The 2017 Cadillac CTS is one of the very luxurious yet stylish sedan cars. With last model year the CTS lineup has received new powertrain options, and there are no great chances that the new CTS will come with new powertrain. That means that this midsize luxury sedan will come with slightly changes on its design and it could get some new features and changes in available equipment. It will be available as “regular” CTS Sedan and sporty version – CTS-V. When it comes to market the new Cadillac CTS 2017 will have a decent competition: Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS, Audi A6, Infiniti Q70 and Jaguar XF.
2017 Cadillac CTS review
The new CTS will probably receive some changes on its exterior as well as interior. However, we don’t expect some great changes because it was completely refreshed with its predecessor. We expect that the entire lineup will receive updates in colors and redesigned front fascia. It will feature vertical lighting elements – LED signature lights that can be used as the daytime running lights. Halogen projector-beam headlights are standard for all models while there are available HID (high-intensity discharge) headlights which also includes Adaptive Froward Lighting.
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Length|195.5 in. / 4966 mm
Height|57.2 in. / 1454 mm
Width|72.2 in. / 1833 mm
Wheelbase|114.6 in. / 2910 mm
Fuel tank|19 gal / 72 liter
Standard wheels on all models will be 18-inch alloy with bigger 19-inch available with higher trim levels. Chrome grille will be noticeable on front fascia while CTS-V models will receive black chrome finish on its V-Sport grille. For better fuel efficiency there are active shutters grille which will be available with all models but not with V-sport model with Driver Assist package. In order to improve luxury look there are illuminating door handles and Galvano aluminum trim around the side windows.
INTERIOR AND SAFETY
Interior design of the new CTS lineup will be luxurious and very comfortable with the interesting color combination. Interior upholstery will be leather made with powered front seats and heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. All seats have heated option while front seats are ventilated too. The new Cadillac CTS 2017 will also include Rear Vision Camera as standard, adaptive remote start feature with climate control system, auxiliary power points under the center armrest, tri-zone climate control, electronic park brake, rear door shades and Bose sound 11-speaker system.
Safety of the new 2017 Cadillac CTS Sedan will be based on its “control and alert” strategy which includes cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors. There are standard advanced technologies that include 10 air bags, Rear Vision Camera, ABS, Stability control system while optional packages (Driver Awareness and Driver Assist) come with integrated safety features. Driver Awareness includes Lane Keep Assist, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert, Safety Alert Seat, Rear Collision Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Rainsense wipers and IntelliBeam high-beam control. The Driver Assist package includes all features that come with Driver Awareness package plus Automatic safety belt tightening, full-speed-range adaptive cruise control and front and rear automatic braking.
2017 Cadillac CTS V specs
Just like its predecessor the new Cadillac CTS 2017 will be available with three engine options, depending on what model you will chose. The CTS Sedan will be available with two engines to choose from. First one is 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 with 335 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. Second one is fuel saver – 2.0-liter Turbo I-4 which is able to deliver 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Bigger V6 engine comes with cylinder deactivation function (Active Fuel Management) while both engines includes fuel-saving Stop/Start feature. The 2017 Cadillac CTS Sedan comes with Hydra-Matic 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. Power will transfer to rear wheels as standard while AWD (all-wheel-drive) will be available as an option.
The new 2017 CTS-V will be available with only one engine. This is 3.6-liter V6 with two turbochargers which delivers 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. It will come paired with 8-speed automatic transmission while its power will receive only rear wheels (RWD).
If we know that the new Cadillac CTS 2017 is a luxury sedan its price will be a bit higher than standard middle-sized sedans. It is expected that its price will start around $46,000 for base CTS Sedan with 2.0-liter engine while the top 2017 CTS-V model should be priced around $85,000. While the 2017 Cadillac CTS release date has not been publicly announced, we can expect that it will be out on the market in second half of 2016.