2023 Cadillac CT5-V Interior and Cargo

Cadillac CT5-V Interior & Cargo Rating

2023 CT5-V Interior

While the old ATS-V had a great chassis, the cabin was found severely lacking. With the CT5's growth spurt, it now provides a more viable cabin in terms of passenger space, with rear-seat passengers on the receiving end of greater space and comfort. Material quality has also seen an increase in the transition, but it still doesn't match the competition. While we can't fault how it all feels, we can't help but feel the interior seems a little pedestrian. Sure, there's leather and carbon, and the touchscreen infotainment interface looks great, but the design itself is staid and feels more Chevrolet Malibu than hot-performance Caddy. Still, it's a big step up.

2023 CT5-V Interior Photos

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2023 Cadillac CT5-V Front Seats
2023 Cadillac CT5-V Gear Shifter
2023 Cadillac CT5-V Door Controls

Seating and Interior Space

The Cadillac CT5-V is a five-seater sedan, with a decent amount of space for all occupants. With the growth spurt compared to the old ATS, there's more room for rear occupants, with 36.6 inches of headroom and 37 inches of legroom, mimicking rivals from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, give or take a little. The pair of front occupants enjoy the lion's share of the space, with up to 39 inches of headroom and 42.4 inches of legroom. 18-way power-adjustable sports front seats are standard in the CT5-V, providing high levels of adjustment and support, although these are the same items as found in the lesser Sport trim and do little to set the V apart as a 'special' car.

2023 Cadillac CT5-V Interior Dimensions:

Cadillac CT5-V TrimsBase
Headroom Front Seat39 in.
Headroom Back Seat36.6 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.4 in.
Legroom Back Seat37 in.
Shoulder Room Front56.7 in.
Shoulder Room Rear55.7 in.
Hip Room, Front53.7 in.
Hip Room, Rear53.7 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

By default, the 18-way adjustable sports seats are upholstered in NuLuxe leatherette - a bit cheap for this level if you ask us, but at least it feels of decent quality. Depending on how you spec your CT5-V, this can be perforated for ventilation functionality, but we'd rather look at the Platinum Package ($6,540), which upgrades seating surfaces to semi-aniline leather in Sedona Sauvage with Jet Black accents. We'd prefer a greater range of choice as to both materials and colors, and can't help but feel that this one or the other approach is a way of cutting costs and withholding a truly premium experience from buyers. However, there are still classy and sporty touches throughout, like carbon fiber trim panels and a standard leather steering wheel which is thicker than the regular item and plays host to magnesium shift paddles. The latter can be optionally swapped out for a suede microfiber steering wheel with a matching shift knob for $300. Torch Red seatbelts can be specified for $400.

2023 CT5-V Trunk and Cargo Space

Seating space may be on par with rivals, but if you're looking for a practical sports sedan with a large trunk, the CT5-V is not it. Just 11.9 cubic feet is all the space you'll find inside the trunk, falling below the 13 cubes offered by the BMW 3 Series. There are, however, available convenience options like a hands-free trunk lid, as well as a standard split-folding rear seat that makes it possible to load longer items, although limited depth in the trunk means you need to be careful with how large the suitcases are you wish to tuck in there.

Inside the cabin, things are more or less on par with rivals, thanks to dual cupholders on the center console, decently sized door pockets, and a storage bin beneath the center armrest.

2023 Cadillac CT5-V Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Cadillac CT5-V Door Storage
2023 Cadillac CT5-V Rear Seats with Cup Holder
2023 Cadillac CT5-V Side View

2023 Cadillac CT5-V Cargo Dimensions:

Cadillac CT5-V TrimsBase
Trunk Volume11.9 cu. ft.

2023 CT5-V Infotainment and Features


It might be close to the top of the CT5 range, but the V model doesn't get all options thrown at it in some attempt to make it an all-inclusive package. No, you can still add heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, a dual-pane sunroof, a head-up display, a surround-view camera, and a hands-free trunk lid to the mix through various packages. What you do get standard, however, is 18-way power adjustment for both front seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering adjustment, memory functionality for the driver, launch control, adaptive dampers, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park sensors, and forward-collision alert with automatic emergency braking. You also get keyless access, push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control.


Mention the CUE (Cadillac User Experience) infotainment suite, and current owners will cringe. It's hardly been the best infotainment suite on the market for some time, and even when it launched it was somewhat substandard. Things have improved, however, and the new generation equipped to the CT5-V is much, much better.

The system employs a ten-inch touchscreen with a full array of functionality including AM/FM radio, HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, three USB ports, connected apps, and Bluetooth functionality, while full smartphone integration is made possible by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 15-speaker Bose sound system is fitted as standard. Navigation is optionally available.

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