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2017 Cadillac Ct6
Select a Different Model (10 Available): 2.0 Luxury Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 29164
Zero to 60 6.4 seconds
Real MPG 20 CTY /37 HWY
Horsepower 265@5500
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2017 Cadillac CT6 MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Comfortable ride with sporty handling
  • Luxurious and spacious second-row massaging seats
  • Available and efficient plug-in variant

You Won't Like

  • The tight rear seats
  • Frustrating infotainment system
  • Sluggish transmission

New for 2017

The new Cadillac CT6 arrived at dealerships in April 2016, and for 2017 adds two new exterior colors: Phantom Gray Metallic and Bronze Dune Metallic. The CT6 plug-in hybrid electric car (PHEV) model joins the lineup with the capability of running on all-electric power.

Vehicle Summary

The CT6 will take the helm as Cadillac's newest flagship, positioned above the smaller ATS, CTS, and XTS models. The car is a large rear- or all-wheel-drive sedan offering three powertrains and looks to compete with the Lexus LS, Audi A8, and Jaguar XJ. The CT6 Plug-in is the only PHEV offered by Cadillac at the time.

Overview

The long-awaited CT6 is Cadillac's biggest and most luxurious sedan. It stretches 204 inches long and has a wheelbase that spans 122.4 inches. Despite its size, Cadillac has kept its curb weight between about 3,700 and 4,100 pounds. Making it light allowed Cadillac to use three different powertrains including a 265-hp, 295 lb-ft torque turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder; a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque; and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 that cranks out 404 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0- and 3.6-liter engines both use an eight-speed automatic transmission and get 22/30 mpg city/highway and 18/27 mpg, respectively. The 3.0-liter V-6 uses a beefier eight-speed automatic and gets 18/26 mpg.

The CT6 Plug-in comes equipped with 2.0-liter turbo-four mated to a two-motor electric variable transmission (EVT) that produces a total system power of 335 hp and 432 lb-ft of torque.The plug-in has a maximum city/highway combined driving range of 440 miles, an all-electric range of 31 miles before the gas engine turns on, and is rated at 62 mpge combined city/highway driving. Using a 240-volt charger takes approximately 4.5 hours to fully charge the 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

The CT6 Plug-In will come standard with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, 8-speaker Bose audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and three USB ports. Additional standard features include OnStar Guidance that provides automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, roadside assistance, and turn-by-turn navigation while OnStar 4G LTE provides a Wi-Fi hotspot. Available features include a Bose 10-speaker surround sound audio system, adaptive cruise control, and a rear seat infotainment package with dual 10-inch retractable rear screens, armrest with media controls, remote control, audio input jack and two wireless headphones. A 34-speaker Bose sound system is available.

The exterior extends Cadillac's family looks with its long hood, sharply creased grille and long low lines. At night, the CT6 has a distinctive look with his LED rear lights and crisp LED headlights. This Caddy is always ready to perform, even greeting the driver when he or she walks up to it, turning on lights as the key fob comes within its range.

Safety

The CT6 includes front, front knee, and side airbags as well as front and rear side curtain airbags. The Cadillac will also feature a number of high-tech safety features such lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian collision mitigation that detects a pedestrian and stops the vehicle. There is also adaptive cruise control, lane change alert, and forward collision warning.

What We Think

In a First Test review of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 2.0T, we felt the 2.0-liter turbo provided adequate acceleration given the size of the sedan. With less weight up front, this CT6 has an almost even weight distribution that results in stable cornering and good grip. The sedan offers a decent ride quality but the eight-speed automatic is neither smooth nor as responsive as it should be. The CT6 offers a nice interior but the quality lags behind rivals and the rear center seat cannot fit an adult. The CUE infotainment was difficult to use and completely crashed during testing.

"In the final analysis, however, the overall experience is let down by detail stuff. And when you're in the luxury car business, the devil is in the details. The Cadillac CT6 2.0T is an exorcism away from greatness."

In a 2017 2.0-liter turbo premium sedan comparison, the CT6 placed third behind the Mercedes-Benz E300 and the Volvo S90 T6. "Ultimately, the Cadillac's refined cruising manners and roomy cabin just aren't enough to overcome the technology and quality gap between it and the top two finishers."

"What really makes Cadillac's plug-in feel different than other plug-in hybrids is the way the engine fires up to supplement the motors' electrons," we wrote in a Quick Drive review. "When running on battery power, the engine fires up to add power when pressing the throttle past its 50 percent point. ... As I got past 50 percent into the throttle, the car hesitated before the gas engine fired up, stuttering for a moment as the transmission kicked down a cog and the car finally started accelerating quicker."

We didn't know what to expect when the CT6 3.0TT AWD arrived for testing at Motor Trend. Was it going to be a big floaty ride or a high-performance cruiser? What we discovered was that it landed somewhere in between, providing a fun, compliant ride on the highway but also a very sporty ride when we pushed it to its limits. The twin-turbo model tested hit 60 mph in 5 seconds flat and it managed a quarter mile in 13.4 seconds at 105 mph, both impressive figures considering its size.

Cool Fact

When we Real MPG tested the Cadillac CT6 AWD with the twin-turbo V-6, we found its fuel economy to be 17.8/24.5 mpg city/highway, compared to the EPA's 18/26 mpg rating.

