2017 Cadillac CT6 Tested in Depth: Almost a Flagship

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 is being named the flagship of the Cadillac fleet. It’s not, but there’s nothing better to compare it to at other high end car makers. It’s cheaper than the luxury competition with a smaller four or six cylinder engine, but the cars handle perfectly at those sizes. The 2017 comes with a hybrid plug-in which lasts longer in mile range than the one from BMW. The CT6 has trim and powertrain options and the luxury step ups come standard with higher horsepower engines.

Key Takeaways:

  • Attractive styling, excellent driving dynamics can’t match the V-8s and V-12s in pricier foreign competitors. Smaller than other full-size luxury sedans, interior materials reveal its GM heritage, needs a V-8.
  • The CT6 Cadillac has attractive styling and excellent driving dynamics.
  • The CT6 Cadillac is thousands less—in some cases tens of thousands less—than the cars with the big-image name badges.

“If it’s sized like a flagship, looks like a flagship, and is equipped like a flagship, is it one?”