2016 Cadillac CT6 2.0T Review – The Future of the Marquee



One quirky thing about Caddy is that the logo has changed many times over the years, with the Elmiraj concept, it brought with it a stretched Caddy logo sans the wreath, and the first production model to feature the new logo is the 2016 Cadillac CT6 2.0T. Offered in four trims, the review unit we had featured the 2 Liter 4 cylinder turbo, this is a revolution for the marquee as four cylinders are rare in this segment and size of cars especially for Cadillac.

2016 Cadillac CT6 2.0T Review – The Future of the Marquee

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 2.0T is Rougher Than Before

To those looking at the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 2.0T, one would easily overlook the fact that Caddy has gone for another logo change. On the outside the base silhouette of the CT6 is the same angular and boxy shape common to most Caddies, and the CT6 pulls this look nicely, like a modern classic similar to what Rolls Royce does to its vehicles. The long wheelbase and wide stance makes the car look large and it is, one would think that a car this big and heavy would be powered by a big V8 but on the contrary, it’s powered by a 2 liter turbo 4 cylinder putting out a decent 265hp similar to larger V6’s. The turbo 4 is mated to an 8 speed automatic powering the rear wheels.

On the inside, the Luxury trim sports excellent luxury such as ventilated seats, excellent room for both the front and rear seats, a crazy 34-speaker system by Bose that delivers excellent imaging, and Caddy’s CUE infotainment system. One thing to note is that Cadillac seems to have overlooked optimizing the infotainment system’s controls that the touchpad seems to not work properly. That aside, the interior is of absolute luxury.

As mentioned before, the 2016 CT6 2.0T is offered in four trims mainly base, luxury, luxury premium, and platinum. The luxury trim we’re reviewing is fitted with the turbo four which can haul the heavy body with some effort but still excellent power delivery. Performance is limited due to its stock tires and driving enthusiastically in these tires is a bad idea given the heft of the CT6. Ride quality is average but not float like a Cadillac-comfortable this is mainly due to our review unit not equipped with the magnetorheological dampers that’s present on higher trims or fitted as an option.

Great interior space and that 34-speaker-system are as amazing as it is excessive in the 2016 Cadillac CT6 2.0T. It also has nice torque delivery from the turbo four. But the thing is, it has low speed shifting is a bit clunky, the auto start stop system is rough, CUE system is a bit half-baked control-wise. Overall, it represents another change for Cadillac not just on its logo, but a big step up in luxury.


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