2022 Cadillac CT5

Rating8.1

Ranked #8 in Midsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$37,295 - $42,995

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Key Spec of 2022 Cadillac CT5
fuel economy

23/27/33

fuel type

Gasoline

horsepower

287 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

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2022 Cadillac CT5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The CT5 is a premium sedan from the house of Cadillac, the premium arm of world-famous General Motors. The CT5 boasts of a muscular exterior styling and premium interior design. It is Cadillac’s answer to the prospective buyers who are seeking aesthetics, luxury, and performance in a single package. The new Cadillac CT5 might not be the best handling sedan out there but it surely does make a point for itself in terms of design and varied powertrain options. 


ProsConsWhat's New

Muscular exterior design 

Underwhelming base 2.0L engine 

New optional packages with Super Cruise feature for Premium Luxury and Sport trims. 

The intuitive and responsive infotainment system 

Handling not as good as competitors 

More standard safety features on the Luxury trim 

Peppy performance from the V-6 engine 

Less cargo capacity 

Wireless Charging now standard on optional 3.0L V-6 engine trims

Driver focussed cockpit 

New V-Series Blackwing trim (separate review)

Over All Rating

8.1

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature7.00
Engine and Performance8.00
Fuel Economy8.00
Interior8.50
Exterior8.00
Safety9.00
Competition8.00
Notable Rankings

#8 in Midsize Sedan

#9 in Sedan


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Trims

Luxury$37,295 onwards

  • 18-Inch alloy wheels
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Forward-collision alert
  • Ten-inch infotainment display

Premium Luxury$41,795 onwards

  • 14-way front power seats
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather upholstery

Sport$42,995 onwards

  • 19-Inch alloy wheels
  • Alloy Sport Pedals
  • Magnesium paddle shift controls
  • Manual front cushion length adjustment
  • Thick-rimmed leather steering wheel


Colors and Styles

2022 Cadillac CT5 in Black Raven color
Black Raven

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2022 CT5 will be available in four different trims, namely the Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, and the V-Series. The V-Series will be reviewed separately as it is the most powerful CT5 aimed towards sheer performance only. The price for the Luxury trim is expected to start at $38,000 and go up to $42,800 for the top-of-the-line Sport trim. It will face competition from the likes of Kia Stinger, Volvo S60 Inscription, and BMW 5 Series

2022 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Front Angle View
2022 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Rear Angle View

Features

The basic 2022 CT5 will be available in three different trims, namely the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. The Luxury is the base trim and Sport is the top-of-the-line trim. The Luxury trims are more focused on efficiency and interior comfort while the Sport trim will be more sporty with different exterior design elements. The Premium Luxury and Sport trims come with a smaller 2.0L engine as standard but can be had with the optional V-6 engine for some extra bucks 

Trims *

Luxury 

Premium Luxury 

Sport 

MSRP*

$38,800

$41,800

$42,800 

Key Features

2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged engine 

Adds to upgrades to the Luxury trim 

Adds to upgrades to the Premium Luxury trim 

 

Premium leatherette seating 

Wood or aluminum interior accents 

Carbon fiber trim

 

Low gloss axiom aluminum trim

Leather-trimmed steering wheel 

Thick rim steering wheel with magnesium paddle shifters 

 

LED headlamps, signature lighting, and red outer lens 

14-way power adjustment for front seats 

Alloy pedals 

 

18-inch alloy wheels 

Illuminating door handles 

Sport bolstered front seating 

 

Adaptive remote start 

SiriusXM with 360L

18-way power adjustment for front seats 

 

Forward collision alert 

Optional technological package 

19-inch alloy wheels in pearl nickel finish 

 

HD rear vision camera 

18-inch alloy wheels with Manoogian silver finish 

Rear spoiler 

 

Laminated acoustic windshield 

Driver memory and auto-dimming mirrors 

Optional V-Performance package 

*Expected 

We Recommend 

We think that the Sport trim will be a better option for those looking for sporty exterior styling and interior creature comforts as well. It is about $1000 more than the lower trim and offers many features like bigger 19-inch alloy wheels, 18-way power-adjustable seats, sport bolstered front seats, rear spoiler, sport grilles, magnesium paddle shifters, etc. It also provides many optional packages like Brembo V-Performance front brakes, V-Performance package, Platinum package, etc to improve the performance and handling of the car. 

