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2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: February 13, 2020
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The Cadillac’s first V-series model of its top range sedan, the CT6-V incorporates high-end performance under a rejuvenated and modern design. The four-door luxury sedan adds performance to its nomenclature. With the Blackwing, the CT6-V is ready to fly with luxurious comfort. Starting at a price of $94,895, the CT6-V is cheaper than most of its German counterparts.

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Pros

Mighty twin-turbo V8

Ample space, both front, and rear

Cons

Absence of Supercruise

Quality of interior material lacks the finesse of rivals

What's New?

The 2020 Cadillac CT6-V comes mostly unchanged with just the Driver Assist package, now standard.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$94895

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

256 cu.in.

horsepower

550 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

640 lbs.-ft. @ 3400 rpm

transmission

10 Speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.4/64.0

dimensions

wheelbase

122.4 in.

length

205.8 in.

width

74 in.

height

58 in.

curb weight

4470 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

15.8 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/29/34 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

6 yr./ 70000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior

Styles

 2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan in Black Raven color  2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan in Crystal White Tricoat color  2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan in Manhattan Noir Metallic color  2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan in Red Horizon Tintcoat color  2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan in Satin Steel Metallic color
Black Raven

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Base

Base

power
550 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
TBD

$94,895


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $94,895 MSRP TBD 550 hp @ 5000 rpm, 4.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review


The 2020 Cadillac CT6-V is an extension of the flagship CT6 lineup. The CT6-V combines luxury and performance which makes it the best of both worlds. Relatively cheaper to afford than most rivals, CT6-V presents a decent option for a luxury performance sedan filled with ample standard features for convenience, safety, and entertainment. Powered with a handcrafted Blackwing engine, the CT6-V is fortunate to feature one of GM’s best V-8. the hot-vee V8 is not the first example by a luxurious car maker.

Built on the GM’s Omega architecture makes the Cadillac CT6-V stiff and light at the same time. The stiffness helps the CT6-V achieve a quiet and controlled ride while the lightness leads to better handling. The CT6- V is lighter than its German counterparts like BMW 7-series, Mercedes-Benz S-class and Audi A8 sedan. All these competitors match the luxury, cavernous interior and spirited performance of CT6-V.

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Front View
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Rear View

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Features

The luxury flagship sedan is an exhibition of automakers’ capabilities. The 2020 Cadillac CT6-V is a performance focussed example. The standard CT6 is available with either 237-hp four-cylinder or a 335 hp V6, the CT6-V is privileged to get a twin-turbo V8 Blackwing engine that produces scintillating 550 hp.

Apart from the engine upgrade, the CT6-V ups the ante with the superlative performance equipment such as adaptive dampers, bigger Brembo brakes, and sticky summer tires. For extra stability, it features rear-wheel steering as well. However, the CT6-V misses out on Cadillac’s most enticing features i.e. Super Cruise automated driving system. Also, CT6-v features pretty much everything standard on the other CT6 models.

Trims

CT6-V

MSRP (4.2L Twin-Turbo V8 AWD)

$94,895

Key Features

Carbon fiber accents

 

Magnetic Ride Control 4.0

 

10-speed automatic.

 

Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode

 

The Brembo front braking system

 

19/20-inch wheels

 

Unique performance persona instrument cluster

 

Split 5-spoke alloy wheel

 

Forward and Reverse Automatic Braking

What do we recommend?

The 2020 Cadillac CT6-V is a single trim option that comes fully loaded. The only thing you can choose is the color and type of wheels.

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Engine and Performance

The Cadillac CT6-V comes with a mighty 550 hp twin-turbo V8 engine mated with 10-speed automatic transmission and a dynamically adjustable all-wheel-drive system. The handcrafted Blackwing is the powerful, smooth and responsive engine that makes this friendly luxury sedan massively capable when called upon.

The auto transmission doesn’t let CT6-V spend much time on a single gear and all that quick shifting interrupts the drama of the engine gaining speed. The CT6-V tops speed is capped at 149 mph. Keep the right foot planted to see the face-pulling charge of CT6-V.

Models

Cadillac CT6-V (AWD)

BMW 7 Series – 750i xDrive (AWD)

Audi A8 L 4.0* (AWD)

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560* (RWD)

MSRP

$94,895

$102,650

$96,800

$101,350

Engine

4.2L V8

4.4L V8

4.0L V8

4.0L V8

Transmission

10-speed automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

9-speed shiftable automatic

Power

550 hp @ 5000 rpm

523 hp @ 5500 rpm

453 hp @ 5500 rpm

463 hp @ 5250 rpm

Torque

640 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm

553 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm

487 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm

516 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm

However, a bit of turbo lag is encountered which delays the power delivery. Despite twin-turbos muffling the exhaust, the Blackwing delivers on the V8 shout which is pleasing. In the list, the CT6-V is the most powerful and cheapest as well.

