This commercial for the Cadillac CTS starts off with the following: “When it comes to sport sedans, the Audi A6 is faster. At depreciating.”
The first half of the intro sure as heck surprised us, but it all comes back to the fact that the CTS won the Edmunds.com best retained value award for sedans over $40,000:
The GM Authority Take
Besides the fact that the A6 depreciates faster, it’s also based on a front-wheel drive (albeit longitudinally-mounted) platform — which makes it inferior thanks to a suspect weight distribution when it comes to sports cars. But even then, it’s nice to see Caddy pitting the CTS against other mid-size luxury sedans — instead of insisting that it’s a 3 Series fighter; hey, might as well start getting the name ingrained in the heads of consumers now before the all-new Alpha-based CTS comes to market… right?