That 2016 Cadillac CT6 order guide has all kinds of interesting information about the most luxurious Cadillac sedan in years. In fact, seeing some of the CT6’s features and equipment makes us downright giddy on the inside. But the order guide also brought with it something that
made us cry is rather disappointing: the fact that the full-size sport-luxury sedan will only have one auto-dimming external mirror.
That’s right, a Cadillac that will (likely) have a starting price in the $60,000s or $70,000s is getting the corner-cutting treatment by being solely equipped with a single auto-dimming rear-view mirror — the one on the driver’s side. This means that the passenger-side mirror will not auto-dim. Yes, this is the Cadillac CT6 we’re talking about — a vehicle that will be, more or less, a short-wheelbase variant of the upcoming Cadillac CT8 flagship expected in the future.
With other makes of higher brand cache not cutting these corners, it’s natural to feel frustrated.
Granted, the CT6’s exterior mirrors will be power-adjustable and power-folding, which are nice extras. But what good is any of that when the passenger-side mirror can’t dim itself when some inconsiderate (reckless?) driver is riding your tail with the brights on.
We should note that both — the Cadillac ATS and CTS also auto-dim only the driver’s-side mirror, no matter the trim level or associated price. And you should know that BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi vehicles in the classes that we’re talking about all have auto-dimming exterior mirrors as standard equipment on all of their vehicles. Simply put, it’s one of the most standard and basic features of luxury cars.