2017 CT6 Sedan
The Cadillac CT6 for 2017 is the most recent step in the brand's comeback as a worldwide luxury player. After its debut in 2016, the CT6 continually sets up the standard as General Motor's leading premier sedan, and it is an interesting new choice if you are a shopper of luxury sedans. Priced similar to a mid-sized model yet equipped similar to a full-sized model, executive class vehicle, it generates value in spades; its stretched CTS derived platform provides it impressive dynamics with driving, as well. If you enjoy the concept of a convincingly upscale and spacious luxury sedan that has a bit of Detroit attitude, you have to take the Cadillac for a ride.
Underneath its hood, the sedan's identity is readily apparent. Turbocharged 4-cylinder power will come standard, and it basically is the same exact engine that is featured in its mid-sized CTS. You will not find that inside Germany, in which BMW's 5 Series, for instance, receives a turbo-four; however, the BMW 7 Series begins with a more impactful inline six. In fact, all the sedan's engines also are available within the CTS that will reinforce the idea that this sedan is more of a long wheelbase model than an executive vehicle within its own right.
However, there isn't any doubt that it reaches new interior luxurious heights that is relative to its mid-sized brothers. Furthermore, it weighs around the exact same as a CTS in spite of being 8.5" longer; therefore, acceleration essentially is unaffected as compared with the smaller vehicle. Toss in spacious rear occupant accommodations, as well as top shelf trimmings within its interior, and you'll have all of the makings of a legit challenger to the traditional leaders in Germany, at least as price is taken into consideration.
Traction and stability control, anti-lock disc brakes, front knee airbags, front seat side airbags, as well as side curtain airbags all are standard on this model. Also, a rearview camera comes standard, as is OnStar that includes automatic crash alerts, remote door unlocking, on-demand roadside assistance, and stolen car assistance.
Many CT6s have the Driver Awareness & Convenience package that bundles forward-collision warning along with pedestrian detection, forward-collision mitigation along with automatic, low-speed braking, navigation system, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and intervention, as well as rear cross traffic alert. A night vision camera and more capable automatic brakes are available as a portion of its Driver Assist package (optional).
Perhaps its most intriguing safety feature includes the rear camera mirror. It appears like a standard rearview mirror yet also can be changed to be a display screen which has a streaming video feed from its rear mounted camera. Here's the result: a view that is unobstructed by rear headrests and roof pillars. In theory, it is a great concept, however, in tests, it was discovered the video feed oftentimes was disorienting to look at. Also, the camera's digital resolution is not as good as merely using a traditional mirror.
The CT6 for 2017's interior is, without a doubt, the brand's finest piece of work in recent years. Building upon the solid foundation set up by the present CTS, the interior of the CT6 takes luxury in America to a whole new level with even more robust materials, comprehensive technology integration, and gracefully styled dashboard. The sedan's overall design does not compliment the construction and quality of the globe's best, yet countering that includes the vehicle's lower price. We also love the bold color schemes.
All CT6's come with the CUE (Cadillac User Entertainment) infotainment interface. We have been unimpressed with previous editions of the system within other Cadillacs, yet this version will feature a larger screen which reacts faster to inputs and will lack the "haptic feedback" clunk of the predecessor. There also is a redundant console mounted touchpad. All in all, we like the big icons, yet utilizing pinch-or-swipe commands upon a massive dash mounted screen might be more challenging than doing it on your smartphone. The sedan's seats in the front are solidy supportive and simple to enter and exit; however, they do not hold you in place all that well.