium quality with a six system cd player. I recommend this car for those that are... + More »
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August 10, 2015
2013 Cadillac CTS 5-Door Wagon 3.6L Performance AWD

The CTS Wagon is the best all purpose car I have ever owned and as a daily driver cannot be topped.

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The Cadillac should take to heart their advertising campaign theme of Dare Greatly and once again produce the "long roof" version of their Cadillac CTS which was discontinued in 2014. The new 2016 CTS is a... + More »
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April 17, 2015
For 2013 Cadillac CTS

Great ride and performance.

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Bought this car with 18,000 miles on it. I couldn't be happier. The styling is sharp, the ride is firm without being harsh, and the 3.6L engine has plenty of power for everyday city driving.
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April 6, 2017
2014 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD

Too many minor problems

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The car dealer said there is nothing wrong with the systems I am having problems with.
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July 6, 2016
2014 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport Premium RWD

Everything I need in a sports sedan.

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A rational sports vehicle with useful luxury features.
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