For its last year on the market, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 gets major changes that sees the luxury sedan's price tag increase greatly. Both the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engines are no longer offered. Cadillac has cut four trims from the lineup, leaving only three to choose from.
The list of newly standard equipment grows to include a sunroof, heated front seats, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring.
The Premium Luxury trim additionally gets Super Cruise, a head-up display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a 34-speaker Bose audio system, a rear seat entertainment system, and four-zone climate control.
The range-topping Platinum trim is now only available with the 4.2-liter twin-turbo Blackwing V8. This engine wasn't an option on the standard CT6 last model year.
Choosing Your Cadillac CT6
The CT6 is available in three trims: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum. Prices start at $59,990 including destination for the Luxury and climb all the way up to $98,790 for the Platinum.
The Cadillac CT6 is available with two engines. The Luxury and Premium Luxury get a 3.6-liter V6, while the Platinum features the 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged Blackwing V8.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|3.6L V6||355 hp||285 lb-ft||Not Yet Rated|
|4.2L Twin-Turbo V8||500 hp||574 lb-ft||Not Yet Rated|
Both engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and send power to all four wheels.
The 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 that’s called Blackwing is a once-a-decade kind of an engine. Handmade in the same Bowling Green, Kentucky factory as the Chevrolet Corvette, the V8 is only found in one other vehicle: the CT6-V.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The CT6 seats up to five and has a trunk that measures in at 15.8 cubic feet. That’s average for the segment and falls well behind the BMW 5-Series, which can hold 18.7 cubic feet of cargo.
With the changes for the 2020 model year, the Cadillac CT6 comes with a lengthy list of standard active safety features: automatic emergency braking, a following distance indicator, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. GM’s Safety Alert Seat and OnStar system are also standard.
The Premium Luxury trim adds automatic parking assist, enhanced automatic emergency braking, a surround-view camera, night vision assistant, rear pedestrian alert, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, and reverse automatic braking. Cadillac’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous feature is also standard on the Premium Luxury.
Every CT6 comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen that features the automaker’s CUE infotainment system. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, navigation, two USB ports, Bluetooth, an 8-inch screen in the instrument cluster, and wi-fi hotspot capability are also standard.
The Premium Luxury and Platinum come with a 12-inch display in the instrument cluster and a 34-speaker Bose audio system.
The CT6 Luxury comes with 19-inch wheels, heated and power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic headlights, and a panoramic sunroof. On the inside, standard features include leather upholstery, 14-way power front seats, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror
Buyers can enhance the appearance of their CT6 with the Exterior Accent Package ($3,995) that adds 20-inch silver alloy wheels and a rear spoiler.
Standard features on the Premium Luxury include 20-inch wheels, a hands-free trunk, 16-way power front seats, Magnetic Ride Control, active rear steering, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, four-zone climate control, a camera in the rearview mirror, and a rear-seat infotainment system.
In addition to the twin-turbo V8, the Platinum comes with Brembo brakes, 20-way front seats, magnesium paddle shifters, and semi-aniline leather upholstery.
Super Cruise is one of the better semi-autonomous driving systems on the road, so we recommend going with the 2020 Cadillac CT6 Premium Luxury trim. If your budget can swing it, we can’t sing higher praise for the Platinum trim and the Blackwing engine. We don’t know how long Cadillac will be offering a V8, so get one while you can.