These days, infotainment features are critical for new vehicles, and how users control those features can play a significant role in owner satisfaction. Interestingly, some configurations of the Cadillac CT4 sedan actually have multiple infotainment controls systems onboard.
The Cadillac CT4 nameplate was originally launched for the 2020 model year, and, as it turns out, select units of the initial 2020- and 2021-model-year vehicles include two sets of physical controls for the infotainment system. To complicate matters further, the two sets of physical buttons are in addition to the digital controls ob the touchscreen itself.
This multiplicity of infotainment controls is related to the transmission and powertrain configurations on offer. Under the hood, non-Blackwing iterations of the Cadillac CT4 can be had with one of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, and the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B. When equipped with the turbo 2.0L I4 LSY, the CT4 runs the GM eight-speed automatic transmission, which includes a conventional shift lever. The conventional shift lever does not allow room for Cadillac’s console-mounted rotary dial and surrounding buttons, so as a result, volume and selection knobs are located just underneath the infotainment touchscreen.
By contrast, units of the 2020 and 2021 Cadillac CT4 equipped with the turbo 2.7L I4 L3B (including Premium Luxury and CT4-V trim levels) are equipped with GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission, which uses the GM Electronic Precision Shift lever. This leaves room on the center console for the infotainment system rotary dial and surrounding buttons.
Essentially, 2020 through 2021 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury and CT4-V trim levels have multiple control sets for the infotainment system control layouts.
As a reminder, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine is rated at 237 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm, while output from the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine varies between Premium Luxury and CT4-V trim levels, with the former rated at 310 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm, and the latter rated at 325 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.