2017 Cadillac CTS Release Date and News

With its engaging performance, well-trimmed cabin, sharp styling and steering, the new 2017 Cadillac CTS promises to be a serious contender in its class. Some of the 2017 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.

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For 2017 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.

2017 Cadillac CTS exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

In a nutshell, the new 2017 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.

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As you’d have guessed, the mid-size luxury segment offers a plethora of luxury-sedan alternatives. Some of them include the 2017 BMW 5 Series, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2017 Lexus GS 350, and 2017 Audi A6.

Available Trims – Cadillac CTS

The new 2017 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 – 2017 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.

2017 Cadillac CTS leather seats, gear shift knob and dashboard

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.

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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).

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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.

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Engine Specs – 2017 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.

2017 Cadillac CTS engine

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 & 2017 Cadillac CTS Release Date

The 2017 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.

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2017 Cadillac XTS Release Date and News

With an up-to-date and spacious cabin, and an available turbocharged V6 engine, the 2017 Cadillac XTS is a compelling choice in the full-size luxury sedan segment. Additionally, it comes with top safety scores, an available all-wheel drive system, impressive list of high-tech features, and cushy yet controlled ride. Its release according to recent news should be expected in May 2017.

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This is the only old school front-wheel drive Caddy model available, and will now be entering its six year of production with the 2017 XTS. Known for its interior roominess and comfort, the XTS will undoubtedly endear itself to shoppers looking for these most sought after traits. However, it does this while jeopardizing its handling and performance.

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For the better part of it, the XTS is essentially a carryover model and it requires quite a bit of effort to notice its changes. Its interior, however, comes with noticeable changes especially if you are tech savvy. For one, the center console comes with several additions such as a revised CUE infotainment system, a wireless cell phone charger, a new surround-view camera, and a remarkable array of high-tech features to make your life inside its cabin a memorable one.

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In terms of the available competition, the 2017 Chrysler 300 offers the most formidable front. With its optional AWD, a variety of V6 and V8 power, and awesome list of upscale features, the corporate sedan is among our favorites in the segment. You will also find the 2017 Hyundai Genesis amazing particularly due to its recent redesign and attractive cabin layout.

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Other possible contenders in the segment include the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2017 Audi A6 sedans. Even in the face of luxury-and performance laden competition, the 2017 Cadillac XTS is still a solid choice in the segment.

Trims Available – Cadillac XTS

Four main trims are offered for the 2017 XTS: Platinum, Collection, Premium Collection, Luxury Collection, and the Base model.

2017 Cadillac XTS Exterior Changes & Review – 2017 Cadillac XTS

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The base’s list of standard features includes LED taillights, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, rear parking sensors, remote start, 19-inch wheels, leather seating surfaces, adaptive suspension dampers, lockable pass-through, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, an eight-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, xenon headlamps, and rear air springs.

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Standard equipment include Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a 4G LTE connection, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB connectivity, HD and satellite radio, an eight-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, an 8-inch color touchscreen, a CD player and an 8-speaker Bose sound system.

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The XTS Luxury Collection adds extended wood interior trim, front and rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, illuminated door handles, visible dual-exhaust outlets, a navigation system, driver and passenger memory settings, automated parallel-parking system, a rearview camera, a heated rear board seats, rain-sensing wipers, ventilated front seats, and interior LED parking.

Other features available as options include surround-view camera system, rear cross traffic alert, lane-departure warning prevention and warning system, a vibrating safety-alert driver seat, a blind-spot monitor, and a navigation system.

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Next up is the Premium Collection trim that offers standard 14-speaker Bose sound system, adjustable thigh support, a 12.3” touchscreen display, a heads-up display, automatic adaptive headlights, a 110V power outlet, and automatic climate control (tri-zone).

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The Platinum Collection includes a faux suede headliner, special 20-inch wheels, door panels, audio and sunshade control, upgraded leather upholstery, unique outside styling and color accents, a deluxe rear armrest, chrome accented wheels, and all the contents of the W20 Livery package.

2017 Cadillac XTS Engine Specifications

2017 Cadillac XTS engine

A naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 engine comes under the hood of the FWD 2017 Cadillac XTS. A six-speed automatic transmission transfers the power – 304 horsepower and 264 lbs. ft. of torque to the standard FWD or the optional XTS4 – a moniker for AWD system.

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For those who thirst for more power, an available 3.6L twin-turbocharged engine provides the extra pep rated at 410 hp and 369 lbs. ft. of torque.

It only takes about 5.4 seconds for the XTS Vsport to saunter from 0-60 mph.

