2022 Cadillac CT5

 The 2022 Cadillac CT5 isn't the most luxurious or the sharpest handling sports sedan, but its stylish exterior and eager optional powertrains keep it competitive with rivals like the BMW 3-series, Mercedes-Benz C-class, and Genesis G70. The base engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder, but the optional twin-turbo V-6 makes things more interesting. Consider the V-series trim, which is the sharpest CT5 this side of the high-performance Blackwing, for maximum speed and agility (reviewed separately).

2022 Cadillac CT5

The CT5's cabin is spacious and well-equipped, but those expecting high-end materials and a luxury-level ambiance may be disappointed. If you're looking for the most up-to-date infotainment and driver-assistance features, the CT5 has them, including Cadillac's impressive Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving feature.

2022 Cadillac CT5 Price

The Cadillac CT5 has a starting price of around $37,000, making it one of the most affordable cars in its class. Premium Luxury and Sport trims are expected to start around $41,000, while the CT5-V will start around $48,000.

The CT5-V Blackwing starts at $84,990 and can reach $120,000 when fully configured.

2022 Cadillac CT5 Engine

2022 Cadillac CT5

The CT5's standard engine is a 237-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but an optional 335-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is available. The CT5-V features a 360-hp version of the twin-turbo V-6 engine, adaptive dampers, and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. Both engines are mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available as an option. In our testing, a rear-drive CT5 equipped with a turbo four-cylinder accelerated to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds.

The CT5's main competitors, the BMW 330i and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti, completed the same test in 5.1 and 4.6 seconds, respectively. The CT5 is both more softly sprung and less athletic than the CTS it replaces in terms of ride and handling. Body control is sloppy, and the ride improvement isn't enough to justify what feels like a step backward in driving dynamics.

2022 Cadillac CT5 Fuel 

According to the EPA, the 2022 CT5 with the standard turbo-four can achieve up to 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The 335-hp V-6 gets up to 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, while the 360-hp version gets up to 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. The rear-drive Sport model managed 31 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen.

2022 Cadillac CT5 Interior

2022 Cadillac CT5 Interior

Cadillac addressed some of the interior flaws of the CTS with this new sports sedan, namely a more user-friendly interface and straightforward design. Unfortunately, the quality of the cabin materials appears to be unworthy of the CT5's luxury status. Premium Luxury models include a nice open-pore wood trim that elevates the interior design, but it coexists with cheap black plastic that could have been lifted from the plebian Chevrolet Malibu family sedan. The rear seat is more spacious than the CTS's, but rivals such as the Acura TLX and Volvo S60 are both more spacious. However, the trunks of all three vehicles are comparable in size, and each can accommodate five of our carry-on suitcases behind the rear seats.

2022 Cadillac CT5 Infotainment 

2022 Cadillac CT5 Infotainment

The CT5 comes standard with the most recent version of the CUE infotainment system, which is displayed on a 10.0-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard. It's much more logically structured than the previous system, and some of the touch-sensitive controls have been replaced with physical ones. The system can be controlled using a rotary wheel located behind the shifter or by interacting with the touchscreen itself. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard features. A head-up display, wireless device charging, and an eight-speaker Bose audio system are among the desirable available features.

2022 Cadillac CT5 Safety 

There is a wide range of driver-assist technology available, including adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. GM's Super Cruise Level 2 autonomous-driving feature, which can manage a vehicle's steering, acceleration, and braking without the driver having to keep his or her hands on the wheel, will be available soon after the vehicle's launch. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for more information on the CT5's crash-test results. The following are important safety features:

Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection is standard.

Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist is standard.

Adaptive cruise control is standard.

2022 Cadillac CT5 Warranty 

The CT5's warranty coverage exceeds that of the German sports sedans, particularly in the powertrain warranty, where it outperforms the 3-series and Mercedes-Benz C-class by two years or 20,000 miles. The Genesis G70 and Kia Stinger, both of which offer longer limited and powertrain warranties, offer better warranties in the entry-luxury market. The Genesis even includes three years of complimentary scheduled maintenance, whereas the Cadillac only includes the first visit for free.

The limited warranty period is four years or 50,000 miles.

The powertrain warranty is valid for six years or 70,000 miles.

For the first visit, maintenance is provided at no cost.