2022 Cadillac CT5 Release Date 

Cadillac has not made any announcement about the launch and availability of the 2022 CT5 model but it had surely said that the performance-oriented CT5-V Blackwing edition would be available in late summer 2021. So, we expect the other CT5 models to follow it shortly. 

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

The 2022 Cadillac CT5 will be available with two engine options. All the trims come standard with a 2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged engine producing 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Premium Luxury and Sport trims will get optional 3.0L twin-turbo V-6 engines producing 335hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. Both the engines will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. All trims will come with FWD as standard while the AWD configuration will be optional. The optional AWD configuration might set you back by $3000. 

2022 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Engine Bay

Both the engines are capable in their own respect and are aimed at different audiences. The standard engine is for those looking for fuel efficiency and good performance as well. The bigger 3.0L V-6 engine is a powerhouse but unrefined to some extent. It performs really well on the highways and higher torque helps it to drive around the city very well. But mind you the dynamics of the car just won’t support all that power. The 2022 model will be based on the ongoing model and we expect the handling to remain the same. 

Models(2022)

Cadillac CT5 

Kia Stinger 

Volvo S60 Inscription 

BMW 5-Series 530i 

MSRP*

$40,240

$36,090

$44,250

$54,300 

Engine*

2.0L Twin- Scroll Turbo In-line 4 cylinders/ 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

2.5L Twin-Scroll Turbo In-Line 4 cylinders

2.0L Turbo Gas In-Line 4 cylinders

2.0L Turbo Gas In-Line 4 cylinders

Drivetrain*

RWD/AWD

RWD/AWD

FWD/AWD

RWD

Transmission*

10-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power (HP@RPM)*

237 hp @ 5000 RPM

300 hp @ 6200 RPM

250 hp @ 5500 RPM

248 hp @ 5200 RPM

Torque (lb-ft@RPM)*

258 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

311 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1450 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)*

6.6 Seconds 

4.7 Seconds

6.1 Seconds

5.9 Seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)*

15.3 Seconds

12.9 Seconds

14.6 Seconds

13.8 Seconds

Top Speed (MPH)*

155 MPH

167 MPH

131 MPH

130 MPH

*2021 data used for reference 

The Kia Stinger is equipped with a bigger engine and is the most powerful of the lot. It clearly blows away the competition with its rapid acceleration. It does a 0-60 mph sprint in about 4.7 seconds and a quarter-mile drag is done in about 12.9 seconds. The BMW 530i does the same in about 5.9 seconds and 13.8 seconds respectively, despite not being very powerful. 

The Volvo S60 is the second most powerful option here and it does a 0-60 mph sprint in about 6.1 seconds and a quarter-mile drag is done in about 14.6 seconds. The CT5 offers the slowest acceleration with its base 2.0L engine and does a 0-60 mpg sprint in about 6.6 seconds and a quarter-mile drag is done in about 15.3 seconds. 

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

The 2022 Cadillac CT5 is expected to be fuel-efficient as well. With its base engine and referring to the current model data, it is expected to deliver about 23 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg in combined driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 17.4 gallons, it can travel upto 400 miles in the city, 557 miles on the highway, and 487 in combined driving conditions. With a 3.0L V-6 engine the efficiency figures 19 mpg, 28 mpg, and 22 mpg, in the city, on the highways, and combined driving conditions respectively. 

Models(2022)

Cadillac CT5 

Kia Stinger 

Volvo S60 Inscription 

BMW 5-Series 530i 

MPG (City)*

23

22

23

24

MPG (Highway)*

32

32

34

33

MPG (Combined)*

28

25

27

28

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)*

17.4

15.9

15.9

18

Range in miles (City/ Highway/ Combined)*

400/557/487

349.8/ 461.1/ 397.5

365/540.6/430

450/594/504

*2021 data used for reference 

The BMW 530i offers very good fuel efficiency and is equipped with a larger fuel tank as well. As a result, it also offers a class-leading range under all driving conditions. The Cadillac CT5 comes second in terms of range and fuel tank capacity, followed by Volvo S60 and Kia Stinger. Both the S60 and Stinger are equipped with 15.9-gallon fuel tanks.

Interior
8.5/10

The 2022 CT5 will largely remain unchanged from an interior point of view. It will retain its straightforward and minimalistic design approach. The dashboard is laid out well and all the necessary functions and controls are within the easy reach of the front passengers. The trim materials depend on the trim you opt for. The Luxury trim comes with low gloss axiom aluminum trim. The Premium Luxury trim gets wood or aluminum accents depending upon the selected interior. The Sport trim gets carbon fiber trims for a more sporty feel inside the cabin. 

