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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
With the 2011 528i, BMW pioneered the use of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in a $60,000 midsize sedan on this side of the Atlantic. The point: fuel economy, specifically EPA ratings of 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway even with all-wheel-drive (24/34 with RWD). Audi followed with an A6 2.0T good for 20/29 (25/33 with FWD) a year later. The new CTS takes the path blazed by the Germans, but much less effectively. Though the Cadillac weighs significantly less than the Audi or the BMW, its EPA ratings are lower, 19/28 (20/30 with RWD). The same is the case with the two 3.6-liter V6 engine options, even though unlike the turbo four they can be paired with an eight-speed (instead of a six-speed) automatic. The rear-drive-only Vsport barely evades the gas guzzler tax with ratings of 16/24. Even the 445-horsepower turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 in the BMW 550i does a bit better. In my real-world driving, the CTS's trip computer confirmed this shortcoming. Even considering that the outside temperature was near zero, post-warm-up averages that clustered around 18 were disappointing. Only by driving the car with a light foot could I nudge the suburban average over 20, and even then not much over. A 320-horsepower 3.0-liter 640i Grand Coupe tested a week earlier in similar conditions did at least one mpg better than the 272-horsepower, 2.0-liter Cadillac. And when I tested a 528i xDrive in slightly warmer temps it often managed 25 mpg (in an EcoPro Mode the Cadillac lacks). In one trip this BMW even touched 30. see full Cadillac CTS review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 304-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
fill for $50 on reg. today that is cheap see full Cadillac CTS review
2008 4dr Sedan 304-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Averaging 25.5 on the highway. see full Cadillac CTS review
2008 4dr Sedan 304-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
23 cty & 26 hwy need i say more see full Cadillac CTS review
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
about 26 mpg is great....im use to driving a suv where im luckey to get 16mpg highway see full Cadillac CTS review
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I get 25 miles per gallon - mostly highway driving - which is reasonable for a car of this size and performance. see full Cadillac CTS review
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
The fuel economy is better than expected, when driven in mixed city/highway driving. see full Cadillac CTS review
Cadillac CTS Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan supercharged 556hp 6.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
14mpg is not great. However, the performance makes more than up for it. see full Cadillac CTS review
2008 4dr Sedan 304-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
City mileage acceptable; Highway mileage could be better. see full Cadillac CTS review
2005 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I get 20-21mpg on my commute which is about 70%hwy, and normally 25-27 with pure freeway driving, it just seems with technology today they could kick that up to 23-24 and 28-30 respectively. see full Cadillac CTS review
2004 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Average at best. Yea it is a heavy car with all the safety eqipment. see full Cadillac CTS review
 

Cadillac CTS Gas Mileage (MPG)

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