The Cadillac CTS’s biggest change for 2016 is its new eight-speed automatic Turbocharged DOHC engine.
Other additions to the CTS this year are a standard rear view camera and an upgraded touchscreen interface, which now includes Apple Carplay. The best feature of this sports sedan however, is its powerful performance and its bold, sleek design.
The 2016 CTS’s sharp, angular and modern design brings the Batmobile to mind, especially the black model we test drove. The interior continues the sleek theme with slick black piano accents and a simple streamlined layout. The center console and touchscreen are clear, easy to navigate and access while in the driver’s seat. Several other controls such as the audio volume are conveniently mounted on the steering wheel. Sitting inside the CTS is a very comfortable experience so long as you are in the front row. The rear seating however, is a little short on space but not uncomfortably so. Of course, the CTS has the elegant and refined feel you would like to find in a Cadillac — the interior is meticulously crafted with fine leather and contrast stitching as well as the generous use of high-quality materials.
Standard features on the 2016 Cadillac CTS include: Apple Carplay, heated and ventilated front row seats, Cadillac Cue with navigation, Bose surround sound system, heating steering wheel, EZ Key passive entry system, automatic parking assist, curbview camera, theft deterrent system, leather upholstery with microfiber suede fabric inserts, OnStar, Bluetooth for both audio media and calls, wireless charging, keyless push-to-start and an 8-inch full-color touchscreen display.
This sports sedan is definitely more sporty than your average family sedan. Its new standard eight-speed automatic, V6 engine touts 268 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque and has a 0 to 60 time of 5.8 seconds. The estimated mileage for the standard engine is 21mpg city and 29 mpg highway. If you would like to opt in for higher performance, however, a 3.6 liter engine which creates 335 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque also is available on the Luxury, Performance and Premium trims. Not enough power still? The CTS can also be fitted with the line-topping Vsport turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine. Impressively, this option pumps out 420 hp and 430 pound-feet of torque.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS is a midsize sports sedan with fantastic aesthetics and capability. Its sharp, eye-catching design conveys that it is more than a luxury sedan — it is also a strong sports vehicle with three impressive turbocharged engine options. The 2016 Cadillac CTS fuses together a capable sports car with the size and build of a sedan and presents it in a luxurious package.
With several standard tech features as well as being very attractive, aesthetically, the 2016 Cadillac CTS is a great option for those who are looking for a sporty luxury ride but need more room to breathe than what you would find in a standard sports car.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS’s MSRP starts at $45,560.