2017 CTS Sedan
Cadillac's CTS-V and CTS 2017 performance sedans continually go unchallenged by domestic makes all while simultaneously giving the German people fits. From its Nurburgring-proven performance to a set of powerful engine options, the CTS outshines vehicles such as the Lexus GS and the Audi A6, and will pull within spitting distance of BMW's 5 Series, which includes the legendary M5. The Cadillac CTS sedan for 2017 is brimming over with technology and luxury features, and even its entry level four-cylinder version offers an excellent balance of price, fuel economy, power, and features. The 640-hp, tire smoking, supercharged CTS-V, of course, remains the crowned jewel within the Cadillac crest, and forever changes the way in which young buyers see America's oldest luxury vehicle manufacturer.
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If you want to take pride within your American-made car, the 2017 CTS sedan will have you seeing all red, white and blue. Each bit the equal -- and within some instances better than -- its foreign competition, Cadillac's CTS-V and CTS earned a place on the global stage.
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Cadillac's name still has a way to go before reaching the same cachet as Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW, yet it isn't far. The ones who see a wagon or coupe variant will be out of luck, whereas the ones who seek a less rigid vehicle may look to the Lincoln MKZ or Lexus ES.
What is New for 2017?
Cadillac, for 2017, updates its CTS's rear and front fascia, making improvements to their CUE infotainment system and adds fresh features such as a rear camera mirror, Cadillac Collection, and Teen Driver. The trim lines are streamlined; a new Carbon Black package is provided on both CTS-V and CTS.
Based upon the outstanding ATS sedan, the Cadillac CTS for 2017 is stretched to accommodate more equipment and passengers. However, the added weight and size have no effect upon the road manners of the CTS that remain amazingly confidence-inspiring and agile. Add in Cadillac's Magnetic Ride Control over to the mix and a motorist gets to determine how smooth its ride ought to be, or how intensely the large sedan ought to round corners, as well as control body lean and sway. Plus, while we always will prefer rear-drive to front, its available AWD system will add both grip, as well as all-season traction without having to undermine performance. Underneath the hood, the V6, 3.6L is both economical and robust, yet do not discount what the 2.0L turbo is offering, delivering outstanding performance and somewhat improved fuel economy. Power fiends who cannot afford the CTS-V are going to be pleased with the 420-hp twin turbo V-6 inside the CTS V-Sport.
High Tech Offerings
Consumers today need frequent accessibility to the wireless realm, which is the reason why the 2017 CTS sedan includes both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There also is a DockSpot and Wi-Fi hotspot wireless phone charging, in addition to the capability of monitoring and encouraging your teenagers to become better drivers.
3.6L V-6 Twin Turbo
With 430 lb-ft of torque and 420-hp, the CTS V-Sport's V6, twin turbocharge generates passing power and jaw dropping acceleration.
The Cadillac CTS sedan of 2017 boasts a feature-packed, style-rich interior, along with first rate quality of materials and assembly. The leather upholstery and soft touch padding -- Leatherette inside lower end versions -- develop a welcoming ambiance. Its rear seat is just as nice; however, it also is notably smaller than its main European competition. Taking center stage upon its dash is the CUE infotainment program that Cadillac reports has improved with quicker processor, improved interface and many more features. Gone are those laggy response times to its touch sensitive controls which drove users nuts in prior CTS versions.
It's a sharp looking vehicle. Its rippled hood, creased fenders, and prominent fresh grille on the brand's CTS stand out amongst its talented rivals in the luxury sedan category. Details will range from the pragmatic - the grille shutters which close to improve its aerodynamics -- to pretty, like the seamless aluminum trim that surrounds its side windows. All-new CTS sedans, at the rear, feature dual-exhaust outlets. A "CTS4" badge that denotes AWD vehicles was dropped in favor of a simplistic "AWD" badge.