2020 Cadillac CT5
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 is the first model year for the all-new D-segment luxury sedan.
An all-new fastback design underscores the CT5’s refined ride, complemented with a driver-centric interior that blends high technology and high-touch elements. Luxury and Sport models allow customers to tailor the car to their style preferences with unique design and trim.
“The first-ever Cadillac CT5 showcases Cadillac’s unique expertise in crafting American luxury sedans,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “Its details elevate every drive and reward the senses.”
The 2020 CT5 model is offered exclusively as a four-door sedan.
Models & Trims
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 is offered as a retail or fleet model, with the Luxury being the base model. Additionally, it is available with either a rear-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain configuration
2020 CT5 Trims:
- Premium Luxury
The all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5 offers a total of twelve exterior colors and five interior color options with three different seat trims.
The 2020 CT5 color options include:
- 12 Exterior Colors:
- Red Obsession Tintcoat
- Velocity Red
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Summit White
- Black Raven
- Evergreen Metallic
- Shadow Gray Metallic
- Wave Metallic
- Royal Spice Metallic
- Garnet Metallic
- Dark Moon Metallic
- 5 Interior Colors:
- Jet Black
- Sahara Beige w/ Jet Black
- Maple Sugar w/ Jet Black
- Sedona Sauvage w/ Jet Black
- Whisper Beige w/ Jet Black
With a fastback profile inspired by the Escala concept, the first-ever CT5 charts a new direction for Cadillac sedan design that leverages the natural proportional advantage of the vehicle’s rear-drive platform to communicate power, presence and performance.
“From every angle, the CT5 exudes athleticism, sophistication and confidence,” said Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. “Cadillac’s signature hard-edge cues have evolved to a more sculptural and fluid expression of the brand’s design language.”
A long, 116-inch wheelbase (2,947 mm) and lengthened side glass accentuate the car’s long, low proportion and sweeping fastback profile. Body sculpturing, including taut character lines, contributes to the car’s strong stance and speaks to Cadillac’s legacy of craftsmanship and technology.
An all-LED exterior lighting strategy features signature vertical lights at all four corners of the vehicle.
Bright exterior accents and unique grilles and fascias distinguish the CT5 Luxury and Premium Luxury models, while the Sport model is differentiated by darker accents and performance-inspired details, including unique grilles, fascias, rocker extensions, spoiler and standard 19-inch wheels.
The interior of the all-new CT5 sedan features elegant, wide surface lines and simple interfaces, focusing on quality, attention to detail, authenticity of materials and impeccable craftsmanship.
Everything from the instrument panel to the center display is focused on the driver and essential touch points, emphasizing control. That includes a prominent, 1080dp high-definition full-color 10-inch-diagonal touchscreen mounted high within the instrument panel for visibility.
An available Platinum Package gives Premium Luxury and Sport models an exclusive Sedona and Jet Black motif with Opus semi-aniline leather seating surfaces in Sedona Sauvage. These surfaces are distinguished with a custom, layered fading perforation pattern, fine contrasting seat piping and decorative chevron accents. Both front, heated, ventilated and lumbar massage seats feature additional bolstering and 18-way adjustability. The package complements the seats with upgraded leather-trimmed armrests and center console, unique carbon fiber decorative trim and a thicker-rimmed steering wheel with authentic magnesium paddle shifters and alloy pedals.
The 2020 CT5 delivers thoughtful technology integration by offering an intuitive in-vehicle experience with a heightened sense of control. This is provided in everything from vehicle controls that conform to the driver’s driving style to the latest, more personal Cadillac user experience2, which provides more intuitive ways to interface with the system, including phone pairing via Near Field Communication and a new rotary controller.
Cadillac’s new CT5 sedan also features standard Adaptive Remote Start and an available hands-free power-release decklid to further customers’ convenience and comfort. Adaptive Remote Start automatically activates features such as the available adaptive heated/ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel and other climate systems, depending on the temperature. The hands-free decklid uses a motion sensor with Cadillac crest target projection that allows customers to activate the trunk release with their foot, supporting easy access.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 is available with the following engine choices:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Driven Wheels||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)||Axle Ratio|
|2.0L LSY I4||Gasoline||Turbocharged||Rear or all-wheel drive||10-speed auto MHS||237 / 177 @ 5200||258 / 350 @ 2000-4000||2.85|
|3.0L LGY V6||Gasoline||Turbo||Rear or all-wheel drive||10-speed auto MHS||360 / 268 @ 5400||405 / 550 @ 2350-4000||2.85|
Ride And Handling
Building on the strengths of the superb Alpha platform that underpins Cadillac’s award-winning rear-wheel-drive sedans, the first-ever CT5 is designed to deliver an exhilarating driving experience while maintaining the brand’s signature blend of performance, comfort and refinement.
Evolutionary enhancements of the front and rear suspensions, including Cadillac’s signature double-pivot MacPherson-type front suspension, are designed to improve road isolation and driver feedback. At the rear, a five-link independent suspension contributes to the car’s excellent feeling of control.
