When we say “Cadillac CT5,” we instinctively want to add “-V Blackwing” behind it as that supercharged thriller still elicits fond memories. But, we have to remember this midsize sedan’s posh foundation, like this 2023 CT5 Premium Luxury.

Finished in Radiant Red Tintcoat, it gives off big time classic Caddy-vibes. As expected, the cabin is well appointed, starting with 14-way adjustable front seats– heated and ventilated with the Climate Package. There’s a 12-inch digital instrument panel and a head-up display; both part of the available Technology Package. The 10-inch infotainment screen, however, is standard.

Our tester also included the Super Cruise 2 package, GM’s hands-free driving suite, which we can’t rave enough about. It’s intuitive and quite impressive to experience in action.

Equally impressive is an available 3.0-liter Twin Turbo V6 rated up to 335 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque, sent through a 10-speed automatic to an available all-wheel drive system; though, rear-wheel drive is standard, as is a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder.

This 2023 Cadillac CT5 prices out at 59-thousand-dollars with delivery; however, they start around 40K. For the luxury-inclined, it’s an excellent choice, shining bright even under the shadow of the Blackwing.

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