Cadillac recently unveiled the refreshed 2025 CT5 sedan at the 2023 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, showcasing a series of notable updates and enhancements. This reveal took place on their home turf, and the 2025 CT5 was received with excitement from car enthusiasts and industry observers alike.
One of the most prominent changes in the 2025 CT5 is its updated exterior design. The front end of the vehicle has undergone significant styling tweaks to present a more aggressive and striking appearance. The centerpiece of this transformation is the enlarged and redesigned grille, which exudes a commanding presence. The standard grille is finished with a gloss black surface adorned with chrome accents, while the Sport model boasts a menacing gloss black mesh design that extends to the lower section of the grille, enhancing its bold aesthetics. The vertical LED signature lighting has also been reimagined and elongated, complemented by redesigned stacked LED headlights. The rear of the CT5 received some attention as well, primarily focused on improving the rear lighting. Additionally, Cadillac introduces two new paint finishes for the 2025 CT5: Deep Space Metallic and Typhoon Metallic, providing customers with even more options for personalization.
Stepping inside the 2025 CT5, one is greeted by what CT5 Chief Designer Alex MacDonald proudly describes as “the most driver-centric cockpit we’ve done.” The highlight of this interior transformation is the new 33-inch curved display that is oriented towards the driver. This expansive LED screen, boasting 9K high-definition resolution, serves dual purposes as an infotainment system and an instrument panel. Touchscreen functionalities are available on both the right side, traditionally reserved for infotainment, and to the left of the steering wheel. Powered by Google Built-In technologies, this system incorporates Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play, ensuring seamless connectivity and functionality.
The 2025 CT5 introduces several new technological features aimed at enhancing the driving experience. Among these additions is a 5G Wi-Fi hotspot for improved connectivity and the integration of Amazon Alexa Built-In. The vehicle’s driver assistance technologies have also received upgrades, with standard blind-spot steering assist, intersection automatic emergency braking, improved lane-keep assist, and available road sign recognition. The highly-regarded Super Cruise system remains available, with improved transitions between hands-off and hands-on driving modes.
Under the hood, the 2025 CT5 retains its previous engine options. The base model comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine producing 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. For those seeking more power, the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine is available, delivering an impressive 335 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. The CT5 still offers rear-wheel drive as standard, with the option for all-wheel drive. Drivers can select from various drive modes, including Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice, and a customizable MyMode.
While specific trim levels and pricing details are yet to be disclosed, Cadillac has announced that the production of the 2025 CT5 will commence in Lansing, Michigan, in the spring of 2024. Although there is no detailed information about V or Blackwing versions of the refreshed CT5 at this time, Cadillac Global Vice President John Roth has hinted at exciting developments in the pipeline, promising “lots of good stuff to talk about in the future” regarding high-performance models. With its striking design and enhanced technology, the 2025 CT5 is poised to make a significant impact in the luxury sedan market.