2019 Cadillac CT6 Sees $3,600 Price Drop, Configurator Live36
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 is beginning its launch, and today the brand’s website has revealed all of the details that customers need to know, including pricing, and the ability to build one themselves through an online configurator. Pricing for the 2019 Cadillac CT6 begins at $50,495, which signifies a price drop of $3,600. The next trim level, Premium Luxury, comes in at $58,095 – an $1,100 price drop. The 2019 CT6 Sport starts at $66,595 – which is a $1,300 increase in pricing. Finally, the 2019 CT6 Platinum comes in at $86,795 – a $2,500 increase.
While there’s a favorable point of entry, buyers need to understand that there’s a $36,300 difference between the base Luxury trim and top-shelf Platinum trim level for the 2019 Cadillac CT6. That’s to say nothing of the the upcoming CT6-V, which pricing hasn’t been announced for just yet. However, The 2.0L LTG from before with 265 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque has been dropped, in favor of the new 2.0L LSY turbo. Like in the Cadillac XT4, the 2.0L mill produces less power than the unit it replaces, at 237 horsepower, and 258 lb-ft of torque sent to the rear wheels (the CT6 Luxury remains the only RWD model of the lineup, while the others incorporate AWD). It will be up to the new 10-speed automatic transmission to keep things interesting. The website also lists “Suspension” as “Standard.” That’s good. Hate to have a car without suspension.
Base equipment for the 2019 Cadillac CT6 is on the scarce end of things. No heated seats, no heated steering wheel, a 2.0L LSY turbo engine, 18-inch wheels, and infotainment with a rotary controller sans navigation and/or apps. Eventually, the $86,795 2019 CT6 Platinum delivers on luxuries such as rear seat entertainment, heated everything, ambient lighting, illuminated door handles, a 404 horsepower 3.0L twin-turbo LGW V6, a Bose Panaray 34-speaker audio system, multiple driving aides, a heads up display, 19-inch wheels, the four-wheel-steering Active Chassis Package, and the game-changing Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system. The $66,595 2019 Cadillac CT6 Sport might be the model we would get, as it brings the price down $20-grand but still offers strong levels of content. Missing from action however is Super Cruise, rear seat heated seats and entertainment, the Active Chassis, the fancy audio system, and a heads up display. Buyers still get 404 horsepower, however. There’s no trim level to bridge the $20,000 gap between CT6 Sport and CT6 Platinum.
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Still no one will buy this over A6/7/8, 5/7, E/S, hell ES, LS.
Make it $35,000 I might think about it until I open that door and see that dungen.
You’d have to be certifiably insane to prefer a modern bimmer over this.
Well then, there must be about 20 certifiably insane, yet successful, people that live in my neighborhood. These people have probably never even seen a CT6 or even know what one is. Why would they ?
No, but I guess the general public does since Bimmer, Lexus, MB, Audi, outsell Cadillac 2/1. I guess I am liar! lol. You are delusional. Acura – a tarted up Honda almost or does out sell Cadillac.
Cadillac 156,440 (2017) 170,006 (2016) negative
Audi 226,511 (2017) 210,213 (2016) plus
BMW 305,685 (2017), 313,174 (2016) negative
Lexus 305,123, 331,228 (2016) negative
MB 337,246 (2017), 340,237 (2016) negative
Cadillac has the largest sales drop than any brand mentioned considering the XT5 had arrived.
You and your 37+ likes are fools to keep supporting this unstable Brand. They have had something good but made it worse (CTS)
CTS loser (though I actually like it as a V).
SRX (1st gen) loser
Cimarron serious loser.
I wonder how many of you all where or will be in the luxury car market? I am serious buyer who wants to like Cadillac. Maybe I will give Cadillac a 3rd chance whenever the two new CTs whatever are called come out. But Cadillac is so hush on its new products, so I don’t know.
CT6 is it a A6, 5, E, GS, S90 fighter
CT5 what is it up against? A4, 3, C, IS, S60 (very nice), TLX???
CT4 same things A3, A, 2 series??
XTS it sells!
Clearly U haven’t been in a modern Caddy. The only weak link in Cadillac’s line up is the ATS.. and that is confined to the need for interior upgrades.. which will be rectified soon as the CT3/4 jumps in its place
Chevy Cruze push-button start.