2022 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Front Seats

All the trims come with leatherette upholstery and the front seats are power-adjustable as well. The Sport trim gets bolstered seats for better support while cornering. The comfort across both the rows is decent To manage your small carry items, there are plenty of cubby storage areas available. Some features like ambient interior lighting, dual-zone climate control system, dual-pane sunroof add to the list of desirable features. However, the overall appearance and quality do not justify its asking price when compared with some of its German rivals. 

The cargo space in the 2022 Cadillac CT5 will be disappointing. With just 11.9 cu-ft of space, it's difficult to manage all your luggage when planning a weekend getaway. Some competitors offer better cargo capacity than it. Also, it is important to note that most of the creature comforts and added luxurious features are available in the form of optional packages for which you have to pay extra over the existing MSRP of the vehicle. The Super Cruise Autonomous driving features will be available on the Premium Luxury and Sport trims as a part of the Super Cruise optional package.

Models(2022)

Cadillac CT5 

Kia Stinger 

Volvo S60 Inscription 

BMW 5-Series 530i 

Seating Capacity*

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/Legroom) in inches*

39.0/56.742.4

38.3/56.4/42.3

37.4/56.1/42.6

41.0/58.7/41.4

Rear Row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/Legroom) in inches*

36.6/55.7/37.9

37.0/54.8/35.2

37.2/54.5/36.4

41.0/55.9/36.5

Cargo Capacity(cu-ft)*

11.9

23.3

11.6

18.7

*2021 data used for reference 

All the cars in the comparison come with a seating capacity for five passengers. The Kia Stinger is the most practical car in the lot with its 23.3 cu-ft of cargo space. It is followed by the BMW 530i with 18.7 cu-ft of cargo space. The Volvo S60 offers the least cargo capacity of just 11.6 cu-ft. The Cadillac CT5 offers better legroom across the second row while the BMW 530i comes with better headroom across both rows. Some of the standout interior features of the CT5 are:

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel (Premium Luxury)
  • Magnesium paddle shifters (Sport)
  • Power adjustable front seats 
  • Ambient interior lighting 
  • Cabin air filtration system
  • Dual-zone climate control system 
  • Front bucket seats 

What’s there in the 2022 Cadillac CT5 to keep you entertained?

The infotainment system of the Cadillac CT5 is surely one of its USPs and the 2022 model will also come with the same intuitive and responsive interface. Like the 2021 model, the 202 models will also run on a CUE interface and a 10.0-inch multimedia touchscreen will be standard and placed on the center of the dashboard. It will support many features like Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio as standard. For wireless smartphone connectivity, you’ll also get access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

2022 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Infotainment System

Also, there will be access to OnStar and Cadillac Connected Services via subscription. For all your musical needs, there will be a 9-speaker premium audio system. Although we would recommend the optional Bose 15-speaker audio system for a better and clearer experience. You’ll also get access to wireless phone charging from the Premium Luxury trim and the Navigation system can be availed via the optional package. Some of the standout infotainment features of the CT5 are:

  • 10-inch multimedia touchscreen display 
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay 
  • SiriusXM 360L
  • HD radio 
  • 3 USB ports 
  • 9-speaker premium audio system 
  • 15-speaker Bose audio system 
Exterior
8.0/10

The 2022 model will retain the exterior styling of the outgoing model. The exterior styling really stands out and is instantly recognizable in a parking lot. The front fascia imbibes two sleek LED headlamps with vertical LED DRLs extending up to the front bumper. The signature front grille with chrome outline and Cadillac logo on it is a typical Cadillac trademark. The long hood gives it an elegant look. 

2022 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Side View

The side profile is that of a typical sedan and is devoid of any aggressive character lines. The smooth side finish lends it an executive look. The wheel size varies from 18-inch to 20-inch depending upon the trim you opt for and they all come in different designs for a more modern outlook. The rear profile is also beautifully crafted and the number seven-shaped LED tail lamps truly stand out. The two parallelogram-ish exhaust outlets look sassy and complement the overall design language of the car. 

