2017 Cadillac CTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,851 - $45,429
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
268-420
Seats
5

How 2017 Cadillac CTS Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.4Comfort 4.0Styling 4.5Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

Cadillac’s CTS and CTS-V performance sedans for 2017 continue to go unchallenged by domestic makes, while simultaneously giving the Germans fits. From a set of powerful engine options to its Nurburgring-proven performance, the CTS outshines cars like the Audi A6 and Lexus GS, and pulls within spitting distance of the BMW 5 Series, including the legendary M5.

Cadillac CTS Models & Trims

V-Sport RWD Sedan $33,492 - $39,523
Horsepower: 420 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5, 19 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 $38,548 - $45,429
Horsepower: 420 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5, 19 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
RWD Sedan $30,278 - $35,075
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.5, 19 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 $30,278 - $35,075
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.5, 19 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 RWD Sedan $27,851 - $32,642
Horsepower: 268 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.5, 19 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 AWD Sedan $27,851 - $32,642
Horsepower: 268 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.5, 19 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 Luxury RWD Sedan $32,375 - $37,712
Horsepower: 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 19 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 Luxury AWD Sedan $32,375 - $37,712
Horsepower: 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 19 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

4.67
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

A good investment and will save you money over time.

I like the technology. The drive is smooth and the design is easy on the eyes. The only complaint is the touch screen frequently freezes.

Carol S
Helpful

But it's a great smooth and easy drive. You can't even hear the motor when it's on and it drives smoothly

I love it's comfort. It's a durability. I like that it's easy to maintain great gas mileage and the pre-service I get for it.

John W
Helpful

Awesome vehicle: 5 star rating

I haven't had any issues with the car whatsoever. It's such a smooth ride, and it's roomy for me, my husband and kids.

Alex H
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$33,492 - $39,523
$38,548 - $45,429

Horsepower

Horsepower
420 (hp)
420 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo DI, DOHC, VVT (420 hp [313 kW] @ 5750 rpm, 430 lb, 3.6L V6 TWIN TURBO DI, DOHC, VVT
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo DI, DOHC, VVT (420 hp [313 kW] @ 5750 rpm, 430 lb, 3.6L V6 TWIN TURBO 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

HeadsUp Display
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
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

Automatic Parking
Standard
Standard

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

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
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
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Standard
Standard

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Standard
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
P255/35R19
P255/35R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.6 (in.)
114.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 (ft.)
36.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
195.5 (in.)
195.5 (in.)

Width

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

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3992 (.lbs)
3992 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
420 (hp)
420 (hp)

Torque

Torque
430 (ft. lbs.)
430 (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

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Standard
Standard

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

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
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Standard
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

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
M
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled *
  • StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system *
  • Daytime running lamps, LED
  • Air bags, driver and front passenger frontal front seat thorax and pelvic, rear thorax for outboard seating positions, side-curtain and driver and front passenger knee (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.)
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System (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 Guidance plan for 1 year including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.) *
  • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.) *
  • Surround Vision, Birdseye view of vehicle *
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning *
  • Lane Change Alert alerts driver when a sensed vehicle is approaching fast from the rear
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Side Blind Zone Alert alerts driver when a sensed vehicle is in blind spot *
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert *
  • Teen Driver
  • Fuel filler door, remote locking
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
  • Child seat restraint system
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front and Rear Automatic Braking
  • Sensor, inclination
  • Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Rear Vision Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (1)

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.

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