2012 Cadillac CTS

Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 man trans

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2012 Cadillac CTS
2012 Cadillac CTS
It's hard to believe that the second-generation CTS is already five years old, but like a fine wine it seems to be getting better with age. Three body styles are available -- sedan, coupe, and wagon -- and all can be had in regular CTS form or in ludicrous but intoxicating CTS-V trim. There are two V-6 engines available: a 3.0-liter unit in the sedan and wagon and a highly praised 3.6-liter V-6 available with all three body styles. The 3.6-liter can be found throughout GM's vehicle lineup, and rightfully so -- its power delivery is smooth and linear and it returns good fuel economy. For those who have a need for speed, look to the CTS-V. Using a modified version of the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 in the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Brembo brakes, nineteen-inch forged aluminum wheels, and adjustable magnetic dampers, it is one of the best cars to come out of Detroit. The tailpipes of the CTS-V -- large, chrome, and center-mounted on the V coupe -- emit a guttural, growling exhaust note that will let passersby know that this is not your father's Cadillac. In any form, the CTS is a credible player in the sport luxury market, thanks to its crisp, distinct design and a level of quality, fit, and finish rarely seen from a domestic automaker. Supple french-stitched leather, soft LED lighting, and intuitive controls live in harmony in the well-crafted cabin. The CTS may not be quite as sharp as its German competition, but the charismatic offering from Cadillac is well worth considering.
Alicia Boler Davis
Alicia Boler-Davis is quick to tell this story: a new Cadillac XTS buyer, who enjoyed listening to audiobooks, found that the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) system muted--but didn't pause--the audio while she took a phone call via Bluetooth, which left her paragraphs or even chapters ahead when she finally hung up. She placed a call to GM's Infotainment Call Center and made a complaint. The message quickly made it to CUE engineers, who coded a fix, and the company will roll the changes out to current CUE-equipped cars in the near future.
2012 Cadillac CTS Front Three Quarter 2
With the XTS and ATS sedans done and on sale, Cadillac's next big project is the upcoming third-generation CTS sedan, and it's no small task. But General Motors design chief Ed Welburn says that Cadillac has given its best-selling sedan a new look that promises to be both "more sophisticated" and "more premium."
2014 Cadillac CTS Nurburgring Spy Photo Front 1
Cadillac is hard at work developing the new 2014 CTS, and that means engineers are putting the car through its paces at one of the world's most famous and grueling courses -- Germany's Nürburgring. Our spy shooter managed to snap these photos of the new Cadillac sports sedan undergoing some hard testing laps.
2014 Cadillac CTS Prototype Front Three Quarters 2
Having rolled out the ATS sports sedan and the XTS luxury sedan, engineers now appear to have turned their attention to the next-generation Cadillac CTS, which we expect should debut in for 2014. As seen in these spy photos, the next Cadillac CTS will probably be a bit longer and wider than the current model.
2012 Cadillac CTS Premium Collection Front Left View 2
The CTS is getting a bit long in the tooth in terms of interior design. Although it represented a breakthrough for General Motors back in 2007, the cabin is now a step behind what's in less expensive Buicks, never mind its toughest luxury competitors. Large swathes of silver-painted plastic trim don't quite live up to the car's German-fighting potential, and the tough, hard-grained leather lacks the subtlety of that found in similarly priced BMWs and Jaguars. Oh yes, Jaguars -- did you note the $55,060 price tag on this "Premium Collection" test car? The in-car technology has the features you'd expect - Bluetooth, iPod integration, and a clear touch screen - but lacks a cohesive system to make it all user-friendly. Cadillac has introduced just such as system on the new XTS sedan, but it will not migrate to the CTS until its next redesign.

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Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6
16 MPG City | 26 MPG Hwy
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Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6
$35,915
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2012 Cadillac CTS
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Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6
270hp
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2012 Cadillac CTS Specifications

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Engine
3.0L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
26 MPG
Horsepower:
270 hp @ 7000rpm
Torque:
223 ft lb of torque @ 5700rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Summary
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 2, 2014 that they are recalling 554,328 model year 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured August 16, 2001, to April 28, 2014, and 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured March 20, 2003, to August 11, 2006. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequences
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 15, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14172.
Potential Units Affected
554,328
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Summary
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CADILLAC CTS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 21, 2011, THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE POWER VACUUM BRAKE BOOST PUSHROD RETENTION NUT MAY NOT BE TORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. IF THE NUT IS NOT TORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION, THE NUT COULD LOOSEN AND ALLOW THE PUSHROD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL.
Consequences
THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF ABILITY TO BRAKE AND a vehicle CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy
CADILLAC DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POWER VACUUM BRAKE BOOST PUSHROD RETENTION NUT, AND IF NECESSARY, TORQUE THE NUT TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 1, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006.
Potential Units Affected
674
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Overall Front Crash
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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