After some subtle reworking of the front and rear ends in 2017, we expect the 2018 Cadillac CTS to be a carryover with no changes worth noting.
2018 Cadillac CTS Design
As a carryover model, we anticipate the 2018 CTS to keep the looks of the existing car. Given its current refresh, its absence of modification shouldn’t bore potential buyers. Inside, we expect it’ll carry on with its stylish-looking cabin, premium materials, and tighter-than-expected rear-seat room and trunk space.
Without any modifications to its looks, we anticipate nothing brand-new in its standard-equipment list. If this proves real, try to find the 2018 CTS to continue with its basic 17-inch wheels, Brembo front brakes, automated headlights, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone environment control, leatherette upholstery, and cruise control.
2018 Cadillac CTS Engine
We expect no modification in the power behind the 2018 CTS, as it’ll carry on with the exact same powertrain alternatives. The base powertrain will include a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that will produce 268 horse power and 295 pound-feet of torque coupled with an eight-speed auto transmission.
Optionally, buyers will have the ability to pick up the 3.6-liter V6 with 335 hp and 285 lb-feet of torque. Moving into the V-Sport will add a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 with 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the CTS-V will get a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that will inject 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Cadillac CTS Safety
The existing Cadillac CTS fell just short of the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick ranking due to its moderate score on the small-front overlap test. The CTS has good ratings on each crash test and got a remarkable score in front crash avoidance, thanks to its optional automated front emergency braking. This ought to all remain the exact same in the brand-new model year.
2018 Cadillac CTS Release Date and Price
We anticipate the 2018 CTS to begin production in June 2017. Its on-sale date needs to come around August 2017. The essential competition or the 2018 Cadillac CTS will include the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Lexus GS.
Considering that there are no big modifications, we expect hardly any in terms of price boosts from the present model. For referral, the 2017 CTS starts from $46,990 and peaks at $86,990 (destination charges consisted of).