What Makes A Used Cadillac CTS a Great Luxury Car?

December 20th, 2019 by

A dark grey 2017 used Cadillac CTS is in front of a field near Fort Worth, TX, on a sunny day.

If you’re in the market for a luxury car, and you will after you read this. There’s a hidden gem out there you should know about: the Cadillac CTS, especially the model years 2016–2019. Now, this is only if you are after a modern, stylish midsize-sedan and are looking to take the bite out of a luxury car’s sticker price. A used Cadillac CTS is where you’ll find the sweet spot in the market for luxury sedans.

What makes a used Cadillac CTS so special? Let’s take a look at the top ten reasons you should consider a used Cadillac CTS. It turns out, there are many, many reasons, but for the purposes of this article, we had to limit them to ten.

1. Affordability

The Cadillac CTS is the domestic alternative to its foreign luxury counterparts, such as the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, and Mercedes E-Class. While the CTS offers the modern sophistication and bold stylings of its rivals, it also comes with a much more affordable price tag. Beginning with the 2016 model, the high-performance CTS-V offers a ridiculous 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. That’s the power you expect from a luxury-sports vehicle, and the CTS offers more power than its rivals for less. When combined with an interior that boasts leather appointments and premium materials, and doesn’t hold back on style and comfort, you have a car with tremendous built-in value.

If we were to tell you that you can get all of this for less than the price of, say, a new Chevy Malibu, what would you say? Incredible, we know; this is a used car that routinely shows up on best value lists. Take a look and see for yourself.

2. Performance

We mentioned the 640 hp CTS-V engine, with 630 lb-ft of torque, and you won’t be disappointed with the other engine options. In the midsize luxury segment, you won’t find a more dynamic car. Athletic handling and powerful engine options make the Cadillac CTS stand out from its competitors. This is truly a luxury-sports sedan, with an emphasis on sport. Available on the 2019 model are four engine options so you can find the perfect engine for your needs. Standard is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 268 hp. If you’re looking for a V6, there are two options: a 3.6-liter V6 with 335 horsepower and a twin-turbocharged V6 with 420 hp. All engines are paired with a refined eight-speed transmission that shifts seamlessly.

The Performance Traction Management system, developed by Cadillac’s racing team, adds five track-oriented modes (from Wet to Race), plus Launch Control to guarantee this supercar-like Cadillac can adjust perfectly to track conditions and driver comfort level. This is a car that is as comfortable on a meandering cruise along a winding road as it is on tight turns, with incredible road grip and fantastic balance.

3. Safety

The 2019 CTS received a five-star crash test rating from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s five out of five stars. So we know it’s a car built with your safety in mind. With safety features such as standard rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and Teen Driver function, which allows you to set the speed for your kids or other drivers, the CTS is a safety-first luxury vehicle built with your family in mind too. Other optional features include: lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, following distance indicator, heads-up display, forward collision warning, surround-view parking camera, automatic parking assist, rearview mirror camera, automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, safety alert seat, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

4. Interior

Cadillac is known for its world-class interiors, and the CTS is no exception. You’ll find premium materials and high-tech touches. Nearly everything is covered in leather, and the interior is organized with the driver in mind. The controls are within easy reach, and the driving position is ideal for driving fast.

5. A Daily Driver That Can Go 200 mph

What car can hit 200 mph and also comfortably function as a daily driver? The Cadillac CTS. It’s capable of comfortably transporting five people while also hitting speeds reserved for supercars. Its fuel economy isn’t bad either, with engine options for up to 30 mpg on the highway.

6. Technology

The 2019 Cadillac CTS is a high-tech luxury family car. Let’s take a look at some of the technical details: Memory Package, Remote Start, Keyless Open, Rear Park Assist, OnStar and Cadillac Connected Services capability, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Bose Surround Sound Eleven speaker audio system, and Dual-zone automatic climate control. Not bad.

7. Styling

The Cadillac CTS is one of the best-looking cars in its class, and when you consider what other luxury cars are in its class, that is quite a statement to make, we know. But once you see the crisp lines and sultry silhouette, you’ll agree—this is one fine automobile.

8. Trim Options

The 2019 Cadillac CTS is available in five different trim levels. This means you’ll be able to find an option that fits your lifestyle: Luxury, Premium Luxury, V-Sport, and V-Sport Premium Luxury. Even the base model comes with 8-way-power front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless access and push-button start, universal garage remote, and rear parking sensors.

9. A Classic

When you consider what makes an all-time great car, the CTS meets all of the criteria. Design, performance, timing, and style are what truly make it special. And when factoring in affordability, we have a classic at a reasonable price. With the engine and performance of a supercar and the styling of a Cadillac, this is definitely one of the all-time greats.

10. Best High-Performance Bargain Anywhere?

With this being the last model year of the CTS, you never know what bargains you’ll find.

You Have to See it to Believe It

If you’re in the Fort Worth, Texas area, be sure to schedule a test drive with us. You must experience the power and luxury of this vehicle first-hand to truly appreciate it. We have been in business since 1935 and are a family-oriented establishment known for our honest work ethic and reliable service. We maintain the high standards passed down from the late Frank Kent, who founded the company. We have been recognized with numerous awards and have always focused on providing a professional atmosphere with customer satisfaction as our main priority.

With our pre-owned promise, you can be assured of pricing that can’t be beat and a simple car buying experience. With each vehicle on the lot, you can be confident that we have found the best value for you. Whether you’re shopping for a used car with as much inherent value as the Cadillac CTS, or are looking for something else entirely, you will leave with the peace of mind that you found a great vehicle at a great price. Our Frank Kent Certified Pre-Owned Warranty shows that we stand behind our cars. We offer this for an additional 2 year/100,000-mile term. Stop by and say hello or explore our website to learn more about our commitment to our customers. When you are ready for your next car, we’re located t 3500 W Loop 820 S in Fort Worth.

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