Luxury sedans seem to be getting replaced by SUVs, trucks, and crossovers with every passing year. However, the 2019 Cadillac CTS has something to say, and it is demanding more attention than Kim Kardashian’s world-famous a**. It is a sports sedan at its best. This vehicle offers driver-focused comfort as well as impeccable performance. In addition to this, the CTS delivers a good blend of driving refinement and track-readiness. This award-winning sedan has you covered in every department thanks to its advanced safety technologies, an indulgent cabin, dynamic styling as well as its luxurious and sporty side.
What is under the hood?
The 2019 Cadillac CTS has more engines than Donald Trump’s tweets! Just kidding, Trump has too many tweets. Anyway, it is offered with several powertrain options; they include a 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 engine which delivers 420 hp, a 3.6-liter V6 engine which delivers 335-hp (this one also boasts of having Active Fuel Management), or a 268-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 2.0 liters. All engines come with an 8-speed automatic transmission that has standard paddle shifters and selectable drive modes. The CTS has greater efficiency thanks to its auto stop-start technology.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the CTS?
We love the fact that the V-Sport is thrilling, it has comfortable front seats, Sports sedan handling, and an edgy style. We don’t like the fact that it is very thirsty, a little dated and it is expensive with options. We also think it should add more standard active safety gear.
Which features does this vehicle offer?
The CTS has many trim-dependent standard features like leather upholstery, voice-activated navigation, HD/satellite radio, Ultraview power sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch aluminum wheels, heated/ventilated front seats, passive entry/start and HID adaptive headlights. This vehicle has a user-friendly infotainment system which comes with 4G and Wi-Fi hotspot capability, wireless device charging, 8-inch touchscreen display, smartphone integration, Bluetooth streaming audio and three USB ports.
How safe is it?
In the safety department, it performs as good as Brock Lesnar did in the UFC, good but not good enough. The standard features include ten airbags, OnStar and Teen Driver mode and anti-lock disc brakes that feature brake assist, traction/stability control systems. Other features include Reverse/Forward Automatic Braking, Side Blind Zone Alert, Automatic Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and head-up display. It is not the best in the safety department, and we feel that it should offer more standard active safety tech.
How good is the fuel economy?
The CTS has been performing terribly in terms of fuel economy, and we expect this to continue. Cadillac is yet to release numbers for the 2019 model, but we expect it to remain at 30 highway, 22 mpg city and 25 combined for the four-cylinder version while the inclusion of all-wheel drive will decrease the figures to 29/21/24 mpg.
The V-6 version offers 20/30/34 mpg while the all-wheel-drive version offers 19/27/22 mpg. You will spend a huge chunk of money at the pump because 16/24/19 mpg overall is what you get with the twin-turbo V-Sport. The figures of the CTS fall short when compared to rivals like Volvo S90 and the Audi A6 despite being lighter and having fuel-saving features that include stop/start and active grille shutters. It is also worth noting that it is only the more expensive CT6 sedan that has plug-in hybrid tech.