Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,970 - $51,650
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
270-318
Seats
4-5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,970 - $51,650
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
270-318
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.7 Styling 4.0 Value 3.7

Editor's Overview

The CTS is a visually striking vehicle that can go toe-to-toe with European and Japanese rivals in both performance and comfort. Available in an array of styles, with a choice of three e...

2012 Cadillac CTS Owner Reviews

4.57

47 Reviews

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Cadillac cts: sporty stylish American luxury.

My 2012 Cadillac cts is classic and stylish, sporty and luxurious without being ostentatious. It drives like a dream and is very comfortable. I love the supportive, bolstered leather seats. If you like plush, cushy seats, this is not the car for you. Do not get me wrong, the seats are very comfortable. I needed the support and this fit the bill. The premium model has many creature comforts. I am kicking myself for forgetting the air cooled seats during this recent summer! What a cool feature! I love that I can just get in and go since there is a key fob and everything is set it and forget it. Power seats that remember your positioning, automatic lights and windshield wipers. Like I said, I just get in and go. Then I park and go about my business. I never have to hunt for my keys in my purse. Love it! The cts 3. 6 has a lot of power, I recommend that over the lower level luxury model. I never want for power entering the highway or taking off. I hit the gas and go! I have no fear. You can use premium or regular gas; she'll run on either with pretty much imperceptible impact to performance. Of course premium is best, but you will not miss much if you do not use it all the time. Just add it once in a while. Baby loves to roar and she does seem to perform a tiny bit better on premium. She's not a gas guzzler but she's no lightweight either. Mileage is somewhere around 25-26 mpg highway. The cts has been amazingly reliable. I bought mine used with less than 25k miles on it. Best car purchase ever! I highly recommend it!

- Barb C

My car is a 4 door Cadillac. Year 2012. It is a six cylinder vehicle.

The seats are not as comfortable as other Cadillac's I have owned. There is too much road noise. I have never had road noise in a Cadillac. I can not see out of it very well. There are too many blind spots. The car handles very well and responds to command very well. I am not satisfied with the gas mileage. I only get 14. 6 miles per gallon. This is a six cylinder car. I realize it is a larger car but still think I should get better mileage. For a luxury car it is too low to the ground. It is also hard to get in and out of. I do like the look of the car. I love the sleek look of the back end.

- Colleen C

You can set the lights on auto.

It drives really good on the highway but if anything goes wrong with the car the parts and labor are expensive!! It's not all that bad on gas either but we use it everyday because it's our only vehicle. It's got heated seats and you can even set the driver's seat the drivers side mirror and your favorite radio station with the push of a button! It's definitely not a car you want to cruise around in. Its fast! Faster than I expected!

- Mark M

Ranked #8 Luxury Midsize Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$12,970 - $14,755
$39,050 - $44,050

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT (270 hp [201.3 kW] @ 7000 rpm 223 lb
3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT
3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT (270 hp [201.3 kW] @ 7000 rpm 223 lb
3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.1 - 37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.6 cu. ft.
13.6 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.4 in.
113.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
35.4 - 36.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.3 in.
191.3 - 192 in.

Width

Width
72.5 in.
72.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3858 .lbs
3858 - 4204 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
270 hp

Torque

Torque
223 ft. lbs.
223 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 14 mpg
17 - 27 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
16 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
26 - 27 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety