2020 Cadillac CT4 – So not long-ago Cadillac launched, and we reviewed the brand-new Cadillac CT5, but Cadillac was not done with new sedans for 2020 yet. Since they are now introducing this all-new CT4, it is the unique entry point into the Cadillac brand and is designed to go head-to-head with the likes of the Audi a3 BMW 2 series and Mercedes a-class but should the Germans be worried.
What You Have to Get From 2020 Cadillac CT4
Start with the exterior design; we have to say our first impressions of this package are very positive since that extra length and the rear-wheel drive. Give 2020 Cadillac CT4 better proportions than the sometimes-frumpy front-wheel-drive competition but focusing in here on the front design. Specifically, what you’ll notice is this typical Cadillac grille, of course, is the newest design. And if you were to choose the sport trim level this silver part, this will be blacked out.
You will have larger intakes down here on the bottom and right there. As far as the headlights these are is that go someplace else these are going to be the standard full led headlights, with that signature led daytime running light. That all 2020 Cadillac CT4 have, however, the turn signal is halogen, and there are no fog lights now hopping down here to the wheels you have different varieties for the different trim levels.
Starting at a 17-inch alloy on the luxury model, 18-inch alloys on the premium luxury. As well as the 2020 Cadillac CT4 sport, and then those top two trim levels can also option on a 19-inch alloy. If you prefer and then jumping up here to your mirrors, they do have standard heating both of the top two trim levels; this car also has driver-side auto-dimming however, blind-spot monitoring is going to be optional on those high two trim levels.
As compared to some of its competition, it’s going to come in at 187 inches in length, which does put it as about the average for the class above like the BMW 3 series. However, it still is around 5 inches shorter than the XT5. Walking around to the 2020 Cadillac CT4 rear design, we have to say that the first kind of looks like the CT5, but here at the rear, it’s definitely very distinct looking and as far as your feature set is concerned.
All the models are going to get these entirely led tail lights, which is a nice touch, and you will also all get these dual exhaust pipes down at the bottom. If you opt for that sport trim, you are going to get a few exclusive touches a spoiler up top as well as the clear taillight lenses and blackout trim. Throughout the model now as far as the safety systems are concerned, we have to say we are a little bit disappointed with this new 2020 Cadillac CT4 since no safety systems are standard or even available at all on the luxury trim.
If you go for the premium luxury and sport, you will have standard ford emergency braking. Then the option of adding on two packages that will throw in lane-keeping assist blind-spot monitoring, auto high beam headlights as well as full speed auto braking adaptive cruise, and rear auto braking. It’s also worth noting that super crews will be offered later in the year.
Checking out the cabin, you’re going to hear me talk about the CT5 quite a bit because they do bear a considerable resemblance to each other inside of this cabin. Talking about your different color and material options, what you’ll be looking at is standard leatherette on your 2020 Cadillac CT4 luxury and sport trims. Then real leather standard on this premium luxury or optional on the sport. As far as your color options, you have jet black or beige options for the luxury jet black beige or cinnamon options for the premium luxury.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 Sport trim has jet black or an optional sangria color now turning over here to the door trim. It is very nicely appointed. You’ll find leatherette that goes all through this armrest area as well as above it along the top there. We also have a soft-touch plastic with a color contrasting stitching detail. The typical aluminum door handles as far as memory seating that’s going to be standard on all but the base trim level.
Then you’ll notice your front two windows are one-touch auto up and down. As far as the seats you’re going to have quite a few ways of adjustment, most of the models are going to have this 12-way power adjusting seat.
Talk about 2020 Cadillac CT4 interior storage, actually quite a lot of space a lot more than we expect for this class. It is all nice and felt-lined, but let’s put it to the real test there. It looks like they fit quite nicely when you fold them in half like we said this is more than we expect to find in a vehicle of this size that’s over here we’ve got a USB type-c and a USB type-A. You also have a little slot here to stick your phone.
And that comes when you choose to have the Bose sound system now coming back there to the shifter. You’ll notice this is a traditional shifter, unlike the electronic one. That’s in most other new Cadillacs, so you pull back for drive pull back once again if you want to activate the manual mode. And you will find standard paddle shifters across the range heading into reverse. You’ll find a nice-looking backup camera that’s the high definition version.
2020 Cadillac CT4 Specification
First, taking off here in the 2020 Cadillac CT4 , we have the standard 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine. We have to say we are pretty impressed. It has a spunky feel to it. You know we’re just in the normal mode. This is the base engine, yet when you get on, it feels pretty quick. A free-revving engine as well like it revs up and gets you going so you can tell immediately off the bat. That you know, Cadillac has focused on sporty options. Here in this class, you know, and this is the same engine that comes standard in the 2020 Cadillac CT5.
So, they threw in like a class above the engine into the 2020 Cadillac CT4, which is undoubted uh welcome in this segment. We didn’t mention the actual horsepower figures, yet that’s going to be 237 horsepower and 258-pound feet of torque. That is the standard engine option. You do have an optional engine that you can get on the premium luxury, which is this trim here. You can get a 2.7-liter twin-turbo, four-cylinder, which has a whopping 310-pound feet horsepower and 350-pound feet of torque. That’s undoubtedly a compelling option if you want to go for that more powerful engine, and that’s shared with the CT4v.
So indeed, way better than a lot of the rifles uh the Mercedes a-class. It comes with like a 180-horsepower engine, which is you know adequate, but this has a nice feel. It definitely and just kind of getting up to speed here we do you know we need to talk about the ride quality for the CT4, and we have to say we are pretty impressed just kind of cruising along here we’re going around 40 miles an hour. It does have a very luxurious ride to it.
It’s definitely on the sportier end of the segment like drew is mentioning you can tell that Cadillac has focused more on the sports side of things. As far as your fuel economies are concerned, the two-liter rear-drive is 23 city, 34 highway, 27 combined. If you go for the all-wheel-drive, it drops it down one combined the 2.7-liter engine is going to be 24 for real rear-wheel-drive connected and then 23 for all-wheel drive. So overall, Cadillac’s strategy with this 2020 Cadillac CT4 was basically to give you more than what you expect in this class of vehicle.
2020 Cadillac CT4 Cost
For these prices, it’s going to be for the rear-wheel-drive model, so for the luxury, 2020 Cadillac CT4 going to be $33.990. The premium luxury is $38.490, and then you have the sport which is $39.590.