2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Interior and Cargo

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Cadillac CTS Sedan Interior & Cargo Rating

2019 CTS Sedan Interior

It is clear that Cadillac wanted to craft the interior around the driver, and once you step inside the CTS from the driver side door, you feel cocooned in your own private command center of sorts, with all the essential buttons within easy reach. The classic analog gauge cluster is easy to read and displays all the vital information in a clear and concise manner. Cadillac, once known for making some of the most luxurious cars in America, fell off the wagon in past decades and has been trying hard to design and build interiors that match the levels of sophistication and design excellence offered in cars from Germany. Unfortunately, the CTS has missed the mark by cluttering the interior, and the fit and finish cannot match the class-leaders.

2019 CTS Sedan Interior Photos

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2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Central Console
2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Dashboard Shown
2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Front Seats

Seating and Interior Space

The CTS seats five adults but doesn't offer enough interior space to make it competitive with the executive sedan leaders. Front-seat legroom is a generous 45.7 inches, more than enough for even the largest of passengers, and the same goes for the headroom dimensions, which measure 40.4 inches. An issue that plagues Alpha platform Cadillacs is that the interior space tends to be on the tighter side when compared to other cars in the same class. This is most notable in the rear, where backseat passengers only get 35.4 inches of legroom and headroom shrinks down to 37.5 inches. Front passengers should have no trouble getting in and out, but the slanting roofline in the rear could pose an issue to back seat occupants. Once inside, forward visibility is OK, but the thick C-pillars and a narrow rear end constrain rearward visibility. The driving position is spot on and puts the driver within excellent reach of all essential touchpoints. The 12-way power-adjustable front seats get a two-way lumbar adjustment and offer enough support, but are clearly designed with comfort in mind, and not so much all-out performance.

2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Interior Dimensions:

Cadillac CTS Sedan TrimsStandardLuxuryPremium LuxuryV-SportV-Sport Premium Luxury
Seating55555
Headroom Front Seat40.4 in.40.4 in.40.4 in.40.4 in.40.4 in.
Headroom Back Seat37.5 in.37.5 in.37.5 in.37.5 in.37.5 in.
Legroom Front Seat45.7 in.45.7 in.45.7 in.45.7 in.45.7 in.
Legroom Back Seat35.4 in.35.4 in.35.4 in.35.4 in.35.4 in.
Shoulder Room Front56.9 in.56.9 in.56.9 in.56.9 in.56.9 in.
Shoulder Room Rear54.8 in.54.8 in.54.8 in.54.8 in.54.8 in.
Hip Room, Front53.8 in.53.8 in.53.8 in.53.8 in.53.8 in.
Hip Room, Rear53.3 in.53.3 in.53.3 in.53.3 in.53.3 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

In its quest to offer a premium interior, Cadillac has gone overboard, throwing every type of material in its arsenal at the interior of the CTS. Material choices include wood-grain, aluminum, suede, gloss black plastics, and leather. The official seat upholstery offerings from Cadillac goes something like this: Light Platinum faux and real leather, Jet Black, Light Cashmere, and Kona Brown leather. The trimmings and inserts consist of Jet Black accents, high-gloss Sapele Wood, Aluminum, Natural Sapele Wood, Black Olive Ash Wood, Carbon-Fiber, Morello Red Carbon-Fiber and finally a natural finish Elmwood trim. Quite a mouthful. An all-black interior with aluminum inserts suits the CTS but may make the interior feel more cramped. All these interior materials dilute what is otherwise an attractive cabin with a good design flow. Recaro seats are also available with semi-aniline leather and microfiber inserts, paired with V-carbon fiber trim inserts on the dash and doors.

2019 CTS Sedan Trunk and Cargo Space

The CTS Sedan backs up its disappointing interior space with a small trunk, measuring only 13.7 cubic feet. Its larger sibling, the XTS, offers a generous 18 cubic feet of trunk space, and the BMW 5 Series does even better, offering 18.7 cu-ft. With only 13 cubic feet to work with, you can forget about fitting an extra set of golf clubs in there, but you should be able to squeeze in a couple of large suitcases.

Despite the relatively cramped interior space, personal storage is ample. The large center console is big enough to store the driver's belongings, and the electric push-button mechanism on the glovebox is a nice touch.

2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Luggage Space
2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Air Vents
2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Rear Bumper

2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Cargo Dimensions:

Cadillac CTS Sedan TrimsStandardLuxuryPremium LuxuryV-SportV-Sport Premium Luxury
Trunk Volume13.7 cu. ft.13.7 cu. ft.13.7 cu. ft.13.7 cu. ft.13.7 cu. ft.

2019 CTS Sedan Infotainment and Features

Features

The CTS is on its way out, which means it gets a lot of features. This is good news for prospective buyers looking to get a good deal, and as an executive sports sedan, features are as important as the drivetrain and handling characteristics. Standard on the base model you'll get wireless phone charging, 4G LTE WiFi, keyless access, push-button start, and even remote start functionality. The luxury trim features a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming and heated mirrors, and adaptive headlights. You also get a sunroof and ambient interior lighting. The top of the line Premium Luxury model is decked out with modern features that should help it stay relevant in an age of constant development and progress. A head-up display unit, tri-zone climate control, and heated rear seats go a long way, as do the little touches such as illuminated door handles and power rear sunshades.

Infotainment

The infotainment system on the CTS is of the older generation of designs and can be irritating to use due to its touchscreen-only setup: you swipe and select on the screen and not via easy to reach buttons or knobs as found on Audi's MMI infotainment system. Swiping the screen doesn't always produce the desired result, which can be troublesome when you're driving. The voice command system doesn't pick up on every command and is infuriating to use. At least Cadillac has made sure that you can connect to its infotainment system in a number of ways: there's Bluetooth, an aux input and USB ports, as well as the all-important Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. The display screen measures eight inches and produces crisp images that are easy on the eye, while the sound quality is taken care of by a Bose 11-speaker sound system.

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