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Refreshed 2025 Cadillac CT5 Finally Breaks Cover

Refreshed 2025 Cadillac CT5 Finally Breaks Cover

Since Cadillac Society first caught wind of the planned refresh for the 2025 Cadillac CT5, we’ve been at the leading edge of the luxury sedan’s development, reporting exclusive details on what’s in store. Now, the refreshed luxury sedan has officially been revealed at the Detroit Auto Show – although it’s important to note that this latest model only represents the “regular” CT5 range, which includes Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport trims, while details regarding the refreshed high-performance CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing super sedan will be revealed later on. 

Headlining the CT5 refresh is the revised front fascia for the luxury sedan. Its grille is notably wider than the outgoing model, while it features new signature lighting with vertical lighting strips extending downward on either side of the front bumper. Stacked LED headlamps light the way ahead, while new V-shaped accents bracket either side of the grille for a more aggressive outlook.

Speaking of aggressive styling elements, the Sport trim features a dark-themed mesh grille with black surrounds. Several new colors are on the way as well, including Deep Space Metallic and Typhoon Metallic, available to customers willing to shell out for them. Meanwhile, the refreshed model rides on a selection of 18-inch, 19-inch or 20-inch wheel options. 

Another notable change applies to the luxury sedan’s interior. The 2025 Cadillac CT5 boasts a large, curved 33-inch LED color touchscreen, with built-in tech features such as 5G connectivity where applicable,  while Google built-in compatibility is also included.

Standard safety features bundled into the 2025 Cadillac CT5 include things like Blind Zone Steering Assist. Optional extras include more advanced features such as Intersection Automatic Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Assist, while Driver Attention Assist is included alongside the luxury marque’s semi-autonomous driver assist feature, Super Cruise. 

Under the hood, the refreshed 2025 Cadillac CT5 Cadillac harnesses the standard turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine (production code LSY), capable of at 237 horsepower 258 pound-feet of torque.

Meanwhile, A power upgrade is offered in the form of the optional twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine (production code LGY), rated at 335 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional across all trims. Both engines bolt to the 10-speed automatic transmission. 

The refreshed 2025 Cadillac CT5 will begin production at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan in Spring 2024. At the time of this writing, pricing has not yet been revealed.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

4 Comments

  1. I have a 2023 CT5 Premium Luxury and it’s a nice car, but it’s not a great car. Before this car we had a 2020 CT6 and 5 CTSs. Both were GREAT cars. the CT5 is equipped with a 3.0 Turbo engine, which doesn’t get good gas mileage and is a little too noisy for a Cadillac. Plus, the car has small gas tank so we have to fill up much more often than we’d like. By contrast my 2021 XT5 with the 3.6 V6 is very quiet and gets great mileage.

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    • The problem is not the CT5, but rather your expectations, stemming from the fact that you bought the wrong car.

      The CT5 is and always has been intended to replace the ATS as Cadillac’s D-segment entry to take on the 3 Series, C-Class and the like. Both the CTS and the CT6 were positioned at least one segment above the CT5. So you’re comparing an entry-luxury vehicle (CT5) to a mid-tier luxury car (CTS) or a top tier luxury car (CT6).

      Also, if you find the 3.0 twin-turbo V6 LGY in the CT5 “noisy”, I can’t see how you don’t find the same quality from the 3.0L twin-turbo V6 LGW that was some models of the CT6, or from almost any powertrain in the third-gen CTS.

      The CT5 does what it’s supposed to do: serve as a unique and competent alternative to D-segment luxury sedans… and it does so quite well. The fact that it doesn’t live up to models that were historically positioned higher than it doesn’t represent a problem with the CT5, but rather that you purchased the car with a set of unobtainable expectations.

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  2. THE worst (minimum) upgrade ever …hardly worth the wait. Sure they put the one piece large screen (not a big deal for most of us since they already had two screens), but seems to have left all the rest of the interior the same, even the dashboard! 2nd and 3rd gen CTS’s were MUCH better. And I wonder what the face of the Sport and V will look like since they are using the more aggressive front end for the luxury model now.

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