First Units Of 2020 Cadillac CT5 Now Arriving At Dealers28
As initially reported by our sister publication, Cadillac Society, the very first units of the all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5 luxury sedan are now arriving on dealer lots in the United States. At this point, delivery volume is relatively low, with a higher volume of deliveries scheduled for the first quarter of the 2020 calendar year.
Initial reports indicate that the majority of 2020 Cadillac CT5 models delivered thus far are the Premium Luxury trim level, while a handful of Sport trims are also on hand. The base-level Luxury trim level has yet to arrive at U.S. dealers, as of this writing.
All 2020 Cadillac CT5 models delivered thus far are equipped with the base-level turbocharged 2.0L LSY inline four-cylinder gas engine. Premium Luxury and CT5-V models equipped with the optional twin-turbo 3.0L LGY V6 engine are slated to hit production later for the 2020 model year.
We’ve included five examples of the 2020 Cadillac CT5 currently available around the U.S. below, including links to their respective listings. Please note that the links may not work as the cars are sold off:
Cadillac CT5 Sport, finished in Crystal White Tricoat, available at Suburban Cadillac of Ann Arbor, Michigan (link)
Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury, finished in Summit White, available at Rusty Wallace Cadillac, Tennessee (link)
Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury, finished in Wave Metallic, available at Crestmont Cadillac, Ohio (link)
Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury, finished in Black Raven, available at Etterson Cadillac, Illinois (link)
Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury, finished in Crystal White Tricoat, available at Suburban Cadillac of Troy, Michigan (link)
The Cadillac CT5 launch was delayed a bit due to a number of things, including the recent UAW labor strike against General Motors, which halted production at the GM Lansing Grand River plant where the Cadillac CT5 is produced. However, production at the Jinqiao plant in Shanghai was not impacted by the UAW walkout, and as such the CT5 went on sale in China weeks before it was available in the U.S.
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Source: Cadillac Society
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way to put your best foot forward !
Everyone’s first impression of the new CT5 will be the 2.0T.
We will drive one, but will wait for a 3.0TT on the lot, if that even happens.
It will be great, just wait, and wait, and wait.
O well just another Cadillac let down.
In my opinion.
This! I 100% agree gm is condemning the ct5 to failure by releasing the new, neutered 2.0 1st and failing to get any kind of buzz going about the other powertrain choices. All the initial reaction will be related to how badly the car under-delivers and then that will be the end of it. No one is sticking around to hear more while the hardcore fans cry ” but wait! Theres a slightly less disappointing engine coming soon! Where are you all going?”. 1st impressions stick and the ct5 is going to be branded a poser forever. Of course, given the underwhelming specs on the available optional engine, maybe it’s just truth in advertising
It looks even better in person.
I saw photos of this one being taken.
LOL Art, I saw that one in person this past weekend. I absolutely loved the blue calipers! It’s a tad small in size for my taste tho.
We’ve bought and leased many cars from the dealership, great people! Cannot ever do enough for you! Craig is the best!
The CT5 looks awesome in person.
The 350T was pretty peppy, but I can’t wait to drive a 550T model.
If no 3.0 CT5 will be shipped until later, that may mean there is a problem with it?
Surely some dealers would order one of them.
Maybe there is a problem with the 3.0TT, but WHY is there NEVER a problem with the 2.0T ?
Cadillac loaded the lots with ATS – 2.0T, CTS – 2.0T, CT6 – 2.0T, and how did that work ?
All of those are CANCELED !!!
GM thinks the sales numbers are down do to vehicle size, vehicle styling, etc.
The Cadillac sales are down do to the lack of anything the customer wants !
OK so a dealer orders ONE – 3.0TT and stocks TEN – 2.0T, how do you test drive one, it is always sold !
Look at the 3.6 in the ATS, CTS, and CT6, WHERE WERE THEY ?
GM shapes what the dealers have, like I said, how come the 2.0T is never held up.
Like the trucks, you could always get the 5.3, but the 6.2 was held up, and the 3.0TD was held up !
