Bold styling; lots of technology; several engine options; reasonable base pricing; excellent interior
Complicated infotainment system; pricing can get high with options
The CT6 is a totally new model for 2016, slotting above the CTS in the brand's growing lineup. See the 2016 Cadillac CT6 models for sale near you
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is an excellent full-size luxury sedan with impressive performance, a bold design inside and out, and a lot of cutting-edge tech features. We'd avoid the sparsely equipped base model and the over-the-top Platinum and focus instead on a well-equipped CT6 Luxury with the V6 engine. It's the sweet spot of the model range, and it's still a great deal compared to European rivals. Find a Cadillac CT6 for sale
The CT6 is offered in four trim levels: a base model called simply CT6, plus Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum.
The CT6 ($54,500) comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a 10.2-in touchscreen with Cadillac's CUE infotainment system and Apple CarPlay, a backup camera, an 8-speaker stereo, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery with dual power front seats, driver memory settings, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors and a wireless-device charging system. Options include a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, automatic wipers, automatic high beams and a Driver Awareness and Convenience package that touts forward-collision warning, automatic forward-collision braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, a navigation system, a blind spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert. The CT6's V6 engine is also optional in the base trim.
The Luxury ($59,400) adds all of the base-level CT6's options (aside from the V6), plus an automated parking system, a 360-degree parking camera, rear window shades, a 10-speaker sound system and a power trunk opener. Options include heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and a unique rearview mirror that streams video from a camera.
The Premium Luxury ($64,600) adds the V6 as standard equipment. It also adds the Luxury's options, along with a head-up display. Options include adaptive cruise control, a night vision system and an improved forward-collision braking feature.
Both the Luxury and Premium Luxury also offer two optional packages. The Rear Seat package boasts a rear entertainment system and 4-zone climate control, while the Active Chassis package includes larger wheels, adaptive dampers and active rear steering. Drivers can also opt for an impressive 34-speaker Bose stereo.
Topping the range is the Platinum ($84,500), which comes standard with all the features and options we've described above. It also boasts upgraded upholstery, more adjustments for the front seats and even 8-way power rear seats with ventilation.
The optional turbocharged V6 is available in Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum trims.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2017 Audi A6 -- Audi's A6 sedan also touts 4- and 6-cylinder engines, along with all-wheel drive and a lot of high-tech goodies. Styling isn't as bold as the CT6's design, but Audi also offers the unusual A7 hatchback.
2016 Lexus GS -- The GS isn't quite the technological marvel that the CT6 is, but it offers reasonable pricing and a high-performance GS F version that delivers an impressive driving experience.
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class -- The E-Class is about to be redesigned with an all-new model that looks to dominate the luxury-sedan segment with high-tech equipment and features. But there's no doubt it'll be more expensive than the CT6.
Used BMW 7 Series -- If you want a full-size sedan with excellent performance, the BMW 7 Series offers the most exciting drive in the large-luxury-sedan segment. Prices are a lot higher than the CT6's, though, so you'll want to consider a used model.