The 2023 Cadillac CT4 receives a few new paint colors but is otherwise unchanged. The high-performance V-Series Blackwing variant joined the lineup last year. The CT4 has served as Cadillac compact sedan offering since 2020.
Choosing Your Cadillac CT4
Cadillac offers the CT4 in five trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, V-Series, and V-Series Blackwing. Pricing starts at $35,790 including destination and reaches $61,890 for the V-Series Blackwing before options.
The Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport start out with rear-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. All-wheel drive is available for $2,000. The Premium Luxury can also get a 2.7-liter turbo $3,900. The 2.0-liter comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.7-liter uses a 10-speed automatic.
The V-Series gets a high-output version of the 2.7-liter, and AWD remains available. The rear-drive-only V-Series Blackwing packs a twin-turbo V6, paired with a six-speed manual transmission or the 10-speed automatic ($3,175).
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0 Turbo 4-Cyl||237 hp||258 lb-ft||27/26 mpg (RWD/AWD)|
|2.7 Turbo 4-Cyl||310 hp||350 lb-ft||25/24 mpg (RWD/AWD)|
|2.7 Turbo 4-Cyl||325 hp||380 lb-ft||23 mpg|
|3.6L Twin-Turbo V6||472 hp||445 lb-ft||18/19 mpg (Manual/Auto)|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 2023 Cadillac CT4 offers seating for five, although four is probably the limit on longer rides. The trunk measures 10.7 cubic feet, which is on the small side of this class.
The CT4 starts off with lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, rear parking sensors, and automatic emergency braking.
Stepping up to Premium Luxury, Sport, or V-Series brings radar-enhanced front and rear automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and front parking sensors. The Technology Package for these trims ($1,350) adds a 12-inch configurable instrument screen and a head-up display. Cadillac's SuperCruise semi-autonomous driving system can be added to these trims for $3,700.
The V-Series Blackwing reverts to the standard set of driver assistance features, but options are available. The $900 Driver Assist Package adds adaptive cruise control and enhanced front and rear automatic braking. The head-up display is available bundled with a cabin air purifier for $725. SuperCruise isn't offered on the Blackwing.
The standard infotainment system for the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport includes an eight-inch touchscreen, eight speakers, HD radio and satellite radio, two USB ports, an SD card reader, wireless phone charging, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. On these trims, navigation and a 14-speaker Bose sound system are available together for $1,400.
As for the V-Series, the Bose system is standard, while the V-Series Blackwing gets a 15-speaker AKG sound system. Navigation is available on these trims bundled with a performance data and video recorder for $2,100.
2023 Cadillac CT4 Luxury — MSRP From $35,790
The cheapest CT4 offers leatherette upholstery, a 12-way power driver seat and eight-way power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Cold Weather Package ($600) adds heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. A single-panel sunroof is available for $1,050.
2023 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury — MSRP From $40,690
The Premium Luxury gains a genuine leather interior with 14-way power front seats, driver memory settings, ambient lighting, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The $1,200 Climate Package furnishes heated and ventilated front seat and a heated steering wheel. The Premium Luxury rolls on 18-inch wheels.
2023 Cadillac CT4 Sport — MSRP From $43,890
The Sport distinguishes itself with 18-way front sport seats, a sport steering wheel, alloy pedal covers, and more aggressive body trim. Other standard equipment and option packages are shared with the Premium Luxury.
2023 Cadillac CT4 V-Series — MSRP From $47,990
The V-Series builds on the Sport with genuine performance upgrades. In addition to the high-output 2.7-liter engine, the V-Series receives special suspension tuning, magnetic ride control (RWD only), a limited-slip rear differential, and a sport-tuned traction management system with launch control. Perforated leather seats are available for $1,500.
2023 Cadillac CT4 V-Series Blackwing — MSRP From $61,890
The V-Series Blackwing gets a major performance boost courtesy of the twin-turbo V6 engine. To go with the extra power, the Blackwing packs Brembo high-performance brakes, exclusive suspension tuning, and an enhanced electronic limited-slip rear differential. Quilted leather upholstery choices are priced at $4,900.
Compare CT4 Trims Side-By-Side
The 2023 Cadillac CT4 carries a very attractive base MSRP, but you'll have to upgrade to the Premium Luxury or Sport to get a Cadillac level of luxury. The V-Series is a rather impressive luxury-sport sedan for the price. We recommend test-driving one before springing for the costlier V-Series Blackwing