The term ‘luxury’ is described by Webster’s dictionary as a state of great ease or comfort. In line with this definition, the best luxury cars are not only ultra-comfortable, but also work to make the driver’s life as easy as possible when they are out on the road.
The latest version of the Cadillac cruise control system serves as a great example of how luxury brands go to lengths to ensure their vehicles improve the lives of their owners, rather than only serving as status symbols.
Like most cruise control systems, the system found in Cadillac’s latest products can be adjusted in 1 mph / 1 kph increments by toggling the cruise control switch either up or down. Unlike other systems, though, the switch has two detents. While the first detent will increase or decrease the speed by 1 mph / 1 kph, the second detent, accessed by pushing a bit harder on the switch, will increase or decrease the cruise speed in 5 mph / 5 kph increments.
Only Cadillac vehicles with the new steering wheel design, or previous-generation steering wheel design, are able to adjust speed in 5 mph or 5 kph increments. The new steering wheel design is standard equipment on all 2019 and newer Cadillac models. A picture of it can be seen below for those readers who may not be familiar with the newer design.
The previous Cadillac steering wheel design, which also has this bonus convenience feature, is pictured below. It was present in the old Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac XTS, and Cadillac SRX models.
While certainly not a big deal, nor very tech-forward, this little-known feature may prove to be a game-changer for Cadillac owners who use their vehicle’s cruise control frequently. No longer will they have to mash on the cruise control switch to gain or lower their speed. A simple press a bit harder on the toggle and they will get concise -/+5 mph or kph speed adjustments. Easy!