- CT5 replaces the Cadillac CTS in the luxury brand’s lineup
- Luxury variant starts at $39,798, excluding $2,100 freight and delivery charges
- 2020 Cadillac CT5 will go on sale before the end of 2019
Pricing has just been announced for the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, which will replace the CTS in the brand’s lineup. The Luxury trim level will start at $39,798, which excludes the $2,100 destination freight charge. Cadillac is pitting the CT5 against the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, flaunting the sedan’s bigger slightly bigger dimensions and lower price.
The CT5 Luxury is the base trim level, while Sport and Premium Luxury variants will also be offered, along with the performance-oriented CT5-V as well as the high-performance CT5-V Blackwing. A turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine delivers 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in base cars, connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The CT5 rides on a rear-wheel-drive architecture, while AWD will be available as well.
A twin-turbo, 3.0-litre V6 engine is optional in the Sport and Premium Luxury trims, producing 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant is said to generate 360 horsepower and 405 pound-feet in the CT5-V. It’s still unclear what type of engine will motivate the CT5-V Blackwing, but it might not be the company’s 4.2-litre Blackwing V8 engine that’s been stuffed into the bigger Cadillac CT6 and CT6-V.
Standard features expected in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a remote engine starter, the brand’s Safety Alert Seat, forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection as well as the Cadillac user experience infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen.
The Premium Luxury trim will also include leather upholstery, LED ambient lighting, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring and more, while the Sport gets unique front and rear fascias, Brembo front brakes, a 12-way power driver’s seat and a performance steering wheel with magnesium paddle shifters. The optional Platinum package piles on two-tone semi-aniline leather, 18-way power front seats ventilation and massaging as well as carbon fibre trim.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 will also be available with the brand’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous highway driving system, which uses a plethora of cameras and sensors to guide the sedan down the road on its own. However, the driver still has to be attentive, as the system will signal whenever it’s no longer able to pilot the vehicle by itself.
The CT5 will be joined in the lineup by the 2020 Cadillac CT4. However, the CT5 will arrive first, as first deliveries were originally scheduled for the fall of 2019.
2020 Cadillac CT5 pricing:
CT5 Luxury: $39,798
CT5 Luxury AWD: $41,998
CT5 Premium Luxury: $42,798
CT5 Sport: $42,798
CT5 Premium Luxury AWD: $44,998
CT5 Sport AWD: $44,998
CT5 Premium Luxury 3.0TT: $46,823
CT5 Premium Luxury 3.0TT AWD: $49,023
CT5-V AWD: $51,998