So speaking as a CTS owner, I do not like the design of this car. It just looks amateur and generic. A Cadillac sedan should have a powerful DLO and stately appearance, i.e. CT6 and CTS. To me, this car, especially with that C-pillar, just does not look the part of a D-segment luxury sedan. Front end reminds me too much of a Cruze, but the rear end is very well done. It looks great from the back. Interior, from what we can see, looks nice, but the devil is in the details. Too early to make a judgement there.
But given the choice between the two? I'll stick with my CTS.
C-pillar looks dated on black CTS :|
It better have auto start stop deactivate. The most annoying car feature second to radios/climate control with no knobs or buttons.
Chill. After 20+ pages of this C-pillar nonsense, I was just being tongue in cheek.
I actually do like the CTS green house. However, CTS’s plump rump and trunk is completely anonymous and doesn’t exude luxury. And as someone else pointed out, it’s wheel wells make the car look awkward. CT5 is much more interesting. IMO of course.
I liked the last gen G6, just couldn't get the right engines in the configurations I wanted. I would have gone for the G6 GXP, but the grill and wing were too much for me, and you couldn't get that engine in any other iteration, and I wasn't going for the 3.4L from China....
Envoy.. I too have a CTS.. and to be honest I like the changes they have made to the Cadillac. They did a great job.. and I think people are gauging a great deal of this wrong. THIS IS NOT A DIRECT REPLACEMENT for the 3rd Gen CTS. The 3rd Gen CTS was a replacement for the STS. I think Cadillac effectively gave us a replacement for the 2nd Gen CTS.. hence the reason why its being called a Tweener, like the CT6, straddling the fence, possibly re-inventing the segment the way Cadillac wishes to present itself. Size, same, priced lower in the beginning, but then equaling out as options or packages are added. I almost wish they aould keeping making the CTS along with the CT5.. but WOW if the CT5 looks anything like the '19 CT6 with the Escala looks then styling then.. a lot of people are going to be surprised
Anyhooo.. U're comparing a real pic to a air-brushed one.. I have a feeling that's gonna come back to haunt a bunch of U.
I say that stepping out of this...
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I need to see the CT5 but there are aspects I like about the CTS and CT5. I do like the fastback CT5 look better but the front 1/4 shot makes the CTS look better.
All in all, they're both damn good.
Thanks for the overlays, Envoy.
It doesn't look like the roofline changed much at all, just the rear door opening and windows. They should have just flattened the beltline for larger side windows and left the sail panel pretty much as is, but I think people complained about the door shape hurting access to the rear seat.
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Looking at all of these CTS/CT5 comparisons, it looks like the center of the car including wheelbase is dimensionally identical. The front and rear overhangs is where it gets fuzzy. In the CT5 profile pictures the front overhang looks to be less than on CTS. It could be that the CT5 was at a slight angle relative to the photographer, and it just created the illusion that there is less overhang.
The rear looks a couple of inches shorter as well, but again was the photographer completely perpendicular to the side the car, or at a slight angle? I wish Cadillac would at least release a few technical details, but they’ll probably keep us guessing until April 16th.
I really think that when CT5 it is fully revealed, it’s going to surprise a lot people:
“Boring sedans are dead. I think awesome sedans are going to be around for a while”
Andrew Smith, Cadillac executive director of global design.
Mr Smith also confirmed that Cadillac will try to offer customers “Driver’s car” as an alternative to the booming SUV and Crossover segments.
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