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2017 CADILLAC CT6 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter Ecotec
Transmission Name
Transmission, Hydra-Matic 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (8L45)
Trim
2.0 Luxury Sedan
Class
Luxury Passenger Car
Horsepower
265@5500
Standard MPG
22/30
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Enhanced Sport Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [SB2] Painted Rear Spoiler Kit (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PDT] Exterior Accent Package (Dealer)
$974 $1095

Enhanced Vision and Comfort Package

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Ventilated; Glass Roof; Passenger Seat, Ventilated; Rear Seats, Heated; Rear View Mirror; Sunroof, Glass Power
$1802 $2025

Exterior Accent Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [SB2] Painted Rear Spoiler Kit (Dealer); [5JO] Wheels, 20" Midnight Silver Aluminum (Dealers) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PDR] Enhanced Sport Package (Dealer)
$3644 $4095

Ground Effects Package (Dealer)

$778 $875

Portable Media Connectivity Package (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [UQH] BOSE Panaray 34 Speaker Sound System
$102 $115

Rear Seat Package

INCLUDES: Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; Automatic Climate Control, 4-Zone; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; Entertainment Display Screen; Secondary Ventilation Controls NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WCN] CD Player (Dealer)
$2403 $2700

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter Ecotec

Std Std

Transmission, Hydra-Matic 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (8L45)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Black Raven

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Bronze Dune Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal White Tricoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Emerald Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Amethyst Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Moonstone Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Phantom Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Radiant Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Red Passion Tintcoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Stellar Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Moonstone Metallic

$529 $595

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Automatic Climate Control, 4-Zone

CONTAINED IN: [UWG] Rear Seat Package
Pkg Pkg

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Area Organizer (Dealer)

$124 $140

Cargo Net (Dealer)

$53 $60

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [UWG] Rear Seat Package
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [UWG] Rear Seat Package
Pkg Pkg

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Internal HD

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

CONTAINED IN: [UWG] Rear Seat Package
Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Cue, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Wireless Charging Pad

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.270

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$89 $100

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 19.5 Gallon

Std Std

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Color Splash Guards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$351 $395

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Cornering Lights/Curb Illumination

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Front License Plate Bracket

$13 $15

Glass Roof

CONTAINED IN: [DRZ] Enhanced Vision and Comfort Package
Pkg Pkg

Illuminated Trunk Sill Plate (Dealer)

$262 $295

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [VRV] Body Color Splash Guards (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Painted Rear Spoiler Kit (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDR] Enhanced Sport Package (Dealer); [PDT] Exterior Accent Package (Dealer)
$440 $495

Sunroof, Glass Power

CONTAINED IN: [DRZ] Enhanced Vision and Comfort Package
Pkg Pkg

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Blinds, Side

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Front & Rear Premium All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer)

$160 $180

Front & Rear Premium Carpet Floor Mats (Dealer)

$271 $305

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Heated Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Trunk/Cargo Area Carpet Mat (Dealer)

$133 $150

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Body-color heated driver power door mirrors with turn signals, body-color heated passenger power door mirrors with turn signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

CONTAINED IN: [DRZ] Enhanced Vision and Comfort Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

CONTAINED IN: [UQH] BOSE Panaray 34 Speaker Sound System
Grp Grp

Bronze Dune Metallic

$529 $595

Crystal White Tricoat

$885 $995

Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic

$529 $595

Dark Emerald Metallic

$529 $595

Deep Amethyst Metallic

$529 $595

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Phantom Gray Metallic

$529 $595

Red Passion Tintcoat

$885 $995

Stellar Black Metallic

$529 $595

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Forward Collision Alert

Std Std

Cross-Traffic Alert

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Side Blind Zone Alert

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Camera and Radar ; Rear Vision Camera and Radar ; Side Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Tire Inflator Kit (Dealer)

$186 $210

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Driver Seat, Ventilated

CONTAINED IN: [DRZ] Enhanced Vision and Comfort Package
Pkg Pkg

Passenger Seat, Ventilated

CONTAINED IN: [DRZ] Enhanced Vision and Comfort Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Bench

Std Std

Rear Seats, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [DRZ] Enhanced Vision and Comfort Package
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Cinnamon Leather with Chevron Perforated Inserts & Jet Black Accents

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Cinnamon Leather with Jet Black Accents

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Jet Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Jet Black Leather with Chevron Perforated Inserts

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Light Platinum Leather with Chevron Perforated Inserts & Jet Black Accents

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Light Platinum Leather with Jet Black Accents

N/C N/C

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front 16-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Antenna

Std Std

Audio System, 1-Disc CD Changer/MP3 Player

CONTAINED IN: [WCN] CD Player (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Audio System, Cue AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Audio System, with Wireless Headphones

CONTAINED IN: [UWG] Rear Seat Package
Pkg Pkg

BOSE Panaray 34 Speaker Sound System

INCLUDES: Electronic Noise Reduction; Speakers, 34 Upgraded Bose® with Surround Sound NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SIF] Portable Media Connectivity Package (Dealer)
$3293 $3700

CD Player (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Audio System, 1-Disc CD Changer/MP3 Player; Disc Autochanger NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [UWG] Rear Seat Package
$222 $250

Disc Autochanger

CONTAINED IN: [WCN] CD Player (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Speakers, 34 Upgraded Bose® with Surround Sound

CONTAINED IN: [UQH] BOSE Panaray 34 Speaker Sound System
Grp Grp

Ten Bose® Speakers Surround Sound

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/50R18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Lock Kit (Dealer)

$66 $75

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, 19" Ultra-Bright Multi-Spoke Machined Aluminum with Pearl Nickel Pockets

$623 $700

Wheels, 20" Midnight Silver Aluminum (Dealers)

CONTAINED IN: [PDT] Exterior Accent Package (Dealer)
$3466 $3895
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
48
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
70000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
50000
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated