2015 Cadillac CTS
The 2015 Cadillac CTS midsize sedan is offered in six main trim levels: Standard, Luxury, premium performance, and Vsport Vsport Premium. The 2015 Cadillac CTS comes standard with four-cylinder engine, alloy wheels 17-inch Brembo front brakes, heated exterior mirrors, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, remote start, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview auto-dimming mirror , dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with manual shift paddles, power front seats with eight-way power lumbar support, with driver memory settings, leather synthetic and upholstery fixed rear seat with a trunk mortgage transfer. Additional features include Bluetooth phone technology 5.7-inch screen color display in the dashboard, OnStar telematics, 4G data connectivity with Wi-Fi, wireless charging, and audio connectivity, the system infotainment experience Cadillac user Base, a touch screen interface 8-inch, voice controls and 11 speaker Bose audio system surround sound with three USB ports, an SD card slot an auxiliary audio jack and satellite and HD radio.
An optional upgrade package includes seats door mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats and ventilation, split folding rear seats, a heated steering wheel and power adjustable interior ambiance lighting additional LED. Upgrading to 2015 Cadillac CTS Luxury package adds the above to be more available horsepower V6, four-way power lumbar for the driver, adaptive xenon headlights and pack driver awareness.
Both 2015 Cadillac CTS Standard and 2015 Cadillac CTS Luxury trim levels offer a panoramic sunroof, navigation system and a 13-speaker Bose audio system as options. The performance CTS comes with luxury features and options, plus 18-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a self-parking and somewhat confusingly – the package luxury. The optional Driver Assist package adds adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation system with automatic braking, while the seat and Cluster Performance Package adds 20-way front sport seats, alloy pedals and a larger screen configurable instrument panel .
The 2015 Cadillac CTS Premium comes with the features and performance options, plus extended leather upholstery and an advanced anti-theft package. The 2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport comes exclusively with the exclusive turbocharged V6 engine. It begins with the standard features of the level of luxury finishes and adds the navigation system and 13 Bose speaker stereo system auto-parking, 18-inch wheels with summer tires, a sport suspension with magnetic dampers adapt a sport-tuned steering system, an “track mode” driver-selectable for spirited driving, a rear electronic limited slip differential and a cooling system for high strength. Brake pads are optional high performance. The 2015 Cadillac CTS Vsport adds premium features regular top trim that are not standard on the base Vsport. Stand-alone options include 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, a block heater motor and carbon fiber interior trim.
2015 Cadillac CTS Interior
Inside 2015 Cadillac CTS, continues the trend set by the first full-size XTS. It is a sophisticated and luxurious design rendered in rich materials, with a high level of craftsmanship and the integration of technology in depth. The infotainment system Cadillac User Experience (CUE) consists of configurable screens on the main touchscreen smartphones can leverage the integration of online applications quite easily. We appreciate the large icons and display sharp graphics and intuitive operation especially, but the dependence on the CUE touch screen and touch input peripherals screen can be frustrating, since the response times of the system sometimes are slow or completely missed.
Front passengers in 2015 Cadillac CTS enjoy generous personal space, however, the dashboard and door panels enclosures make for a cozy cabin that meshes perfectly with the mission of sports car. Rear passengers are less satisfied, however, because there’s no room back there for only modest standards of average size. At 13.7 cubic feet, the trunk of the 2015 Cadillac CTS Sedan brings up the rear, compared to the 5 Series and E-Class.
2015 Cadillac CTS Engine
A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 272 horsepower and an impressive 295 pounds-feet of torque is the base engine for all but the Vsport trim levels. Available with rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), the four-cylinder is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. Optional on the Luxury, Performance and Premium trims is a 3.6L V6 with 321 horsepower and 275 for good lb-ft of torque. With rear-wheel drive, the engine comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 AWD uses the six-speed. Topping the line is the Vsport turbo 3.6-liter V6 that cranks out 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive with eight-speed automatic is the only drivetrain setup.
As for fuel economy, four-cylinder rates CTS 24 mpg combined (20 city / 30 highway) and 22 mpg with RWD combined (19 city / 28 highway) with AWD. The V6 RWD also rates 22 mpg combined (18 city / 29 highway), while the AWD version rates 21 mpg combined (18 city / 26 highway). The Vsport drops to 18 mpg combined (16 city / 24 highway). In tests of 2015 Cadillac CTSVsport, we recorded 4.9 second sprint to 60 mph, which is a competitive time for a high performance midsize sport sedan, but a few tenths of the pace set by the BMW 550i.
2015 Cadillac CTS Safety
The standard safety features for the 2015 Cadillac CTS include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, front and rear side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Also standard are rear sensors and OnStar telematics parking. Additional safety equipment includes two packages. Standard on all except the setting is Standard 2015 Cadillac CTS packet driver awareness. Optional 2015 Cadillac CTS standard on Performance and Premium and Premium Vsport is Driver Assist package.
In government crash tests, the 2015 Cadillac CTS received the highest rating of five stars overall, including five stars for overall frontal crash safety and five stars for overall side impact. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2015 Cadillac CTS its highest rating of “Good” in frontal offset crash test and side-impact moderate overlap, and 2015 Cadillac CTS also earned the highest rating to prevent shock front when equipped with the driver Awareness and driver Assist package.