The Cadillac CT6 is a large, luxury car that continues to be one of the highest-ranking cars in its class. There weren't any big changes to the 2018 model, which is no big surprise. The CT6 just made its debut in 2016. Cadillac did make a few minor changes, though, and updated one of the CT6's hi-tech convenience safety features. Here are the answers to questions you should be asking about this classy luxury sedan.
How much does the new CT6 cost?
The base MSRP for the cheapest 2018 CT6 is $54,095. MSRP for the most expensive trim starts at $88,295.
What trims are available for the 2018 CT6?
There are four available trim levels for the 2018 CT6. They are the basic CT6, the Luxury CT6, the Premium Luxury CT6 and the Platinum CT6.
Is the CT6 a rear-wheel-drive sedan?
You can get a rear-wheel-drive CT6 or an all-wheel-drive CT6, depending on which engine you get.
Does the CT6 have more than one engine option?
The CT6 comes with either a 2.0-L Turbo Direct Injection engine with Automatic Stop/Start that produces 265 hp and 295 lb-ft torque, a 3.0-L V6 Twin Turbo Direct Injection engine that produces 404 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6-L V6 Direct Injection engine that produces 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel-drive models come with the 2.0-L Turbo engine. All-wheel-drive models come with either the 3.0L V6 Twin Turbo or the 3.6-L V6.
Is there a CT6 hybrid available for 2018?
Yes, there is a CT6 hybrid called the CT6 Plug-in. Starting price for the Plug-in is $75,095. It is only available with rear-wheel-drive.
What changes have been made to the CT6?
Cadillac eliminated four exterior colors. You can't get the 2018 CT6 in Dark Emerald Metallic, Moonstone Metallic, Phantom Gray Metallic or Red Passion Tintcoat. You can get it in three new colors called Red Horizon Tintcoat, Satin Steel Metallic and Stone Gray Metallic.
They added a high-pressure washer to make it easier to keep the rear camera mirror clean. The 2018 also comes with auto-ventilated front seat functionality and an automatic heated steering wheel. You can also switch from full-speed adaptive cruise control to regular cruise control when you want to. Cadillac added pedal operation to the Automatic Park Assist system, too, which means that the 2018 CT6 can park all by itself.
Cadillac updated the CUE infotainment system for the CT6 to version 2.6. The new CUE system now comes with the CUE Collection. This is basically an app store that lets you select and install apps on the touchscreen. The new CUE also provides Teen Driver safety features to assist parents with teen drivers.
Is the CT6 a fuel-efficient sedan?
The CT6's fuel efficiency is actually one of its best features. RWD models get 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. AWD models with the 3.0-L Twin Turbo engine get 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. AWD models that come equipped with the 3.6-L V6 engine get 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The 2018 CT6 Plug-in gets 62 MPGe combined and has a 31-mile EV Range.
Does the new CT6 come with a good infotainment system?
The 2018 CT6 comes with the Cadillac User Experience or CUE infotainment system version 2.6 and a 10.2" touchscreen. The system includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth compatibility, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless smartphone charging. A navigation system comes standard on all but the lowest trim, although it is available as an add-on for the base CT6 trim. There is also an entertainment system available for the back seat.
The infotainment system includes either an 8- or 10-speaker premium audio system, depending on which trim you get. The 2.0-L Turbo Luxury, 3.6-L Luxury, 3.6-L Premium Luxury, 3.0-L Twin Turbo Luxury trims can be upgraded to a 34-speaker Bose Panaray sound system, but it comes standard in the 3.6-L-engine Platinum CT6.
Is there room for six in the new CT6?
No. The CT6 is only designed for five people, including the driver.
What type of hi-tech safety features does the CT6 come with?
The 2018 CT6 comes with loads of hi-tech safety systems. All trims come with a suite of OnStar safety features, including Turn-by-Turn Navigation Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle, Remote Door Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights, Hands-free Calling, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist and Automatic Crash Response.
All but the base trim come with Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Low-speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator and Forward and Reverse Automatic Braking.
How well has the CT6 done on crash tests?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not done testing on the CT6. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2017 CT6, and it did well. They gave it a Good rating on the Moderate overlap front, Side, Roof Strength and Head Restraints & Seats tests. It only received a Marginal rating on the Driver-side Small Overlap front test, though. It received a Superior rating on the Front crash prevention Crash Avoidance & Mitigation Test.