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2024 Cadillac CT5: A Review of Luxury and Performance

The auto industry is constantly evolving and one brand that is always setting new standards is Cadillac. With its commitment to innovation, luxury and performance, Cadillac has become synonymous with excellence. One of their newest products, the 2024 Cadillac CT5, promises to be no exception. Let’s dive into the features, design, performance, safety and technology of the 2024 Cadillac CT5 and discover why it is a game-changer in the luxury sedan market.

2024 Cadillac CT5: A Review of Luxury and Performance
2024 Cadillac CT5: A Review of Luxury and Performance

Overview 2024 Cadillac CT5

Although the 2024 Cadillac CT5 is built on the same platform as the CT5-V Blackwing (reviewed separately), the entry-level models lack the driving excitement that we appreciate in the flagship performance model. It’s been four years since the sedan’s debut, and we’re still unsure why Cadillac limited the potential of the platform in the lower trims. While every CT5 has a bold and charismatic exterior, achieving the same level of performance requires a significant additional investment in the twin-turbo V-6 CT5-V, which is the second-best performer after the Blackwing.

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The rest of the CT5 lineup focuses more on comfort than engaging driving dynamics, and it doesn’t score very high in terms of luxury either. Rivals such as the BMW 3-series, the Mercedes-Benz C-class, and the Genesis G70 are more inviting and enjoyable to drive than the standard non-V CT5s. However, Cadillac does lead in terms of technology, offering a hands-free driving system that its competitors don’t have (yet).

But if you’re looking for speed, energy, and dynamic performance, “V” is the letter to remember.

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There are two minor changes for the CT5. First, there is a new optional color called Midnight Sky Metallic. Second, the Onyx Package, which adds dark accents and wheels, will now include a black spoiler. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the V sub-brand, the 2024 CT5-V receives more attention. Four new colors have been added to the exterior palette: Coastal Blue Metallic, Cyber Yellow Metallic, and the limited-edition Black Diamond Tricoat and Velocity Red. Special 20th Anniversary badging can be found on the grille, rockers, and in the animated gauge cluster. A refreshed CT5 is expected to debut in 2024 as a 2025 model-year vehicle.

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Design and Exterior of the 2024 Cadillac CT5

The first thing that catches the eye when looking at the 2024 Cadillac CT5 is its sleek and sophisticated design. With its clean lines, bold grille, and signature LED headlights, the CT5 exudes elegance from every angle. The aerodynamic profile not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also contributes to improved fuel efficiency.

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Inside the cabin, Cadillac has spared no expense in creating a luxurious experience for both the driver and passengers. High-quality materials, such as genuine leather upholstery and wood accents, adorn the interior. The spacious seating and ergonomic design ensure comfort even on long journeys. The attention to detail in the CT5’s design truly sets it apart from its competitors.

Carved corners. The bold design of this luxurious compact sedan is optimized for aerodynamics.

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Brighten the road ahead with distinctive LED headlamps and signature lighting. Available front cornering LED lamps* illuminate curves and corners as you navigate them.

Need to open the vehicle when your hands are full? Activate the available sensor* located under the rear of the CT5 with a simple kick of your foot.

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Prepare for a striking design with enhancements to the sport grille, front fascia, black molding, and rear spoiler.

Optimally designed, the alloy wheels harmonize form and function, combining aesthetics and engineering.

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Interior and Comfort of the 2024 Cadillac CT5

When designing the interior of the CT5, Cadillac designers addressed the most frustrating flaws of the old CTS’s interior. Navigating the controls of the current sports sedan is now much more straightforward and user-friendly. However, there are still some issues that Cadillac needs to address in the CT5’s cabin. Despite the friendlier price compared to European rivals, the interior design and materials of the Cadillac do not blend well together. For example, there is a mismatch between handsome open-pore wood and cheap black plastic, which does not support the CT5’s positioning as a luxury offering.

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On a positive note, the rear seat of the CT5 is more spacious than that of the old CTS, surpassing the rear legroom of both the BMW 3-series and Alfa Romeo Giulia by nearly three inches. The trunk of the Cadillac can accommodate five carry-on suitcases behind the rear seats, although it gives up two cubic feet of trunk space to the Alfa and six cubic feet to the BMW.

The CT5 luxury sedan is the outcome of meticulous craftsmanship and quality. Enjoy premium materials, where every exquisite and handcrafted cut-and-sewn component and detail has been carefully selected and designed—just for you.

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An intuitive console layout and thoughtfully designed interior that puts you at the center of attention. Driver-focused features, such as the Safety Alert Seat* and the optional Head-Up Display, ensure that you are always in control of the road.

