Used 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe
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2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Pros

  • Head-turning design
  • athletic handling
  • elegant cabin
  • available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Harsh ride with sport suspension
  • poor rear visibility
  • limited headroom with sunroof
  • stiff seats
  • small trunk.

Used 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe for Sale

Cadillac CTS Coupe 2012 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
81,089 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Base
Prime Motors
24.1 mi away
List$15,555
Est.Loan: $283/mo
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$300 Below Market
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TRUE BEAUTY!!! RIDICULOUSLY CLEAN!!! MINT SHAPE!!! NEEDS A NEW OWNER!!! ONLY AT PRIME MOTORS WE DO A 150 MULTI POINT INSPECTION ON ALL OF OUR VEHICLES!!YOU DON'T JUST BUY A CAR, YOU PURCHASE A PIECE OF MIND WITH IT!!! COME TODAY!!!Drives greatFamily friendlyNot seen any accidentsSpotless interiorGreat first rideFully LoadedAvailable Satellite RadioTitle in possessionMint ConditionArctic cold a/cNo petsSeats as good as newMust test driveDone all Scheduled MaintenanceNew floor matsNon-smoker ownerVehicle Runs WellSmooth rideAll records in possessionRegularly maintained
Cadillac CTS Coupe 2012 Premium 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
7,938 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Premium
Frederick Subaru
26.8 mi away
List$23,000
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Cadillac CTS Coupe 2012 Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
98,612 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Premium
List$14,357
Est.Loan: $268/mo
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Cadillac CTS Coupe 2012 Premium 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
91,169 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Premium
177 Auto Sales
49.1 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Cadillac CTS Coupe 2012 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
66,978 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Base
CarMax
94.5 mi away
List$18,599
Est.Loan: $339/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in PA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $118 Document Preparation Charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Leased Vehicle
Cadillac CTS Coupe 2012 Premium 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
10,587 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Premium
List$24,900
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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Get excited about the 2012 CADILLAC CTS! An awesome price considering its low mileage! Top features include rain sensing wipers, power front seats, automatic temperature control, and leather upholstery. A 3.6 liter V-6 engine pairs with a sophisticated 6 speed automatic transmission, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. We pride ourselves in consistently exceeding our customer's expectations. Please don't hesitate to give us a call.
Cadillac CTS Coupe 2012 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
85,501 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Base
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Cadillac CTS Coupe 2012 Performance 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
82,986 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Performance
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Evocative styling defines the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe, but that's not enough to overcome numerous drawbacks.

vehicle overview

The 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe grabs your attention like few cars can. It's muscular, edgy, aggressive and in your face. Yet there's still refined sophistication thanks to its chrome trim, classy interior and unmistakable Cadillac design cues. Now, this is usually where we'd say, "It's more than just a pretty face." But the truth is, the CTS Coupe suffers for its good looks. There are significant functional trade-offs even compared to other luxury coupes, and the CTS's performance isn't as lively as you'd think.

While the Coupe's cabin design is a dead ringer for the attractive and well-built one found in the CTS Sedan (reviewed separately), actual interior room is notably less. Of course, coupes are expected to be less spacious than their four-door comrades, but the CTS Coupe doesn't even meet these lowered expectations. Front headroom is limited and becomes downright cramped when you opt for the sunroof. Rear passengers are always cramped, and worse, they're under the rear glass and thus subjected to the sun. Rear visibility is also notably poor, while the trunk is severely compromised by large hinges that'll crush just about anything placed beneath them.

Unfortunately the CTS Coupe's styling isn't really backed up by better performance. Its handling is athletic, but its ample size and weight make it seem far more cumbersome than its main competitors. Its 318-horsepower V6 is more powerful for 2012 and certainly wouldn't be described as slow, but its acceleration is actually on par with the 211-hp turbo-4 found in the Audi A5. An Infiniti G37 or BMW 335i are more than a second quicker from zero to 60 mph and feel it. If you really want power, you have to step up to the more expensive CTS-V high-performance model.

So, the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe is essentially just a pretty face. While there's inherent appeal in this, we'd strongly suggest looking at one of the aforementioned competitors, along with the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe or even the revised Dodge Challenger SRT8, as they represent less compromised choices for a sport luxury coupe.

Trim levels & features

The 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe seats four people and is available in base, Performance and Premium trim levels. The high-performance CTS-V Coupe is addressed in a separate review, as are the CTS sedan and wagon models.

The base CTS Coupe comes standard with 18-inch wheels, a limited-slip differential, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, eight-way power front seats, a split-folding rear seat, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, OnStar, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker Bose sound system with a CD player and satellite radio.

The CTS Coupe Performance trim adds foglamps, adaptive xenon headlamps, a blind-spot warning system, a rearview camera, remote ignition, additional sound insulation, driver seat memory functions, heated front seats, front seat lumbar adjustment, leather upholstery and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with a CD/DVD player, digital music storage and an iPod/USB audio interface. The Luxury Level One package adds automatic wipers, interior accent lighting and a security system. The Luxury Level Two package includes Level One equipment, plus heated and ventilated front seats and automatic cabin filtration. A heated power-adjustable steering wheel can be added to this package. Also optional is a navigation system, which includes a pop-up touchscreen interface and real-time traffic and weather.

