The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Undercuts Its German Competition on Price

Joey Capparella
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From Car and Driver

Cadillac is bragging that its new CT5 sedan undercuts the German juggernaut from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz by several thousand dollars in base price. Given that the CT5 is larger than the 3-series, A4, and C-class, it certainly seems to offer more bang for your buck—but other competitors from less well-established luxury brands such as the Genesis G70 and Volvo S60 will give the Caddy a run for its money in terms of value.

The base CT5 Luxury with rear-wheel drive and a 237-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine starts at $37,890. The equivalent BMW 330i starts over $40,000, while the Genesis G70—which made it onto our 10Best list this year—starts just under $36,000.

Standard features include push-button start, a 10-inch touchscreen, and active safety features including automated emergency braking and forward-collision alert. The CT5 offers all-wheel drive as a $2600 option, and checking that box also means you get heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Pricing for other option packages isn't available yet.

Better-equipped CT5 Premium Luxury and CT5 Sport models cost $41,690 and $42,690 and also come with either rear- or all-wheel drive. These higher two trim levels will also offer the option of a 335-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, but Cadillac is not yet sharing a price for that upgrade powertrain.

There are two high-performance versions of the CT5 still to come. The first is the 355-hp, V-6–powered CT5-V that has already been revealed, while a more hard-core performance model has been shown in prototype form.

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