2013 Cadillac CTS-V Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$29,249 - $46,052
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
12 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
556
Seats
4-5

How 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 3.7Interior 3.9Comfort 3.6Value 3.6Safety 4.9

Editor's Overview

The 2013 CTS embodies Cadillac's determination to reclaim its place as the world's standard of luxury. Smart styling, lots of high-tech features, a refined driving experience and impressive powertrains take the fight straight to its European and Japanese competitors. The line's variety is unmatched, with sedan, coupe and wagon models, high-performance CTS-V versions for each and available all-wheel drive.

Cadillac CTS-V Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 2dr Cpe Coupe $29,249 - $32,778
Horsepower: 556 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 2dr Cpe $29,249 - $32,778
Horsepower: 556 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 4dr Sdn Sedan $41,097 - $46,052
Horsepower: 556 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 4dr Sdn $41,097 - $46,052
Horsepower: 556 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 5dr Wgn Wagon $41,097 - $46,052
Horsepower: 556 hp
Engine Type: Supercharged Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 5dr Wgn $41,097 - $46,052
Horsepower: 556 hp
Engine Type: Supercharged Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Great performing car for normal people.

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It needs lot of maintenance but it drives smoothly in any weather. My wife likes it. Nearby dealership that takes care of it. We extended the warranty at a reasonable cost just to be sure. Ok Usage, not to crazy. We have had worse cars and brands to drive around in.

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556 hp 5xx torque, corvette engine, supercharged, all American.

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Problems are high cost maintenance. Rear differential need servicing a lot. Need better maintenance plan. Performance is the best. Inside is luxury and modern, outside is beautiful design. Engine power is great. I love American cars, super charger is beast.

Michael M
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2013 CTS-V amazing sports sedan for the family man who likes speed.

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Very fast and responsive car. It rides very smooth and you don't feel the road unless it's really bumpy. No issues other than normal tire and oil change. The navigation system has been updated in the newer models but it's still okay.

Stephen T
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$29,249 - $32,778
$29,249 - $32,778

Horsepower

Horsepower
556 (hp)
556 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Engine Type

Engine Type
6.2L supercharged V8 (556 hp [414.6 kW] @ 6100 rpm, 551 lb, 6.2L SUPERCHARGED V8
6.2L supercharged V8 (556 hp [414.6 kW] @ 6100 rpm, 551 lb, 6.2L SUPERCHARGED V8
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.9 (in.)
36.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 (in.)
35 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.6 (in.)
34.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.5 (cu. ft.)
10.5 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Optional
Optional
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/40YR19
P255/40YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.4 (in.)
113.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.9 (ft.)
37.9 (ft.)

Length

Length
188.5 (in.)
188.5 (in.)

Width

Width
74.1 (in.)
74.1 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4217 - 4255 (.lbs)
4217 - 4255 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
556 (hp)
556 (hp)

Torque

Torque
551 (ft. lbs.)
551 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 (gal.)
18 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
16 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

City

City
13 (mpg)
13 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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Safety Features

  • Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled *
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system *
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal driver, dual-depth frontal passenger with passenger sensing system, driver and right-front passenger side impact and front and rear outboard head curtain (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.) *
  • Automatic Crash Response *
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance *
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation *
  • Rearview backup camera
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning chimes
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger
  • Child seat restraint system
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.) *
  • Rearview backup camera (Includes (UAV) audio system with navigation.)
  • Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning chimes
  • Door locks, rear child security

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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