2012 Cadillac CTS

At a Glance

Pricing $35,915 - $63,215
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.0l V6, 3.6l V6, 6.2l V8 S
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 12-18 (city), 18-27 (highway)

This CTS is a serious sports sedan that requires no apologies. The fresh interior design is complemented with high quality materials. Engine choices include a 3.0l V6 (270-bhp), a 3.6l V6 (318-bhp) and the outrageous 556-bhp, 6.2l V8. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or automatic. Optional AWD and a limited-slip differential provide additional traction. In theory, the CTS competes with compact premium models like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-class. However the larger proportions of the CTS are closer to mid-sized models like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Prices start in the low about $40,000s for a model with leather seats and an automatic transmission.

What Changed:

The 3.6l V6 is updated for 2012. The new engine produces 318-bhp, an increase of 14-bhp over the previous engine. CTS Models for 2012 wear a distinctive new grille with a more prominent grid.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
CTS Base 1SB 3.0l V6 (270-bhp) M6 RWD 16/26/20 $35,915
CTS Base 1SB 3.0l V6 (270-bhp) A6 RWD 18/27/22 $37,290
CTS Base 1SB 3.0l V6 (270-bhp) A6 AWD 18/26/22 $39,115
CTS Luxury 1SD 3.0l V6 (270-bhp) M6 RWD 16/26/20 $39,050
CTS Luxury 1SD 3.0l V6 (270-bhp) A6 RWD 18/27/22 $40,425
CTS Luxury 1SD 3.0l V6 (270-bhp) A6 AWD 18/26/22 $42,250
CTS Performance 1SF 3.6l V6 (318-bhp) A6 RWD 18/27/22 $42,290
CTS Performance 1SF 3.6l V6 (318-bhp) A6 AWD 18/27/22 $44,190
CTS Premium 1SH 3.6l V6 (318-bhp) A6 RWD 18/27/22 $48,290
CTS Premium 1SH 3.6l V6 (318-bhp) A6 AWD 18/27/22 $50,190
CTS-V 6.2l V8 S (556-bhp) M6 RWD 14/19/16 $63,215
CTS-V 6.2l V8 S (556-bhp) A6 RWD 12/18/15 $63,215