2020 Cadillac CT5 vs Lexus IS
Expressively styled and boldly designed, the luxury 2020 Cadillac CT5’s advanced aerodynamics create a balance of comfort and performance. Let’s compare it to the luxury 2020 Lexus IS when making your choice. When you’re ready to check it out for yourself, Reliable Cadillac will take care of you.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 offers all the luxuries of a midsize luxury sedan; such as heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats and optional leather upgrades. The Cadillac seats five with great rear-seat legroom, synthetic leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, ten-way power-adjustable passenger seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A hand’s free trunk is optional with access to 11.9 feet of trunk space. It comes in four trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, and V-Series.
No major changes for the 2020 Lexus IS for this model year. Part of a generation that debuted for the 2014 model year, there have only been a handful of changes over the years. The Lexus IS seats five comfortably with a good amount of head- and legroom; but the interior is a little outdated with no option for genuine leather upholstery in this luxury small sedan. Synthetic leather upholstery is standard, and heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel are available. It’s 10.8-cubic feet of trunk space is one of the smallest in the luxury small-car class. The Lexus IS is available in two trims: IS 300 and IS 350.
Power, Fuel, and Price
The Cadillac CT5 comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 237 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque with a 10-speed automatic transmission. A 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine is an available option that will give you 335 horsepower. The CT5 V-Series will boost the power to 360 horsepower. It offers composure around corners and the suspension takes care of the bumps and imperfect roads, helping you feel planted on the road. Its estimated fuel economy is 23/32 mpg in the city and on the highway. Pricing for this luxury sedan starts at $36,895 for the CT5 Luxury trim and ranges to $47,695 for the CT5 V-Series.
The Lexus IS displays some sportiness and power, but not the strongest in its class. It is available with three engine options. The base rear-wheel-drive IS 300 has a 241-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that accelerates well in the city and highway. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the all-wheel-drive models come with a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive models come with a V8 engine that produces 260 horsepower, but with less get-up-and-go. Lastly, the base IS 350 models come with a livelier 311-horsepower version of the same engine. Estimated gas mileage is 21/30 mpg in the city and on the highway. Pricing starts at $38,560 for the Lexus IS 300 and $42,180 for the IS 350.
Safety and Tech
The Cadillac CT5 has a long list of standard and available safety and technology features. With the sound of your voice, you will be able to access Cadillac’s standard infotainment system, with a 10-inch touch-screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also standard are three USB ports, a nine-speaker premium stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. A proximity keyless entry, remote start, a universal garage door opener, and dual-zone automatic climate control also come standard. Active safety features included are automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, a safety alert seat, the Teen Driver monitoring system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and rearview camera. If that is not enough, there are plenty of optional features that are available, such as, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic parking assist.
All models of the 2020 Lexus IS come with a rearview camera and Lexus Safety System, that includes lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and high-speed adaptive cruise control. There are available safety features that include Blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and parking sensors. Its standard infotainment system includes a 7-inch screen, Bluetooth, HD Radio, two USB ports, satellite radio and a 10-speaker audio system, but it isn’t available with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Also, its infotainment system features a standard rotary knob or an available Remote Touch control in models with navigation and can be difficult and distracting to operate through its menus.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 stands out on its own. It delivers style and performance, while offering a long list of technology features and a comfortable ride. Come check it out at Reliable Cadillac and see for yourself.