2018 CT6 New Car Test Drive
The 2018 Cadillac CT6 offers a new option called SuperCruise that allows hands-free driving with the adaptive cruise control. Other, more minor, changes for the 2018 CT6 include new colors and improvements to the Park Assist feature.
With sleek looks and graceful handling, the CT6 was an all-new product for 2016, a luxury flagship sedan that aspired to challenge the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8.
For 2017, the Plug-In hybrid model joined the lineup, primarily for California.
An American V6 propels the CT6 as quickly as the German V8s power the heavy German cars, a benefit of the lighter weight of the CT6. That American V6 is also fuel-efficient and silky smooth. For spirited driving, the CT6 is available as a 400-horsepower four-wheel-drive Cadillac.
Three engines are available in addition to a plug-in hybrid. All use direct injection and are mated to an excellent 8-speed automatic transmission.
A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder comes standard making 265 horsepower and comes with rear-wheel drive. (All-wheel drive is not available with the four-cylinder.)
A 3.6-liter V6 makes 335 hp, while a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 delivers 404 hp. Both V6s come with all-wheel drive (rear-wheel drive is not available with the V6s).
The 2018 Cadillac CT6 ($54,095) comes standard with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and rear-wheel drive. Standard equipment includes rearview camera, while available safety features include forward-collision warnings with automatic braking, blind-spot monitors, and surround-view cameras. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge, taxes, cash allowances or discounts.)
Optional is the 3.6-liter V6 with all-wheel drive ($55,090) or the 3.0-liter Twin Turbo engine and all-wheel drive. The CT6 Plug-In ($76,090) features an 18.4-kWh Lithium-ion propulsion battery paired with a 2.0-liter turbo direct injection engine.
Luxury, Premium, and Platinum trim levels are available. Options include massaging rear seats and 34-speaker sound systems.