2018 Cadillac CT6 vs. Its Competition

2018 Cadillac CT6

With the CT6, Cadillac is trying to go head-to-head with the finest large luxury sedans, returning to its “standard of the world” roots.

The Audi A8 has always been a small player in this niche, but its quotient of electronic features for both driver and passengers is high, not to mention twin-turbo V-8 power.

The BMW 7-Series is the largest sedan from the driver’s make, though driving it feels more remote than earlier generations, and it has its share of features and gadgets plus luxuriant interiors with custom trims.

The Lexus LS is conservative luxury; where the CT6 is brash, it’s muted, in a more sedate Japanese style.

The Mercedes S-Class is unquestionably the benchmark of the segment, and possibly the best volume car the 130-year-old German make has built.

With a wide selection of drivetrains and features, its fantastic interior cossets and assists all occupants.

A dark horse is the Tesla Model S, which competes on price if not interior space, and has probably stolen buyers from all the other cars in the group.

The all-electric sedan can be made stunningly quick, and today it’s the only practical electric car you can drive cross-country.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2018 Cadillac CT6 has the style and performance to match its German rivals, but is the brand there yet?
8.2
The 2018 BMW 7-Series is a plush ride with plenty of powertrain options and customizable features that places it among the full-size greats.
7.6
The 2018 Lexus LS 500 sedans don’t reach for the same performance limits as the LC coupes, but there’s ambition in every line.
8.4
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.
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The 2018 Tesla Model S still delivers unequaled battery-electric performance, though its style and safety are beginning to show their age.
MSRP From    
$54,095$83,100$75,000$89,900$78,000
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Electric
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD740i SedanLS 500 RWDS 450 Sedan75D AWD
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanHatchback
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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