2021 Cadillac CT5 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Cadillac CT5 Model Overview - Germain Cadillac of Easton

Cadillac CT5

Key Features

  • Starting at $36,995 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbocharged engine with 8-speed automatic or optional 3.0L Twin-Turbo engine with 10-speed automatic (AWD available)
  • Available Super Cruise™ Driver Assistance feature
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Optional Bose® Performance Series 15-speaker audio system
  • Cadillac user experience with 10-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen display and 3 USB ports
  • Available Leather Seating Surfaces with Mini-Perforated inserts
  • OnStar® & Cadillac Connected Services capable

Cadillac CT5 Exterior

About the Cadillac CT5

Featuring a seductive combination of confidence, sophistication, and athleticism — the Cadillac CT5 sets the benchmark for the modern luxury sedan. Whether in motion or at a standstill, the elegant exterior appearance of the CT5 helps you make a memorable entrance. Signature LED lighting adds another tasteful yet functional complement to the striking look of the CT5. You’ll have your choice of two distinctive powertrains, helping you prioritize efficiency or exhilarating performance. Helping you escape the stress and tension of your daily commute, the premium cabin of the Cadillac CT5 is infused with upscale materials and luxurious comfort amenities. Drivers will also have access to a full suite of cutting-edge tech features including a 10-inch diagonal HD touchscreen that’s home to the Cadillac user experience. State-of-the-art driver assist technology such as the groundbreaking Cadillac Super Cruise™ feature helps usher in an entirely new era of innovation. Defy convention and experience first-class refinement behind the wheel of the dynamic Cadillac CT5.

What the Critics Say

“Regardless of what’s underhood, the CT5 delivers great handling that belies a curb weight that can top 4,000 pounds with a full tank of fuel and a passenger aboard. This sedan is nimble, and its electric power steering system delivers more feel than we’ve come to expect from a car of this size. An entertaining machine on a curvy road, the CT5 is docile—if a little firm—around town.” — The Car Connection

“Being subjective for a moment, the CT5 has one of the most striking Cadillac designs in recent memory. Long and lean proportions create a classic sports sedan shape marked by a sweeping hood, tucked tail, and wide stance.” — Kelley Blue Book

What’s New for 2021

Following its successful debut last year, the Cadillac CT5 is back for 2021 with a few minor updates. First, the CT5 can now be optioned with an available Diamond Sky Metallic Edition package featuring exclusive design elements inside and out. Inside the CT5, drivers can also select a newly available 12.0-inch digital gauge display along with the groundbreaking Cadillac Super Cruise driver assist feature.

Cadillac CT5 Features

Cadillac CT5 Performance

Styling & Performance

Equally as athletic as it is composed, the unmistakable look of the Cadillac CT5 helps you stand out from the crowd. Its chiseled hood cascades confidently towards the sloping rear windshield, giving the CT5 an iconic fastback look when viewed from the side. Reimagining the concept of American Luxury, a commanding 116-inch wheelbase and taught character lines helps to give the CT5 a confident stance on the road.

Beneath the hood lies a standard 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo engine paired with a responsive 10-speed automatic transmission. Craving more muscle? Step up to the available 3.0L Twin Turbo V6 to enjoy a robust 335 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Both engines can be equipped with the confidence of all-wheel drive for outstanding performance in both wet and dry conditions. Other performance options include Brembo front brakes, aero-enhancing mesh grilles, and lightweight alloy wheels.

Cadillac CT5 Interior

Premium Cabin

Infused with innovative technology, the premium interior of the Cadillac CT5 allows you and your passengers to experience truly world-class comfort. When equipped with the available Premium Package, the CT5 offers heated, ventilated and lumbar massage front seats featuring additional bolstering and 18-way adjustability. Sport models add carbon fiber interior trim accents along with a thicker-rimmed steering wheel with authentic magnesium paddle shifters and alloy pedals. Adding even more convenience is an available hands-free decklid release that makes accessing the trunk virtually effortless when your hands are full. Accessing your favorite multimedia functions is now easier than ever before thanks to the Cadillac user experience system featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. All critical information is positioned centrally on a massive 10-inch high-definition touchscreen display inside the Cadillac CT5.

Cadillac CT5 Technology

Groundbreaking Technology

Committed to pushing the limits of what’s possible through technological innovation, the Cadillac CT5 is available with some of the most impressive driver-assist features in the industry. A perfect example is the Super Cruise driver assistance feature. This astounding technology allows you to drive hands-free on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada using LiDAR map data, high-precision GPS, and driver attention system. Other standard safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking, HD Rear Vision Camera, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and LED Reflective Windshield Collision Alert. An optional Driver Awareness Plus Package adds even more comprehensive protection for drivers, giving you the ultimate peace of mind behind the wheel of the Cadillac CT5.

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $36,995 MSRP*
  • 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbocharged engine and 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Cadillac user experience with 3 USB ports
  • LED Lighting including headlamps, signature lighting, and red outer-lens taillamps
  • Keyless Access and Start
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
Premium Luxury

Premium Luxury

  • Starting at $40,795 MSRP*
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Wireless Phone Charging
  • Seat adjustment, 14-way front-row including 4-way power lumbar adjustment
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Adaptive Remote Start


  • Starting at $41,795 MSRP*
  • Sport-themed mesh grilles with dark-finish upper molding and rear spoiler
  • Sport-bolstered front seating
  • Carbon-fiber trim and alloy pedals
  • 19-inch alloy wheels with Pearl Nickel finish paired with low-profile tires
  • Thick-rim leather-wrapped steering wheel with Magnesium Paddle Shifters

*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.