2022 Cadillac CT5: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - January 29, 2021

Model Preview

The Cadillac CT5 arrived in 2020 and, other than a few tech and safety tweaks, remained the same in 2021. As it enters its third model year, we expect the 2022 Cadillac CT5 to be a carryover model, except for the new-for-2022 CT5-V Blackwing.

The CT5 was part of Cadillac’s sedan revolution that brought in an all-new design for its non-SUV models. This new look included thin LED headlights, a wide grille with a floating Cadillac emblem, a wide-mouthed front bumper, and vertically oriented front accent lights and taillights all tied together by sharps body lines and creases. Further enhancing its sporty site was the new coupe-like roofline.

Inside, the CT5 takes a more reserved approach with fewer dramatic lines. It features a swoopier take with transitions from black to wood to a lighter hue lower on the dash. Other highlights include a dash-top infotainment screen, a tidy HVAC interface, a three-spoke steering wheel, an electronic gear shifter, and more.

We expect the CT5’s interior and exterior to remain the same, except for any changes the Blackwing edition brings to the mix.

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Under its hood, the current CT5 comes standard with a 237-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Buyers can bump to a 335-hp 3.0-liter turbo V6 in the Premium trim, and the CT5-V pushes the V6 to 360 hp. All CT5s feature a 10-speed automatic transmission that ships power to the rear wheels. We expect these powertrains to remain the same in the 2022 CT5, but the Blackwing may include an even more potent V8.

As for safety gear, the current CT5 comes standard with automatic emergency braking and has optional adaptive cruise control, active lane control, lane-departure warnings, and blind-spot monitors. The big addition for 2021 was optional Super Cruise, Cadillac’s semi-autonomous driving system. The IIHS hasn’t tested the CT5 yet, so there are no crash test results to speak of. We expect the standard and optional features to remain the same in the 2022 CT5, but we’re unsure if the IIHS will get around to crash testing it yet.

Pricing & Release Date

There isn’t an official on-sale date for the 2022 Cadillac CT5, but the automaker announced the CT5-V Blackwing would be available in late summer 2021. We expect the rest of the CT5 lineup to arrive shortly before the Blackwing edition.

Pricing is still in the air too, but with no changes to the bulk of the lineup, we expect the 2022 CT5 to retain its $37,990 to $48,790 (destination fees included) MSRP range. However, we expect the CT5-V Blackwing to push the upper end of the MSRP range upward when it arrives.

This midsize luxury sedan will compete with the Audi A8, BMW 5-Series, and Lexus ES.

Pictured: 2020 Cadillac CT5

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