Used 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

Pros & Cons

  • Supercharged V8's powerful acceleration
  • World-class ride and handling
  • Superior support from optional sport seats
  • Less luxurious cabin than those of competitors
  • Small trunk
  • Tech interface may frustrate
  • Ride may be too rough for some
List Price
$84,997

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Which CTS-V does Edmunds recommend?

You can consider the CTS-V as a heavily modified CTS, and as such, there aren't any other trims or levels. But there are packages, and we recommend the Luxury package for its 60/40-split folding rear seat, heated rear seats and window shades. If you can get a test sit, consider the available Recaro performance seats; they're great on a track or mountain road, but less so on the daily commute.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

8.0 / 10

The 2019 Cadillac CTS-V is a great example of getting the best of both worlds, serving as a practical companion during the week and turning into a track-day weapon on the weekend.

Just like Cadillac's regular CTS, the CTS-V has four doors, a comfortable interior, and loads of features. Unlike the CTS, though, the CTS-V has a Corvette-derived supercharged V8 good for 640 horsepower. It also comes with an adjustable suspension and high-performance brakes to give it absurdly high levels of capability.

There are other rivals to consider, of course, with the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-AMG E 63 the most well-known. These German high-performance sedans typically have nicer-looking interiors and more in the way of advanced infotainment features. Yet we like the CTS-V all the same. This bold American sedan easily matches the world's best when it comes to performance, and it does so at a more affordable price.

2019 Cadillac CTS-V models

The 2019 Cadillac CTS-V is a high-performance version of the regular CTS sedan, which is reviewed separately. The V version packs a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. You can only get it with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Only one trim level is available.

Standard equipment highlights include 19-inch wheels, summer performance tires, Brembo performance brakes, an electronic limited-slip differential, a magnetically controlled adaptive suspension, an automatic parking system, xenon headlights, and keyless ignition and entry. The CTS-V also has forward collision warning, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, lane departure warning and intervention, and rearview and curb-view parking cameras.

Inside the cabin, you'll find dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats (with heating, manual thigh extenders and power-adjustable bolsters), driver-seat memory settings, leather and simulated-suede upholstery, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, and a simulated-suede headliner. Cadillac also fits the CTS-V with a 12.3-inch all-digital gauge display, a head-up display, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, OnStar communications (with 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hotspot), wireless smartphone charging, three USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a navigation system, and a 13-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with satellite radio.

The optional Luxury package adds tri-zone climate control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, heated rear seats, a power rear sunshade, manual rear side sunshades, a 110-volt power outlet, and Cadillac's rearview camera mirror. The Carbon Fiber package adds a carbon-fiber hood vent, spoiler, front splitter, and rear diffuser.

Also available as stand-alone options are ventilated front seats, Recaro performance front seats, an onboard data and video recorder, a simulated-suede steering wheel and shift knob, as well as a sunroof.

Trim tested

The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Cadillac CTS-V (supercharged 6.2L V8 | 8-speed automatic | RWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the current CTS-V has received a few minor updates, including a revised infotainment system. Our findings remain applicable to this year's CTS-V.

Driving

9.0
The CTS-V shines with its combination of classic American muscle and state-of-the-art handling capabilities, giving it a leg up on its staunchest German rivals. Others have evolved into softer and more comfort-oriented machines; Cadillac has only sharpened its edges and packed on more muscle.

Acceleration

9.5
Taking just 4.1 seconds to reach 60 mph, the CTS-V offers genuine sports-car-shaming speed, camouflaged in the skin of a practical family sedan. The biggest issue with having 640 hp on tap is finding enough road to relish it.

Braking

9.5
The ultra-solid brakes are an excellent match to the engine and easy to modulate. The pedal travel is short, firm and reassuring. Emergency braking is executed without much noise or drama, needing only 102 feet of asphalt to stop from 60 mph.

Steering

9.0
The steering response isn't as crisp as we'd expect, but the effort in Touring mode feels spot-on and delivers decent feedback. Track and Sport modes are a little heavy for typical driving and clearly tuned for stability demands at higher speeds.

Handling

9.0
Layers of electronic safety nets make the CTS-V manageable for virtually any driver. Turn them off, and experienced drivers will enjoy skating around on all that torque with relative ease. The amount of tire grip available borders on ludicrous.

Drivability

6.5
The transmission's shifting can get a bit uneven and rough, even in Touring mode. This might be expected of a dual-clutch automatic, but not the CTS-V's automatic transmission. Throttle response is otherwise smooth and user-friendly.

