Cadillac CTS Saloon | Auto Express

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Cadillac CTS

Saloon review

characterful CTS is ready to take on the BMW and Jaguar XF.

In the past, American have struggled to make an on this side of the Atlantic. Cadillac’s characterful CTS is ready to on the BMW 5-Series and Jaguar XF.

Styling/Image

no denying the Cadillac’s head-turning With its sharp creases, grille and flared wheel the American has real presence. It stands out from the crowd, buyers will have to get to stares from other users.

At present the CTS is only available as saloon and in Sport Luxury

Interior/Practicality

Climb aboard the and you’ll find the spacious is as eye-catching as the exterior. In front of the are three sporty looking while the sweeping centre features logically laid out and audio controls. Fit and finish is good, as is the quality of the materials – a highlight being the stitched dash covering.

There’s plenty of kit too, sat-nav, TV, xenon headlamps and BOSE surround stereo all Open the tailgate and there’s a competitive 562-litres of carrying

Engine/Performance

Take a look at a brochure and you’ll notice a omission – there’s no diesel-engine Company bosses claim an will arrive in 2009, but then there’s only 2.8 and V6 petrol powerplants to choose The larger unit isn’t in performance and will scorch standstill to 60mph in just 6.5 although it’ll only 25.4mpg at the pumps.

The only gearbox option is a slow-witted six-speed automatic

Driving experience

Cadillac CTS

Head out on the and it’s immediately clear the has been developed with in mind. There’s little of the and imprecision that normally out American cars. Grip is body control is good and the is direct, although it lacks

Unfortunately, the downside of the CTS’s in corners is a hard ride fails to filter out even bumps and detracts from the otherwise quiet and comfortable distance cruising ability.

When it comes to value for there’s little touch the For the price of an entry-level BMW 523i, the CTS Sport Luxury serves up more performance and a tally of equipment that would you ticking most of the boxes on the firm’s expensive options You’ll need to make the for the high fuel and tax bills

The 2.9-litre model can only 25.7mpg and emits 263g/km of CO2 – a saving of 0.3mpg and 1g/km the much faster 3.6-litre.

With poor fuel and high CO2 emissions the CTS is unlikely to eco-friendly motorists. In fact, the cleaner running, more diesel arrives next the Cadillac is likely to remain a sight on UK roads. At least it a better job of protecting its occupants it does the environment.

Six airbags and ESP are standard, as are adaptive headlamps, parking sensors and a pressure monitoring system.

Our CTS Sport Luxury 3.6

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