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BASE INVOICE
$33,939
BASE MSRP
$35,915
On Features
Once you've upgraded from the base upholstery, the 2012 CTS offers plenty of surround sound, navigation, infotainment, and comfort options to compete with, and occasionally beat, the best in class.
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The pop-up navigation screen is still effective and intuitive
Los Angeles Times

The optional navigation screen retracts into the dash, but leaves the top inch visible as the touchscreen display for the audio system -- a slick touch.
Edmunds

can store tracks off your favorite CDs
Motor Trend

glide-up touchscreen navigation system
Autoblog


If you're not familiar with Cadillac--or have an outdated point of reference--you might be surprised to learn the 2012 CTS offers a features an options list that's not just competitive with its German and Japanese rivals, but in some ways is superior.

The base sedan offers power door locks, windows, and mirrors; cruise control; automatic dual-zone climate control; a power driver seat; a tilt and telescoping steering wheel; an AM/FM/CD/XM audio system with auxiliary jack; an air filtration system; and automatic headlamps. Base models also come with "leatherette" vinyl seats, a disappointing fact, but common to most of the European alternatives, too. The Sport Wagon adds a power liftgate to the standard list.

The Performance Package adds the FE2 suspension, 18-inch wheels, and HID headlamps. Opting for the package on the larger V-6 models brings surround sound and a USB/iPod interface, too. A panoramic sunroof, 40-GB hard drive navigation/infotainment system, heated seats, and Bluetooth connectivity are also available. Beware the sticker price, however, as throwing all of these at a CTS can quickly push the price toward $50,000--though even then, it's competitive with the likes of the Audi A4 Avant.


Conclusion

Once you've upgraded from the base upholstery, the 2012 CTS offers plenty of surround sound, navigation, infotainment, and comfort options to compete with, and occasionally beat, the best in class.

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