2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

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    2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    The Cadillac CT5 sedan replaces both the CTS and ATS—the latter our 2014 Car of the Year winner and still a sport sedan we hold in high regard. So this new Caddy has some big shoes to fill. Unfortunately for Cadillac, the CT5 comes up a few sizes too small.

    Although the Cadillac is handsome in front, most judges couldn't get behind the side profile, especially its bizarre C-pillar graphic.

    "It looks like it was stuck on at the last minute after a design review in GM's Shanghai studio," international bureau chief Angus MacKenzie said. Guest judge Chris Theodore had similar thoughts, calling it a "skin blotch." There are not a lot of ways to spin that positively.

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    C-pillar looks fine but >> Can't understand why GM can't seem to get a decent power plant in a Cadillac from day 1. Yesh!

    Sadly the verdict is not looking good on the CT5.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    The design is evolutionary, nothing to write about. Though I do welcome the return of horizontal headlights.

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    C-pillar looks fine but >> Can't understand why GM can't seem to get a decent power plant in a Cadillac from day 1. Yesh!

    Sadly the verdict is not looking good on the CT5.
    It would have looked a lot better without it.

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    Disapointing… Though perhaps sharp handling is not what the segment is asking for based on the CTS's sales volume?

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    Well that was a rough review....GM needs to figure out who's pockets they need to line to get a glowing "Genesis G70" like review out of the magazines, they've been getting hammered lately.

    Also, what's up w/ the 2 knobs below the screen? What is their function and if they do what I think they do, doesn't that function duplicate what the control knob and the acompanying volume knob already do. Mucks up an otherwise clean design.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    The interior looks fine to me. Unless it's incredibly cheap in person, I don't see it being any more of less "inspiring" than the competition that they imply are so much better.

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    That's bad when you have the size win and they'd still choose a 3 series. Ouch.

    That 350T badge is fudging awful.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    Looks like another flub, much like the XT6 (and somewhat for the XT4) reviews of the incoming CT4/5 seem to be less then glowing.

    I get the previous alpha cars were priced far too optimistically by GM, but at least they could hang with their competition. These are seeming to be like what Lincolns were 10 years ago.


    I mean just dropping from a 270hp/295 lb*ft 2.0T to a 237/252 2.0T is just baffling. I get NVH is supposed to be "light years better" (sure, right), but come one, you really drop almost 40hp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHRATA01 View Post
    Looks like another flub, much like the XT6 (and somewhat for the XT4) reviews of the incoming CT4/5 seem to be less then glowing.

    I get the previous alpha cars were priced far too optimistically by GM, but at least they could hang with their competition. These are seeming to be like what Lincolns were 10 years ago.
    What other reviews are out there?

    Already burying it on one review with the 2.0?

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Disapointing… Though perhaps sharp handling is not what the segment is asking for based on the CTS's sales volume?
    Mercedes and BMW gave up on that a long time ago, and you can't blame them look at traffic around the world. Unless you track your car, there's almost never an opportunity to try its limits on public roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc523 View Post
    The interior looks fine to me. Unless it's incredibly cheap in person, I don't see it being any more of less "inspiring" than the competition that they imply are so much better.
    Interior is fine. Saw another review that liked it.

    2.0T sucks as I thought it would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post

    Interior is fine. Saw another review that liked it.

    2.0T sucks as I thought it world.
    Where was that other review?

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakers View Post
    Where was that other review?
    Here's one, from Canada: 2020 Cadillac CT5: In Need of More Horsepower

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    I mean just dropping from a 270hp/295 lb*ft 2.0T to a 237/252 2.0T is just baffling. I get NVH is supposed to be "light years better" (sure, right), but come one, you really drop almost 40hp?
    What makes things even more head scratching is that the supposed improvements to NVH didn't materialize with the new LSY 2.0T. The LSY engine is actually worse in that respect than comparable 2.0L turbo gasoline engines from other manufacturers like BMW B48, Daimler M264, Ford 2.0L Ecoboost, etc.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    Quote Originally Posted by NHRATA01 View Post
    Looks like another flub, much like the XT6 (and somewhat for the XT4) reviews of the incoming CT4/5 seem to be less then glowing.

    I get the previous alpha cars were priced far too optimistically by GM, but at least they could hang with their competition. These are seeming to be like what Lincolns were 10 years ago.


    I mean just dropping from a 270hp/295 lb*ft 2.0T to a 237/252 2.0T is just baffling. I get NVH is supposed to be "light years better" (sure, right), but come one, you really drop almost 40hp?
    Agree 100%. Big step backwards. My CTS 2.0T does 0-60 in about six seconds flat according to most tests I've seen. Now it's 7.1? Really disappointing. But with that power drop it's not surprising. Very stupid IMO.

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac CT5 2.0T Review: A Sport Sedan With Big Shoes to Fill

    Do we know the pricing on the 3.0TT yet? Option on Prem Lux and included with CT5-V.
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