Cadillac has significantly revamped its sedan lineup over the last few years, both as a means of staying competitive in the segment, as as a means of differentiating its various four-door offerings with regard to size, features and pricing. Now, we have the official price figures for the all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5.
The base-model – the 2020 Cadillac CT5 Luxury – starts at $37,890, including destination freight charge. That’s $1,105 less than the outgoing Cadillac ATS and $9,105 less than the outgoing Cadillac CTS.
With a starting price under $38,000, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is competitively priced compared to its primary German rivals, which include the BMW 3 Series ($40,250), Mercedes-Benz C-Class ($41,400) and Audi A4 ($37,200). What’s more, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 bests the Germans when it comes to available front headroom, front shoulder room, front legroom, rear legroom and rear shoulder room.
|2020 Cadillac CT5 Luxury||2020 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury||2020 Cadillac CT5 Sport||2020 Mercedes-Benz C300||2020 BMW 330i||2020 Audi A4|
|RWD||$37,890||$41,690||$42, 690||$41,400||$40,250||$39, 200*|
|AWD||$40,490||$44,780||$45, 290||$43,400||$42,250||$42, 000|
- * Base Audi A4 is front-wheel-drive, rather than rear-wheel-drive like the rest of the segment contenders
The standard CT5 draws motivation from the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine (production code LSY) producing 237 horsepower, while a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 producing 335 horsepower (production code LGY) will be optional. Note that the above pricing structure is specific to the base 2.0L four-cylinder engine, with pricing for the optional boosted 3.0L V6 slated for announcement at a later date.
Both powerplant options mate to a 10-speed automatic transmission, making the 2020 Cadillac CT5 the only model to offer a 10-speed auto box in the segment.
The CT5 is built on the dedicated rear-wheel-drive Alpha 2 platform from Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors. All-wheel-drive will be optional.
Inside, the CT5 is equipped with Cadillac’s highly-innovative Rear Camera Mirror, Safety Alert Seat and OnStar as standard. Standard safety tech includes Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking and Front Pedestrian Braking. A 10-inch touchscreen and rotary controller provide infotainment inputs, while Active Noise Cancellation keeps things comfy.