With its engaging performance, well-trimmed cabin, sharp styling and steering, the new 2021 Cadillac CTS promises to be a serious contender in its class. Some of the 2021 highlights include an excellent ride quality, top crash-test-scores, high-quality cabin, improved acceleration, sophisticated cabin refinement, and a turbocharged V sport form. Its release date should be expected in February next year.
For 2021 the CTS gains a new stop-start technology for both its 2.0L and 3.6L engine, a new eight-speed auto transmission system, a rearview camera, an upgraded Apple CarPlay technology, a CUE touchscreen interface, and a 360-surround view camera.
The CTS model has made a tremendous features’ milestone ever since it debuted in the motor scene. And for the most part it’s well-engineered and offers an upscale steering and transmission systems; it’s sharply designed; the cabin is well-appointed, and below its hood is a series of upgrades.
In a nutshell, the new 2021 Cadillac CTS has got what it takes to win you over. Just like some of its rivals, the new CTS comes with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine underneath its hood, however, its downsides include a poor fuel economy rating and an unsatisfactory refinement.
Buyers can rest assured that regardless of the trim they so choose, they will be assured of exemplary handling, which of course, is one of the defining trait of the CTS. In terms of the available feature list, we should look forward to a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, suspension dampers, parallel and perpendicular parking system, among others.
As you’d have guessed, the mid-size luxury segment offers a plethora of luxury-sedan alternatives. Some of them include the 2021 BMW 5 Series, 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2021 Lexus GS 350, and 2021 Audi A6.
Available Trims – Cadillac CTS
The new 2021 CTS comes in a walloping six trims: Standard, Performance, Luxury, Premium, VSport, and VSport Premium. We have reviewed the CTS-V coupe separately.
Exterior Changes & Interior Photos – 2021 Cadillac CTS
The Standard trim offers the following standard features: heated exterior mirrors, eight-way power front seats, an auto-diming rearview mirror, Brembo front brakes, 17” alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), driver memory settings, leather upholstery, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, fixed rear seats, and keyless entry and ignition.
Additionally, technology features to expect include CUE infotainment system, 4G data connectivity, an 8” touchscreen interface, wireless smartphone charging, Bose audio system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and HD and satellite radio.
There is also the optional Seating package that further adds a power adjustable rear seatbacks, upgraded exterior mirrors, LED interior ambient lighting, ventilated and heated front seats, driver side auto-dimming, split-folding rear seatbacks, heated steering wheel, and leather upholstery.
Opting for the CTS Luxury trim gets you 13-speaker Bose sound system, adaptive xenon headlights, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning system, lane-keeping assist, automatic wipers, blind-spot monitor, a navigation system, a panoramic sunroof, and forward collision alert.
Up next is the CTS Performance trim that comes bundled with a heads-up display, perpendicular and parallel parking system, 18” wheels, illuminated door handles and sill plates, rear sunshades, rear window sunshades, heated rear seats, adaptive magnetic suspension, and automatic climate control (tri-zone).
The CTS Premium builds on what the Performance trim offers plus different 18” wheels, exterior heated mirrors, adaptive LED headlights, and an improved version of the theft-detterent package.
The CTS VSport comes equipped with a sport-tuned steering wheel, 18” wheels, a panoramic sunroof, upgraded brakes, 3.6L performance collection, electronic limited-slip rear differential, a sport-tuned suspension, summer performance tires, and self-parking system.
Engine Specs – 2021 Cadillac CTS
A turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 268 horsepower and 295 lbs. of torque comes as the base engine for all trims save for the VSport. An eight-speed automatic transmission system and either a front wheel drive or an all-wheel drive are standard.
A 3.6L V6 engine available as an option for the Premium, Performance, and Luxury trims cranks out 335 horsepower and 275 lbs. of torque.
Finally, buyers angling for more power can opt for the Sport’s 3.6L V6 engine rated at 420 hp and 430 pounds of torque. Its fuel economy ratings stand at 21/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
CTS-V Sedan Price & 2021 Cadillac CTS Release Date
The 2021 Cadillac CTS Sedan will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $45,560, the CTS V-Sport – $59,995, and the CTS V-Sport for $69,995.