In the greater automotive world, sedans are becoming an endangered species, sent tumbling by the tsunami of trucks and SUVs that have become the primary choice for millions when it comes to buying a “car.” Except at Cadillac. The august General Motors brand is realigning its product lineup that remains sedan-oriented, the massive Escalade notwithstanding. That process advanced with the announcement of the 2020 Cadillac CT4, its entry-level sedan, which replaces the ATS in the Cadillac lineup but still shares its platform.
Not only is the CT4 a sedan, but it rides on rear-wheel-drive architecture and boasts an all-turbocharged selection of engines. Beyond that, all-wheel drive is available on every version of the CT4. The base CT4 engine is a turbocharged inline-four that displaces 2.0 liters and produces 237hp. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Opt for the CT4 Premium Luxury version and the displacement goes to 2.7 liters, with 309hp and a 10-speed automatic. If you’re a really committed driver, you can go all the way to the CT4-V performance model, where the 2.7 rates 325hp when coupled to the 10 speed. That model also gets a limited-slip rear differential and Brembo front brakes with four-piston calipers. All the engines make use of a three-stage sliding camshaft design, active fuel management and automatic start-stop. And in calendar year 2020, you’ll be able to select Cadillac’s Super Cruise option, which allows for hands-free motoring.