Cleary you have not been INSIDE OF new Audi, BMW, Lexus, or MB. Hell a 2014 make of all those brands has better materials than a 2019 Cadillac. And, yes I have driven both the 2019 CT6 and XT4 – another let down in both.
I love the exterior design of the CT6. I think its better looking than anything around.
ATS Weak link the interior. You say it so cavalier as the interior is a minor thing considering ppl spend all of their time inside of it-the interior. Cadillac did NOT bring their A game to the ATS CTS or CT6 for interior quality to a top dollar segment like the 3, A4, IS, C. How can you excuse that? Those are the volume leaders for sedans.
You who defending Cadillac for the half a** interiors really should go to autoshow or dealer to see how the competition does it. I did.
“Make it $35,000”
Luxury is not a value proposition, and no luxury automaker should deliberately artificially cripple itself with a low price.
Why are you so full of bad ideas?
LMAO. You should redirect that comment of why I am so full of bad ideas to Cadillac not me!
ATS, CTS, ELR, XLR all bad ideas!
Lexus did the value proposition years ago and it worked out well for them. They have full steam ahead, while Cadillac is going to a bottom less pit, unless they bring their A game.
“Lexus did the value proposition years ago and it worked out well for them.”
Now that’s a fat lie, and you are a liar.
When the LS debuted it undercut the Germans with better quality, etc for thousands less. It worked! tell me about the proof Cadillac brand and I will concede.
LS better than an S, 7 etc. They won.
Lexus outsells Cadillac 2/1. There is my proof. They RX can outsell the whole brand of Cadillac on a good month. You are refuse to face the facts. Cadillac is digging its own hole. Bring sh*t to market is why it wont sell. That’s not a lie!. But you are with no facts!
Audi came out the with BS. They improve and now out selling Cadillac. Thats not a lie.
You still haven’t proven yourself with a posted price comparison from the early 90’s.
You only have useless anecdotes.
You’re still a liar, and a liar without any quantifiable facts to back himself up.
Get the prices. Do it.
Still overpriced especially the comical Platinum version that will top 90K with a few options. The much lower output 237 HP 2.0T has no place whatsoever in this full sized and still heavy sedan. And it is utterly ridiculous that the base model doesn’t even have heated seats or that a Sport that will be perilously close to 70 large lacks rear seat heaters. I drove in a 2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited the other day that was on sale for less than 20K and it had heated front and rear seats. GM is way over the top on being extremely stingy with features these days and it sticks out like a sore thumb.
So can we all now agree that GM has zero intentions of going after the German Big Three?
Great car at a great low base price for someone looking just for size.
A 50k luxury car with no heated seats?!? I could maybe, possibly understand not having a heated steering wheel….but the seats??!? That technology has been around since at least the late 80s.
All of the expensive stuff in the CT6 is what you don’t see. That was a strategic error.
I know what you are trying to say, but what does the competition offer? Just Blinged out nothing mobiles? Audi, BMW, Mercedes and yes, Lexus have expensively engineered engines, suspensions, chassis, transmissions and other components that most never see. They put this quality in first, before they even get to a quality, beautifully tailored interior. Cadillac doesn’t even offer customers the basics of a refined engine and a smooth shifting transmission. Oh wait, there are six guys in the basement somewhere that will build a new Blackwing engine that may work out better, just like the Northstar did. If that gets off the ground, can Cadillac program a transmission that will work with it? Although it’s not rocket science, it may well be beyond the capability of GM.
And Cadillac introduced heated seats in 1966!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big problem on Sport model when adding Super Cruise. Last year it cost $5000, this year increases the price by $9,700. Super Cruise price up to $6000 and it forces Panaray at $3700. How about an adaptive cruise package with auto braking for a few thousand — needed for safety.
That base price will be scarce.. and makes sense because who is really gonna buy it outside of fleet. I think it probably is to coincide with the loss of the XTS soon. Personally.. I wouldn’t buy any CT6 below the Platinum.. and now that the VSeries is coming I’m pretty much on board with that as my CTS-V will be 3 years old soon
You have to get the Platinum to get an interior not dominated by black. Yuck.
I wonder how many people actually use Supercruise and the rear screens regularly, or are they mostly for show?
