New for 2019:Cadillac

Christian Wardlaw | Apr 09, 2019

For the 2019 model year, Cadillac introduces a new small SUV called the XT4 and makes changes to its flagship CT6 sedan, including the debut of a new V-branded performance model. The small ATS sedan is dropped, leaving the ATS coupe. Cadillac also winds down the ATS-V and CTS-V with limited-production Pedestal Edition models. Several Cadillacs also get a next-generation infotainment system for 2019.

2019 Cadillac XT4 photo
2019 Cadillac XT4

Detailed changes for each 2019 Cadillac car and SUV model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2019 Cadillac ATS

  • Final year for Cadillac’s BMW 3 Series fighter
  • Sedan body style is cancelled, leaving the ATS Coupe
  • ATS-V Coupe gains Carbon Fiber package exterior treatment as standard equipment
  • Pedestal Edition limited-production run of high-powered ATS-V Coupe debuts, wearing special Bronze Sand paint with Black Chrome grille and trim, After Midnight wheel finish, and red Brembo brake calipers
  • Pedestal Edition equipped with Recaro sport seats in Jet Black premium leather with Light Wheat micro-suede inserts, carbon fiber trim, and performance data recorder system with Cosworth Toolbox driver-analysis software
  • Next-generation Cadillac User Experience infotainment system is available

2019 Cadillac CT6

  • Reworked styling with cues from Cadillac Escala concept vehicle
  • New CT6-V performance model debuts, while plug-in hybrid is cancelled
  • CT6-V equipped with new Blackwing twin-turbocharged, 4.2-liter V-8 engine making an estimated 550 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque
  • CT6-V equipped with 10-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive (AWD); mechanical limited-slip differential; and special steering, braking, suspension, and exhaust tuning
  • Other CT6 variants adopt new Luxury and Sport trim designations
  • All CT6s have next-generation, cloud-based Cadillac User Experience infotainment system offering a 10-in. touch screen, new hard controls, faster response, improved voice recognition, greater personalization, and upgraded wireless charging
  • Next-generation rear camera mirror with frameless design, zoom, and tilt capability
  • New Surround Vision Recorder provides 360 degrees of recording if the security system is activated; records front and rear views while driving
  • New rear pedestrian-detection system debuts

2019 Cadillac CTS

  • Pedestal Edition version of the CTS-V debuts with Bronze Sand paint, Black Chrome grille surround and trim, After Midnight wheel finish, Carbon Fiber package, and red Brembo brake calipers
  • Inside, the Pedestal Edition CTS-V has Jet Black premium leather with Light Wheat micro-suede seat inserts, carbon fiver trim, performance data recorder with Cosworth Toolbox driver-analysis software, and a rear camera mirror
  • Next-generation Cadillac User Experience infotainment system is available

2019 Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV

  • Hands-free liftgate adds illuminated Cadillac logo
  • New exterior paint colors: Shadow and Manhattan Noir

2019 Cadillac XT4

  • New small crossover SUV
  • Luxury, Premium, and Sport trim levels
  • New turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation makes 237 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 9-speed automatic transmission driving the front or all four wheels
  • Available twin-clutch AWD system with driveline-decoupling function
  • Available active sport suspension with continuous damping
  • Next-generation Cadillac User Experience infotainment system
  • Available 15-watt wireless-device charging, interior air ionizer, HD surround vision camera system, rear camera mirror technology, and a hands-free power tailgate
  • First Cadillac with Near-Field Communication technology
  • Driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies contained in Driver Awareness, Driver Assist, and Enhanced Visibility option packages
  • Cargo space measures 22.5 cu. ft. behind the rear seat and 48.9 cu. ft. with the rear seat folded down

2019 Cadillac XT5

  • New, more powerful wireless-device charger
  • Platinum trim swaps simulated suede trim on dashboard for leather
  • New interior color: Kona Brown with Sapele wood
  • New exterior paint colors: Shadow, Red Horizon, Dark Mocha, and Manhattan Noir

2019 Cadillac XTS

  • More powerful wireless-device charging system
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