2017 Cadillac CT6 Overview
Remember when the XTS was the largest sedan in Cadillac’s lineup? Well, those days are long gone with the debut of the CT6 flagship sedan earlier this year. With thousands of vehicles sold since it premiered, the Cadillac CT6 sedan is already preparing for the 2017 model year. Blessed with dazzling good looks, a ridiculously spacious cabin, and three capable engines to choose from, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 offers quite the value for a starting MSRP of $53,495. Key competitors of the new Cadillac CT6 includes the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the BMW 7 Series.
What’s New for the 2017 Cadillac CT6?
The Cadillac CT6 carries over relatively unchanged for the 2017 model year, with the exception of a few minor updates. First off, the Graphite Black exterior color option will no longer be offered, but two new colors, Bronze Dune Metallic and Phantom Gray Metallic, are available at an extra cost. In addition, a revised version of the CUE infotainment system is said to be quicker to respond than last year’s offering. The updated infotainment system will also be compatible with apps such as The Weather Channel, iHeart Radio, and Pandora. Also, a new “wash” feature is available which will aid the rear camera mirror tech. Lastly, a new plug-in hybrid version of the Cadillac CT6 is scheduled to make its debut later in the year.
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2017 Cadillac CT6 Exterior
At a glance, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 does resemble the brand’s mid-size CT6 sedan, but anybody who’s seen the CT6 up close can spot the obvious differences. Most noticeably, the CT6 is 8.5 inches longer than Cadillac’s mid-size offering. Moreover, the extended hood design hints at the power that lies beneath of the CT6, even though some critics don’t seem to think a 404-horsepower turbo-V6 is enough and want a true V8 instead, but you can find more about this vehicle’s performance on the next tab. Aside from the CT6 sedan’s gigantic front grille and sharp lines across the sides, other visual highlights include standard 18-inch wheels, as well as LED headlamps and taillamps. Exterior color options for the ’17 Cadillac CT6 include Red Passion Tintcoat, Crystal White Tricoat, and Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic.
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Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac CT6
- Daytime running lights, Flush-mounted rear spoiler, LED headlamps with LED high beam/low beam, Rear tail lamps with LED illumination, 18-inch multi-spoke aluminum wheels with Blade Silver painted finish (19-inch wheels come with V6), Capless fueling system, Body-color door handles
Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Luxury
- Adds to or replaces base CT6 features: Illuminated door handles, IntelliBeam® headlamps, Sunshade power rear window, Rainsense wipers
Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Premium Luxury
- Adds to or replaces CT6 Luxury features: 19-inch ultra-bright machined multi-spoke aluminum wheels with Pearl Nickel pockets
Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum
- Adds to or replaces CT6 Premium Luxury features: Illuminated trunk sill plate, 20-inch 5-split spoke aluminum wheels with Manoogian Silver premium painted finish and 5 chrome inserts
2017 Cadillac CT6 Performance
There’s no shortage of powertrain options when it comes to Cadillac’s newest flagship sedan. The base CT6 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that provides 265 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That motor works with an eight-speed automatic transmission to send power to the rear wheels. Moreover, thanks to the sedan’s lightweight design and a curb weight of just 3,657 pounds, the new Cadillac CT6 equipped with the turbo-four needs just over six seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. For those consumers in need of more power, the CT6 sedan is also available with a naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6 rated at 336 and 284 lb-ft of torque, as well as 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that packs 404 horsepower and 400 of torque. With the turbo V6, the ’17 Cadillac CT6 can zip from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. Furthermore, consumers have the choice of either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive when they select their 2017 Cadillac CT6.
2017 Cadillac CT6 Efficiency
Because of its rather large design and Cadillac’s history of producing bulky gas guzzlers, it might surprise some people to find out the 2017 Cadillac CT6 yields EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 30 mpg on the highway. That’s when the sedan is equipped with the four-cylinder engine, of course. However, when equipped with the naturally-aspirated V6 and all-wheel drive, the new Cadillac CT6 still yields decent efficiency of 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. For those consumers who opt for the powerful turbocharged V6, they’ll experience fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Moreover, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 comes standard with a 19.5 gallon fuel tank.
