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The Cadillac CTS, produced from 2014 to 2019, marked a pivotal moment for the brand as it aimed to challenge the best in the luxury midsize sedan segment. This generation of the CTS showcased Cadillac’s Art and Science design philosophy with sharp angles, LED lighting, and a bold front grille. The interior continued the trend of upscale materials and advanced technology, focusing on driver-oriented controls and comfort, with various trims and packages available, including the high-performance CTS-V; this model range catered to diverse preferences. In terms of performance, the CTS offered various engine options, including V6 and V8 powerplants, delivering a blend of power and agility. The CTS-V, particularly, stood out with its supercharged V8 engine, exceptional handling, and track-worthy capabilities. With rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations, this generation of the CTS demonstrated Cadillac’s commitment to delivering a dynamic and competitive luxury sedan. Overall, the 2014-2019 Cadillac CTS represented a significant step forward in design, technology, and performance, cementing Cadillac’s presence in the premium midsize sedan market.

Cadillac CTS specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Oil capacity: 6.0 quarts

Spark Plug  Gap

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder: 0.036

Engine 3.6 6-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Oil capacity: 7.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 3.6 6-Cylinder: 0.036″

Engine 3.6L 6-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Oil capacity: 6.5 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 3.6L 6-Cylinder: 0.035”

Engine 6.2L 8-Cylinder

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 0W-40
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-2
  • Oil capacity: 10.0 quarts


  • Type: 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL Coolant.
  • Capacity

  • 2.0L L4 Engine: 9.3 qt (8.8 L)
  • 3.6L V6 Engine (LF3): 13.8 qt (13.0 L)
  • 3.6L V6 Engine (LF3) Low-Temperature Radiator:1.7 qt (1.6L)
  • 3.6L V6 Engine (LGX) : 10.6 qt (10.0 L)
  • 3.6L V6 Engine (LGX) with KC4 Oil Cooler: 11.2 qt  (10.6 L)
  • 6.2L V8 Engine (V-Series):12.9 qt (10.4L)
  • 6.2L V8 Engine (V-Series) Low-Temperature Radiator: 2.2 qt (2.0 L)

Automatic Transmission (Except CTS-V and V-Sport)

  • Type: DEXRON-HP Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Automatic Transmission (CTS-V and V-Sport Only)

  • Type: ATF-WS Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 88863400, in Canada 88863401).

Electronic Limited-Slip Differential  (eLSD) Hydraulic Apply Fluid (CTS-V and V-Sport Only)

  • Type: DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor, and Release Pawl

  • Type: Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in Canada 89021674) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.

Hydraulic Brake System

  • Type: DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19353126, in Canada 19353127)

Key Lock Cylinders, Hood and Door Hinges

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).

Rear Axle/Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive)

  • Type: SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88863089, in Canada 88863090) meeting GM Specification 9986285.

Rear Axle (Limited-Slip Differential)

  • Type:  SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88862624, in Canada 88862625) meeting GM Specification 9986290.

Rear Axle (Non-Limited Slip Differential)

  • Type: SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88863089, in Canada 88863090) meeting GM Specification 9986285.

Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive)

  • Type: Transfer Case Fluid (GM Part No. 88861950, in Canada 88861951).

Weatherstrip Conditioning

  • Type: Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or equivalent.

Windshield Washer

  • Type: Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection requirements.



  • Gasoline:
    • 2.0 L LTG Ecotec turbocharged I4
    • 3.6 L LFX V6
    • 3.6 L LGX V6
    • 3.6 L LF3 twin-turbocharged V6
    • 6.2 L LT4 supercharged V8[44]


  • 6-speed GM 6L45 automatic
  • 8-speed Aisin TL-80SN automatic[44]
  • 8-speed GM 8L45 automatic

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings


Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: LED
  • High Beam and Low Beam Headlight Bulb: HID-D3S
  • Stepwell Light Bulb: 2886X

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921
  • Brake Light Bulb: LED
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: LED
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 906
  • Interior Door Light Bulb: 906
  • Map Light Bulb: PC175
  • Trunk Light Bulb: 211-2
  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: 6612F