- Revised grille appearance
- Adaptive remote vehicle starter now standard on all models
- Exterior colors: Glacier Blue Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic and Summer Gold Metallic
The Cadillac CTS Sedan has been the cornerstone of Cadillac’s re-emergence as one of the world’s premier manufacturers of luxury sports sedans over the past decade. It continues to draw new customers from imports and establish loyalty among repeat buyers.
This five-passenger, rear-wheel-drive sedan – all-wheel drive is available – matches a race track-honed driving experience with the signature styling that has characterized Cadillac’s new era. It is offered in three trim collections: Luxury, Performance and Premium.
A new level of standard content for 2013 includes heated leather seating with 10-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats with driver’s memory feature, adaptive remote starting, rearview camera system, Rainsense wipers, interior ambient lighting, Universal Home Remote and an underhood appearance package.
The Luxury Collection features a 3.0L V-6, while Performance and Premium Collections come with a 3.6L V-6. Both engines feature direct-injection technology and EPA highway mileage ratings of 27 mpg. All-wheel drive is available, giving this stylish and versatile wagon a greater measure of capability.
Continuous improvements have helped keep the CTS family at the top of customer consideration lists and earn critical praise. For 2013 ,CTS Sedan receives a new grille finish and new exterior color choices – Glacier Blue Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic and Summer Gold Metallic.
The CTS Sedan complements a range of models and body styles that includes CTS Coupe, Sport Wagon and the high-performance V-Series. Please see separate releases for CTS Coupe and CTS Sport Wagon. Also, please see the separate release for CTS-V Sedan.
CTS Touring Package and Performance Packages
The CTS Touring Package edition is available on Luxury and Premium Collections. Highlights include:
The Performance Package is included on the Luxury Collection when equipped with the Touring package and is standard on Performance and Premium Collections. It features:
Also available on Performance and Premium Collections is the Y43-code summer tire Performance Package (RWD models only), which adds or substitutes the following features to the equipment roster included with the standard Performance Package:
CTS Sedan design and exterior features
The CTS’s distinctive shield-shaped front grille is updated again for 2013 with a bright appearance on the vertical and horizontal bars that compose the grille’s frame. Models equipped with the CTS Touring Package feature a grille with dark vertical and horizontal bars.
Additional standard and available exterior features include:
CTS Sedan interior features
The CTS interior emphasizes technical precision with hand-crafted details. An integrated center stack design – with a satin metallic finish – blends into the lower instrument panel that sweeps forward and away from front-seat occupants.
Available heated and ventilated seats incorporate “thin-seat” technology for maximum occupant comfort and enhanced rear-seat leg, knee and foot room. French stitching is used throughout the interior, including the upper instrument panel, door inserts, seats and the shifter boot.
Standard and available features include:
CTS Sedan powertrains
A 3.0L direct-injected V-6 is the standard engine in Base and Luxury models and is rated at 270 horsepower (201 kW). Along with direct injection technology, the 3.0L engine employs continuously variable valve timing to optimize power and fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Highway fuel economy on 3.0L-equipped rear-wheel drive models is 27 mpg.
The CTS Sport Sedan’s 3.6L direct-injected V-6 is standard in the Performance and Premium Collections and delivers an SAE-certified 318 horsepower (237 kW). Lightweight features help reduce overall weight for greater efficiency and a more favorable front-to-rear weight balance. Examples include a composite intake manifold that saves approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) over the weight of a comparable aluminum intake and an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design that saves approximately 13 pounds (6 kg) per engine.
The Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all CTS Sport Wagon RWD models. The 6L50 six-speed is featured on AWD models.
CTS chassis and suspension
The CTS chassis enables a great balance of performance and luxury. The hardware includes structural enhancements via a tower-to-tower brace; large, four-wheel disc brakes and a ZF steering rack. Four suspension tuning packages are available: base, performance (standard on 3.6L models and optional on 3.0L models), 19-inch performance all-season and the summer tire performance package with a summer-only 19-inch tire (RWD only).
Additional features and details include:
CTS safety and crash-avoidance features
CTS is designed to enhance Cadillac’s reputation for providing safe occupant environments in luxury vehicles. Standard and available features include:
CTS Sedan and OnStar
One year of OnStar Directions and Connections service is standard on CTS Sedan. OnStar is the global leading provider of connected safety, security and mobility solutions and advanced information technology.
OnStar’s RemoteLink Mobile App allows smartphone users to control vehicle functions, access vehicle information and send directions directly to the vehicle. A new, opt-in service called FamilyLink allows subscribers to stay connected to loved ones by checking the location of their vehicle online or by signing up for vehicle location alerts.
CTS Sedan features new OnStar button icons. Drivers will notice an updated look for the Hands-Free Calling button, blue OnStar button and red Emergency button.
More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com.