2016 Cadillac CTS: Strong and sleek with new engine

2016 Cadillac CTS: Strong and sleek with new engine

2016 Cadillac CTS

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.

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13 Comments on "2016 Cadillac CTS: Strong and sleek with new engine"

  1. Correction…….. The ” line-topping” model is the CTS-V with the 640hp supercharged 6.2-Litre V8 from the Corvette Z06.

  2. Love Cadillac and it’s new performance line.

  3. Noooooo. Performance is by far Tesla. No p pollutants gas burning POS.

  4. I always admired the Cadillac product line, even when it was beyond my reach, (that is, until the body style changes of the1990’s)’. Now that it appears the styling and feature advancements are back on track, the car is back where I no longer can afford a Caddy. I therefore find myself wedded to the Toyota Avalon, which in my opinion, is the best car value on the market. Too bad, I really miss those plush overstuffed seats.

  5. My last two Cadillac’s were both lemons. A CTS and ats performance. The latter was a full refund. Nice looking cars, but u can keep them.

  6. Benjamin F, Reid, III | October 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm | Reply

    Agreed, Cadillac has done a great job reinventing the brand. The CTS-V, although extremely expensive at $90,000.00, is a magnificent vehicle. I hope the concept vehicles make it to production, Elmiraj, Ciel and Escala. If Cadillac can manage to launch the aforementioned vehicles as presented, they will again become, The Standard of The World.

  7. My experience with the Cadillac CTS has been wonderful. My first was the 2005 CTS with the 3.6 liter V6 engine, and was an immediate delight. Smooth, powerful, with incredible handling for a flour door sedan. That vehicle is still in incredible shape at 110,00 miles, driven now by my daughter. I replaced it in 2008 with an all wheel drive CTS with the big V6, which I am still driving. It has 88,000 miles, and feels like new. Both have been completely reliable, requiring nothing other than normal maintenance. I see no reason to replace it.

    Caddy makes great cars these days… a well kept secret.

  8. Driving my second XTS. Both have been wonderful cars. Great handling, riding and performance. Can’t wait for the Ciel.

  9. Has Cadillac learned to build an engine yet? We owned one (1978) that blew oil over the windshield, another that had some kind of “electrolysis between the pistons and cylinder”, (1985), and went bad with a piston knock, and a third, (2003) that had the heads pull the bolts out of the block, causing coolant to leak into the cylinders. Love the looks, the quality of Fisher Body Works, and the ride, but without a DEPENDABLE engine, it is no more than $45,000.00 sofa! Will not buy another.

  10. Mr. Newman, with the greatest respect, yours were old regime Cadillacs. Engineers took over Cadillac, in fact, GM design from the bean-counters shortly after the turn of the millenium. The first of the new Cadillac line was the 2004 STS of which I drove two pre-production models following Cadillac’s sponsorship of an exhibition at the Saratoga Automobile Museum of which I’m a founding officer and trustee. I was sufficiently impressed to buy a 2006 STS-V that I still have, the best all-around car I have ever driven. My wife drives a 2008 CTS. Together the cars have close to 100,000 miles and other than a loose electric plug on the adjustable driver’s seat of the CTS, a simple fix, the cars have had nothing but routine fluid changes, service and new tires on the CTS. Superb cars, superb handling and performance and flawless service.

  11. Didn’t the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbo engine produce 262 horsepower?

  12. I have a 2013 CTS 3.6L V6 Performance. Great handling car with good power. Love the quality of the interior and quietness of the ride. Have 58,000 miles on odometer and expect to see 200,000 some day. That six speed automatic transmission seems smooth, yet strong. Don’t intend to ever sell it.

  13. I had a 96 Eldorado ETC bought from a co worker had it maybe 4 months before the rod started knocking, it had been slightly wreched by my coworkers father inlaw who bought it new so I traded that in for a 01 black DTS deville with the night vision option. I am the 2nd owner got like a week after the orginal owener traded it in for a suburban at 75K miles and owe man she was amazing hit 99K miles and the headgaskets blew but I still loved her. spent the 5K do have the engine rebuilt and head studs done instead of the GM time serts she’s now at 140K miles and main seems like its always something. threw ought the years window regulators failed, hub bearings, the infamous gas gauge needle stopped working so I had to drive by millage when it came to filling up for gas. All still I loved the car. she was only ever a daily driver when my other cars were down so she has been mostly a garage queen. Now though its garage queen cause I’m afraid of the next thing to go wrong. I cant help it though still lover her.

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