Sit back and relax with the available front lumbar massage seats that include heat and ventilation for a more comfortable drive.

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Confidently grip the wheel and take control, even on cold days. This available feature provides the sublime driving comfort you desire.

From the easily accessible phone storage to the expandable trunk with split-folding rear seats, you’ll find a place for everything.

Performance of the 2024 Cadillac CT5

Under the hood, the 2024 Cadillac CT5 offers an impressive range of engines to suit different needs and preferences. The base model comes equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering an exhilarating 237 horsepower. For those seeking more power, Cadillac offers a twin-turbo V6 engine option that produces a remarkable 335 horsepower.

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To enhance performance even further, the CT5 features advanced technologies such as Magnetic Ride Control and Brembo brakes. Magnetic Ride Control adjusts the suspension in real-time to provide optimum handling and a smooth ride. The Brembo brakes ensure precise stopping power, giving drivers confidence on any road.

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The 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine* available features innovative technology like Active Fuel Management. It complements the twin turbochargers, delivering 335 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque for thrilling acceleration.

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Choose your mode to enhance your drive: Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice, and My Mode. Each mode allows you to customize your preferences for steering feel, engine sound, brake feel, and, if equipped, the available Magnetic Ride Control* adaptive suspension.

Experience the art of deceleration with the available Brembo Performance Front Brakes*. They offer precise and consistent braking, along with great comfort and performance.

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Set the pace with the advanced 10-speed automatic transmission, which helps the CT5 remain in its operating sweet spot more often. This leads to improved performance and efficiency.

Delivers rapid power for spirited performance and excellent efficiency.

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For a responsive and smooth ride, the available Magnetic Ride Control* technology reads the road 1,000 times per second. This means that the vehicle is able to analyze every inch of the road even at a speed of 60 mph.

See more: 2024 Cadillac CT4 Review: A Luxury Car Enthusiast’s Dream

Safety of the 2024 Cadillac CT5

When it comes to safety, Cadillac has not compromised in any way with the 2024 CT5. It is packed with an array of advanced safety features designed to keep occupants protected and prevent accidents. Some notable safety features include:

Forward Collision Alert

Using sensors and cameras, the CT5 can detect potential frontal collisions and provide an alert to the driver. It can also automatically apply the brakes to mitigate or avoid a collision if necessary.

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Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning

This feature helps prevent unintentional lane drifting by gently steering the vehicle back into its lane if it detects the driver veering off course. It also provides audible and visual alerts to keep the driver aware of their lane position.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

When reversing out of a parking spot, this feature uses radar sensors to detect approaching vehicles from either side. It alerts the driver to potential cross-traffic to prevent collisions.

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Adaptive Cruise Control

This advanced cruise control system maintains a set distance from the vehicle ahead, adjusting speed as necessary. It can also bring the CT5 to a complete stop and resume acceleration when traffic conditions allow.

Technology of the 2024 Cadillac CT5

The 2024 Cadillac CT5 is not just about luxury and performance; it also boasts cutting-edge technology that keeps drivers connected and entertained on the road. The centerpiece of this technological prowess is the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system.

The CUE system features a large touchscreen display with an intuitive interface that allows easy access to navigation, music, and other vehicle settings. It supports smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, enabling seamless connectivity for hands-free calling, messaging, and music streaming.

The CT5 also offers an available head-up display, which projects important information directly onto the windshield, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road while accessing key data like speed, navigation instructions, and safety alerts.

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The CT5 offers Super Cruise, the first truly hands-free driver assistance technology for compatible roads. Super Cruise can receive the latest map updates and, with Lane Change on Demand, can steer to execute a single lane change when requested by the driver under specific conditions. Get ready for the future of driving.

With Cadillac User Experience, you’ll have more power at your fingertips with the 10″ diagonal HD color touch display and Rotary Infotainment Controller with jog functionality.

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Stay informed, in control, and stylish. The reconfigurable HD instrument cluster with a 12″ diagonal offers various configurations and display options that can be customized to suit your preferences.

Enjoy the standard 9-speaker premium audio system or turn up the volume with the available Bose 15-speaker premium surround audio system.

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With Alexa Built-In, you can use Alexa in your vehicle just as you do at home. Ask Alexa to check your calendar, add items to your shopping list, play your favorite playlist, or even control compatible SmartHome devices from your vehicle. Additionally, with the myCadillac skill for Alexa, you can use your Alexa device at home to send remote commands to your vehicle. Simply try saying, “Alexa, start my Cadillac.”