How fast is the 2020 Cadillac CT6-V?

The 2020 CT6-V charges to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds, which is quick. Despite such results, the CT6-V does not feel aggressively quick in comparison to the German counterparts. The torque peaks quite late, limiting the instant flush of energy. Also, The tight gear ratios enable quick-shifting but at times the 10-speed automatic seems to be just shifting, killing the fun and also restricting the engine while gaining speed. 

Models

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW 7 Series – 750i xDrive

Audi A8 L 4.0*

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560*

0-60 MPH

3.8

3.9

5.3

4.2

Quarter mile

12.2

12.5

13.9

12.8

Engine

4.2L V8

4.4L V8

4.0L V8

4.0L V8

The all-wheel-drive offers high face-pulling capabilities as you push for more throttle response. The friendly luxury sedan switches to a street ripper in no time but it is not a natural drifter.

How is the ride and handling of CT6-V?

The Cadillac CT6-V offers sharp steering, peerless body control, and firm suspension to attract the performance enthusiasts. The presence of the exclusive sports equipment lets it achieve the milestone. The adaptive dampers and rear torque differential allow the luxury sedan to exit the corners without any understeer. Further, the active rear steering adds extra control.

2020 Cadillac CT6-V Rear View

The CT6 is generally considered a limo counterpart, that more because of the riding comfort and room it offers. The adaptive suspension is more than capable to absorb every bump and remains stable and composed throughout. Also, Cadillac’s noise-cancellation wizardry keeps the ride insulated from winding noise.

How do the bakes perform on the CT6-V?

The 2020 CT6-V all-wheel-drive features Brembo front brakes with eBoost electronic assist and a limited-slip rear differential. Replacing the CTS-V, this lighter Caddy betters the record with a stopping distance of 155 mph from 70 mph. The braking duties are handled by the large Brembo stoppers with four-pot calipers up front and two-piston grabbers holding the rear discs. Also, the 20-inch wheel with a stickier all-season tire adds to the grip whether accelerating, cornering or braking.

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Has Front Brake is 14.5 in.

Model

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW 7 Series – 750i xDrive

Audi A8 L 4.0*

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560*

Brake Front(in)

14.5

14.7

14.8

N/A

Brake Rear(in)

N/A

14.5

13.8

N/A

Curb weight(lbs.)

4470

4722

4894

4731

60-0 MPH (ft.)

155 (70-0)

112

149 (70-0)

N/A

The standard performance brake sare capable and strong. Modulation is easy at high and low speeds. ABS and EBD come standard to maintain your line under heavy braking and keep the steering alive for drivers to maneuver. 

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Fuel Economy

The 550 hp Blackwing V8 is a gas-guzzler with EPA rating suffering a blow in comparison to toned down CT6 models. The V-6 powered 2020 CT6 earns 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The twin-turbocharged burners also feature an Active fuel management system that controls the cylinders depending on the load to keep things efficient.

Model

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW 7 Series – 750i xDrive

Audi A8 L 4.0*

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560*

MPG (city)

14

17

15

17

MPG (highway)

25

25

23

27

MPG (combined)

N/A

20

18

21

Fuel Tank Capacity

19.2

20.6

21.7

21.1

Range (Cty/Hwy) (miles)

N/A

350/515

326 / 499

359 / 570

To be frank the luxury performance sedan segment may never offer you a reasonable fuel economy to keep your money in the pockets intact. However, the German counterparts exhibit slightly better efficiency. BMW 7 series and Mercedes S class tops the list with 17 mpg in the city while the S Class offers 27 mpg on the highway.

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Interior

The V-series delivers the luxury with the exhilarating performance. The exclusive carbon-fiber trim lets you experience the pinnacle of style and performance. In terms of space and comfort, Cadillac scores extremely well. From the performance gauge cluster to cutting-edge technology, CT6-V is ready to entice you with a luxuriously comfortable ride. 

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Front Seats

The four-door CT6 can seat five comfortably on the standard leather upholstery. The standard interior features in CT6-V includes heated and ventilated front seats and heated outboard rear seats. The front seats are performance-oriented bucket seats and feature 16-way adjustability.

Model

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW 7 Series – 750i xDrive

Audi A8 L 4.0*

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560*

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.2/58.3/46.4

39.9/59.2/41.4

38.3/59.1/41.5

39.7/59.7/41.4

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.0/56.2/40.4

38.9/57.7/44.4

38.5/57.6/44.3

37.4/59.1/34.1

How much tech-laden is 2020 Cadillac CT6-V?

The CT6-V user experience is as responsive as the vehicle. The infotainment system features a 10.2-inch multi-touch screen with multiple controlling options such as natural voice recognition, steering mounted controls and the touchscreen itself. Other standard features include Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, satellite radio, wireless device charging, a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The Cadillac CT6-V features a Bose Panaray 34-speaker audio system, we are sure the audiophile will go crazy.

