2025 Cadillac CT5 Gets a New Face, New Technology

Mike Schlee
by Mike Schlee

The sedan market is alive and well, at least for Cadillac.

While many manufacturers are abandoning the sedan market Cadillac is thriving. The brand’s CT5 not only continues to do well in its segment, but sales are actually up in middle part of 2023. It’s no surprise then that the model is receiving a mid-cycle refresh for next year, sporting a new front fascia and added technology for the 2025 model year.

New, Yet Familiar Look

The only real changes to the exterior of the CT5 occur up front. There’s a new face on the car that’s still very recognizable. Highlighting the updates are a pair of new, larger grilles. The standard grille features chrome surrounds and integrated details throughout that appear to be floating. On the Sport model, the trim is blacked-out while the grille itself is black mesh.

The other big change up has to do with the updated stacked headlights that retain the vertical LED strips but do have a new look. The rear of the CT5 remains the same for 2025, but the taillight functionality has been tweaked.

There are two new colors available for 2025. The first is Deep Space Metallic which is a heavily sparkled black. The other is Typhoon Metallic that’s a greenish color with some blue tones in it.

Big Screen Highlights Tech Updates

Inside, the big news centers around the addition of Cadillac’s massive 33-inch display. Like in other applications, it’s a fully customizable LED touchscreen that combines the driver information center and infotainment system. Instead of two screens behind one pane like many competitors, it’s one single screen. It displays in 9K resolution and curves towards the driver. Not all 33-inches are touchscreen capable though, as that function is reserved for the portion covering the infotainment system.

The larger screen is part of Cadillac’s hope to attract younger buyers to the CT5. Currently, the average age of those purchasing a CT5 is 62. That’s quite a bit older than the average buyer of an Escalade that’s in their mid-40s, or even the average age of a Cadillac as whole which is around 54.

Other technology highlights designed to attract a younger crowd include built in wi-fi, Amazon Alexa, and Google. Like most current vehicles on sale, the CT5 will also include wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. On the comfort side, there’s ambient lighting, as well as heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats.

Added Safety, Carryover Drivetrain

Cadillac is also upping the safety game of the CT5, with new blind-zone steering assist, enhanced lane keep assist, intersection auto braking, and driver attention assist. Of course, the brand’s semi-autonomous driving system, Super Cruise, is available.

Under the hood resides the same two engine choices. Standard is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 237 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque. Optional is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that makes 335 hp and an impressive 405 lb-ft. of torque. With most of the mechanics carried over, we expect the four-cylinder cars to still go from 0-60 mph in less than seven seconds, while six-cylinder models can do it around the five second mark.

Rear-wheel drive will remain standard with available all-wheel drive.

About the V-Series

When asked, Cadillac did not comment on what is happening with the CT5-V or CT5-V Blackwing for the 2025 model year. The brand’s response is that “we should all stay tuned and there’s lots of good things to talk about in the future”. What this could be alluding to is unknown, as there are plenty of possibilities, like future CT5 V-Series cars, another model altogether, or something we haven’t even thought about.

More details on the CT5, like trims, specifications, and pricing, will be released at a future date. Expect the updated luxury sedan to on sale early in 2024 for both the USA and Canada.

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Mike Schlee
Mike Schlee

A 20+ year industry veteran, Mike rejoins the AutoGuide team as the Managing Editor. He started his career at a young age working at dealerships, car rentals, and used car advertisers. He then found his true passion, automotive writing. After contributing to multiple websites for several years, he spent the next six years working at the head office of an automotive OEM, before returning back to the field he loves. He is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA). He's the recipient of a feature writing of the year award and multiple video of the year awards.

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