Like the CT6 – the 3.0TT was held up, and the 4.2 TT was held up !
The XT4, what do you know, a 2.0T !
The CT4, what do you know, a 2.0T !
Guess what engine is in the Cadillacs in China —————— 2.0T ———————
GM if you want your sales numbers of Cadillac in the USA to go up noticeably,
—————————– STOP USING THE 2.0T and the 8 speed junk transmission ———————————————
Less than 10% of Luxury vehicle buyers/Leasers opt for the highend performance models.
First edition Cadillacs are the absolute worse cars. The first few thousand will be the sampler vehicle to see what goes wrong.
It’s guaranteed. Look at the history of the first CT’S along with the first ATS.
I lived this nightmare
That’s because that is the model GM pushes !
If GM would push the upper model, then the lease returns would be worth more and be more desirable to used buyers.
If the used market has a better offering of a longer lasting Cadillac, people would see more and have the option to buy them.
Look at the old Cadillacs !
Look at the full-sized GM SUV line !
There are3 more longer lasting ones on the road and there for the value stays up and the used market has a better offering.
With GM pushing a CHEAP Cadillac, the used ones are JUNK and the customers opinion is that Cadillac is JUNK.
LOOK at the Escalade !!
If GM pushed the Escalade with the 2.0T or even the 2.7T instead of the 5.3 or 6.2, where would the Escalade be ?
This makes no sense, offer your top model with your top options, then offer your lowest model with your lowest options.
Again. LOOK at how the top model is perceived !
LOOK at how the lowest model is perceived !
O well just another opinion !
This is typical of GM model roll outs. There may be some final validation going on with the 3.0tt models. Or possibly they are waiting on parts.
Every Luxury brand ships their base models before adding performance upgrades. Gives people a reason to trade the car in when the lease is up.
A high percent of commenters in GMauthority and Cadillac forums like higher perf sporty cars.
A high percent of buyers who don’t care about 0-60, care more about the price.
I don’t think sales are significantly hurt by the 2.0. It’s faster than the V8 + V6 we used to drive.
If the lower powered 2.0 in CT5 is noticable, that will be depressing and might affect sales.
CT5 is $5-7,000 less than an equally equipped CTS, but initial lease residual is poor, at 45% 15K and 48% 10K.
If that doesn’t improve, it may hurt sales more than anything.
I’m going to add this.
I agree that a high percentage of commenters here are boomer, muscle car guys, dealer employees or GM customer service – PR people.
With that said here we go.
I would say the largest percentage of buyers care less about the 0-60 times.
But I say the highest percentage still cares how the vehicle drives, as much if not more than the price. With that said 0-60 means NOTHING to a everyday driver, its how the vehicle preforms. Say the 27mph to 65mph range, then the 60mph to 85mph range.
So when you say the 2.0T is faster than the V8s of the past, I say yes, and no !!!!
You see with 3 gears, and with the boomer fuel pig thinking, the V8s were always in the torque bands as needed. So the ten speeds are GREAT compared to the 6 and the GM junk 8 speed, but the 6 and GM 8 speed junk, just do NOT know what to do in traffic, they are trying to shift when you need to go.
The 10 speed is better, I will give you that. But the 0 – 60 crap GM publishes is as useful as GMs engine and torque numbers.
Also I don’t get the 0-60, who even cares 0-60, when the car doesn’t go. I have told the story here of my wife, test driving an Audi A4 with a 2.0T, her ATS has a 2.0T, and she could not believe how the Audi drove, accelerated etc. But her ATS is a 2.0T 6 speed, not the lesser HP 2.0T ten speed but they are not even close.
So again, sure, maybe price, and maybe how the vehicle drives in traffic, but never 0-60 numbers !
So GM was quoted as saying, the cheap base Cadillac is to get the new young buyers in the door.
It is doing the opposite if you ask me !!
The new young buyer likes the look of the Cadillac, buys the low end Cadillac, then is disappointed with the vehicle in traffic, etc.
Will they go back and upgrade ?
Our ATS is a GREAT car, we LOVE the look and the driving of the vehicle.
