2015 Cadillac CTS | new car review

Posted on Nov 3, 2014 by
2015 Cadillac CTS
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 182,900 - 225,000
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

  • 2015
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  • Last modified: December 11, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
    User: 93%
  • Interior
    Editor: 85%
    User: 100%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
    User: 94%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
    User: 99%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
    User: 90%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%
    User: 96%

Review Summary:

The Catera Touring Sedan or CTS, as it's now known, started its life in 2003 as a mid-sized luxury sports car. Currently in its third generation, it looks better than ever and faces competition from the Germans and Brits.

Pros

* Exterior styling is much nicer than its rivals.
* Interior quality is top notch.

Cons

* Rear legroom is a slight let down.

Looks

Even beginning to describe the beauty of the 2015 CTS is almost criminal, because words alone are unlikely to do justice to this American masterpiece. So I’ll tell you, it looks ridiculously similar to its younger sibling, the ATS, and that isn’t a bad thing at all. Together, they’re like those stunning sisters that every guy had a crush on at university.

2014 Cadillac CTS front

Feels

Rich leather and wood dominate majority of the interior. With bits of chrome on the dashboard and door panels, ambient lighting and electronic cupholder covers, the sheer feeling of luxury offered by the CTS is far superior to that of the German BMW 5-Series or British Jaguar XF. On the other hand, the guys at Cadillac did something rather strange by dropping the rear legroom from 915mm in the second generation model, to 899mm in the current generation model. You can’t help but wonder why, because now the CTS pales in comparison to the BMW 5-Series that measures in at 917mm.

2014 Cadillac CTS interior

Engineering

Being a premium sedan, the 2015 Cadillac CTS packs in an extraordinary amount of tech. For starters, when equipped with Automatic Parking Assist, it continuously scans for an available parking space and automatically steers itself into the space – leaving the driver to simply control the gears and pedals.

What’s on offer?

The 2.0 litre turbo unit manages to stir up 272 horsepower, and that sounds more than sufficient to have a bit of fun when coupled with Caddy’s Magnetic Ride Control and Brembo brakes up front. But there’s also a 3.6 litre V6 on offer, that musters up 321 horsepower and is definitely the one we’d go for.

2014 Cadillac CTS side + rear

Summing it…

Though they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I’m sure everyone agrees that the Cadillac CTS is much better looking than the BMW 5-Series and Jaguar XF. But hold your horses, because it does come with its flaws. Firstly, it is pricier than the Jaguar XF, and secondly, it isn’t as spacious as the BMW 5-Series. But if you’re willing to overlook its shortcomings, there isn’t anything quite like the 2015 Cadillac CTS out there.

Specifications

Specifications2015 Cadillac CTS 2.0L2015 Cadillac CTS 3.6L
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cyl3.6 litre V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
272 hp @ 5,500 RPM321 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
400 Nm @ 5,500 RPM373 Nm @ 4,800 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic8 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h6.3 secs6.1 secs
Top speed220 km/h230 km/h
PriceAED 182,900 - 205,000AED 225,000

One Response to 2015 Cadillac CTS | new car review

  1. Pratap Chandra Reply

    May 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    • Exterior
      93%
    • Interior
      100%
    • Quality
      94%
    • Features
      99%
    • Performance
      90%
    • Value for money
      96%
    • Rated 5 stars

    One of the best cars i have driven and am not disappointed in owning one myself. It dwarfs the BMW 5 series in every spec apart from rear leg room, which is not a problem at all for me.

    The 2.0 Litre in itself is amazing with comfortable ride quality and interior is just stunning with plush leather

    I definitely suggest this car to whoever wants to go for 5 series. I was going for 5 series but tested this CTS and loved it

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