Fuel Efficiency of the 2024 Cadillac CT5

In addition to its impressive performance capabilities, the 2024 Cadillac CT5 also strives for optimal fuel efficiency. The turbocharged engines are designed to deliver power while minimizing fuel consumption. Additionally, features like automatic start-stop technology help conserve fuel by shutting off the engine when idling.


Cadillac has also incorporated aerodynamic enhancements into the CT5’s design to reduce drag and improve fuel economy. These efforts make the CT5 an appealing choice for those seeking a balance between exhilarating performance and responsible fuel consumption.


The EPA estimates that the 2024 CT5 with the standard turbo-four has a fuel efficiency rating of up to 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The V-6 engine, which boasts 335 horsepower, has a fuel efficiency rating of up to 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, while the 360-hp version falls slightly behind with a rating of 18 mpg in the city and up to 27 mpg on the highway. During our extensive testing, the rear-drive Sport model achieved a fuel efficiency of 31 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route. For more information about the CT5’s fuel economy, please visit the EPA’s website.

Pricing of the 2024 Cadillac CT5

The CT5’s dual personalities lead us to recommend two different trims. If you’re looking for a stylish mid-size luxury sedan that offers respectable handling and good value, we suggest the Premium Luxury CT5. This trim adds features such as a power-adjustable steering column, ventilated front-row seating with memory, interior ambient lighting, illuminated exterior door handles, and front and rear park assist. The Premium Luxury also offers an expanded options menu, including the more powerful 3.0-liter V-6 engine, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, surround-view camera, and Super Cruise.

Premium Luxury $44,290
Sport $45,490
CT5-V $53,490

On the other hand, if you desire a sports sedan that can compete with top European models like the BMW 3-series and Alfa Romeo Giulia on any road, the V-series model is a worthy alternative.

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Specifications of the 2024 Cadillac CT5

2024 Cadillac CT5 350T VEHICLE TYPE
front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE AS TESTED $54,590 (base price: $42,690)
ENGINE TYPE turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
122 in3, 1998 cm3
237 hp @ 5000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
TRANSMISSION 10-speed automatic
CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): struts/multilinkBrakes (F/R): 13.6-in vented disc/12.4-in vented discTires: Michelin Primacy Tour A/S ZP, 245/40R-19 94V M+S TPC SPEC 3132MS
DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 116.0 in
Length: 193.9 in
Width: 74.1 in
Height: 57.2 in
Passenger volume: 99 ft3
Cargo volume: 12 ft3
Curb weight: 3724 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec
60 mph: 6.6 sec
100 mph: 17.1 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.5 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 4.0 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 5.1 sec
¼-mile: 15.0 sec @ 94 mph
Top speed (C/D est): 130 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 161 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.92 g
2024 Cadillac CT5-V VEHICLE TYPE
front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE AS TESTED $61,640 (base price: $48,690)
ENGINE TYPE twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
182 in3, 2990 cm3
360 hp @ 5600 rpm
405 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm
TRANSMISSION 10-speed automatic
CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 13.6-in vented disc /12.4-in vented disc
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S ZP, 245/40R-19 94Y TPC
DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 116.0 in
Length: 193.9 in
Width: 74.1 in
Height: 57.2 in
Passenger volume: 99 ft3
Trunk volume: 12 ft3
Curb weight: 3993 lb
Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec
60 mph: 4.8 sec
100 mph: 11.5 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 5.5 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.8 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.3 sec
¼-mile: 13.3 sec @ 107 mph
Top speed (mfr’s claim): 168 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 153 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.99 g

Feelings about 2024 Cadillac CT5

With its stunning design, powerful engines, advanced safety features, cutting-edge technology, and impressive fuel efficiency, the 2024 Cadillac CT5 truly raises the bar in the luxury sedan market. Whether you’re a car enthusiast looking for a thrilling driving experience or someone who values comfort and elegance during your daily commute, the CT5 delivers on all fronts. Embrace sophistication and redefine your driving experience with the 2024 Cadillac CT5.



FAQ: 2024 Cadillac CT5

Will Cadillac make CT5 in 2024?

A facelifted CT5 is expected to debut sometime in 2024 as a 2025 model-year vehicle.

Which is better CT4 or CT5?

Dynamic power and impressive fuel economy ratings can be found throughout the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 engine lineups. The CT5 offers the most horsepower and torque available when you choose its 3.0L twin turbo V6 engine. Both offer rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). 258 lb.

Is CT5 worth buying?

The CT5 is worth a look, especially if you’re interested in the high-flying CT5-V Blackwing and its 668-horsepower V8 engine. Ultimately though, there are better choices — such as the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Genesis G80 — if you want a posh and relaxing-to-drive luxury car.
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