Cadillac is constantly looking for ways to reinvent itself. From smaller cars with performance level engines all the way to the popular Cadillac Escalade, Cadillacs are some of the most recognizable American vehicles built today. The brand also represents the utmost in U.S. luxury. Designed to compete with the likes of BMW and Mercedes, this is the domestic entry into the luxury world. With plenty for any new car, crossover, or SUV buyer to love, there’s a vehicle out there for anyone who enjoys the finer things in life. These are the current Cadillacs for sale coming out of General Motors.
Cadillac has made several changes in its sedan lineup as of late. Whether changing some of the identification names on the vehicles to help keep everything feeling (and sounding) fresh, or removing vehicle sizes completely from the lineup in favor of larger options, Cadillac has proven it is nimble enough to remain with the ever-changing automotive industry and what customers are looking for (something it didn’t do well two decades earlier).
One of the latest entries into the lineup is the CT4. Coming out in early 2020, the CT4 is the smallest of all sedans. Cadillac has not yet released much in the way of performance numbers and specs, but for anyone who likes the CTS or the CT5 but wants it a bit smaller, the CT4 will be available early 2020 (with more information available in the coming weeks).
The CT5 is slightly larger and comes with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder or a 3.0L Twin Turbo V6 engine. Like most of the other Cadillacs, it also offers both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive designs.
The CTS remains a fan favorite with its enjoyable engine options. It comes with a 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine and a powerful 3.6L V6, 335 horsepower engine, giving you 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds. With luxury features throughout, this is the smaller sedan many now compare all other American luxury sedans too.
For something on the larger side, there is the Cadillac CT6. This vehicle is larger than the CT5 and now stands as the largest offered Cadillac sedan with the XTS is in the final model year of its run (General Motors announced it would stop production of all vehicles in this model size, including the Buick LaCrosse). The CT6 comes with some serious performance features. This includes a 4.2L Blackwing V8 Twin Turbo engine that can produce up to 500 horsepower and comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The V-Series used to be more prominent for Cadillac. The company would turn just about every vehicle it had into a V-Series, which essentially added more powerful features under the hood. However, in recent years Cadillac has dialed it back a bit, so now the V-Series is limited to the CT6. If the maxed out 500 horsepower on the top-tier trim package on the CT6 isn’t enough, there is the 2020 CT6-V, which ups the horsepower to 550 (while using the same 4.2L Twin Turbo V8) while also giving a solid 640 lb-ft of torque, allowing a driver to go from 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds.
In the last few years, Cadillac has looked to expand its crossover footprint. For the majority of its history, the company has produced almost all car models. Outside of the larger Escalade, all of the attention had been focused on coupes and sedans. Now though, times have changed. Cadillac has more crossovers and SUVs than cars, which is great news for the modern vehicle buyer, as the crossover segment is the hottest area in the automotive industry.
The smallest of the crossover vehicles offered by Cadillac is the 2020 XT4. With a compact yet durable engine that can produce 258 lb-ft of torque (which is more than most smaller crossovers in its class). It also has the best-in-class rear legroom. This way, if you have anyone larger than a small child sitting in the back seat, they will have enough room to spread their legs a bit.
For a slightly larger offering, there is the XT5. The XT5 has gone by a few different names over the years, but for the most part, it is one of the longer running crossover designs in terms of looks and body design Cadillac has. It also provides a bit more room for the rear passenger than the XT4, and it comes with a larger 3.6L V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower.
The step below the Cadillac Escalade is the XT6. This is the “Chevy Tahoe” size Cadillac, where most of the size difference is in the rear of the vehicle, and not necessarily the cabin. The XT6 does come with seating for up to 7 passengers. With a maximum cargo space of 78.7 cubic feet (when all the seats behind the first row are pushed down), there is enough room inside the XT6 to move just about anything. This is the SUV for someone who needs more seating but doesn’t necessarily need to jump to the massive Escalade.
The Cadillac Escalade remains one of the most iconic American vehicles today. In terms of SUVs, the Escalade and the Suburban are at the top. Few other SUVs built anywhere in the world have the kind of longevity and name recognition as what General Motors produces (of course, the Suburban is the longest-running model name of any vehicle anywhere). The seating is taken a step further over the XT6, as it is possible to sit up to 8 passengers within the Escalade. It also comes with a larger 6.2L V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower while using a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Escalade very much is the height of Cadillac luxury. Everything inside of it feels like a Cadillac. Even the chrome touches and leather finishes are done in ways Cadillac is best known for. Plus, with several safety features and other internal designs, there is so much to fall in love with. For anyone looking for a top-tier luxury SUV, few options can compete.
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Cadillac is continually looking for ways to redefine itself. A few years ago, it wanted to specifically target the younger, business-professional audience, which is why it built a V-Series for nearly every vehicle in its lineup. It has since brought it back down a bit, so now there is only the CT6-V (and no sports coupe options). That isn’t to say the coupe won’t make its way back at some point in time. Everything has a way of coming back around eventually, and as the need of car buyers is constantly in motion, if you’re looking for a Cadillac coupe, you’ll probably see one again. But of the current Cadillac lineup, which vehicle gets you the most excited? Is there something you truly enjoy about the modern Cadillac, or do you miss the days of old, where the rear trunk was larger than the rest of the car, and the length of the entire vehicle would take up a full driveway? Let us know in the comments!