- World-class handling and braking
- Against-the-grain exterior styling
- High-quality materials and construction
- Top-tech features
- No integrated Bluetooth hands-free interface
- Cluttered interior design
- Clunky manual transmission
- Heavyweight status means it’s not quite as fast as the competition
The new CTS can keep up with Mercedes and BMW competitors without mimicking them, and boasts some of the top tech features in its class.
The CTS sport sedan is Cadillac’s entry-level vehicle in the United States. It was introduced in the 2003 model year, and this year gets thoroughly revised exterior styling and an entirely new interior, along with a new direct-injected 3.6-liter V-6 hitting 304 horsepower. A 263-hp version of the engine remains an option, and all-wheel drive is newly available across the lineup.
As part of its completely revamped interior, which boasts high-quality upholstery and trim a step better than those usually found in this class, the CTS now offers an advanced Infotainment system with the ability to rip CDs or record and play back radio broadcasts, and its navigation system now incorporates the XM NavTraffic feature.