The Cadillac CT4 is a new-for-2020 compact sedan that marks the brand's latest bid to compete for the attention of small-car buyers, following the ATS coupe and sedan that it replaces.
CT4 trims include Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport and V-Series. The V-Series uses a 2.7L turbocharged four-cylinder that it shares with the CT4-V performance model (covered in a separate buyer's guide entry). Other CT4 models get a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder. 2.0L cars get an eight-speed automatic transmission and 2.7L models use a 10-speed.
CT4 Luxury trim comes with 17-inch wheels and tires, passive keyless entry, colour dual-display driver info centre, 8.0-inch infotainment screen, active noise cancellation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED interior lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery and split-folding rear seats.
The Premium Luxury package adds 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, LED interior ambient lighting, a garage door opener, forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, multi-adjustable front seats with memory, auto-dimming rearview and driver's side mirrors, rear park assist, and rain-sensing wipers.
Sport trim brings a number of cosmetic tweaks, plus Brembo front brakes, sport seats, alloy pedals and a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. Sport also deletes the Premium Luxury's leather seating for leatherette.
Finally, the CT4 V-Series gets its own cosmetic treatment, plus quad exhaust tips, Bose sound system, steering wheel-mounted performance mode button, wireless smartphone charging, performance suspension, magnetic ride control suspension, and summer-only tires.
Premium Luxury, Sport and V-Series can be optioned with a full suite of driver assists, like blind spot monitoring with lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, front park assist, a head-up display, rear pedestrian alert with rear automatic braking, automatic high beams, and enhanced adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking systems.
On its way as a late addition to the option sheet is GM's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system.
AWD is an option too, with either engine.
As of this writing, Cadillac had not published fuel consumption estimates for the CT4.