Cadillac‘s core high-end sedans, the compact ATS and the mid-size CTS, are having a hard time to make inroads on the German competitors, at least sales-wise. To combat that, the 2017 CTS is getting some trim-level updates just like those visited upon the smaller ATS, along with a moderate visual refresh. So far, the only visible change up front is an added horizontal chrome bar for the grille, while at the rear are improved exhaust outlets.
The more considerable changes are to the 2017 CTS sedan’s trim-level structure, which is more realistically arranged and includes fewer designs than in the past. The base CTS, which begins at $46,990 ($435 higher than earlier estimate), comes just with the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and does not provide a great deal in terms of luxury devices.
The CTS Luxury, beginning at $52,690, likewise comes requirement with the 2.0 T engine however it permits buyers to step up to the 3.6-liter V-6, for an extra $2000. The Luxury also includes luxury fundamentals such as leather seats, a sunroof, heated and ventilated pole positions, in addition to numerous active-safety functions consisting of blind-spot warning, lane-keep help, and forward crash caution.
One step up is the CTS Premium Luxury, which comes conventional with the 3.6-liter engine in addition to functions including adaptive dampers, rain-sensing wipers, and park assist, for its beginning rate of $60,190. In all designs, either engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive is a $2000 choice.
The performance-oriented, 420-hp CTS Vsport, a 10Best winner for the past 3 years, and the bonkers, 640-hp CTS-V, return for 2017, although they do not get the same visual updates as the standard CTS models. The Vsport’s two-model lineup remains mainly the exact same, with the standard car starting at $61,690 ($740 more than prior to), and the Vsport Premium, which includes all sorts of extra equipment, beginning at $71,790. The 2017 CTS-V’s cost is the same, at $85,990.