Only changes for 2019 involve exterior-paint colors, including the addition of Wave Metallic colors.
Because the CTS isn't the most popular of luxury sedans, you can often find it heavily discounted; consequently, look to get the most CTS you can for the money. Specifically, keep an eye out for a V6-powered version. We appreciate the base 2.0-liter's punch, but a Cadillac will forever be better with a meatier engine. And if you can swing the CTS-V, go for it. Find a Cadillac CTS for sale
The 2019 Cadillac CTS is available in five regular trim levels -- the base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, V-Sport and V-Sport Premium Luxury -- plus the high-performance CTS-V. Note that not every engine is available in every trim level. Prices include factory delivery charge.
The base CTS ($47,990) comes only with the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder as well as standard 17-in wheels, advanced Brembo front brakes, rear parking sensors, a backup camera, proximity entry and push-button start, 8-way power front seats with memory settings, simulated leather upholstery, OnStar emergency communications, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Cadillac's 8-in touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, three USB ports and an 11-speaker Bose sound system. Options include heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a navigation system, a sunroof, split-folding rear seat backs and a power-adjustable steering wheel with an automatic heating function.
All of those options are included or supplanted on the CTS Luxury ($53,690), which further adds a panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights and the Driver Awareness package, which includes forward-collision warning, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, along with lane-keeping assist and automatic wipers. The 3.6-liter V6 can be had with the Luxury trim level.
The Premium Luxury trim ($61,190) adds the 3.6-liter V6 as standard plus 18-in wheels, a magnetically controlled adaptive suspension, a head-up display, a surround-view parking camera, a self-parking system, tri-zone climate control, heated rear seats, Cadillac's special rear-camera mirror, rear sunshades (power rear) and the availability of different interior color combinations. The Premium Luxury trim's Driver Assist package bolsters its standard Driver Awareness items with forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, automatic safety-belt tightening and adaptive cruise control.
The V-Sport ($62,690) gains a twin-turbo V6 plus a variety of other performance enhancements (sport-tuned steering and a magnetic suspension, upgraded Brembo brakes, summer tires, an electronic limited-slip differential and a special Track mode for performance driving). It's otherwise equipped similarly to the Luxury, apart from its standard self-parking system and the unavailability of a sunroof.
The V-Sport Premium Luxury ($72,790) essentially adds all the extras from the regular Premium Luxury trim level.
Finally, there's the CTS-V ($89,290). It essentially builds upon the V-Sport's content with a supercharged V8 and an even higher pedigree of performance elements. It too can have most of the Premium Luxury's items, although they're available through a mix of packages and standalone options. You can also specify special Recaro sport seats and a Carbon Fiber package, which adds a variety of carbon-fiber elements to the exterior.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Year/1 Visit|
2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class -- All-new last year and with additional models being introduced this year, the E-Class is an exquisitely luxurious sedan that challenges its S-Class big brother for opulence and refinement. Its AMG E 43 and E 63 S variants are key challengers to the CTS' performance variants, but are pricier.
2019 Lincoln Continental -- The other midsize American luxury sedan. The Continental may boast an available 400-hp engine, but unlike the CTS, it has no performance pretenses. It's about luxury first, and although far from perfect, it may make more sense for those looking for a more traditional luxury-sedan experience.
2019 Volvo S90 -- For those looking for a luxury sedan that provides a tasteful appearance, comfortable ride and a stylish, impeccably crafted cabin, the Volvo S90 needs to be considered. It's specifically not trying to be a performance machine, and should be a better choice for many as a result.
Used Cadillac CT6 -- The CT6 is Cadillac's bigger, more luxurious and generally more advanced luxury sedan. Apart from the CTS-V, it's generally superior to the CTS. It costs more new, though, so considering a used one is recommended.