The 2021 Cadillac CT4 is all-new, entering the market as a compact, entry-level luxury sedan to compete against the smaller sedans of Europe. The CT4 replaces the ATS, modernizing the small Caddy sedan offering and hitting all of the marks required of a car in this class.
The base model CT4 comes equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic. For those wanting more power, the top-line CT4 V-Series puts out an impressive 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Both offer a lot of get-up, though, beating most of the competition in terms of power output.
In delivery, it’s even better, as the turbocharged engine pushes power early and keeps it at a long plateau of RPM while the automatic transmission seems to always know what gear to be in. There’s no hesitation to downshift, upshift, or hold it to raise RPM.
The payoff is huge for the CT4, which drives wonderfully, corners really well, and is responsive in a quick, agile way that really proves Cadillac’s winning formula of rear-driven cars with all-wheel drive options is a good one.
The 2021 Cadillac CT4 is a beautiful sedan that drives better than many of the sedans we have driven lately in any class. Prices start at $33,395 for the CT4, but most will be comfortably set up in a $38,000-ish model after adding upgrades.