Ask us to name midsize luxury cars, and the net result will be a pretty big list. Add “sports” into the descriptor, and the list gets a bit smaller; add “value” into the mix and the field is narrowed even further. Atop that list, however, are Cadillac’s CTS-V models.
Available in sedan, coupe or wagon form, the CTS-V series gives buyers a lot to like. Outside, there’s the distinctive CTS styling, beefed up with enhanced aerodynamics and flared fenders to remind you that you’re driving the fastest offerings in Cadillac’s product line. Inside, the same design, materials and fit and finish we praised on the CTS prevails, but with even more trim options.
To be honest, very few customers will shop the CTS-V for its good looks or interior layout. The real reason to buy a CTS-V lies beneath the hood, in the form of a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, good for 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque and mated to the buyer’s choice of...