Picking up where the 2019 Cadillac CTS left off is the 2020 Cadillac CT5. The premium mid-size CT5 remains on General Motors’ highly regarded Alpha platform. It shares much of its underpinnings with the outgoing CTS, which anchored Cadillac’s rear-wheel-drive sedan renaissance over the past 15 years. The CT5 features an extended wheelbase for increased rear legroom, but it also sports a lower, more-sloped, coupe-like fastback roofline. As for sheetmetal, the transition from CTS to CT5 is a subtle one, with more muscular body sides and a new, slightly smaller and less edgy shield grille and horizontal headlamps treatment showing similarities to the just-introduced Cadillac XT6 SUV.
Pricing starts at a surprisingly affordable $37,890 for the “base” Luxury trim — including the $995 destination charge — an astounding $10,000 less than the base trim in the outgoing 2019 CTS. Moving up the trim ladder brings the $41,690 Premium Luxury, $42,690 Sport, and range-topping $48,690 CT5-V. Available with all trims, including the V, is all-wheel drive; it's roughly $3,000 extra. Sizewise, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 competes with the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but it's priced like the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class territory.