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2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Trims

Base

Avg. Price: $29,253

For understated elegance and plush appointments, few automobiles approach the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Base. This midsize 5-passenger luxury 2-door offers a stunning design, V6 performance and all the comforts GM’s showcase label includes. Boasting 18-inch alloy wheels and heated, power-adjustable mirrors outside, and leatherette upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a leather steering wheel and simulated carbon-fiber accents inside, this Caddy just oozes plush. Standard power and convenience amenities include power windows and remote power door locks with keyless entry and ignition, as well as cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering and rear parking sensors. Comfort goodies include dual-zone climate control with Sun Sensor auto climate control and lighting, while entertainment is presented by a single-CD player and 8 Bose premium speakers, as well as satellite radio and auxiliary MP3 audio input. Finally, OnStar Directions and Connections service with Bluetooth interface also comes standard in this plush coupe, while options include only a rear spoiler and wheel locks. Alas, a smallish 10.5-cubic-foot trunk may necessitate a bit of foresight in vacation packing.

GM’s touted direct-injected (DI) 3.6-liter V6 powerplant and shiftable 6-speed automatic transmission form the sole drivetrain offered with the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) 2012 CTS Coupe Base. This combo puts out 318 hp (an extra 14 hp over 2011’s version) and 275 lb-ft of torque, with variable valve timing allowing 18 mpg city/27 highway.

Safety-wise, look for 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and active front headrests in this snazzy entry-level 2-door. All this is complemented by standard daytime running lights, a post-collision safety system and OnStar Emergency Service, Airbag Deployment Notification and Stolen Vehicle Assistance.

Base AWD

Avg. Price: $29,499

Put traction-heavy all-wheel drive (AWD) into the already nimble 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Base AWD and ride the storms in comfort and elegance. Though boasting a mere 10.5 cubic feet of trunk space, this eye-catching 2-door nevertheless offers a wealth of standard amenities, like leatherette upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels and heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors, as well as split-folding rear seatbacks. Then there are such traditional comforts and conveniences as power windows and remote keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering and dual-zone climate control with Sun Sensor auto lighting and climate control adjustment. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are complemented by simulated carbon-fiber cabin accents, while 8 Bose premium speakers pump sounds from the single-CD player and the standard satellite radio. Finally, OnStar Directions and Connections, integrated with Bluetooth hands-free technology, is also standard for this AWD coupe. Options-wise, meantime, a rear spoiler and wheel locks are the only items of note.

The ubiquitous direct-injected (DI) 3.6-liter V6 powerplant is the sole engine offering in the 2012 CTS Coupe Base AWD. Mated with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the six-banger throws out 318 hp, 14 more than last year's version, and 275 lb-ft of torque. Mileage is a respectable 18 mpg city/27 highway with variable valve timing (VVT), and a mechanical center differential and limited-slip center and rear differentials shift power from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip.

Standard safety features aboard the 2012 CTS Coupe Base AWD include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, active front headrests and front side-mounted airbags. All this is bolstered by standard daytime running lights, a post-collision safety system and OnStar Emergency Service, Airbag Deployment Notification and Stolen Vehicle Tracking.

Performance

Avg. Price: $32,109

Riding a notch higher than its base sibling, the midlevel 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Performance trim adds standard leather upholstery and heated, power-adjustable front seats to its list of standard features. Additionally, this head-turning 5-passenger 2-door boasts 10.5 cubic feet of trunk space and split-folding rear seats. Spiffy 18-inch alloy wheels and power-adjustable heated mirrors endow the handsome profile, meanwhile, with keyless entry and ignition, power windows, cruise control, a universal remote garage door opener, a rear-view camera and telescoping tilt-wheel steering gracing the cabin. Bluetooth-enabled OnStar Directions and Connections, meantime, will help ease the drive, while dual-zone climate control with Sun Sensor auto-adjustment allows occupants to keep cool while listening to the single-CD player with its 10 Bose premium speakers, satellite radio hookup and USB connection. All of this is, of course, complemented by standard driver's memory settings, a leather steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob and simulated carbon-fiber cabin accents.

Options for this midlevel trim include a rear spoiler as well as the Performance Luxury Package, with a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, a remote antitheft alarm and interior ambient lighting. Further options include the 19-inch Summer Tire Performance Package, which sports a performance-oriented suspension, brakes, and tires and a power-tilting sunroof.

The up-powered 318-hp 3.6-liter direct-injected (DI) V6 engine mates with a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission to give the 2012 CTS Performance Coupe 275 lb-ft of torque. The V6 totes an extra 14 hp over last year’s version, yet with variable valve timing (VVT) still gets an estimated 18 mpg city/27 highway.

Standard safety features in the 2012 CTS Performance Coupe include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front active headrests and front side-mounted airbags. Daytime running lights and front fog/driving lights are also standard, as are a post-collision safety system, high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights, blind spot alerts, rear parking sensors and a post-collision safety system. Finally, OnStar Emergency Service, with Airbag Deployment Notification and Stolen Vehicle Tracking, is also standard for the Performance trim.