My biggest disappointment was the crappy color selection! We’re considering a CT6-V when they come out later in ’19. As much as I like the looks of this car, and the promise of the new V-8’s performance, the color selection could be a deal breaker , given the competition offers more and better choices.
Oh, one of those guys that defend that crappy rent-a-car XTS because “it sells”. Only thing that XT(po)S sells unprofitable to are morgues, Avis and leftover dummies that think this is what a luxury car should be, prove me wrong because I’m know im correct..
I agree with you; however, I do not have the data to prove or disprove that. Regardless it sells to whomever, something that CTS, ATS are not able to do. Case and point if it (XTS) did not sell to those places it would just as worse as the ATS and CTS. Cadillac cars are not what people want. Prove me wrong that no one wants a Cadillac sedan. Maybe Cadillac should only make SUVs since they have a strong mkt share.
But with the new X7, soon to come GLS and others the even new Escalade may have a hard time.
The RX outsells the the XT5 and thus far this year the MB GLC is outselling the XT5 too. I hope the XT4 sells.
It may not seem like it, but I am for Cadillac. Give me quality (lexus), craftsmanship (audi), luxury (MB), then you have a winner. Thus far Cadillac has not done that. Can ANY of you prove me wrong! Is That’s too much to ask? I will just get a bunch of thumbs down, just like consumers do when you say Cadillac vs. BMW, Lexus, Audi, and MB.
You know when the XTS thankfully takes a dirt nap (like the rest of it’s customers) it will be replaced by the lower priced CT6, the Germans can’t make a reliable truck/suv and the new Escalade is basically months away, so don’t know what’s the worry. Yes, the quality, features and pricing needs to be improved but this uninspiring “back to Detroit!!!” thinking needs to go away.
When buying a CT6 certain things should just be standard. Like the safety tech and heated seats. Make all the toys and engine options something that you have to upgrade for. Not sure why GM continues to make safety an option or luxury item on all it’s vehicles.
Imo the Comfort & Technology package should be standard on all trims above the base model & the Active Chassis Package should be standard on the Sport model.
The CT6 is severely lacking in the colors department, both inside & out. And to make things worse. You’re restricted to 2 interior colors on Sport (Black or Brown) & on Platinum (Black or Beige) … This is completely unacceptable on a luxury car, specially a flagship model.
Aside from my complains above, I don’t mind the rest, that way I’m not forced into options I don’t want just to have option X.
Also, where’s the V8 option? Regular CT6 models are supposed to have the 500hp version of Blackwing as an option. Please don’t tell they killed it already!
Did they eliminate an interior color choice as well? The pricing doesn’t make sense. To me, a big part of luxury is being able to personalize. Lincoln’s Black Label has nowhere near the options I expected considering the upcharge. Cadillac seems to be scaling back, but still maintaining (or increasing) the price with the exception of the lower trims.
Pickups are offering more and more interior choices and exterior colors. It isn’t the driving experience I enjoy most….but it has other advantages. If only they could only make a pickup drive like the CT6 when it’s not towing or hauling….or give me a Denali-High Country interior color option with Cadillac quality.
Cadillac has dropped the base starting price of their CT6 by $3,600; this is like a NFL Offensive Lineman telling me that he’s lost 10 lbs as it’s something no one would recognize unless they were told like this article and on the flip side is whether Cadillac took $3,600 worth of standard equipment from the CT6 which means the savings mean absolutely nothing.
I went to both Cadillac and Audi sites. Build and price Cadillac CT6, and Audi A6. Not sure if they are direct comparisons or not, but both good enough cars. The cheapest Cadillac CT6 I could get with a 3.0T was almost $8,000 more than the Audi A6 with 3.0T, and less standard options. This is the reason Audi outsells Cadillac. And yes I have driven both brands and other models. Just because Cadillac puts a 2.0T, in a car this large, that no one wants, and lowers the price, doesn’t make anything in Cadillac world any better. Again WHO is making these decisions. The option combinations make no sense to me. But keep trying Cadillac maybe some day you will figure it out. WHY doesn’t Cadillac send out mailers to current Cadillac owners, and competition owners and just ASK WHY, AND WHAT, do the owners of these vehicles want. Because what Cadillac is doing is NOT working.
