The 2013 Cadillac CTS-V is a high performance, four-passenger version of the Cadillac CTS Coupe, a car that is reviewed separately, as 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sdan and 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon. The 2013 Cadillac CTS-V standard features include 19-inch wheels, summer performance tires, the high performance brakes, a limited slip differential, magnetically controlled adaptive suspension, automatic and the adaptive xenon headlights with washers, fog lights, rear parking sensors, one warning system and automatic wipers blind spot.
The 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Comfort and convenience features include keyless ignition / entry, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a system cabin odor filtration, heating eight power front seats, driver memory functions, a sliding electric steering wheel telescopic, leather / faux suede upholstery a split folding rear seat and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Electronic features include the Bluetooth phone connectivity, OnStar emergency communications, rearview camera, navigation system, real-time traffic and weather, emerging interface touch screen and a 10-speaker Bose audio system with surround sound a CD / DVD, satellite radio, digital music storage, an auxiliary audio input and USB / iPod audio. Options include a sunroof tilt only, heating and ventilation Recaro sports seats and faux suede covering the steering wheel and shifter.
2013 Cadillac CTS-V Interior
As with the sedan model, the interior of the 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe has a nice angular theme to coincide with the outside nervousness. Soft-touch materials are abundant wood trim accented by tasteful. The optional navigation system emerges from the top of the board and retracts almost completely, leaving a small section visible as the touchscreen for audio system – a smart and elegant solution.
Rear visibility is notably poor, forcing the driver to trust the rearview camera warning systems and blind spot. The only optional sun-roof tilt significantly limits the front seat headroom, even for those of medium height. Rear seat passengers should always deal with the lack of headroom, raked rear window and expose them to direct sunlight. To make matters worse, the 2013 Cadillac CTS-V standard seats are both too firm and unsupportive, but optional Recaro sport seats address this deficiency. The 2013 Cadillac CTS-V, Trunk space seems acceptable on paper, with 10.5 cubic feet of capacity, but the narrow access is problematic for larger items. Large gooseneck hinges lid also swing away down in space, crushing all you can be on your way.
2013 Cadillac CTS-V Engine
The rear-wheel-drive 2013 Cadillac CTS-V is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque motor. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and the six-speed automatic is a no-cost option. In testing, a manual-equipped CTS-V Coupe went from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated 14 mpg city / 19 mpg highway and 16 combined with the manual and 12/18/14 mpg with the automatic mpg.
2013 Cadillac CTS-V Safety
Standard safety features for the 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe include antilock brakes, high performance, stability control and traction control, the side airbags in the front seats and side curtain airbags. They are also standard with a rearview camera, a warning system of blind spot and GM’s OnStar, which includes automatic notification accident, the roadside assistance on demand, an emergency button, locator stolen vehicle and active intervention and remote door unlock. In braking tests, the 2013 Cadillac CTS-V stopped from 60 mph in a short impressive 104 feet, which is ONPAR with the best sports cars in the world.