Models(2022)

Cadillac CT5 

Kia Stinger 

Volvo S60 Inscription 

BMW 5-Series 530i 

Curb Weight (lbs)*

3724

4023

4012

3783

Length (inches)*

193.8

190.2

187.4

195.8

Width (inches)*

74.1

73.6

80.3

73.5

Height (inches)*

57.2

55.1

56.5

58.2

Ground Clearance (inches)*

NA

NA

NA

5.5

Wheelbase (inches)*

116.0

114.4

113.1 

117.1

*2021 data used for reference 

The BMW 530i and the Cadillac CT5 are closely matched with respect to their external dimensions. Similarly, Volvo S60 and Kia Stinger are similar in exterior dimensions. The BMW 530i is the longest and tallest car off the lot while the Volvo S60 is the widest. The 530i also sits on a longer wheelbase which aids with better high-speed stability and cargo capacity as well. The Cadillac CT5 offers better legroom across the second row but suffers from a lower cargo capacity. Some of the standout exterior features of the CT5 are:

  • Acoustic laminated glass
  • Body-color rear spoiler (Sport trim)
  • LED headlamps 
  • LED tail lamps 
  • Optional ultraview power sunroof 
  • Solar absorbing glass 
  • Illuminating door handles (Premium Luxury)
Safety
9.0/10

The 2022 Cadillac CT5 model is essentially the same as the 2021 model. So we can expect the 2022 model to carry all its safety features. It will be equipped with many safety features like automatic emergency braking, 8-airbags, forward-collision alert, front pedestrian braking, HD rear vision camera, and some more as standard. The NHTSA has given the 2021 Cadillac CT5 a 5-star safety rating while the IIHS has not tested it yet. Also, one can opt for some optional safety features like adaptive cruise control, HD surrounds vision, Automatic parking assist with braking, etc included in the safety package. Some of the standout safety features of the CT5 are:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • HD vision camera 
  • Front pedestrian braking 
  • LATCH system 
  • Lane change alert with side blind zone alert
  • Rear cross traffic alert 
  • Rear park assist 
  • Teen driver 
  • Tire pressure monitoring system 
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Cadillac CT5 V/S 2022 Kia Stinger 

The Kia Stinger is a very capable car in many respects. It provides great performance at a great price which is hard to match for the Cadillac CT5. It also provides much superior handling than the Cadillac CT5 and has decent fuel economy too.

2022 Kia Stinger

The Cadillac makes a point for itself with better interior space for passengers and better fuel economy too. The Stinger is the more practical option between the two of them as it comes with much better cargo capacity. However, the Stinger does not have any Autonomous driving technology which the 2022 model will offer at least as an optional package. 

2022 Cadillac CT5 V/S 2022 Volvo S60 Inscription 

The Volvo S60 is known for its safety quotient and desirable interiors. However, it is more expensive than the Cadillac CT5. The Cadillac CT5 offers great styling whereas the S60 offers much better performance.

2022 Volvo S60 Inscription

The fuel efficiency figures for both of them are quite similar. The Cadillac CT5 offers slightly better cargo capacity and interior space than the S60. Also, the availability of the Super Cruise autonomous driving feature on the Cadillac CT5 makes it a better option than the Volvo S60.

2022 Cadillac CT5 V/S 2022 BMW 5-Series 530i 

The BMW 530i is surely a well-built car. It looks good on the outside and the interiors are even better. The BMW 530i offers better performance than the Cadillac CT5 and the fuel efficiency is also the same. It is also more practical than the CT5, offering better cargo capacity as well.

2022 BMW 5-Series 530i

However, the BMW is more expensive than the CT5 and can’t match the badass styling of the CT5. It is more like an executive sedan for the professional working class. The CT5 offers very good safety quotient and autonomous driving technology, something which is missing on the BMW 530i.

Final Verdict

Based on the 2021 model, the 2022 Cadillac CT5 is the amalgamation of many desirable features into a single sedan. The CT5 looks great on the outside and is about good on the inside but can't match the premiumness of some other sedans out there. The CT5 scores really well in the safety department and the fuel efficiency is good with its 2.0L engine as well. 

If you are hungry for more power, you can go for the 3.0L engine. Although the handling won’t suffice to handle higher power output and we expect that Cadillac makes some changes to offer better handling. Overall, it’s a good car and we won’t mind recommending it but won’t ignore the fact that there are better cars out there which might just suit your needs perfectly. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$42995

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

220 cu in

horse power

287 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

262 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

193.8 in

wheelbase

116 in

width

74.1 in

Height

57.2 in

capacity
passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

23/27/33 mpg


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