Sedans rank as one of the most popular choices on the automotive market. What's not to like? They provide good safety and decent fuel economy, and most even boast all of the latest and greatest features. But for some, their typical four-door, less-than-eye-catching styling can be a bit dull. Until now. Say hello to Cadillac's 2017 CTS – a midsize sedan that will actually turn heads. The CTS adds some much-appreciated pep to the sedan segment with its sharp style, modern interior, strong all-around performance, and luxury meets sporty personality. Like what you've learned so far? Read on for more must-know info about this stand-out car.
As previously mentioned, one of the key elements that make the 2017 Cadillac CTS such an awarding sedan is its strong luxury appeal. But you probably want to know what gives it the luxury title, right? One reason is because of its lineup. For 2017, the CTS is available in five trim levels – each more luxurious than the last. Take the CTS base trim as a prime example. Though it sits at the bottom of the CTS lineup, it's packed with an impressive list of features that proves a mighty jump above most entry-level trims. It comes with:
- Heated exterior mirrors
- Automatic headlights
- Remote/keyless entry and ignition
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Power front seats
- Driver-seat/mirror memory settings
- Rear parking sensors
- Rearview camera
Don't forget about the mighty list of tech features the CTS base trim includes, such as:
- OnStar emergency telematics with 4G data connectivity with WiFi capability
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
- Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system navigation and 8” touchscreen interface
- Voice controls
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Bose 11-speaker surround-sound audio system with 3 USB ports, auxiliary audio jack, and satellite and HD radio
Think that's all? No way! The CTS's base trim can also be equipped with optional items if you want more, like a sunroof and upgraded audio system. The seating package can be tacked on, too, which equips the CTS base trim with leather upholstery, auto-dimming driver-side mirror, heated/ventilated front seats, split-folding rear seat backs, power-adjustable heated steering wheel, and LED interior ambient lighting.
If safety runs at the top of your must-have checklist, then you'll definitely want to consider the 2017 CTS sedan. With its safety equipment and advanced features, plus impressive test scores, the CTS doesn't just provide good safety, it provides superior safety. Standard (even on the CTS base trim as stated) is the OnStar emergency telematics system. We were pretty vague before, so here's a closer look at what this actually entails. This advanced safety system comes with a number of truly helpful features in case emergency situations occur. It includes:
- Automatic crash notification
- On-demand roadside assistance
- Emergency button
- Stolen vehicle locator and active intervention
- Remote door unlocking
What's even more exceptional about the CTS, however, is its safety scores in crash testing. In testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for example, the CTS received top marks in areas such as moderate-overlap frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests. Even more impressive is the “Superior” rating the CTS was given for its frontal crash protection when equipped with the Driver Awareness and Driver Assistance packages, which equip the CTS with advanced features like adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation with automatic braking.
If the 2017 CTS is a luxury meets sporty sedan, and we've already discussed the luxury side), then where exactly does the sporty element come in? In its powertrains, of course! While the standard engine that powers the CTS sedan is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, if it's peppy sports appeal you're after, then there are two other choices that will better suit you – the 3.6-liter V6 (335 horsepower, 285 pound-feet of torque) with eight-speed automatic transmission, or its turbocharged version (420 hp, 430 lb.-ft.). The CTS's top-line V-Sport trim, for example, which comes solely with the turbocharged V6, zips from zero to 60 mph in a speedy 4.9 seconds!
For more information on the 2017 CTS sedan, check it out with us at our dealership in Trevose PA.