Cadillac forged its early reputation with craftsmanship and reliability, at a time when few cars exhibited either build quality or reliable drivetrains. In the '20s and '30s Cadillac was off and running, with performance-oriented platforms clothed in leading-edge bodywork. And following World War II it essentially owned the luxury market in the U.S., despite competitive product offered by both Ford's Lincoln and Chrysler. Regrettably, it stopped remaining competitive with the success of new entries from Germany and Japan, along with several product miscues (Cimmaron and Catera) and questionable build quality.

In what is essentially a rebirth in the aftermath of GM's 2009 bankruptcy, Cadillac is now headquartered in New York, and recent entries are taking dead aim at both Europe and Japan. The ATS sedan is a well-considered alternative to BMW's 3-Series or the Audi A4, while 'V' variants of the ATS and CTS pump up (or over-inflate) the fun factor with high horsepower matched to capable platforms. Most popular in Cadillac showrooms is - as you might expect - the newly introduced XT5 crossover, while the big Escalade SUV holds the mantle as most expensive - and probably most expressive.


2017 Cadillac ATS
2017 Cadillac ATS
MSRP:
$43,995
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
20 City / 30 HWY
2017 Cadillac CT6
2017 Cadillac CT6
MSRP:
$53,495
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 30 HWY
2017 Cadillac CTS
2017 Cadillac CTS
MSRP:
$45,560
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 30 HWY
2017 Cadillac XT5
2017 Cadillac XT5
MSRP:
$38,995
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
19 City / 27 HWY
2016 Cadillac ATS
2016 Cadillac ATS
MSRP:
$33,215
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 32 HWY
2016 Cadillac SRX
2016 Cadillac SRX
MSRP:
$37,605
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
17 City / 24 HWY
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At least judging by the emblem on the equipment.

Cadillac's Super Cruise looks like it's almost ready.
GM struggles to sell small cars, plans to lay off 2,084 employees at two plants

But $900m will be pouring into three other GM plants.

The plans affect GM's plant in Lansing, MI and Lordstown, OH.
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2017 Cadillac XT5 First Drive
The 2017 XT5 picks up where the Cadillac SRX left off, offering everything buyers need for the highways-and-shopping-malls ownership experience.
2016 Cadillac CT6 First Drive [w/video]
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2016 Cadillac CTS-V First Drive [w/video]
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A defect in a module that controls airbags and pretensioners may prevent those features from activating in a crash.
New Takata problem results in recall of 414 GM vehicles

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Cadillac is recalling 120,000 examples of the 2013-2016 ATS sedan to fix an issue that can potentially cause a fire in the rear defogger. There are no injuries linked to the problem, though.