Cadillac Reveals Details on the 2025 CT5

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

cadillac reveals details on the 2025 ct5

The Cadillac CT5 is getting an overhaul for 2025, bringing revised interior and exterior styling, new tech, and more standard safety features. The car’s powertrain remains unchanged, and there’s no word yet on a performance variant, but the updated sports sedan should still be compelling enough to be competitive in the new world of electrification.

The CT5 picked up a new front-end look with stacked LED headlights and a wider grille. The Sport trim adds blacked-out accents, including the grille and surrounding trim pieces. Interior changes are more notable, though they mainly focus on the car’s technology.

Cadillac will offer a massive 33-inch LED touchscreen with 9K resolution installed behind a curved panel canted toward the driver. Like other GM brands, Cadillac shifted to Google built-in, which brings Google Assistant, Maps, the Play Store, and more. The automaker’s infotainment was already one of the easiest-to-use and most intuitive, and the shift to Google made the system even better.

New safety tech includes intersection automatic emergency braking, available traffic sign recognition with intelligent speed assist, driver attention assist, standard blind spot steering assist, and available Super Cruise. GM’s hands-free driving assistant works on thousands of miles of limited-access highways and interstates in North America. The 2023 CT5 hasn’t been crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety but received five stars from the NHTSA.

Two carryover powertrains will be available, including the base turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, making 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The upgraded engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 335 horsepower and 405 pounds of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available, and the car gets selectable drive modes with settings for snow/ice and sport.

[Images: Cadillac]

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  • Chiefmonkey Chiefmonkey on Sep 14, 2023

    I think it's a better value than an IS300 AWD. I just sat in one of those and could not believe how spartan and cheap the interior felt, or how woefully abysmal the fuel economy was for an engine that produces likely the worst 0-60 in its class.

    Perspective matters, I guess...

    • El scotto El scotto on Sep 15, 2023

      Sir, IS250 driver here. Lexus, for want of a better phrase, sense of serenity in nasty city traffic, fast enough, and they don't break.

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Sep 14, 2023

    This makes me want a LeSabre T-Type. Or a Pontiac 6000 STE with the gold monoblocks.

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