…from The Car Connection writer Marty Padgett after he test drove the CT6 hundreds of miles.
Taking design cues from the Cadillac ATS and CTS, the CT6 has some of those classic Cadillac angles giving it a more sculpted look. Combined with vertical Led lights and wide grille, the CT6 is just screaming luxury and this feeling is extended throughout its interior.
The center console and parts of the dash is tastefully covered with wood and surrounded by leather and hints of carbon fiber. There’s plenty of head and leg room in the back and if you’re willing to pay a bit more to ensure that your passengers are riding in comfort, there are the optional massaging rear seats.
Rounding out the CT6 is an overabundance of tech features like an infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen and plenty of safety features including rear and surround-view cameras, forward-collision warnings and automatic emergency braking.
Cadillac’s CT6 isn’t just about the looks, the car is agile and adaptive dampers are fitted along with an active rear-steer system to help the car turn quicker even though the electric steering response doesn’t feel instantaneous.
Power in the higher end models uses a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, paired with all-wheel drive and you have a car than can smoothly go from 0-60mph in under 6 seconds. Cadillac may not be a German brand but Padgett think it feels “more German than its European rivals.”
As positive as reviews of it like this are, it still might be hard for people to even accept the idea of owning it with everything else that's in the segment. What's stopping someone from buying this over an S-Class, and this time around the S-Class is more competitive than ever.