For The Cadillac CTS looks better than many of its rivals. It's stuffed with kit and has the classiest cabin of any Cadillac.
Against The CTS doesn't ride or handle with the same polish as its rivals, and the engines feel a bit gutless for their size. The running costs are high, too.
Makes an interesting alternative to the more-established cars in the class, and looks the part, but the Cadillac CTS doesn't have the drive or the quality to trouble them.
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Cadillac CTS buyers don't pay very much in comparison to those who buy BMWs and Mercs, and they get stacks of kit for their money.
Don't sign that cheque just yet, though. While you can easily get four-figure discounts from your BMW or Mercedes dealer on a 5-Series or E-Class, Cadillac dealers won't be so willing to haggle. That's if you can find one in the first place, because dealers are so few and far between in the UK. That can also make servicing tricky.
However much you manage to save on buying your CTS, you'll pay a bomb to run it. Big petrol engines are the only choices, so fuel bills are eye-watering, and high emissions make it expensive as a company car. The forthcoming diesel version can't arrive soon enough.
Residuals are the other big crippler, because they're nowhere near as strong as those of executive car rivals.
A lower list price makes this version the pick of the petrols, but we'd still urge CTS buyers to hang on until a diesel version lands in the UK.