The 2021 Cadillac CT5-V is a midsize luxury SUV. Automotive enthusiasts are calling it a refined, larger, and bolder version of the CT4-V. The starting price of CT5-V is AED 275,000. In this article, we will see how this sedan rivals against BMW, Audi, and Mercedes Benz in this car segment. If you want to check out used Cadillac for sale in UAE, see the CarSwitch website.
What the drive feels like
If you have driven CT4-V or heard reviews on it, you must know that it lacks in this area. Customers complained that the car was unengaging and the exhaust noise was too loud. However, it seems like the automaker heard those negative reviews quite clearly because all those errors with the CT4-V have been corrected in the CT5-V.
Now, the CT5-V displays a beautiful exhaust note and due to the various modes, it comes off as a throaty noise at slow speed and gets louder at high speeds. And for the other complaint, the CT5-V engages the driver similar to an authentic sports sedan. It spins on the back wheels when the driver dips the accelerator pedal deep and even kicks the tail out at the corners to elevate thrill.
Because it is a rear wheel drive, a performance traction control and an electronic limited slip differential are given which have a total of 5 levels in management. Each level permits the driver to slide the vehicle a little bit more.
If you want to go extra on your boldness, however, Brembo brakes are there for your protection which are strongly built and respond fastly.
When it comes to power, the sedan is fueled by a twin turbocharged 3 liter V6 engine which delivers 360 horses and 550 Nm of torque. Similar to CT4-V, it is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission along with an attractive set of magnesium paddle shifters. In short, the CT5-V is a powerful and sporty drive.
How the cabin looks like
The interior is a big upgrade considering that everything is covered in leather and there’s hardly any plastic. Especially when we talk about quality, Cadillac has not compromised. There’s carbon fiber on the dash and doors and Alcantara on the steering wheel.
A big 10 inches of infotainment screen with surrounding knobs, buttons and switches are in the center. Other highlights are cup holders, AC vents and charging outlets (12V and USB port).
The overall interior design is similar to CT4-V which is a good thing as it looks and feels exciting. Sufficient space is provided in the boot area and both the front and back showcase the same excellent quality.
What features does the car boast
Cadillac offers all kinds of features in the CT5-V such as the 15-speaker Bose sound system, panoramic sunroof, automated parallel and perpendicular parking sensors, 360 degree cameras, built-in navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and much more.
There is also a Driver’s Safety Seat which vibrates depending on the inputs coming from the multiple cameras and sensors in the car’s vicinity. In case the vehicle starts to shift to the right side, the right side of the seat will vibrate and vice versa. It’s a clever way to get your attention.
Lots of driver assistance functions are available. These include lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring.
What the outside looks like
The exterior of the sedan is simply stunning. It displays a black grille, low and wide dimensions, diffuser, 19 inches alloy wheels, camera located in the fin, lip spoiler, tinted tail lights, 4 functional exhausts and window lining. The side profile shows a V shaped badge.
Wrapping it up
To conclude, this American sedan has a lot going for it at such a small price. It is basically a BMW 5-series which you can get for 3-series M-Sport money. If you are not a big fan of the Bavarians, then it is a Mercedes Benz E-Class for C-Class AMG money.
Truthfully, the 2021 Cadillac CT5-V is an underestimated underdog in the car segment. Anyone who is searching for a cost effective sports sedan should not avert their eyes from this gem.