The 2020 Cadillac CT4 Starts At $33,990 — A Bit Cheaper Than Its Rivals

The CT4-V comes in just under $46,000

The 2020 Cadillac CT4 Starts At $33,990 — A Bit Cheaper Than Its Rivals
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The 2020 Cadillac CT4 will finally arrive in early 2020 as a replacement for the old ATS. Prior to its official launch, Cadillac has revealed official pricing for the updated model. Surprisingly, that price rings at a lower price than the model it replaces. The old ATS sedan started at $35,765 in 2018, its last model year.

The base CT4 luxury with rear-wheel drive is the least expensive version. It starts off at $33,990, including destination. Tack on another $2,600 if you want all-wheel drive, and that price rises to a still reasonable $36,590. On the outside, it looks like it’s closer to a considerably more expensive Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series. Those both start over $40,000.

2020 Cadillac CT4

Inside, the picture is a bit different. It’s closer on space to the A3 and A-Class than its larger siblings. Once you compare the CT4 to those two, the price gulf isn’t nearly so large. Stepping up to the CT4 Premium Luxury raises the price to $38,490. This time around, stepping up to all-wheel drive adds $3,200, compared to the $2,600 increase on the Luxury and Sport models.

The 2020 Cadillac CT4 Sport tops out the standard range at $35,590. All sub-V Cadillac CT4s come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, packing 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

What about the CT4-V?

Then we get into the revised 2020 Cadillac CT4-V. This isn’t a direct replacement for the old ATS-V, as that model was substantially more powerful (and expensive). This time, there’s a 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four with 309 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. In this case or the standard CT4, you get a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V starts at $45,490. Adding all-wheel drive ups the price by $1,100.

If that doesn’t sound like nearly enough grunt for you, there is reportedly a more powerful variant coming. It’s unclear how much power that will have, although it would make sense to offer something close to the old ATS-V. Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW all still offer hotter variants of their ordinary sedans, so there is still a market out there. Cadillac makes it clear it still wants part of that luxury sedan action, and the CT4 may yet take the fight to the European elite.