The first Cadillac to compete head-to-head with top-shelf sedans like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series, the all-new CT6 combines dynamic performance with uncompromising room and comfort. In terms of product offering, the entrance of the CT6 puts Cadillac on more or less equal footing with Europe's luxury brands.

Pricing and Equipment

The CT6 covers a lot of price territory across its four trim levels:

  • The Standard model starts at $53,495 with the base turbocharged four-cylinder, or $55,495 with the available 3.6-liter V6. Appointments include leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver memory, a rearview camera, and a Bose eight-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
  • Luxury models ($58,395–$64,395) are eligible for a third engine option, a 3-liter twin-turbo V6. The Luxury comes with a heated steering wheel, an upgraded Bose system, a panoramic sunroof, and navigation. Safety technology is present in full force, including lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, and front collision mitigation with automatic braking and pedestrian detection.
  • Next up is the Premium Luxury, which is available with the 3.6-liter V6 or 3-liter twin-turbo at $63,570 and $67,570, respectively. The most notable addition here is a rearview camera display in the rearview mirror. You also get get ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
  • The Platinum ($83,465–$87,465) gets a magnetic ride control suspension, active rear steering, and a host if rear-seat amenities, including a video entertainment system. A thunderous Bose Panaray 34-speaker sound system is also standard.

Performance Pros

Cadillac CT6

The 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder delivers 265 horsepower to the rear wheels. You can upgrade to a 3.6-liter V6 with 335 horsepower, or a 3-liter twin-turbo V6 that's good for 404 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission is used with all three engines.

Performance highlights include:

  • All-wheel drive: It comes standard with both V6 engines. The 2-liter is rear-drive only.
  • Steering/Handling: Thanks to a relatively firm suspension, CT6 is remarkably responsive for a car of its size.
  • Fuel Efficiency: The 2-liter engine is the mileage champ of the line, delivering an outstanding 31 mpg on the highway.

Performance Cons

  • The lack of a v8 engine anywhere in the lineup limits the CT6's performance potential.
  • Due to its sheer size, the CT6 simply can't match the athleticism of other Cadillac models.

Interior Pros

  • We expected the CT6 to be spacious, but the rear of the cabin is downright cavernous and can be loaded with high-class amenities.
  • The quality of materials (wood, carbon fiber, leather) is unquestionably the highest in Cadillac history.

Interior Cons

  • The rear center seat isn't even half as comfortable as the outboard seats. We got the impression that the CT6 is really supposed to be a roomy four-seater.
  • As nice as the interior is, the mood is somewhat subdued. Some may find it drab compared to the eye-catching opulence displayed by key competitors.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Cadillac CT6

The idea of a full-size Cadillac powered by a four-cylinder engine might sound like blasphemy, but the 2-liter takes the CT6 from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. We consider that outstanding for a base engine with such admirable efficiency.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

When fully equipped, the CT6 loses its price advantage against more established and prestigious competitors.

The Bottom Line

Cadillac has finally earned a position in the top tier of luxury sedans.