2023 Cadillac CT4 Performance

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Cadillac CT4 Performance Rating

2023 CT4 Performance

As standard, all CT4s come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine develops 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Giving the CT4 an advantage against subcompact rivals, rear-wheel drive is standard. However, all-wheel drive is available for $2,000. The Premium Luxury model also offers a more powerful 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as an option. The base RWD models complete the obligatory 0-60 mph sprint in just 6.2 seconds, while the 310-hp 2.7L model manages an even more impressive 4.8-second dash. AWD-equipped models may improve upon that further, but Cadillac has yet to publish figures for these derivatives, nor does it make any attempt to claim impressive top-speed figures.

2023 CT4 Performance Photos

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2023 Cadillac CT4 Rearward Vision
2023 Cadillac CT4 Gauge Cluster
2023 Cadillac CT4 Wheel

Engine and Transmission

The standard 2.0-liter engine across the range is no slouch. With 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, the latter produced from just 1,500 rpm, it has ample shove and is happy to rev out to 6,000 rpm. The standard eight-speed automatic transmission is a peach, too, snapping through the gears with nearly imperceptible changes. Getting up to highway speeds is easy, and overtaking is effortless. We'd be pretty happy if this were the only engine option, but since modern Caddy's are aimed at enthusiasts, it's not.

Available exclusively on the Premium Luxury, the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine packs a 310 hp/350 lb-ft punch, paired with a ten-speed automatic gearbox. Peak torque is also available from 1,500 rpm, making low- and high-speed overtaking maneuvers a joy. This engine makes the CT4 noticeably quicker from 0 to 60 mph. Thanks to the ten-speed's more extensive spread of gear ratios, it feels faster without having a drastic effect on fuel consumption. Unfortunately, with so many ratios available, it tends to get clumsy at times. It does an excellent job in Sport mode, however, holding on to gears for longer. But this mode is a tad too frantic to use daily.

2023 Cadillac CT4 Performance Specs:

Cadillac CT4 TrimsCadillac CT4 EnginesCadillac CT4 HorsepowerCadillac CT4 TransmissionsCadillac CT4 DrivetrainsCadillac CT4 MPG/MPGE
Luxury2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas237 hp @ 5000 rpm8-Speed AutomaticRWD27 MPG
Premium Luxury2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.7L Turbo Inline-4
237 hp @ 5000 rpm10-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
RWD27 MPG
Sport2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas237 hp @ 5000 rpm8-Speed AutomaticRWD27 MPG

2023 CT4 Gas Mileage

The more modern turbocharged engines do pay dividends when it comes to fuel economy. In 2016, the ATS with a 3.6-liter V6 received EPA estimates of 20/29/24 mpg city/highway/combined. Both turbocharged engines are more powerful across the board and easily beat these figures. The standard 2.0 turbo in RWD guise has EPA-estimated figures of 23/34/27 mpg, dropping to 22/31/26 mpg in AWD format. The more powerful 2.7-liter RWD manages 21/31/25 mpg, while the AWD model drops figures to 21/29/24 mpg. We're mighty impressed with the generous 17-gallon tank, providing a 459-mile range in base guise with mixed driving conditions.

2023 Cadillac CT4 Fuel Capacity

Cadillac CT4 TrimsLuxuryPremium LuxurySport
Cadillac CT4 Tank size10.7 gal.10.7 gal.10.7 gal.
Cadillac CT4 Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)23/3423/3423/34
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