Cadillac recently announced it would price the all-new 2016 CT6 sedan at a mere bargain-sounding $54,490 to start. Though, we weren’t clued in on what that price would all include other than the 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive.
If the $54,490 starting price sounds like a bargain, that’s because it seems is truly is. Standard feature listings show amenities aren’t exactly plentiful. Highlights include a 10.2-inch infotainment system with the latest version of CUE, Bose premium audio system, wireless charing, OnStar 4G LTE and 18-inch wheels.
But, even when selecting the base engine, the value proposition quickly climbs. For $4,900 more, the features list grows immensely to include the following:
- 19-inch aluminum wheels with ultra-bright machined finish and Pearl Nickel pockets
- Bose 10-speaker surround sound system
- Forward Collision Alert
- Front Pedestrian Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Lane Keep Assist
- Concierge Lighting
- Heated steering wheel
At this “luxury” trim, rear-seat infotainment, the exclusive Bose Panaray sound system and Quad-zone climate control are also available.
And, of course, we decided to spec out our very own 2016 Cadillac CT6. That meant choosing the 3.0-liter twin-turbo LGW V6 engine with all-wheel drive, and the “Platinum” trim, good for grand total of $91,145 when selecting the additional ground effects package and flush-mounted spoiler.
Overall, it seems Cadillac may have really hit a sweet spot with content, and a good price point. While the base model may not impress, stepping up merely one trim offers a compelling package the 2016 CT6’s direct competitors will be hard-pressed to match.