2022 Cadillac CT4: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - January 29, 2021

Model Preview

The Cadillac CT4 debuted in 2020 and received a handful of tech and safety updates in 2021. With this compact luxury sedan still so fresh, we expect no big updates other than the addition of a new, hotter variant of the CT4-V.

Since its debut, the Cadillac CT4 has retained a sleek and sporty look that stands out in a crowded segment. This design includes thin LED headlights flanked by vertical accent lights, a sporty grille with the floating Cadillac emblem, and vertical LED taillights that match the front accent lights. All this is ties together with sharp body lines and sleek roofline.

Inside, the current CT4 boasts an angular dash, electronic shifter, sporty steering wheel, and a dash-top infotainment screen. We expect the interior and exterior designs to remain untouched in the 2022 CT4.

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Under its hood, the 2022 Cadillac CT4 comes in a few flavors. It starts with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission and out to the rear wheels.

In higher trims, buyers can get a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 with 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, and the CT4-V bumps the 2.7-liter to 325 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. All V6-equipped CT4 models come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

We expect these powertrains to remain unchanged in the 2022 CT4, but there is some mystery behind whether the new-for-2022 CT4-V Blackwing will see a big power boost or not.

One significant change to the 2021 CT4 was making low-speed automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning standard. The high-speed automatic emergency braking system is only available with a package that includes adaptive cruise control and reverse automatic emergency braking. The other big 2021 news is the availability of Super Cruise, Cadillac’s semi-autonomous driving system. The IIHS has yet to test the CT4, so there are no crash-test ratings to consider. We expect the standard and optional safety features to remain the same on the 2022 CT4.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2022 Cadillac CT4 has no official on-sale date, but Cadillac has announced the CT4-V Blackwing will be available in the summer of 2021, and we expect the standard models to arrive shortly before that.

Pricing also remains unconfirmed, but with no changes, we expect the bulk of the lineup to remain near the current $34,390 to $45,890 MSRP range (destination fees included). However, we expect the top end of the MSRP range to rise when the CT4-V Blackwing arrives.

This compact luxury sedan will battle the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Pictured: 2020 Cadillac CT4

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