2017 Cadillac CT6

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$53,795

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2017 Cadillac CT6
2017 Cadillac CT6

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

The good:

  • Very quiet interior
  • Modern, sleek styling
  • Mechanical climate control buttons
  • Performance with twin-turbo V-6
  • Smooth, comfortable ride

The bad:

  • Base engine feels a little sluggish
  • Materials quality is a touch behind competitors
  • Platinum version is expensive
  • No folding rear seat
  • Suspension could be sportier

9 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price.

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2017 Cadillac CT6 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New plug-in hybrid version for 2017
  • Five-seat full-size luxury sedan
  • Rear camera mirror
  • Choice of three gas engines, including a twin-turbo V-6
  • Magnetic Ride Control and rear steering available
  • Rear seats can have heating and cooling, massage and power reclining

2017 Cadillac CT6 Review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2017 Cadillac CT6?

The Cadillac CT6 is a full-size sedan that seats five. It's also Cadillac's flagship car and competes with the Mercedes-Benz S550, BMW 740i and Audi A8 sedans. The CT6's trim levels depict both their engines and feature levels: The 2.0L designates a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that comes in Base and Luxury versions. The 3.6L designates a 3.6-liter V-6 that comes in Base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum trims. A twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is designated 3.0L and comes in Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum versions. All-wheel drive is standard on all but the 2.0L models, which have rear-wheel drive. There's also a CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, which is covered separately.

What's New on the 2017 Cadillac CT6?

Aside from a new PHEV version, there are no significant changes to the 2017 Cadillac CT6.

How Does the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Compare to Other Sedans?

The price range for the 2017 Cadillac CT6 is vast, opening it up to competitors from the mid-size and full-size sedan classes. Compared with mid-size sedans, the CT6 is comfortable and offers a wide variety of features for a reasonable price. The same is true against other full-size sedans.

What Features in the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Are Most Important?

Significant standard features for the 2017 Cadillac CT6 include a 265-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Other highlights include heated side mirrors, leather upholstery, automatic climate control and wood interior trim. As required in all new vehicles in this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also included.

The CT6 offers a long list of available features, including two V-6 engine options: a 335-hp 3.6-liter and a 404-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter. All-wheel drive is also available on select models. You can choose from optional driver assists and safety features, such as a head-up display, a night vision system and forward collision warning with automatic braking. Exterior options include a rear spoiler, dual exhaust outlets, a hands-free power trunk lid, a power moonroof and Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension. Interior options include ventilated seats, heated front and rear seats, rear-seat climate controls, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system and OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required).

Should I Buy the 2017 Cadillac CT6?

Except for the costly CT6 Platinum, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 offers contemporary styling, a quiet cabin and a powerful twin-turbo V-6 for a competitive price. If those features are must-haves for you, it's a good choice. Other aspects aren't as impressive. The suspension could be more athletic, and the base engine is a bit lethargic. Additionally, the cabin materials don't quite reach the level of quality offered by some competitors, and there's no folding rear seat for extra space.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Love my Red Shiny Cadillac

This car drives like a dream and the 3.6L Engine gives me that burst of power you really want when entering a fry. Love the Apple Play features that put all the apps from your phone on the screen, allowing me to listen to my audio books. The turn by turn navigation system is really nice and the screen location is just in the right place.

4.6

Pure Comfort

I recently purchased a 3.6 Premium Luxury CT6 with 30k miles, had the transmission shudder after about a month of owning it. Since it has a 100k PT warranty I took it in and the dealer flushed the transmission and replaced it with a different brand, works perfectly now. Took it on a 4000 mile road trip over the holidays. Outstanding ride, 28mpg avg doing 80mph. This car is a joy to drive, plenty of room, plenty of power and excellent ride quality. Would highly recommend. I’ve owned this car for 6months now and have only seen 2 on the road.

4.9

3.0TT will blow your dress up

Great car. 3.0TT is amazing. Trsns has some issues when cold but so do I. Once it warms up its good to go. On the toad i pull a easy 32 mpg. My only pet Pete is that the seat Is a bit hard. With all of the sear adjustments you'd think they would have added that. Night vision, even though its pretty cool, is pretty much worthless. 5 stars to GM.

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Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Cadillac
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 50,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
4 year, 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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