The new Cadillac CT5 vs CT5-V

Cadillac CT5 and CT5-V Frequently Asked Questions

Arriving in the fall of 2019, the Cadillac CT5 and CT5-V are the newest additions to the Cadillac lineup. Leading up to the launch date, GM and Cadillac are being predictably coy regarding details. That said, there is a bit info out there, so here are answers to some of the questions we’ve seen most often.

  • What is the difference between the CT5 and CT5-V? The CT5 is an all-new mid-size luxury sedan, set to go on sale in the fall of 2019. The CT5-V is the performance variant and comes with a more powerful engine, as well as performance upgrades like adaptive dampers and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential.

  • How much power does the CT5 have?The CT5 comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Available as an option is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 power plant that produces 335-horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

  • How much power does the CT5-V have? The CT5-V is set in motion by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 that generates 355 horsepower.

  • Will the CT5 have smartphone integration? Yes. The CUE 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment. A smartphone can be paired using Bluetooth or NFC (near field communication).

  • Is the CT5 all-wheel drive? The CT5 comes standard with rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive can be optioned.

  • Does the CT5 offer different driving modes? Yes. The CT5 features a drive mode selector with options like Tour, Snow, Sport, and the customizable My Mode.

  • How much does the CT5 cost? Specific figures have yet to be released, but the MSRP is estimated to range from $40,000 to $60,000 depending on trims and options.

  • Does the Cadillac CT5 come with driver aids? Yes. The CT5 comes standard with advanced safety and driver assistance technologies like forward collision warning with low-speed automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and a driver attention monitor.

     

    Available driver aids include: full-speed automatic emergency braking, dynamic cruise control, rear automatic braking, a surround-view camera system, an automatic parking system, and more.

  • Does the Cadillac CT5 drive itself? Sort of. Specific versions of the CT5 will be offered with the partial-automatic Super Cruise system. It’s not fully self-driving, but GM explains the system like this:“Super Cruise driver-assistance feature enables customers to drive hands-free on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada, using LiDAR map data, high-precision GPS, a state-of-the-art driver attention system, and a network of camera and radar sensors.”

  • What features are on the Cadillac CT5? A full list of features is not yet available, but we do know that the CT5 will be offered in three trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. Notable standard and available features include 18-, 19-, and 20-inch wheel options, active noise cancellation and acoustic treatments, automatic climate control, Bose audio system, a head-up windshield projection display, and more.

  • What is the interior of the CT5 like? Cadillac describes the handsome and refined CT5 interior as “high-tech and high-touch.” The well-crafted cabin is outfitted with high-quality surface materials and open-pore wood and carbon fiber trimming. The supportive seats are both heated and ventilated and can be optioned with an available lumbar massage function.

     

    On the technology front, the 10-inch touchscreen CUE infotainment system can also be controlled by a rotary knob below the shifter. Behind the steering wheel is a 4.2-inch driver information display screen, which is upgradeable to eight inches. Other tech features include a wireless phone-charging pad, and an enhanced navigation system with real-time traffic updates.

The Cadillac CT5 and CT5-V are Coming Soon to Marietta, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and Sandy Springs

At Classic Cadillac of Atlanta, we’re brimming with excitement for the arrival of the new 2020 Cadillac CT5 and CT5-V. Look for them to hit showroom floors sometime this fall, and, when they do, be sure to visit our Atlanta-area Cadillac dealership to see CT5 in person. We’ll be happy to show you around and even set you up with a test drive.

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