The Cadillac CT5 has an attractive appearance and eager optional engines, yet it doesn’t have the nimblest handling or the most luxurious interior. The 2022 Cadillac CT5 isn’t the best sports sedan on the market, but its stylish appearance and eager optional engines keep it in contention with rivals like the BMW 3-series, Mercedes-Benz C-class, and Genesis G70. The entry-level engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder, but the twin-turbo V-6 under the hood adds some excitement. Consider selecting a V series trim to optimize performance and agility (reviewed separately).
The CT5’s interior is spacious and well-equipped, yet those expecting high-end materials and luxury-level ambiance may be disappointed. If you’re searching for the most up-to-date infotainment and driver assistance technologies, look no further than the CT5, which includes Cadillac’s impressive Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving feature.
Cadillac CT5 Spark Plugs
|Info/Engine||3.0L 6-cyl Engine LGY Turbo||2.0L 4-cyl Engine LSY Turbo|
|OEM spark plug gap||0.030″ (0.76mm)||–|
|Change interval||60,000 miles||–|
|Best spark plug||NGK 92968 SILNAR8A7 Laser Iridium Spark Plug||–|
|Popular choice||Champion 9016 RES8WYPB3 Iridium Spark Plug||–|
In 2022, ordering General Motors’ Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology on the CT5 will be simpler because two new optional packages include it with premium and convenience features on Premium Luxury and Sport trims. The basic Luxury trim receives more traditional driver-assistance systems, such as blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist, but not the cutting-edge Super Cruise feature.
For some reason, the optional 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 no longer comes with volume and selection knobs on the center stack, but a wireless smartphone charging pad is now standard.
Following the cancellation of the full-size CT6, Cadillac offers the CT5, which is larger than its previous mid-sized sedan. The CT5 debuted for the 2020 model year as a replacement to the CTS. This year sees GM’s excellent Super Cruise semi-autonomous technology become available, but even if you don’t choose that option box, buyers will appreciate increased active safety features. The CT5 challenges other small luxury sedans including the BMW 3 Series, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volvo S60, and Audi A4.
The latest CT5, which was revealed in late 2017, starts at $74,000 and goes all the way up to about $150,000 with a few options. Last year’s model was only available with a basic turbo-four and a twin-turbo V-6 for higher trims, but this year there’s a new leader of the pack. Obviously, the enormous supercharged V-8 engine under the CT5-V Blackwing hood is the dog.