The Cadillac CTS was introduced in 2003 as a rear-drive sports sedan for the luxury carmaker in the midsize segment, replacing the Catera. Now in its third generation, the CTS has proven to be popular in all three of its body styles. It is noted for its attention to styling and sport handling. The CTS-V variant, introduced in 2004, won accolades for its focus as a sports car.
The first-generation Cadillac CTS (2003-2007) was only made as a sedan, but introduced the model with renewed Cadillacstyle. Several engine options were available through this generation, including a 3.2-liter and 3.6-liter V6. A five-speed automatic transmission was standard until 2005 when a six-speed replaced it.
The second-generation of the Cadillac CTS was introduced for the 2008 model year as an all new version of the car, this time with a two-door, four-door, and five-door wagon body style choice. The car became wider and longer than before, but retained its 113.4-inch wheelbase. A new 3.0-liter base V6 engine was added and the 3.6-liter V6 was updated with direct-injection and variable valve timing (VVT) for higher output and better economy. The second-generation came standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but the six-speed Hydra-matic transmission was offered as was the car's first all-wheel drive option.
In 2012, the CTS saw a slight update with a few exterior design changes to match the growing Cadillac language of design for all of the company's vehicles, which included changing the Cadillac badge itself. The engine also saw minor improvements to raise output and fuel economy. An all-new Cadillac CTS was introduced in 2014 with several changes, including a new inline-four cylinder turbocharged engine for the Vsport trim level and a completely new exterior look.
According to Car and Driver, the 2014 CTS placed second in overall new luxury car sales in the midsize segment for North America. The first-generation CTS was a North American Car of the Year nominee in 2002. The second-generation won MotorWeek's Driver's Choice Awards for Best Sports Sedan in 2008 and 2009, and was named the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year as well as being named one of Car and Driver's 10 Best Cars and was called "Maybe the best American car ever made." The third-generation won 2014 Motor Trend Car of the Year and stayed on the Car and Driver 10 Best List, marking its fifth appearance on that list in four years.
There are 13,237 used Cadillac CTSs in our used car listings, including the Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac SRX and Cadillac DeVille. 56% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 84% have no accident history.