Inside the New Cadillac CTS Sedan

The new 2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan offers the stylish, sleekly sculpted lines of a renowned luxury vehicles. With many available upgrades, this fashionable four door sedan holds interest for drivers seeking a prestigious, elegant automobile.

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An Overview

This lovely four-door sedan measures 72.2″ in width and a generous 57.2″ in height. Customers select the CTS in either Radiant Silver Metallic or Black Raven, or in one of eight other available paint colors. An array of interior trim packages permit customization of the finely-detailed, plush cabin.

With a base MSRP of $45,560, the opulent automobile offers a number of attractive available upgrade options. Yet it also furnishes several key standard features, including a twin-turbo 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 268 horsepower and 8-speed transmission, exterior daytime running lamps, covered cup-holders, a built-in rear view camera, a Traction Control System, anti-lock brakes and a sophisticated anti-theft system.

Features

Several unique features in the Cadillac CTS Sedan distinguish this model. Some of them include:

Performance

Expect superb mechanical performance in this vehicle, a model originally tested by Cadillac under racetrack conditions. From the well-engineered four-piston aluminum Brembo® braking system to a complex magnetic suspension system that adjusts to accommodate a variety of roadway surfaces, this sedan offers a very responsive, sporty ride. Drivers can program climatic controls to enhance cabin comfort.

Safety

Cadillac has included a number of key safety features in the standard version of the CTS Sedan. With driver and passenger air bags, and protections against side collision impacts, the auto’s solidly constructed steel frame also furnishes some safeguards against crumpling. Cadillac includes a rear-view camera to assist drivers in operating the vehicle in reverse. Buyers can also select an available OnStar satellite-connected navigational system capable of summoning assistance quickly in the event of roadside problems.

Entertainment

The design of the command console includes a very innovative computer screen menu enabling the driver to program instrument views as preferred. In addition to tracking mileage and speed, for instance, anyone behind the wheel of the CTS also possesses the ability to monitor infotainment selections easily by adjusting the LCD console display. Available options include music from Pandora, detailed weather and roadway information, and phone integration, enabling hands-on-the-wheel communications via voice commands.

Competition

The CTS sedan competes with several other models of prestige vehicles. Although significantly less expensive than the 2016 BMW 7 series, it offers a similar keyless remote start system. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E class also provides many of the same features as the Cadillac CTS at a slightly higher price. Like its chief competitors, the CTS supplies exterior elegance and a smooth, very comfortable ride in an exceedingly comfortable, finely-detailed cabin.

Fuel Efficiency

The standard 2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan offers considerably better fuel economy on the open highway than in city traffic. In the former, it obtains an average of 31 miles per gallon. However, that figure drops to 21 miles per gallon under urban driving conditions. The engine boasts an automatic start and stop feature designed to help enhance efficiency.

Pros and Cons

The price of the 2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan makes this luxury vehicle more affordable than most competitors. The vehicle’s attractive trim options and high quality precision engineering also recommend this model. On the negative side, the CTS sedan does not enjoy as significant a level of fuel efficiency as some more powerful models of BMW luxury sedans, such as the BMW series 5 models.

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