2016 Cadillac CTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$23,929 - $37,894
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
268-420
Seats
5
Color:  Crystal White Tricoat
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$23,929 - $37,894
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
268-420
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.1 Styling 4.5 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Cadillac CTS sedan is a serious player in the midsize-luxury-sports-sedan market. With a quartet of world-class powertrains to choose from, high-tech features, a luxurious cockpit, and even a limited-edition super high-performance version, it gives fans of its European competitors reason to pause.

Cadillac CTS Models & Trims

RWD Sedan $25,016 - $29,023
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Luxury Collection RWD Sedan $23,929 - $28,182
Horsepower: 268 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.5, 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Performance Collection RWD Sedan $27,896 - $32,581
Horsepower: 268 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Collection RWD Sedan $28,734 - $33,885
Horsepower: 268 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
V-Sport RWD Sedan $28,719 - $34,120
Horsepower: 420 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
V-Sport Premium RWD Sedan $31,943 - $37,894
Horsepower: 420 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
AWD Sedan $25,016 - $29,023
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Luxury Collection AWD Sedan $23,929 - $28,182
Horsepower: 268 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.5, 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Performance Collection AWD Sedan $27,896 - $32,581
Horsepower: 268 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Collection AWD Sedan $28,734 - $33,885
Horsepower: 268 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.65

37 Reviews

5 star 68% 4 star 30% 3 star 3% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Of course the heated seats! The. Interior design is excellent.

The appearance is wonderful, Cadillac is unsurpassed for beauty and luxury. The ride is excellent. However the repair expense is way over the top. We have replaced the brake shoes, rotates. Then there was the motor mounts in a three year old car, I mean, really. We are not hard drivers, most cars we have owned go to approximately 250'000 miles, but this car has not stood up the expectations that I wanted.

- Susan E

that it's easy to drive it's comfortable and it makes you feel safe

the performance of my vehicle is great I have no problems so far the mileage is good the gauges are reliable and I've had no problems so far I'm doing regular maintenance on it and everything is good with the car I've been enjoyed riding and it it smooth I really like how we cut the outside noise out very surprising how it makes you feel when you don't have outside interference in a car like the Cadillac

- Steve R

Great car. Elegant and luxurious.

Good car, very expensive. Their shop charges high for parts and repairs. Car runs perfectly mirrors have been ripped off the car by idiots in parking lots and were expensive to have repaired. The heat and air are fantastic. Heated steering wheel and heated seats also. Very roomy inside. It's the last elegant long sized before they downsized and shortened all the vehicles.

- John F

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$25,016 - $29,023
$23,929 - $28,182

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 (hp)
268 - 335 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L Turbo
I4
DI
DOHC
VVT
2.0L TURBO
I4
DI
DOHC
VVT
2.0L Turbo
I4
DI
DOHC
VVT
3.6L V6
SIDI
DOHC
VVT
2.0L TURBO
I4
DI
DOHC
VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.7 (in.)
45.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 (in.)
40.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 (in.)
35.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 (in.)
37.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.7 (cu. ft.)
13.7 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45R17
P245/40R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.6 (in.)
114.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.1 (ft.)
37.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
195.5 (in.)
195.5 (in.)

Width

Width
72.2 (in.)
72.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3646 (.lbs)
3665 - 3753 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 (hp)
268 (hp)

Torque

Torque
295 (ft. lbs.)
295 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Not Available

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Steering Feb 7, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 7, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V086000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Cadillac CTS, and 2017 Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Camaro, and Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The electric power steering (EPS) assist system may fail.
Consequence:
Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering gear assembly, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed in late March 2019. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. GM' number for this recall is N182182760.
Seats Sep 7, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 7, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V595000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Cadillac CTS vehicles, equipped with heated front seats. The flexible heating mats in the front seats may be damaged over time, resulting in the seat heaters producing excessive heat.
Consequence:
In cold ambient temperatures, the seat heaters in these vehicles can turn on automatically when the vehicle is remotely started. If a damaged seat heater is turned on while no one is inside the vehicle, the damaged seat heater can overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the body control module, disabling the automatic activation of the heated seat when the vehicle is remotely started, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for the recall is 18286.

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