The 2022 CT4 is largely a carryover. Package offerings involving GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system highlight the changes for 2022. A new color option rolls out.
Arriving late is a CT-4 V Blackwing model. This one represents the apex of performance for this subcompact luxury sedan.
Choosing Your Cadillac CT4
Cadillac offers the 2022 CT4 in Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, V-Series, and CT4-V Blackwing trims. The CT4 sedan comes with standard rear-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive.
2022 CT4 pricing starts at $34,890 including destination and ranges up to $63,165 for a fully-loaded V-Series Blackwing.
The 2022 Cadillac CT-4 features three engine choices. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder. Power routes to the rear or all four wheels utilizing an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Also available is a 2.7-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder that’s available in standard and enhanced V-Series applications. This engine works with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The third engine is exclusive to the Blackwing model. This one is a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that works with a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission. Power routes to the rear wheels.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo I4||237 hp||258 lb-ft||26/27 mpg|
|2.7L Turbo I4||310 hp||350 lb-ft||24/25 mpg|
|2.7L Turbo I4||325 hp||380 lb-ft||23 mpg|
|3.6L Turbo V6||472 hp||445 lb-ft||18/19 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Cadillac CT4 seats five but is most comfortable for four. Tall passengers, however, may find the rear legroom tight as it measures 33.4 inches.
As for cargo capacity, the trunk space measures 10.7 cubic feet. That is slightly below average for the segment.
All trims come with automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, and front pedestrian braking. Cadillac includes rear park assist and a safety alert seat.
Among the upgrades are adaptive cruise control, enhanced automatic emergency braking, and reverse automatic braking. Automatic high beams, lane control, side blind-zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert are also available.
Cadillac equips the CT4 with a standard eight-inch-diagonal touchscreen and its CUE interface. An eight-speaker audio system, HD Radio, and satellite radio are included. Bluetooth, two USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless Android Auto are included.
Among the upgrades are a 14-speaker Bose audio system, a wireless charging pad, and navigation.
Cadillac equips the standard trim with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. There is no engine upgrade available. Add $2,600 for all-wheel drive.
The list of standard exterior features includes LED headlamps and tail lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, and heated and power-folding side mirrors. Inside, the seats are covered in imitation leather.
Dual-zone climate control is included as well as 12-way driver and eight-way front passenger seats. The standard tech and safety features mentioned are part of the package.
Building on the Luxury trim, the Premium Luxury adds exclusive wheel designs, upgraded LED lighting inside and out, and leather seating surfaces.
Upgrading to the 2.7-liter engine adds $3,900 to the cost. For an additional $1,200, all-wheel drive is available.
Sporty styling elements and Brembo brakes highlight the Sport model. Alloy pedals and an 18-way power driver’s seat with sport bolsters are included. In the same way as the Premium Luxury trim builds on the Luxury model, this one does likewise but takes a sporty turn.
The enhanced 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine motivates the V-Series. The extra power kick is noticeable, but unfortunately, there is no manual gearbox choice for people who prefer to row their own.
A performance suspension system, Brembo brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, and a limited-slip differential are included. Among the interior upgrades are sport seats and a 14-speaker Bose audio system.
The range-topping CT4-V Blackwing delivers the ultimate in performance chops to this model’s range. The twin-turbo V6 engine sends power exclusively to the rear wheels utilizing a six-speed manual gearbox or a 10-speed automatic transmission.
An enhanced electronic slip differential, upgraded front and rear suspension systems, special Michelin performance tires, quad exhaust ports, and an available carbon fiber brake system are among the key features. An exclusive steering wheel and performance bucket seats highlight the interior. Highly bolstered performance bucket seats and a performance data recorder are options.
The Blackwing may be Cadillac’s last hurrah with a high-performance internal combustion engine. GM’s luxury brand will soon make a full pivot to electrification, thus the end is near. If the Blackwing is too pricy, the standard V-Series offers decent performance chops. You’ll have to make do with an automatic transmission and paddle shifters, though, as only the Blackwing serves up a six-speed manual. The interior, however, is outclassed by its competitors. Indeed, the Genesis G70 does it better and for less.