...Cadillac is trying hard to compete with some stout entrants like the BMW M5 and the Mercedes C63 AMG, and while performance is not an issue here – the CTS-V held a record for the fastest lap of a 4-door production sedan at the Nürburgring – the luxury doesn’t always match up. Interior materials aren’t of the same quality of competitors, and there have been continued complaints about the long-distance comfort of both the standard seats and the optional Recaro upgrades. Still, they try hard with a long list of standard features like heated power front leather buckets, dual-zone...
...The optional navigation system emerges from the top of the dash and retracts almost fully, leaving a small section visible as a touchscreen display for the audio system -- a smart and elegant solution to having a separate control panel. This is where the flattering stops, though, as the interior is otherwise filled with compromises and flaws. Outward rear visibility is notably poor, forcing the driver to rely on the rearview camera and blind-spot warning systems. The optional tilt-only sunroof significantly limits front seat headroom even for those of average height. Rear seat passengers must...
...Interior Design and Special Features: First, the bad news: The 2012 CTS-V wagon's interior isn't much different from that of the regular wagon. Now the good news: The CTS already sports one of the nicer passenger compartments in the segment. The overall look is high-class, with an attractive and functional layout for gauges and controls. Materials aren't the best in class, but they're generally high quality and a noticeable improvement over those used in previous Cadillacs. The cabin's most significant shortcoming is the design of the standard front seats, which lack both the comfort and...
...For those who want Euro-style luxury and performance, look no further than Cadillac’s 2012 CTS-V Sedan and Wagon.
...In government crash tests, the regular CTS received the best possible rating of five stars in the overall, frontal and side crash categories. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the regular sedan was awarded the best rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests. Interior Design and Special Features: First, the bad news: The 2012 CTS-V's interior isn't much different from that of the regular CTS model. Now the good news: The CTS already sports one of the nicer passenger compartments in the segment. The overall look is high-class, with an attractive and...
Huge horsepower is what Hennessey is known for, whether it's a Ford Raptor or the company's own Venom GT. So it's no surprise the turbocharging Texans have come up with... read more April 3, 2014 by Nelson Ireson
The BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG better watch out as Cadillac is readying a new generation of its CTS-V ballistic missile, one that’s lighter, better built and likely... read more March 18, 2014 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
How much horsepower is too much? For carmakers, there's always a point where the impact on drivability, reliability, and fuel economy erases the benefits of extra power, but... read more January 7, 2014 by Stephen Edelstein
The video below may be the first on-track footage shot with Google Glass--and it was driven in a Cadillac CTS-V at Monticello Motor Club. We can't be sure if this is the... read more May 10, 2013 by Nelson Ireson
If you’ve never driven the current generation of Cadillac CTS-V (in coupe, sedan or wagon variants), take our advice and find a way to beg a test drive from an owner or... read more February 18, 2013 by Kurt Ernst