The Foundation For The Future Of Sedans? New 2017 Cadillac CT6 Review

2017 Cadillac CT6 Review

There’s no doubt that the Cadillac CT6 has a commanding presence on the road. This is especially true for the 2017 model thanks to the exterior invigoration Cadillac has offered it. It’s a compelling value among leading luxury sedans thanks to its generous passenger space, premium and luxury-laden interior, engaging driving experience, modern technology, competitive price, and responsive and efficient engine. The Cadillac CT6 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Cadillac CT6 exterior, side view, white color, alloy wheels and headlights

Review In A Nutshell

The newest model flaunts a sleek new design language and a genuine high-performance credentials that undeniable sets it apart from the pack. The 2017 Cadillac CT6 specs are noticeable on every vehicular facet of its construction – interior, performance, fuel economy, and performance.

Despite the Cadillac enjoying a renaissance over the past decade, one thing that has been glaring absent from its competitive lineup is a true flagship sedan. For 2017, however, the long wait is finally as the CT6 is now the answer to that nagging question that has always lurked. But even so, rumors are rife that the American marque is at an advanced stage in creating the mother-of-all Cadillac Sedan.

A Disappointment?

Even with such a glorifying 2017 Cadillac CT6 review, the model has some foibles stacked up somewhere covertly in its bells and whistles. While it isn’t a failure, the ride quality and interior materials don’t quite meet the threshold that German made vehicles possess. The other notable downside is the frustrating technology interface. On the upside, though, it is the kind of vehicle that offers shoppers high-end luxury rather than soul-sapping isolation from the world at hand.

Clever engineering and lightweight aluminum metal has made it possible for the CT6 to get a lightweight body. In fact, the new model has shed up to 1,000 pounds. The new diet has resulted in better fuel economy and better handling.

Possible Alternatives?

Just like you’d expect from any vehicle running on a Cadillac nameplate, the new CT6 offers a smorgasbord of technology and limousine-like accoutrements. It offers all these features without making you have to break the bank or dip into your kid’s college funds. But for those who’re not limited by budget, some of the alternatives to consider include the BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, BMW 5 Series, Lexus LS, Jaguar XJ, and of course the list is never full without a Mercedes, in this case the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Trims

Four main trims are offered for the 2017 Cadillac CT6: 2.0L Turbo Luxury, 3.6L Premium Luxury, base, and Platinum. The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid was unveiled a year ago at the Shanghai Auto Show, and promises an electrifying performance with its power output rated at a whopping 449 horsepower and a 0-60 mph acceleration in just 5.6 seconds. More specs will however be available on its release date.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Interior And Exterior Rumors

2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, leather seats, gear shift knob

Of course, both the 2017 Cadillac CT6 and CTS will be the first models to showcase the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology and, as such, many are curious to learn how it works and how it will differ from the competition.

Some of the equipment offered on the base model include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, eight-way power front seats, LED headlights and taillights, an eight-speaker sound system, dual USB ports, smartphone app integration, GM’s OnStar technology, leather upholstery, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Engine Specs

Below the hood of the base model is a turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 engine rated at 295 lbs. ft. of torque and 265 horsepower. The mill is paired to a RWD and an eight-speed auto transmission system.

Both the 2017 Cadillac CT6 2.0L Turbo Luxury and 3.6L Premium Luxury can be had with a 3.0L V6 turbocharged engine good for 404 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Cadillac CT6 engine

Roughly a year ago, Cadillac President, Johan de Nysschen, revealed that the sport-luxury brand will introduce a twin-turbo V8 engine sometime in the future. Outside of that confirmation, however, details have been scarce. Until now. The newest Cadillac CT6 is expected to come with the new 4.2L turbo V8 that will likely be rated closer to the 500 hp mark. This output will then be routed to the wheels via the eight-speed automatic 8L90 or an advanced DCT system.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Release Date & Price

Rumors suggest the coupe will probably go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017, at least for the USA market.

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 price starts from an MSRP of around $53,495.

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2017 Cadillac CT6 front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Cadillac CT6 side angle, black color, alloy wheels

2017 Cadillac CT6 release date

2017 Cadillac CT6 auto show, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels, white color

2017 Cadillac CT6 rear view, exterior, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen

2017 Cadillac CT6 side view, white color, alloy wheels, auto show

2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, front seats, rear view

2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, learher rear seats

2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, front leather seats