Comfort

7.0
Soft and cushy may come to mind when you think of the Cadillac brand, but the CTS-V is not your grandfather's Caddy. Speed, agility and proper seat support are priorities with this car, so you may want to consider something else if you're expecting a rocket-powered couch.

Seat comfort

9.0
The optional Recaro performance seats deliver excellent support and adjustability. The cushions and armrest padding are on the firm side, but that's to be expected. They even performed well on a lengthy road trip. Unfortunately, this upgrade can't be paired with ventilation.

Ride comfort

6.5
This Caddy is pleasant over smooth highways, but bumpier streets will reveal its true stiff-legged nature, even in Touring mode, which can get tiring. In fact, we didn't notice much separation between any of the magnetic suspension settings during casual driving.

Noise & vibration

6.5
Wind noise is well-isolated, but a moderate amount of road noise finds its way into the cabin, a likely trade-off for sticky tires. Under hard acceleration, the supercharger whine is most prominent.

Interior

7.0
Cadillac's efforts to up its interior game are apparent but flop when it comes to execution. The capacitive controls look slick, but they aren't as easy to operate as dials or real buttons. Also, the basics, such as easy access to seat adjustment controls, have been grossly overlooked.

Ease of use

6.0
The infotainment system response times are quick. But the tilted screen isn't sufficiently recessed, so glare and fingerprints are highly visible and distracting. The steering wheel buttons require too much physical effort and lack convenient placement.

Getting in/getting out

7.0
Front-seat access is great; the doors open wide. The seat height makes it easy to slip right in. The rear door apertures are smaller and have less head clearance due to a sloping roofline.

Roominess

7.5
Space is generous in the front seats but not so much in the rear. The front buckets have solid backs and sit low, so there's not a lot of room for feet or knees in back. With adults, four is optimal due to a short middle seat that straddles a wide center tunnel.

Visibility

6.5
The thick front and rear pillars and small sideview mirrors don't lend themselves to great visibility. The parking cameras aren't great in low-light situations.

Quality

6.5
Tight panel tolerances, a leather dash, carbon trim and contrast stitching all look stylish and of high quality. Ambient lighting is also subtle and well-done. What doesn't look great is the heavy use of chrome trim and thin, simulated-suede surfaces. Other brands do it better.

Utility

6.0
Narrow door pockets, a smaller glovebox and armrest bin, and a nook behind a motorized cover constitute the cabin storage options. The trunk volume is lackluster at 13.7 cubic feet with a laughably small ski pass-through and a split-folding feature that's optional.

Technology

Cadillac updated its tech interface for 2018, and we have yet to sample it. Feature content is to be commended, however, with standard accident avoidance tech, parking aids, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and three USB ports.

EdmundsScorecard

Overall8.0 / 10
Driving9.0
Comfort7.0
Interior7.0
Utility6.0

Consumer reviews

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Most Fun in a Performance Sedan!!
Anthony,10/13/2020
4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A)
I’ve always enjoyed driving performance sedans. The writers are always critical of CUE which I’ve actually grown to like once you’re used to it. Although not as polished as some of the European competitors the CTS-V is an amazing car. The balance, performance and exclusivity of the vehicle show when driven. The sound is devilish. Fit and finish is excellent and so far no major issues with 17k miles on the car. Only minor problem was with the transmission. GM has a correction with a multiple flush and different fluid. Resale has always been strong with the V vs it’s competitors and is almost cult like. Recaros are firm but comfortable. Highway gas mileage is excellent for a 640hp car and around town isn’t bad as well since it shuts down to 4cyl. If you’re in the market for an over engineered performance sedan that’s RWD this is the one. Way more fun to drive and reminds me of the old school muscle car days. They’re not easy to find as not many were built. In 2019 only 1055 cars so they are limited. Carbon fiber package makes the car look striking. If you’re in the market for an AMG,S6/7 or M5 check out the V. More reliable and way more fun!!

Safety

Our experts like the CTS-V models:

Forward Collision Alert
Uses sensors to detect stopped vehicles ahead, warning the driver through visual and audible signals.
Lane Change Alert w/ Blind Zone Alert
Monitors blind spots and alerts the driver should a lane change be attempted when there's a car in a neighboring lane.
Lane Keep Assist
Warns the driver should the car start to drift from its lane and can take corrective steering action if needed.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.1%

More about the 2019 Cadillac CTS-V

Used 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Overview

The Used 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A). The Used 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan?

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