Review: 2016 Cadillac CT6 3.6

– Cleveland, Ohio

That may sound like an insult, but there’s demand in the U.S. for a big, comfortable, and competent American luxury car. Lincoln isn’t making one anymore since the Town Car died (though will build again soon with the new Continental), but the CT6, particularly this middle child with its born-from-common-roots 3.6-liter V6, could fit the bill. While I don’t recommend parking this version of Cadillac’s range-topping luxury sedan in your driveway (spring for the 404-horsepower, biturbo 3.0-liter V6 model instead), I sure wouldn’t mind being picked up from the airport in one.

 

 

Pros

  • This CT6 comes with an abundance of tech, which makes you feel you’re getting your money’s worth in a luxury car at this price level. The long list includes highlights like all-digital gauges, a large 10.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, active rear-wheel steering, and a $3,700 Bose Panaray sound system with 34 speakers. There’s no perfume atomiser like in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but the CT6 has some exclusive features too…
  • The rear camera mirror that gives you a 300-percent-larger field of view compared to the standard rearview mirror is a Cadillac exclusive – for now – and I’d pick it over pumping perfume into the cabin any day. The display features an ultra-crisp resolution and high frame rate so it feels like you’re looking at the real world reflected back at you, and it’s bright so objects and people stand out when they’re...