The 2020 Cadillac CT4 compact sports sedan is a bold move by the brand to expand its lineup in the entry-level luxury class. Cadillac hopes to lure more younger luxury buyers from European competitors by introducing the latest safety and advanced performance technologies and making a stylish design statement.
Introduced in the Spring of 2019, the all-new CT4 which replaces the Cadillac ATS, showcases a high-tech design, the latest safety and performance features, including super-cruise control, two powerful turbocharged engines, premium electric power steering, eBoost brakes, coated rotors, magnetic ride control, and Brembo front brakes, which are standard on the Sport and V-Series models. All-wheel drive is optional on all models.
The hands-free Super Cruise system assures the driver’s attention with high-definition maps and sensors that watch the road and monitor the driver inside the car. When activated, the vehicle will steer itself and remain in the lane during highway trips.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 also introduces other features to the compact luxury sedan class, including self-sealing and run-flat tires, allowing the vehicle to continue driving with punctures and not stop to change tires.
The four-door CT4 comes in four trim levels: The base Luxury starts at $32,995 MSRP, the Premium Luxury has a starting price of $37,495, the Sport model at $38,595, and the top-of-line V-Series goes for $44,495 MSRP.
The CT4 gets its spirited performance from Cadillac’s innovative turbocharging technology. The 2.0- and 2.7-liter Twin-Scroll Turbo engines are engineered with sportiness in mind. They include a three-step sliding camshaft along with Active Fuel Management and automatic stop/start.
The base Luxury model comes with a 2.0-liter Twin-Scroll Turbo engine that generates 237 horsepower that is matched with an eight-speed transmission.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury model I experienced was powered by a 2.7-liter turbo engine that generated 327 horsepower with a segment-leading ten-speed automatic transmission. Agile and quick on its feet, the Premium Luxury came with a rear-wheel-drive infrastructure for better handling and sports performance. All-wheel-drive is optional for all models and standard on the V-Series.
The CT4 allows the driver to select different drive modes: Touring, Sport, Snow/Ice, and Track. A My Mode and V Mode (V-Series) alters the vehicle’s characteristics by calibrating the suspension’s transmission, shifting, steering, brakes, and front/rear torque for the AWD version.
The CT4 feels smooth and powerful yet responsive on quick maneuvers and during lane changing. The steering is precise, and the ride feels comfortable and sporty at the same time. Rapid acceleration and braking are balanced and together produce a sporty ride in the Sport and Track modes.
Beautifully designed for appeal and practicality, the interior has a user-friendly layout with easy access to touch controls for the audio, climate, and other interfaces. Other features include a wireless charging pad, USB and USB-C ports, and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay come standard in all models,
The CT4 Luxury and Premium Luxury exterior design have unique LED lighting, tail- and headlamps, and front grilles with premium hot foil-stampings. The Sport and V-Series are distinguished by a sportier design, signature vertical lights, a rear spoiler, and performance wheels.
The 2020 CT4 is virtually the same as the 2021 model. Additional features added this year include forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, a safety alert seat, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Due to the pandemic, you can contact your local Cadillac dealership or car-buying service for discounts, special financing, home deliveries, and test drives for purchasing.
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