Its like GM-Cadillac builds what GM wants and EXPECTS people to buy it or not, like take it or leave it. People have decided to leave it. So change what your doing, its NOT working. It’s NOT false perception with GM-Cadillac you get much LESS for MORE $$$$ than what you get from the competition. Sure some here can give 100 or even more down votes what does it even matter, GM-Cadillac is losing the battel large scale. I really hope GM-Cadillac proves me wrong.
“Its like GM-Cadillac builds what GM wants and EXPECTS people to buy it or not”
This! They never learn.
Audi outsells Cadillac for dozens of reasons & rightfully so, but I don’t think being cheaper is one of them.
Also, isn’t the 3.0T standard on the A6? 😉
Yes the 3.0T is standard on Audi. And I for sure didn’t mean to imply an Audi A6 has anything cheap about it. Less expensive for more. But seriously, other than GM brand loyalists with a lot of extra cash, WHO are buying Cadillac. And even back in the day when you drove Cadillac and people said “O” he drives Cadillac, it is now almost a joke like ” why would anyone waist money on a Cadillac. Even the latest new models or refreshes, More $$$$$ for less than ALL competition. By the time you ADD the options that are STANDARD on the competition you are WAY more $$$$ for less. And don’t even get me started on reliability or NO CUSTOMER SERVICE. What is going on over there ??
This guy gets it! 🙂
GM needs to think: WHAT IS GOING TO GET ME INTO A SHOWROOM? Supercruise?! Do I buy a 404hp car so it can drive itself?? Why make a 204″ long car with no 40/20/40 fold-down seats?? And, yes, you can get an A6 with a 3.0tt AWD and better reliability for cheaper (A6 starts at $59000 whereas the AWD 3.0TT CT6 starts at $66500). A few inches of legroom should not add $7 grand to the price.
I’ll tell you what gets me into a showroom: VALUE FOR MONEY. That’s why I got an Audi. It has killer AWD (NJ/NYC snowstorm last week anyone?), class-leading engine, superfast twin clutch, 19 speaker system, leather. Hell the sport package with different suspension, wheels, seats and badges was only $750. That’s literally the ONLY reason I bought this car: Value for money!
So, who is the target consumer of the CT6? Grandpa? He doesn’t want 404hp and a football field sized back seat. Millennials? They can’t park this land yacht in their condo basement parking lots. Millionaires? They don’t want to be chauffeured around in a $80k caddy when the Rolls or Maybach has a champagne fridge. Me? Hmm should I spend $50k to get a loaded Audi S4 that everyone will drool over, or a base CT6 with no heated seats…?
At least the base model doesn’t come in pleather.
GM, this car is too expensive for what it is. That’s the main reason nobody is buying it.
Cadillac is literally an airport limo brand these days. If I told anyone I drive a caddy, they’d shrug an be unimpressed. Drive a Bimmer or Benz and you’re someone. When will they get their act together? If you want to restore your brand image, you need to get *some* cars onto the road!
When will the 2.0T, 3.6 NA and 3.0T models be available? What about the base Blackwing engine?
I love the look of this car.
In my opinion, to be competitive, this car needs to offer only a 3.0TT V6 and the new 4.2TT V8. 2 engine choices.
In a recent interview I watched with Bob Lutz, he explained that the marketing team of Viper wanted to add a ton of options, but it increased the cost of vehicle development and production by an order of magnitude, and they only had like 60 (or 90?) million to develop the platform. Similar story with the Solstice – he urged GM to ONLY include a I4 engine and no V6 option for the same reason. [He has another story about how it went to a factory based on a political move and that was the wrong factory, making the solstice expensive to manufacture and a loss to GM].
My point is, GM could offer only 1 or 2 engines with this vehicle and greatly simplify production and development. These savings could be used to a) increase profit per vehicle or b) make the vehicle cheaper. Imagine a CT6 for 60k with a 500hp 4.2 twin turbo hot V8. I would be in line. And 60k is no chump change either – it doesn’t devalue the Cadillac brand, and you’d actually see these things on the road. You’d definitely hear them…
Anyway, at the current rate, these things are rare, expensive, have consumer reports’ worst reliability out of 25 brands and have residual values around or below 50%. I think GM needs to motivate buyers with sick engine options. It won’t cost them a penny more to make! Less options = more profits!