The CTS Coupe Premium includes all of the above equipment and when equipped with rear-wheel drive is eligible for the optional CTS Touring package. This adds Recaro sport seats, faux suede trim for the steering wheel and shift lever, alloy pedals and the 19-inch Summer Tire Performance package (available by itself on both the Performance and Premium trims with rear-wheel drive) that includes 19-inch wheels, summer tires, a sportier tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, a performance cooling system, a different grille and steering wheel paddle shifters.

Optional on all but the base trim is a tilt-only sunroof.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Cadillac CTS gets an additional 12 horsepower, along with a slightly revised grille, active front head restraints, standard Bluetooth, an optional blind-spot warning system and an optional heated steering wheel.

Performance & mpg

The 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 318 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic are standard, but all-wheel drive is optional.

In testing, last year's rear-wheel-drive CTS Coupe accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds; expect the 2012 car to be a tenth or two quicker. Even so, the coupe is slightly slower than most competing luxury coupes.

EPA-estimated fuel economy with the automatic is 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined regardless of rear- or all-wheel drive. Getting the manual drops those figures to 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for every 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe includes antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, active front head restraints, rear parking sensors and the OnStar emergency communications system. A blind-spot warning system and a rearview camera are standard on the Performance and Premium trims.

In Edmunds brake testing, the CTS Coupe with the 19-inch summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in an impressive 106 feet. With smaller wheels and all-season tires, that distance is likely to be longer.

Driving

The way the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe drives is a distinct departure from the cushiony ride that has been the company's hallmark for decades. The coupe's sporty ride quality is much like that of its European rivals, but it also becomes overly harsh if you opt for the Summer Tire Performance package. Yet even with this higher-performing option, the CTS still isn't as nimble as sharper-driving rivals.

The CTS Coupe also isn't as quick off the line as many of those same rivals. On its own merits, however, its 3.6-liter V6 should satisfy the majority of drivers. It's smooth around town, and the automatic transmission shifts smoothly and unobtrusively. More aggressive driving warrants dropping the gear selector into Sport or Manual mode to wind the engine into the upper reaches of the tachometer. At these levels, the V6 is much more responsive and delivers a healthy dose of excitement.

Interior

As with the sedan model, the interior of the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe features a pleasing angular theme to match the exterior edginess. Soft-touch materials are plentiful, accented by tasteful wood trim. The optional navigation system emerges from the top of the dash and retracts almost fully, leaving a small section visible as a touchscreen display for the audio system -- an ingenious and elegant solution to having a separate control panel.

Unfortunately, the interior also comes with its fair share of flaws. Outward rear visibility is notably poor, forcing the driver to rely on the optional rearview camera when maneuvering in reverse. Overall comfort is hampered by flat and stiff seats. Rear seat passengers must deal with a lack of headroom and the raked rear window that will leave their heads exposed to direct sunlight most of the time. To make matters worse, the optional sunroof significantly shortens front seat headroom for even those of average height.

Trunk space is a smallish 10.5 cubic feet, and the narrow opening requires quite a bit of jostling in order to fit bulky items. The large gooseneck hinges also swing quite far down into the space, crushing anything fragile that might be in their way.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Beautiful car
snakester1,07/11/2014
I love a good looking car and this one of the sharpest and most unique looking cars on the road.The fit , finish and paint quality are impressive. Its as nice on the inside as it looks on the outside. Very comfortable seats and clear well thought out controls. A little disappointed in the 10 speaker Bose audio systems power output but the sound is crisp and clean. The six speed shiftable auto is smooth and quiet.The engine seems under powered and struggles to haul this small yet 3900 lb. car up to speed from a stop. It has good freeway punch and does well once you get it rolling. Handling is tight and flat and inspires confidence in wet or dry conditions and extremely maneuverable.
Very nice sport coupe by Cadillac...
Blake,03/31/2017
Typical coupe, difficult enter/exit of rear seats. However, very nice features, performance, comfort for a sport/luxury coupe and great design. Had the vehicle since new and hate to trade it in for the more bland(er) newer Caddy's.
Great 1 or 2 person car
TMH,03/22/2017
Don't expect anyone to get into or ride in the back seat. Nearly impossible to sit up as adult and thus should consider this car a "two seater" and 3/4 only in emergency or children (w/o childseat...it is very hard to get it in and kids head will hit ceiling!). Golf clubs will NOT fit widthwise: sure the car is wide enough, but GM Engineers (in their infinate wisdom) made the trunk supports so they come down in the trunk and squish anything taller than 4" tall for at least 6" from each side. And the best engineering feat? Do NOT let your key fob go dead or low. To get into car (there are NO key holes in either door) you have to open the trunk (the key hole is 3" above license plate top...hidden. Once trunk is open, there is a plastic pull tab under rear window deck (if you are over 5' tall, you cannot see it without leaning into trunk). Pulling opens driver door. You now are in the car-but fob is only way to start it-so you are sunk. Don't get me wrong, I love this car-but you had better know idiosyncracies before buying it!
Shocks suck
Ds,01/06/2018
Just replaced rear shocks at 30,000 Miles. This is totally preposterous and BS. There is no way these shocks should have blown at such a low miles
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
318 hp @ 6800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
318 hp @ 6800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
318 hp @ 6800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
318 hp @ 6800 rpm
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Used 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Overview

The Used 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe is offered in the following submodels: CTS Coupe. Available styles include Performance 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Premium 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Performance 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Premium is priced between $14,357 and$24,900 with odometer readings between 7938 and98612 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Base is priced between $12,995 and$18,599 with odometer readings between 66978 and85501 miles.

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