Closer Look: 2020 Cadillac CT5 at the New York Auto Show
Cadillac sets it ambitions high with the reveal of the 2020 Cadillac CT5 at the New York Auto Show.
The CT5 is a replacement for the CTS with the capability to take on higher class luxury sedans. This list includes the Mercedes C-Class, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A4, and BMW 3 Series.
In past years, the CTS and ATS didn’t quite match directly with these rivals, while the CTS, ATS, and XTS overlapped with each other on many levels. However, Cadillac believes the CT5 is the champion they have been looking for in the luxury sedan battle.
This 2020 model is not as long as the CTS. However, its wheelbase is almost 1.5 inches longer, perfecting its proportions with short overhangs.
Powertrains and performance
Its base engine is familiar to Cadillac fans, as it runs on the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine of the XT4. Like its compact crossover sibling, it cranks out 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
A stronger thrust of power is evident with its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. It lashes out 335 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
Each engine operates with a 10-speed automatic transmission with the flexibility of all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.
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When you step inside the CT5, you realize Cadillac has stepped up its game. The cabin design is fresh and features the type of wood, leather and metal luxury car fans expect.
For technology, it features a 10.0-inch touch-screen display for the infotainment center console. Its connectivity access consists of one Type A port, two USB ports, wireless phone charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are accessible via a “Phone Shrine” — an angled holder in the console with a plug.
While the inclined roofline may involve difficult seating for tall people in the back, rear passengers have a generous amount of legroom and kneeroom. Cargo space amounts to 11.9 cubic feet in the trunk.
Keep it right here on The News Wheel for more information before the 2020 Cadillac CT5 hits dealerships this fall.