Additional chassis and driving dynamics features include:
- Standard Bosch electric, rack-mounted power steering system
- eBoost brakes
- Brembo front brakes, which are standard on Sport models
- Standard ZF MVS passive dampers
- All-wheel drive, which is available on all models
- Standard customer-selectable drive modes:
- New My Mode — can alter the calibrations for transmission shifting, steering and brake feel, front/rear torque split (with the available AWD system) and vehicle sound character to customize the driving experience
As such, the Cadillac CT5 can handle a variety of road conditions no matter the climate, thanks to all-wheel drive available on every model along with a diverse range of tire choices, including 19-inch all-season run-flat tires and 18-inch Michelin self-seal tires. All tire options allow drivers to continue driving during most punctures that would sideline conventional tires, for immediate replacement/repair.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 rides on the all-new Alpha 2 platform, otherwise written Alpha II. The Alpha 2 platform is a General Motors vehicle architecture designed to underpin compact and mid-size vehicles with a longitudinal front-engine, rear-drive configuration. The platform is a successor to the first generation Alpha architecture, or Alpha 1.
It is the same chassis the underpins the first-generation 2020 Cadillac CT4.
The model is also assembled by the Cadillac China manufacturing facility, otherwise known as Cadillac Jinqiao or Shanghai-GM Jinqiao, which is located in the town of Jinqiao, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
2020 Cadillac CT5 pricing in the United States starts at $37,890 for the Luxury trim with rear-wheel drive.
The 2020 CT5 went on sale early in the 2020 calendar year.
The 2020 CT5 made its debut on March 18th, 2019 in the automaker’s ‘Sensory Symphony’ social media campaign.
|Type:||2.0L I4 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)|
|GM RPO Code:||LSY|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm):||3.26 x 3.63 / 83 x 92.3|
|Block Material:||cast aluminum|
|Oiling System:||5.3-qt. capacity|
|Oil Type:||Dexos 2 0W20 synthetic|
|Cylinder Head Material:||cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||Dual Overhead Camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder and TriPower system|
|Power (hp / kW @ rpm):||237 / 177 @ 0050 (SAE Certified)|
|Torque (lb.-ft./ Nm @ rpm):||258 / 350 @ 1500 – 4000 (SAE Certified)|
|Type:||3.0L V6 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)|
|GM RPO Code:||LGY|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm):||3.39 x 3.38 / 86 x 85.8|
|Block Material:||cast aluminum|
|Oiling System:||6.0-qt. capacity (RWD), 6.5-qt. capacity (AWD)|
|Oil Type:||Dexos 1 5W-30; Cold Temperature Operation: In an area of extreme cold, [below −29 °C (−20 °F)] an SAE 0W-30 oil may be used|
|Cylinder Head Material:||cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||Dual Overhead Camshafts (DOHC), continuously variable valve timing; Active Fuel Management|
|Power (hp / kW @ rpm):||335 / 250 @ 5600 (GM est.)|
|Torque (lb.-ft./ Nm @ rpm):||400 / 542 @ 2400 – 4400 (GM est.)|
|Type:||MHS 10-speed automatic & 2.85 axle ratio|
|Front Suspension:||MacPherson-type with dual lower ball joints, twin-tube struts and direct-acting stabilizer bar|
|Rear Suspension:||Five-link independent; coil springs with stabilizer bar|
|Steering Type:||Electric, rack-mounted variable-effort premium power steering|
|Turning Circle (ft. / m):||39 / 11.9 (RWD), 40.7 / 12.6 (AWD)|
|Brakes:||Duralife brake discs with low-drag brake calipers||Duralife brake discs with low-drag brake calipers|
|Brake rotor size – Standard (in / mm):||12.6 x 1.1 / 321 x 28||12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23|
|Brake rotor size – Available (in / mm):||13.6 x 1.2 / 345 x 30||12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23|
|Wheel Size – "Luxury||Premium Luxury":||18-inch|
|Wheel Size – "Premium Luxury||Sport":||19-inch|
|Tire:||245/45R18 All-Season Self-Sealant|
|Tire:||245/45R18 All-Season Run-Flat|
|Tire:||245/40R19 All-Season Run-Flat|
|Wheelbase (in. / mm):||116 / 2947|
|Overall Length (in. / mm):||193.8 / 4924|
|Overall Width (in. / mm):||74.1 / 1883 (w/ mirrors)|
|Overall Height (in. / mm):||57.2 / 1452|
|Front Track (in. / mm):||62.8 / 1594|
|Rear Track (in. / mm):||63.9 / 1624|
|Headroom (in. / mm):||39 / 990 (front), 36.6 / 930 (rear)|
|Legroom (in. / mm):||42.4 / 1078 (front), 37.9 / 963 (rear)|
|Shoulder Room (in. / mm):||56.7 / 1440] (front), 55.7 / 1416 (rear)|
|Hip Room (in. / mm):||53.7 / 1365 (front),53.7 / 1365 (rear)|
|Dry weight (lbs. / kg)||3660 / 1660 (Luxury RWD) – est.|
|Cargo volume (cu. ft. / liters)||11.9 / 337|
|Fuel capacity (U.S. gallon / liters)||17.4 / 66.0|
|0 – 60 mph (seconds)||Quarter-mile acceleration (sec)|
|2020 CT5 w/ 2.0L LSY I4||6.0 est||TBD|
|2020 CT5-V w/ 3.6 LGY V6||4.6 est||TBD|
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