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2012 Cadillac CTS
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium


MSRP $35,915    
Invoice $33,940
Avg. Paid $22,982

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9    
Critics' Rating 9.0
Performance 8.5
Interior 8.0
Operating Cost 7.7
Safety 9.7
Reliability 5.0

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish interior design
  • Crisp handling
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Seats could be more comfortable

General Specs

Transmission Manual    
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.0L/183
MPG 16 City / 26 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sedan    


Wheelbase(in) 113.4    
Length, Overall (in) 191.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard    
Power Windows Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional    
Panoramic Roof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858    

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard    
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Wheel Locks Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Cruise Control Standard    
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard


Passenger Capacity 5    
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.6


AM/FM Stereo Standard    
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard    
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard    
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard


Premium Synthetic Seats Optional    
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard    
Passenger Air Bag Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard    
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard    
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Traction Control Standard


Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard    
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 223 @ 5700
Transmission Manual
Turning diameter 35.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard    
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0


Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA    
Suspension Type - Rear Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)


Automatic Optional    
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard