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2019 Cadillac CTS
2.0T AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$43,187
11 listings nationwide

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2016 Cadillac ELR
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$65,000
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Cadillac CTS
2.0T AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Cadillac CTS has come a long way in the past 15 years. It has been one of the most important models in the company’s history, elevating Cadillac from the brand associated with reti...

2016 Cadillac ELR
FWD
John Goreham Preview:

Forget what you may have heard about the Cadillac ELR. If you ever have a chance to stand next to one in person, just step back and look at it for a while. Many automotive writers say ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Cadillac CTS
2.0T AWD
25
Darrel writes:
Cadillac CTS is responsive with the slightest touch on the accelerator, dash controls are close to fingertips,...
Power Ranked 2019 Audi A4 worse.
"what made it more powerful than the 2019 Audi A4 in my opinion is the size and power of the Cadillac CTS engine to the Audis engine"
Handling Ranked 2019 Audi A4 worse.
"the 2019 Cadillac CTS has a little stiffer ride than the 2019 Audi A4 which makes it handle better on winding roads and turning corners and the 2019 Cadillac has stabila trac which is more like what sportier cars have"
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Audi A4 worse.
"I think the Cadillac CTS has more sporty looks and better lines than the 2019 Audi A4"
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Audi A4 worse.
"The front seats heat and cool the passenger in the 2019 Cadillac and have more positions than the 2019 Audi A4 has offered"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Audi A4 worse.
"back seats in the Cadillac CTS has larger longer seats than the 2019 Audi A4"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Audi A4 better.
"2019 Audi A4 has more cargo space than the 2019 Cadillac CTS as they use all of the rear of the car nearer the seats backs than the Cadillac CTS does"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Audi A4 worse.
"Bigger make and model more room than the 2019 Audi A4 more options than the 2019 Audi A4"
Value Ranked 2019 Audi A4 worse.
"dual moon roof and sun vent features make 2019 Cadillac CTS a better value than the 2019 Audi A4"
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Audi A4 worse.
"I would buy the 2019 Cadillac CTS 3.6 Luxury AWD over the 2019 Audi A4 for the Cadillac being larger overall than the 2019 Audi A4"
2016 Cadillac ELR
FWD
95
Marketvelocity writes:
Drove this 1,000 miles from Bloomington, Indiana to Dallas, Texas when new. Try that with a Tesla. it wireles...
Handling Ranked 2016 Tesla Model S P100D AWD worse.
"50/50 perfect weight ratio and low center of mass like a Ferrari does."
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Tesla Model S P100D AWD worse.
"Just by visually looking! It’s obvious "
Family Car Ranked 2016 Tesla Model S P100D AWD better.
"ELR has a 2+2 seating configuration like sports cars do. Tesla seats 5."
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Tesla Model S P100D AWD worse.
"Used, they are priced 20-30,000 dollars. The best vehicles on the used market. No maintenance required except tires and wiper blades! 8 year warranty on the battery!"
95
Marketvelocity writes:
My White 2016 is fast. Looks sweet in White, only produced in 2016 color.
Power Ranked 2014 Cadillac ELR worse.
"Total improvement in Torque and braking "
Back Seats Ranked 2014 Cadillac ELR better.
"The access to the trunk space behind them is improved."
johnozsr writes:
Power Ranked 2016 Chevrolet Volt worse.
"Over all exp."
Family Car Ranked 2016 Chevrolet Volt worse.
"Value"

Specs

2019 Cadillac CTS
2.0T AWD
2016 Cadillac ELR
FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 9.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
268 hp @ 5,600 RPM
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Torque
295 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.39 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 45.7 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 33.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.7 cu ft 10.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,146 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 195.5 in 186 in
Width 80.8 in 72.7 in
Height 57.2 in 55.9 in
Wheelbase 114.6 in 106.1 in

Available Options

2019 Cadillac CTS
2.0T AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Raven
  • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Red Obsession Tintcoat
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Stellar Black Metallic

Option Packages

  • Cadillac User Experience With Embedded Navigation
  • LPO, Grille, Black Chrome
  • LPO, Black Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Kit
  • LPO, Natural Elm Wood Interior Trim Kit
  • LPO, 19" (48.3 CM) After Midnight Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
  • LPO, 19" (48.3 CM) Gloss Black Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
  • LPO, 19" (48.3 CM) MANOOGIAN Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
  • LPO, 19" (48.3 CM) Matte Black Painted Alloy Wheels
  • LPO, 19" (48.3 CM) Ultra Silver Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
  • LPO, 19" (48.3 CM) Ultra-Silver Painted Alloy Wheels
  • LPO, Aluminum Interior Trim Kit
  • LPO, Black Olive Ash Burl Wood Interior Trim Kit
  • LPO, Grille, Chrome
  • LPO, Ground Effects Kit
  • LPO, Morello Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Kit
  • LPO, Natural Sapele Wood Interior Trim Kit
  • LPO, Rear Spoiler
  • LPO, Sapele High-Gloss Wood Interior Trim Kit
  • Seating Package
  • Seats, Heated Driver And Front Passenger
  • Sunroof, UltraView, Power
2016 Cadillac ELR
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Graphite Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Red Passion Tintcoat
  • Stellar Black Metallic

Option Packages

  • Cruise Control, Adaptive, Full-Speed Range
  • LPO, 20" x 8.5" (50.9 cm x 21.6 cm) Satin Graphite Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Performance Package
  • Kona Brown With Jet Black Accents, Semi-Aniline Full Leather Seats

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