2016 Cadillac CT6 vs. Its Competition

2016 Cadillac CT6
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Cadillac's gambit—to once again be the standard of the world—means taking on the world's finest executive luxury sedans with the new CT6.

Chief among the rivals is the S-Class, probably the finest car Mercedes has ever built, with a fantastic interior and variety in drivetrains, from AMG versions to plug-in hybrids.

The BMW 7 Series is a close challenger to the Benz, with worldly appeal and luxuriant custom-trim interiors.

Audi's A8 is gaining in appeal in this niche with twin-turbo V-8 power.

Jaguar's XJ did aluminum body when it wasn't as widespread; it has a daring look and thrilling performance, even if it's a little lean on back-seat head room.

Finally, the Lexus LS offers true luxury with a more conservative Japanese style.

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2016 Audi S8 Plus2016 Audi A8
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2016 Jaguar XJR2016 Jaguar XJ
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Quick Specs
With the space of a larger car, the handling of a smaller car, and a starting price in the $50,000s, the CT6 is a large luxury car value.
The 2016 Audi S8 pairs thrilling acceleration with excellent big-car handling and discreet luxury.
Don’t let the conservative wrapper fool you, the 2016 BMW 7-Series charges boldly into a new generation as a sporty big sedan, with new ride-and-handling tech, space-age construction, and a plug-in hybrid version.
The 2016 Jaguar XJ balances extravagant looks with dazzling big-car performance.
Coupe, Cabriolet, and Maybach versions—and even a Plug-In Hybrid—make the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class far more diverse and adventurous than it used to be; it's now not just a flagship sedan, but a family of flagships.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD4-Door Sedan 3.0T4-Door Sedan 740i RWD4-Door Sedan R-Sport RWD4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sedanquattro LWB SedanSedanSedanSedan
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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