Performance AWD

Avg. Price: $32,413

Boasting weather-beating all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction, the luxurious 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Performance AWD trim gets the discerning couple from here to there in style and comfort. Beginning with 18-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable outside mirrors, standard amenities aboard this midlevel trim also include leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, keyless entry and ignition, power windows and door locks, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and simulated carbon-fiber interior accents. Comfort and convenience items include telescoping tilt-wheel steering, cruise control, driver memory settings, a universal garage door opener, dual-zone climate control with Sun Sensor automatic lighting and inside temperature control, a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors. Bluetooth-enabled OnStar Directions and Connections makes getting around a little less challenging, while a single-CD player with 10 Bose premium speakers, satellite radio and a USB connection provides the entertainment. A rear spoiler, meanwhile, as well as a power-tilting sunroof and the Performance Luxury Package, with heated steering wheel, remote antitheft alarm, ambient lighting and ventilated front seats, are among the options available to the CTS Performance Coupe AWD.

Powering this midlevel AWD trim is a direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 318 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque when mated with the 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Expect 18 mpg city/27 highway with the variable-valve-timed six-banger, while a mechanical center differential and limited-slip center and rear differentials deliver AWD torque to the wheels that grip.

Cadillac’s tradition of safety continues in the 2012 CTS Performance Coupe AWD, with 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front active headrests, front side-mounted airbags and front and rear head airbags all standard. Additional safety equipment includes daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights and a post-collision safety system, with OnStar Emergency Service, Airbag Deployment Notification and Stolen Vehicle Tracking giving added peace of mind.

Premium

Avg. Price: $34,794

As the flagship of the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe fleet, the Premium trim looks good and boasts a 10.5-cubic-inch trunk and standard split-folding rear seatbacks, just like its lower-end siblings. However, with a standard heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel with genuine wood inserts, leather and genuine wood cabin accoutrements, a hard-drive based navigation system with real time traffic, heated steering wheel, power-adjustable tilt-wheel steering and additional memory for driver's settings, this 5-passenger luxury 2-door is a distinct step up. All this is, of course, complemented by 18-inch polished alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors outside, with leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, cruise control, tri-zone climate control with Sun Sensor auto-adjust technology, keyless entry and ignition, rear parking sensors, power door locks and windows and a rear-view camera. Then there’s the standard Bluetooth-interfaced OnStar Directions and Connections service, as well as the 300-watt premium audio system with its single-CD player, 10 Bose speakers, satellite radio and USB connection.

Options for this top-shelf trim include a rear spoiler, power-tilting sunroof and the CTS Touring Package, with a performance-tuned suspension, 19-inch summer performance tires, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and 14-way adjustable Recaro sport bucket seats.

The standard (and only) powertrain for the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) 2012 CTS Coupe Premium is a 3.6-liter direct-injected (DI) V6 and 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. This combo puts out 318 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque to the variable-valve-timed (VVT) tune of 18 mpg city/27 highway.

Safety-wise, the CTS Premium Coupe for 2012 sports standard 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, active front headrests and front side-mounted airbags. Rain-sensing wipers are also standard for this flagship trim, as are daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights, a post-collision safety system and a blind spot alert system. Finally, all CTS Coupe Premiums are delivered with OnStar Emergency Services, Airbag Deployment Notification and Stolen Vehicle Tracking.

Premium AWD

Avg. Price: $34,863

Put winter-beating all-wheel drive in the trim-topping 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Premium and behold the CTS Coupe Premium AWD. This sharp-looking, 5-passenger Caddy 2-door looks good, handles well and goes through any kind of weather. Standard exterior equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors. Inside, look for 10.5 cubic feet of trunk space and split-folding rear seatbacks, leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, plenty of leather and wood dash and door inserts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather shift knob. A hard-drive-based navigation system represents the premier added convenience amenity in this high-end coupe, while further convenience features include remote keyless entry and ignition, power windows and door locks, cruise control, power telescoping tilt-wheel steering, rear parking sensors and rear-view camera, a universal remote garage door opener and upgraded memory settings for two drivers. Dual-zone climate control, meantime, is bolstered by Sun Sensor auto climate control and lighting adjustment, while OnStar Directions and Connections service is also standard. Finally, a 300-watt audio system boasts a single-CD player with 10 Bose premium speakers, complemented by NavTraffic-equipped satellite radio and a USB connection. The sole options for the CTS Premium AWD are a power-tilting sunroof and a rear deck-lid spoiler.

Powering the flagship 2012 CTS Coupe Premium AWD is the standard direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 engine. The six-banger melds with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 318 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, while mileage is estimated at 18 mpg city/27 highway. The Premium AWD system is set up for rear-wheel drive (RWD) when cruising sun-splashed roads, but in nasty weather, a mechanical center differential and limited-slip center and rear differentials automatically shift torque from the wheels that slip to those that grip.

Standard safety features aboard the 2012 CTS Coupe Premier AWD include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front active headrests and front side-mounted airbags. Daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights and a post-collision safety system also come standard, as does OnStar Emergency Service, Airbag Deployment Notification and Stolen Vehicle Tracking. A remote antitheft alarm, meantime, is optional.