2017 Cadillac XTS Price & Release Date

A base MSRP starting from $45,295 will be featured on the window sticker once the 2017 Cadillac XTS goes for sale in MAY 2017.

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2017 Cadillac ATS Release Date and News

The new 2017 Cadillac ATS promises to offer its German rivals a run for their money, as it comes equipped with better and more sophisticated features and technologies. Some of its pros include an available manual transmission, cutting-edge interior design, excellent handling, fun-to-drive character, and a plethora of engine choices. Its release date should be expected at the turn of 2016.

For 2017, the new ATS gains a more efficient and powerful 3.6L V6 engine, a fuel-saving stop-start technology, and an eight-speed auto transmission system. Others include smartphone app integration, upgraded software and hardware, SD card slot, and CUE infotainment system.

2017 Cadillac ATS exterior, grille and alloy wheels

For years unending, Caddy’s entry into the compact luxury sedan market has been received poorly. For instance, the Cimarron’s Chevy Cavalier and the Catera, which was a poorly disguised Opel’s Omega made things even worse. Fortunately, the Cadillac ATS has cut a niche for itself and has distanced itself from its unsuccessful predecessors.

The ATS comes boasting of an excellent handling and steering precision, angular sheet metal, and an attractive and crisp cabin. Undoubtedly, the new CTS is headed to be the next America’s top car model for 2017.

The new model comes with it’s a slew of upgrades ranging from its exterior surface to beneath its hood. To start off with, last year’s six speed auto transmission system has been replaced by the eight-speed system, while the new 3.6L engine now cranks an additional 12 hp and almost a similar pounds of torque.

2017 Cadillac ATS exterior, silver color, side angle

Interior wise, buyers should look forward to an upscale cabin that makes use of soft-to-touch surfaces and state-of-the-art technologies.

However, some users might find the CUE quite cumbersome. But, of course, the segment offers an alternative galore. Some of them include the freshly redesigned 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 2017 Audi A4, 2017 BMW 3 Series, and 2017 Lexus IS.

Cadillac ATS – Available Trims

The new 2017 ATS sedan is offered in a whopping four trims: base, Luxury, Performance, and the plush Premium trim. You will find the ATS-V coupe in a separate review.

Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Cadillac ATS

The base comes equipped with Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 17” alloy wheels, power front seats, cruise control, a 5.7” touchscreen display, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, seven-speaker Bose sound system, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic headlights, satellite and HD radio, and leather wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

2017 Cadillac ATS steering wheel and gear shift knob

Optional features available for the base model include three USB ports, an 8” touchscreen display, CUE infotainment system, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

Next up is the Luxury trim that comes bundled with the CUE interface plus 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, remote engine start rear parking sensors, dual-exhaust tips, driver memory settings eight-way power driver seats, and driver side mirrors. Technology features include a 110-V power outlet, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, a slew of safety features, automatic high beams, a navigation system, and automatic wipers.

2017 Cadillac ATS exterior, grille and headlights

Opting for the Performance trim gets you aluminum trimmed pedals, power driver-side bolster adjustment, 10-speaker Bose audio system, steering wheel mounted shift paddles, a 110-V household-styled power outlet, automatic climate control, front sport seats, and LED running lights.

2017 Cadillac ATS interior, leather seats

Stepping up to the 2017 Cadillac ATS premium model will get you a rear-wheel drive system, 18” wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, limited-slip rear differential, summer performance tires, power-adjustable steering, color heads-up display, and a navigation system.

2017 Cadillac ATS steering wheel, dashboard and gear shift knob

Many of the features and technologies offered for the top-of-the-line models are also available for the lower trims as options. Some of the optional features include a heads-up display, heated front seats, a heavy-duty cooling fan, heated steering wheel, and a sport-tuned suspension.

Engine Specs – 2017 Cadillac ATS

Three engines are available for all the 2017 Cadillac ATS models. To start off with is the 2.5L four-cylinder engine good for 202 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque.

Next is a 272 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine available for the 2.0 trims. Its fuel economy ratings according to EPA stand at 22/31/26 mpg.

2017 Cadillac ATS engine

Finally, buyers angling for more power can opt for the 3.6L V6 engine rated at 333 horsepower and 285 pounds of torque. It comes with an optional AWD system. It’s EPA for the RWD stand at 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/29/22 mpg for the AWD.

Price & 2017 Cadillac ATS Release Date

The new 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan will cost you an MSRP staring from $33,215, the ATS-V Coupe – $62,665, and the ATS-V Sedan – $60,465. Its release date should be expected early next year.

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan

Rumor has it that the Cadillac’s Convertible, which has been on and off for a while, is back again. More details soon.

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