The intuitive user experience has large on-screen buttons and quick response times. Though the menu structure’s complexity is an issue as it requires you to look away from the road.

Rear-seat infotainment features include:

  • 10" diagonal dual HD displays
  • Two wireless dual channel headphones
  • Remote control
  • HDMI input module
  • Dual USB ports and auxiliary input jack for connecting a portable media device

Is the 2020 CT6-V trunk capacious?

The CT6-V offers a reasonable trunk space to suffice a family weekend getaway. The large size does not translate into an exceptional space in the trunk. The wide trunk opening makes way for storing larger items with ease but the volume is below average.

Model

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW 7 Series – 750i xDrive

Audi A8 L 4.0*

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560*

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

15.8

18.2

12.5

18.7

The CT6-V has the optional Cargo area organizer and Cargo net which are easy to use and helps secure and organize smaller items in your trunk area for balanced and superior storage.

Key interior features include:

  • Head-up display
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Illuminated sill plates
  • Ultraview power sunroof
  • Magnesium paddle shift controls
  • Ventilated driver and front passenger seats
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Interior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Interior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Interior

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior

To complement the beastly performance, CT6-V flaunts equally aggressive looks. Making an assertive statement on the road, the CT6-V arrives with a bold, dark front with a large V-inspired mesh grille and a new horizontal LED headlamps with strong vertical signatures, making it distinctly Cadillac.

2020 Cadillac CT6-V Three Quarter View

The performance sports sedan’s chiseled exterior with a dark and distinguished look rides atop of unique 20-inch V-Series wheels with summer-only tires. The rear fascia is highlighted by the spoiler which further expresses the sedan’s performance capabilities.

Model

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW 7 Series – 750i xDrive

Audi A8 L 4.0*

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560*

Curb Weight(lbs.)

4470

4722

4894

4731

Length(in)

205.8

207.4

208.7

206.9

Width(in)

74

74.9

76.6

74.8

Height(in)

58

58.2

58.5

58.9

Ground clearance(in)

N/A

5.3

4.8

5

Wheelbase(in)

122.4

126.4

123.1

124.6

Key exterior features

  • 20" V-Series Split 5-Spoke alloy wheels with Ultra Bright with Midnight Silver finish
  • 245/40ZR20 summer-only tires
  • Carbon Fiber V-Series spoiler
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Front cornering lamps
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior
2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Exterior

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Safety

The CT6-V features a long list of safety and advanced driver assistance technology to keep you and your family safe. The safety features include Eight Airbags, automatic parking assist with braking, automatic seat belt tightening, Following Distance Indicator, Enhanced Automatic Braking, Forward collision alert, Front pedestrian braking, HD surround view, LATCH system, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning System, Night vision, Passenger sensing system, Rear Pedestrian Alert, Reverse Automatic Braking, and Surround vision recorder.

None of the U.S. safety rating agencies have tested the 2020 Cadillac CT6 yet, following the ongoing trend similar to all other luxury sedans skipping the test. 

Key safety features

  • Eight Airbags 
  • Automatic parking assist with braking
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Enhanced Automatic Braking
  • Forward collision alert
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning System

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Competition

2020 Cadillac CT6-V Vs BMW 7 Series 750i xDrive

The 2020 Cadillac CT6-V has a clear power advantage over the BMW 750i. The BMW received a midcycle refresh in 2020 which allows the 750i to churn out 523 hp, making it more competitive. However, the BMW 7 series is more practical with more trunk space and better fuel economy. Considering the price and standard features, CT6-V is an appealing option. 

2020 BMW 7 Series 750i xDrive

2020 Cadillac CT6-V Vs Audi A8 L 4.0

The Audi A8 is the newest in the class with impeccable interiors, strong performance and a high level of comfort. The latest redesign makes the A8 the strongest feature suit with high-end technology. However, the less [powerfull A8 isn’t efficient as well. Further making the choice more complex, CT6-V capacious interiors are beyond comparison.

2020 Audi A8 L 

2020 Cadillac CT6-V Vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560

The Mercedes-Benz S Class is a testament to classic and traditional style and performance. The recent updates have kept the S class sedan at the top. Even when CT6-V is more powerful, the Mercedes S class performance is updated. However, the S class sedan is expensive and compact as compared to the Caddy.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560

2020 Cadillac CT6 V Sedan Final Verdict

The fate of the Cadillac CT6-V is yet to witness a high but the automaker has left no stone unturned to mark the beginning of the new era. The performance focussed luxury sedan with numerous and appealing features is ready to undercut its German counterparts. Undoubtedly the spirited driving experience is not the European style but American. Comfort and athleticism are best exemplified by the CT6-V.