We will NEVER buy another 2.0T in a Cadillac EVER again, EVER !!!!
And we would NEVER buy a GM vehicle with a GM 8 speed junk transmission !!!!!
So look at what GM is putting in the base CT4,
—————————2.0T and the GM 8 speed junk transmission ———————————
This CT5 should have had the 2.7T – 10 speed as its lowest option, longevity and low cost to operate.
Any way the reason the Cadillacs are worthless, or like you like to say, ( poor residual ) is do this LONG DRAWN OUT COMMENT, just the junk that GM pushes on the customer, and the customer doesn’t know the difference or care, until the next vehicle.
Look at how many ATS customers bought another !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And without the repeat customer, GM will just cancel the vehicle and blame it on the lack of customers.
Chicken and the egg !!!
In my opinion !
Here is the link to one of ours that came in if youd like to use it. I was able to get a lot of pictures including the new key fob and shoot 360 interior and exterior views. It has been very interesting seeing a Cadillac in Summit White. https://www.valleycadillac.com/VehicleDetails/new-2020-Cadillac-CT5-4dr_Sdn_Premium_Luxury-Rochester-NY/3566372863
Does the Summit White make a Crystal White car look dull/yellowish?
When parked next to a nice bright white car, by crystal white doesn’t look so great, as when it’s
alone or next to dark cars.
How did the VIN sequence number (last 6 digits) get to 100000+ already?
Did they continue from where CTS left off?
I was wondering the same about the VIN too. Altho doesn’t the last 6 also represent more than just the sequence?
Blue is the best. Still very chevy with cheap details like fake window (ugly especially in white), without full digital cluster, weird 2 knobs under bad integrated display, cheap rear console, zero original details… Even CT4 looks better inside than this. All is made for Chinese eyes and taste. Its like cheap copy of Escala.
2.0 Turbo – I don’t think so.
Buy a Stinger.
The Pontiac Stinger was only a concept vehicle. Never available for purchase.
I think Kia also made a Stinger, but being more than a year old most are probably already in the Junk yard.
You realize the base engine in the Kia Stinger is also a 2.0t? The CT5-V makes the same power as the Stinger GT. But unlike the Stinger, the CT5 will make 600+ hp in its most powerful form.
Low quality troll. 1/10. ?
I really like this design. F the complaining about the C pillar-fake window thingy. It doesn’t bother me.
Overall, a nice looking car. I will need to see the interior in person to judge that. But overall, the stance is spot on.
I really liked the CTS. The front fascia was the strongest design feature, IMO.
The rear was a little droopy and,” old mannish”, kind of like the Mercedes sedans.
Here’s what bothers me. The steering wheel designs of almost all cars today, maybe because I’m a creative type, but I can’t help but see a nose ( the center airbag position) the “mouth-like” open bottom support, and then the round gauges. Combined, it looks like a cartoon face.
I can’t, Unsee it ?
Hopefully it is a better driver than the XTS I rented once. It had the 3.6 which I was hopeful for as it is a darling of an engine in my friend’s ATS. Unfortunately it came off as very dual in the XTS. Honestly I wished I had just driven my Oldsmobile with the GM 3800 series II for that trip.
If this car captures the wonderful chassis from the ATS, it might be pretty good. It looks alright, pretty normal modern car, not super distinctive.
This will become the new Malibu…smaller than the current Impala, but a bit bigger that the current Malibu. Just wait.
I soo hope so, the Charger needs domestic competition and most money is made on truck/SUVs anyways
I’m glad Cadillac hasn’t given up on the car side of the market . These look good on paper but really don’t expect big sales numbers . Rebates will follow soon just to keep them from gathering dust on the showroom floor .
I do think the new face of Cadillac looks good on these two new cars . The family looks cohesive now except the XT5 , that. refresh should have been better to align it with the other s. .
Ct6v was hot… this… looks cheap … I mean really Toyota tablet on the dash?
And in person it looks even worse…
Ct5 has come out very late, fake rear window, cheap looking dash board, looks like a Chevy Impala, baxk lights liook like a old CT6