Hard to believe we’re nearing the end of another year, but it won’t be long before the Christmas lights are back out and Bing Crosby is belting out familiar holiday tunes across the airwaves. With the end of 2016 fast approaching, it’s time to feast your eyes on the newest luxury coupes, sedans, and SUVs coming for the 2017 model year. For luxury sedan aficionados, that means taking a look at what is changing for the Cadillac CTS.
The 2017 CTS will be rolling out with slight changes to its impressive exterior. Clearly the engineers at Cadillac are taking an ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to the CTS exterior design. Small changes to the front grille and the exhaust outlets are the only significant changes you can expect. Where the real changes come are with the luxury trim options.
Cadillac is applying the same trim-level structure they introduced with the ATS to the CTS. The base edition will start at $46,990 and will be available with only the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. The luxury accouterment available in the base package will obviously be lighter than what is available in the higher tiered packages.
The CTS Luxury package starts at $52,690 and also rolls out with the standard 2.0 liter turbo engine. However, for another $2,000, you can step up to the 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The Luxury package also tosses in standard luxury fare such as heated and ventilated front seats, leather seating across the board, a sunroof, and a variety of safety features like lane-keep assist, forward-collision and blind-spot warning, and more.
Finally you have the CTS Premium Luxury package which will start at the $60,190 mark. The 3.6-liter V-6 comes standard on this package as well as additional luxury features like rain-sensing wipers and parking assist. For an extra $2,000, you can toss in all-wheel drive to go along with your 8-speed automatic transmission.
We haven’t forgotten the sport version of the CTS. With your choice of either the 420-hp CTS Vsport or the high-powered 640-hp CTS-V, Cadillac’s got a collection of luxury packages that are custom designed to keep up with these road-chewing power players. The V-Sport’s trim levels remain mostly the same as last year’s with the base package starting at $61,690 and the Vsport Premium package checking in at $71,790. The CTS-V sees no changes including its price point – $85,990.
With the new model year comes new technologies and 2017 is no different. The CT6’s state-of-the-art review-camera mirror is now available in the CTS Luxury package for $475 and is a standard feature on the Premium Luxury and both Vsport packages. Teen driver safety technology and enhanced app support are just a few of the upgraded features you can expect in the Cadillac CUE infotainment system as well.
The 2017 CTS is rolling into our showroom as you read this and the Cadillac experts at Ron Carter Cadillac are ready to show you everything the 2017 CTS has to offer you. Shop us online or stop into our showroom, test drive Cadillac’s newest luxury sedan, and experience the Ron Carter Cadillac difference today!