Cadillac CTS Among KBB’s Best Used Luxury Cars Under $25K18
Vehicle valuation and research company Kelley Blue Book has listed its picks for the 10 best used midsize luxury cars under $25,000 for the 2021 calendar year. Included in the list is the 2016 Cadillac CTS.
According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2016 Cadillac CTS was selected for its combination of luxury and performance, with a wide variety of engine options available. Kelley Blue Book also praised the sedan’s plethora of “high-tech features,” as well as its “comfortable and well-appointed interior.”
“Luxury cars can be too expensive for the average budget, but used luxury cars are another story,” Kelley Blue Book states. “Going used is a great way to get the features and allure of a luxury brand at a more budget-friendly price.”
It should be noted that at the moment, used car prices are historically high, and are expected to rise even higher in the near future.
As a reminder, the Cadillac CTS nameplate was produced for three generations between 2002 and 2019. The Cadillac CTS was succeeded by the Cadillac CT6 (although some believe the Cadillac CT5 is the successor to the CTS, we’ve explained why this is not the case previously).
The first-generation Cadillac CTS was offered for the 2003 through 2007 model years, the second generation was offered for the 2008 through 2015 model years, and the third-generation model was offered for the 2016 through 2019 model years. A range of models were produced for the 2016 model year, including the standard Cadillac CTS, the Cadillac CTS V-Sport, and the high-performance Cadillac CTS-V.
Performance enthusiasts will be keen to get the Cadillac CTS-V, which is equipped with the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, producing a heady 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, while under the skin, the third-gen Cadillac CTS-V rides on GM’s Alpha platform.
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Source: Kelley Blue Book
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Why post pics of CT6s and ATSs?
Apologies for the error. The post has been updated.
The third generation CTS was released in 2014 not 2016. I have a third gen 2014 CTS sedan in my driveway.
Funny, my used CTS purchased as of a month ago now needs replacement rear differential after putting less been a thousand highway miles on it. I don’t know that I would qualify it as ‘among the best’, certainly not based on reliability.
You could make this statement if you know for a fact it was maintained properly since new but if you bought it used chances are you cannot and therefore your statement is worthless and misleading.
What’s the maintenance requirement on a rear diff? AND WHO DOES?
What model year CTS did you buy?
I got a 09 2 years ago and the pos has been nothing but a head ache with all the design flaws. And electrical issues. Sunroof leaks. For a year said service allwheel drive and couldn’t figure out why then do a starter and now it dont. 3 months after buying for 8 grand the input output shaft went which cost 4800 all cus a 10 cent o ring they didnt put when designed the car. When it rains my back window goes down and wont come up. If I move passenger seat air bag light comes on. The vent controls keep breaking new alternator and battery but my voltage is all over the place. Biggest pos I ever had.
odds of this being real… Slim to none and you know where Slim went….
I have a 2009 CTS that I bought new.
I also have electrical issues and leaky sunroof as well.
The article is about the 2016.
Your car is 12 years old for Kryst sake!
What does that have to do with the 2016?
Yes, mine is a 2009 but there were some issues that surfaced across those years.
Hopefully, that is NOT the case with the Gen 3 CTS vehicles.
BTW, I just bout a 2019 new (weren’t that many left) so clearly I’m a fan.
And I think the new CT5 looks like a 1990s-circa Altima.
@Megeebee: why don’t you chill out. Take your meds man.
Got my 2019 CTS with 24k miles on it for $24k when Hertz went bankrupt last year. Just crossed 40k miles on it. No problems so far.
Would never, ever buy an american car, especially this one. Garbage. For the about same price, get a Mercedes…..you’ll never, ever regret it….
Have 2013 ATS… Nothing but a pain. This my second Cadillac (DTS1st) I try support American care but their not worth it!
The article is about the 2016.
Luxury cars out of warranty, especially German, are usually a disappointment to those who buy them. A family friend who’s been in the retail car business all his life says, “If you can’t afford a new one, you sure as hell can’t afford to maintain a used one.”