2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan
For 2013, we say goodbye to the Cadillac CTS base trim and the choice of a manual transmission. As Cadillac steps up their game, some features that were previously optional are now standard.
2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan Exterior
The Cadillac CTS is a classy and confident sedan, featuring sharp-looking blade-like fenders, contemporary upswept headlamps, and narrowing, V-shaped ends. The design features of the CTS are modern and attractive from the bold grille to the aggressive rear.
An impressive list of standard exterior features makes the CTS an appealing choice. The base 3.0 Luxury trim includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, keyless entry, and remote ignition.
If you want your CTS to scream luxury from the outside – add the optional CTS Touring package, which adds 18-inch wheels, dual exhaust, more power, a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, fog lights, and an a more aggressive grille. The Performance and Premium trims each add even more impressive features.
2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan Performance
The Cadillac CTS comes standard with rear-wheel drive and an option for all-wheel drive. The base 3.0 Luxury model comes standard with an impressive 3.0-liter V6 that puts out 265 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque.
For extra power, add the Touring package. The dual exhaust increases power output to 270 hp and 223 lb-ft of torque.
2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan Efficiency
EPA estimates fuel economy for the rear-wheel drive automatic CTS 3.0 to be 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. Adding all-wheel drive drops its ratings slightly to 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.
2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan Interior
The edginess of the exterior carries over to the interior, boasting an angular theme that is cohesive and attractive. Soft-touch and upgraded materials are used throughout, accented by a real wood trim. The CTS’s unique touchscreen emerges from the top of the dash and retracts almost entirely, leaving only a small section visible as a display for the audio system when the navigation is not in use.
2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan Safety
The 2013 Cadillac CTS comes standard with antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.
OnStar also comes standard, including automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, an emergency button, stolen vehicle locator and active intervention, and remote door unlock.
The CTS received the best overall possible rating of five stars in government crash tests, and received the best rating of “Good” in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, making this a car you can feel confident about driving.
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