General Motors’ Rear Camera Mirror technology provides a high-resolution video feed of what’s directly behind the vehicle, streaming the video to a display in the rearview mirror. Introduced in 2014, every 2020 model year Cadillac on sale today offers the feature, except for the 2020 Cadillac CT4.
This is particularly surprising when considering that the CT4’s crossover stablemate, namely the Cadillac XT4, does offer the Rear Camera Mirror feature.
The benefits of this feature are many, and include enhanced rear visibility that circumvents any possible visual obstruction inside the cabin, such as rear-seated passengers, structural pillars, or headrests. The technology also provides a wider field of view than a standard rearview mirror. For those users that prefer a traditional rearview mirror, the function can be switched off as desired.
However, the 2020 Cadillac CT4 does not offer the Rear Camera Mirror on any trim, not even as an optional extra. The reasoning behind this is unclear. That said, the base-level Cadillac CT4 Luxury trim does come equipped with a manual day/night mirror, which allows drivers to manually switch between day and night mode. Higher in the CT4 line, we find an auto-dimming mirror for Sport, Premium Luxury, and CT4-V trim levels.
Furthermore, the Cadillac CT4 comes with a high-definition Rear Vision Camera as standard across the line, falling in step with the rest of the 2020 Cadillac stable.
The Rear Camera Mirror should not be confused with the Rear Vision Camera (also known as a backup camera), as they are different systems using different cameras. Cadillacs equipped with both the Rear Vision Camera and Rear Camera Mirror actually come with two rear-facing camera lenses to make both systems work.
All told, we would certainly like to see this feature make it to future Cadillac CT4 models, at least as an available option.
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