2021 Cadillac CT 4 Premium Luxury: Whisper Quiet and Technologically Endowed

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The CT 4 is an entry level sport sedan that’s athletic in styling, but with a conservative “svelte exterior design.”

The 2.7-liter four- cylinder turbo engine and ten-speed transmission provides 310- horsepower and 350-lb.ft. torque. Power is married to a 10-speed automatic transmission, escorted by navigation and Bose PEREMIUM Audio Package.

The only noise I noticed was in running through the gears, while steering was strong and responsive.

The interior was nicely furnished with light tan cinnamon leather seats. Seat backs and armrest could use a little more padding for my taste.

The 8-inch touchscreen is easily read and informative. A single knob (Infotainment Rotary-Jog Controller) on the dashboard near the center console directs the system. It does a fairly nice job of transferring you to the settings, helping accomplish the task you wish to perform.

I would have preferred a bit more cabin space, especially leg room. The CT-4’s headroom is also a little too close. The Bose 14-speaker sound system was excellent in sound quality. However, I never could find the tone section to turn down the base and tremble bars.

2021 Cadillac CT 4 Premium Luxury: Whisper Quiet

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The Cadillac CT 4 competes quite nicely with the Mercedes AMG CLA 35 I recently drove.

Supreme Cruise on the CT 4 is the first true hands-free driver assist system that includes lane change on demand functionality.

Inside dual zone automatic climate control with automatic HD radio, keyless entry and leather seating surface work together to provide a friendly, comfortable interior environment.

*Safety and Security Measures (Standard)

*Forward Collision Alert

*Front Pedestrian Braking

*HD Rear Vision Camera

*Rear Park Assist

*Safety Alert Seat

*Teen Driver

Outside suspension performance all-season tires that are self-sealing companion with 18-inch alloy wheels with sterling silver finish for a great look. The exterior was coated in Shadow Metallic paint that complemented an interior of beige/black accents.

2021 Cadillac CT 4 Premium Luxury: Whisper Quiet

Photo: Courtesy of Cadillac Media

The CT 4 was fun and crisp to drive, with a sporty personality even though it was a sedan. The acceleration was superb and the interior was deathly quiet regardless of road conditions. This quiet left large pockets of space to be filled by beautiful music or conversation.


4-year or 50,000-mile Limited Warranty.

6-year or 70,000-mile Powertrain Warranty.

Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation.

Standard Vehicle Price $37,595.

There were two optional Packages: Driver Awareness Plus Package ($800), and Driver Assist Package ($900).

Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be reached at this outlet or [email protected].