2017 Cadillac CT6 Interior
Without a doubt, car critics from around the web have been quicker to compliment the interior of the Cadillac CT6 more than any other of its impressive features, including the 404-horsepower V6 engine or its advanced safety equipment. So, what exactly makes the inside of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 so popular? Well, for starters, the cabin is generously equipped with standard features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system, but the luxury amenities don’t stop there. The new CT6 also comes standard with an updated CUE infotainment system, which can be operated via a 10.2-inch touchscreen. This revised infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while a navigation system is also available as an added option. In addition, the rear seats are also been said to be quite spacious. Plus, with the Rear Seat package, a rear seat infotainment system can also be added to the CT6. This could come in handy during long family road trips. In terms of cargo space, the trunk of the new CT6 provides 15.3 feet of storage room.
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Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac CT6
- Dual-zone automatic climate control, Premium carpeted front and rear floor mats, 8-inch diagonal gauge cluster, Push button keyless start, Driver memory seat, 2 USB auxiliary power outlets located below center rear seat cushion, 14-way front bucket seats for driver and front passenger, Power tilt and telescoping steering column, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth® for phone/audio with Natural Voice Recognition, Bose® 8-speaker premium audio system, Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System, Cruise control, Rear vision camera, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Wireless charging, Universal home remote
Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Luxury
- Adds to or replaces base CT6 features: All-weather floor mats, Heated Front seats, Heated steering wheel, 16-way front bucket seats for driver and front passenger, Concierge lighting, Bose 10-speaker Surround Sound audio system, Cadillac CUE® Information and Media Control System with navigation, Surround Vision camera system
Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Premium Luxury
- Adds to or replaces CT6 Luxury features: 12-inch diagonal color gauge cluster, Reconfigurable head-up display, UltraView® panoramic power sunroof, Rear camera mirror, Surround vision recorder
Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum
- Adds to or replaces CT6 Premium Luxury features: Noise control with engine sound enhancement, Quad-zone climate control with dual control settings for front and rear passengers, Ionizing air cleaner, 40/20/40 rear bench seat, 20-way front bucket seats for driver and front passenger, Heated rear seats, Ventilated driver seats and front passenger seat cushions and seatbacks, Trunk/cargo area carpet mat, Bose® Panaray® sound system with 34-speakers, Enhanced night vision, Rear seat infotainment
2017 Cadillac CT6 Safety
At the time that this article was published, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 had yet to undergo safety tests for either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Every version of the Cadillac CT6 comes standard with traction and stability control, a rearview camera, and antilock brakes. For additional peace of mind, consumers with deep enough wallets can opt for the Driver Assist package, which adds a night-vision camera, improved automatic braking capabilities, and adaptive cruise control. For most automakers the available safety tech might stop there, but Cadillac offers yet another layer with its optional Driver Awareness and Convenience package. The list of safety equipment found in this package includes rear-cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, a navigation system, and forward collision mitigation with autonomous braking, as well as forward collision warning with pedestrian detection.
Standard Safety Features
- Air bag with Passenger Sensing System
- Air bags, driver and front passenger frontal, front-seat thorax and pelvic, side-curtain and knee
- Daytime Running Lamps
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- LATCH child seat restraint system
- OnStar Basic plan for 5 years
- Rear Vision Camera
- Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
- OnStar Automatic Crash Response
- OnStar Crisis Assist
- OnStar Emergency Services
- OnStar Hands-Free Calling
- OnStar Low Mileage Discount
- OnStar Remote Door Unlock
- OnStar Remote Horn and Lights
- OnStar Roadside Assistance
- OnStar Roadside Assistance
- OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
- OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
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