2021 Cadillac CT5

MSRP range

$36,995 - $47,795

The 2021 Cadillac CT5 came last year as a replacement for the previous premium sedan from the brand. The 2021 Cadillac CT5 does not have the amount of performance of its ancestors yet. But there is a high-performance variant in the works. It is also a step up from them in every other way. The 2021 Cadillac CT5 interior is more upscale and comfortable. The driver aids and the in-car technology make the car much more enticing against rivals. The 2021 Cadillac CT5 interior also has features such as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.


What's new

- The digital instrument cluster can be customized

- Semi-automated driving system available



- Value for money

- Precise steering



- Low cargo space 

- Poor visibility


Price Range: $36,995 - $47,795

Pointcom Rating: 7.8 / 10


Interior Build


The brand has rectified some of the flaws present in the 2021 Cadillac CT5 interior. The interface has a more straightforward design and is user-friendly. But the quality of the materials in the cabin does not match the premium promise of the 2021 Cadillac CT5. The upper trips have been given a good open-pore wood trim that beautifies the interior design. But it mixes with cheap black plastic that looks straight out of a typical family sedan. The rear seats are better than before. But the seats in rivals feel more spacious. The 2021 Cadillac CT5 fits in more than four carry-on cases behind the seats.




The company gives many features for the money. The number of default features is great for a premium vehicle. Most of the choices will not cost you as much as on other premium vehicles. The base price of the 2021 Cadillac CT5 is much better than its rivals. The build quality does not match the cars that are at the top of the segment. Some interior materials could be improved. The warranty given by the brand does not look so good. Buyers get a four-year basic warranty and a six-year powertrain warranty. The four-year mile rust warranty is nowhere near the 12-year period that rivals provide. This is odd considering that Cadillac is headquartered in rust-prone Michigan. There are six years of roadside help provided.


Technological Changes


The 2021 Cadillac CT5 has all the modern technology that you want from a premium vehicle. Most of it does not come by default. This is not satisfactory for such a premium vehicle. The acceleration and braking of the adaptive cruise control are a little erratic. But the driver aids function well otherwise. The navigation and infotainment system is also impressive. The brand does not have the same number of features as its rivals. But the technology provided is easy and slick to function. It is easy to sort through and is well organized. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are present by default if you want to use your phone. There are also several USB ports if you want to fast-charge.


Driving Experience


The 2021 Cadillac CT5 goes to 60 miles per hour in five and a half seconds. This is fairly swift. This type of acceleration is usual for a car in this segment with such an engine. The engine feels strong and smooth in city traffic. It is assisted by a good automatic gearbox that keeps the engine going at the correct speed. The auto start-stop system of the engine is unobtrusive. The biggest issue while driving around town is the touchy brake pedal, making it tough to stop the vehicle swiftly. The handling of the 2021 Cadillac CT5 is secure and stable. The vehicle is not a sports sedan. But the precise steering and the well-tuned suspension make it quite thrilling to drive.


Comfort Factor


Refinement and comfort are the main factors when searching for a car in this segment. The 2021 Cadillac CT5 comes up a little short in a few areas in this regard. The rear and front seats are quite supportive and comfy. But the ride quality is not good for a premium vehicle. The 2021 Cadillac CT5 roughs out the bumps rather than absorbing them. The car rocks like a boat on uneven streets. The climate control system usually functions well. There are buttons for all the controls. This is not usual in a segment that goes for touchscreens. There are also rapid seat heaters. The car fans help to bring the vehicle to the correct temperature. But they are quite loud for a premium vehicle.




The 2021 Cadillac CT5 is beautiful and gives many features for a lot less money than most of its luxury rivals. But it lacks a little in build quality, comfort, and performance compared to its European brethren in the midsize luxury sedan segment.

2021 Cadillac CT5


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