2022 Cadillac Model Year Changes

2021 Cadillac CT4 stock phoo

CT4

Wireless phone charging, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (Blind Spot Monitoring), Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and IntelliBeam (automatic high beams) are all now standard. Adaptive Cruise Control, Enhanced Automatic Braking, and Reverse Automatic Braking are now standard on Premium Luxury and Sport.

Standard 2.0 loses two horsepower, now 235.

Super Cruise, a semi-autonomous system, is now offered on CT4 Premium Luxury and Sport.

Tire fill alert is new and standard; it will beep your horn when your tire pressure is just right to help filling it without a gauge.

2022 Cadillac CT4-V

CT4-V

2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, courtesy Cadillac Pressroom

The long-awaited Blackwing version is here. With a 472-horsepower (8 more than its predecessor) 3.6 twin turbo V6, power goes through a standard (pun intended) 6-speed manual or an optional 10-speed automatic. The automatic is quicker, of course. 15-inch front and 13.4 inch rear vented discs are in charge of braking. Line Lock is standard, a feature first offered on Mustang GT, it locks the front brakes down to allow a safe burnout to heat the rear tires before a drag race.

The CT4-V Blackwing differs from the standard CT4-V in 3 key ways: V6 twin turbo, standard manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, only. The Blackwing also gets more standard equipment: cornering lights, heated steering wheel, heated front seats and navigation. Blackwing gets an exclusive power tilting and telescoping steering wheel. Surround Vision is not available on the Blackwing. Remote start is cancelled on CT-4 Blackwing with the manual transmission. The CT4-V Blackwing is not equipped with Automatic Start/Stop.

Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (Blind Spot Monitoring), Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and IntelliBeam (automatic high beams) are all now standard on all CT4-V.

Adaptive Cruise Control, and Reverse Automatic Braking are now standard, but not available with manual transmission.

Super Cruise, a semi-autonomous system, is now offered on base CT4-V.

2023 Cadillac CT5 stock photo

CT5

Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (Blind Spot Monitoring), Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and IntelliBeam (automatic high beams) are all now standard. Adaptive Cruise Control, Enhanced Automatic Braking, Front and Rear Park Assist, and Reverse Automatic Braking are now standard on Premium Luxury and Sport.

Super Cruise is offered here, too, available on Premium Luxury and Sport.

Advanced Security Package with its locking fuel door is no longer offered; it’s now exclusive to the CT5-V Blackwing.

Same 2 horsepower are deducted from the base 2.0 turbo as on the CT4.

2022 Cadillac CT5 V Blackwing 209

CT5-V

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, courtesy Cadillac Pressroom

The Blackwing arrives with a 6.2 supercharged V8 pumping out 668 horsepower, the most in a Cadillac ever. The pushrod engine shared with Chevrolet connects to a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic, and automatic start/stop is eliminated. Massive 15.7-inch front and 14.7 rear brakes are in charge of stopping, with drilled carbon ceramic versions available. Grip is provided by 275/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR19 rear summer performance tires (a shortened rear axle keeps the rubber under the fenders.). Line-lock will make burn-out craving Mustang owners feel right at home. The modifications increase body length by a smidge over an inch.

Blackwing gets additional standard equipment, including navigation, HD Surround Vision, Surround Vision Recorder, 12-inch reconfigurable digital gauge cluster, heads-up display, massaging, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel,

Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Adaptive Cruise Control, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Park Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking and IntelliBeam headlights are now standard. Adaptive Cruise, Reverse Automatic Braking and Remote Start are deleted and Automatic Parking Assist isn’t offered on Blackwing with the manual transmission.

Super Cruise, GM’s advanced, semi-autonomous driving system, is now optional on V6 CT5-V, not on Blackwing.

The Advanced Security Package with locking fuel filler door is no longer optional on V6 CT5-V, but is standard on Blackwing.

2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV stock photo

Escalade

A new standard air filter for the passenger cabin removes finer particles.

A new, selectable feature in the Teen Driver settings is “Buckle to Drive.” Similar to systems implemented under federal law in 1974 then repealed, it will not allow vehicle to be shifted into gear unless the driver is belted. Can be turned off in the settings menu and it times out after 20 seconds.

Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist are now standard on all models.

Due to chip shortages, the standard 6.2 V8 will not have an automatic start/stop system. The optional 3.0 diesel will continue to have start/stop with a disabling switch.

2023 Cadillac XT4 stock photo

XT4

The 2.0-turbo 4-cylinder is rated two horsepower lower: 235.

Rear windows now feature automatic one-touch down controls.

2023 Cadillac XT5 stock photo

XT5

Same two horsepower reduction in the base 2.0 turbo engine.

A Radiant package includes body-colored Cadillac badges, chrome 20-inch wheels, chrome grille and illuminated door sills.

Ventilated front seats are no longer standard on Premium Luxury and Sport, they’re optional.

Sport models get new Brembo brakes at the front.

2023 Cadillac XT6 stock photo

XT6

Blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, driver’s outside dimming rearview mirror, memory driver’s seat and mirrors are now standard.

Sport models get new Brembo brakes at the front.

The Sport’s optional P265/45R21 tires on 21-inch wheels are now also available on Premium Luxury models.

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