Cadillac is one of the leading American luxury brands for car buyers, with the right combination of unique features, fuel efficiency, and safety features. With a central focus on performance across all of the company’s sedans, coupes and SUVs, the company surpasses the competition on acceleration, efficiency, and aerodynamics. Of the many available models, five Cadillac vehicles stand out as the best of the 2016 model year.
- 2016 Cadillac ATS Sedan
While most Cadillac enthusiasts tend to appreciate the ATS more as a coupe, the company’s 2016 ATS sedan is a noteworthy option because it’s the only Cadillac that promises to blend the space of a compact sedan with the sporty performance of an ATS coupe. The ATS sedan features a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of 335 horsepower. This is impressive in its own right, but the acceleration from 0 to 60 with this model sweetens the deal even further. A five-link independent suspension system makes for smooth, quiet, controlled rides at any speed.
Inside the ATS sedan, buyers will find signature Cadillac style and design touches. Premium leather seats, real wood accents, and soft-touch dashboard materials make the ATS sedan feel like the top-notch luxury car that it is. A central infotainment and telematics system, along with GM’s excellent OnStar system, provide the best possible entertainment and safety features on the market. So do front, side, and curtain airbags.
- 2016 Cadillac SRX Crossover
The Escalade gets all the press, but the Cadillac SRX crossover is a far more exciting SUV for buyers who don’t need three rows of seating and enough cargo space for two families. First brought to market in 2004, the SRX has matured into one of the most compelling luxury crossovers from a domestic manufacturer. The 2016 edition features HID headlamps, LED taillights, and a sporty exterior design that’s leaps and bounds ahead of other luxury models.
Inside, ample cargo room is included as a standard feature. With the seats folded down, Cadillac owners can even use the company’s OEM cargo management system to create compartmentalized storage in the rear of the vehicle. Heated and ventilated leather seats make the car comfortable on the hottest and coldest days alike, while the Cadillac Cue infotainment system and OnStar telematics integration provide entertainment and unparalleled safety on the road.
- 2016 Cadillac Escalade
Though the SRX is ideal for buyers who want value, economy, and SUV design touches, the Escalade remains the absolute best full-size SUV on the market across domestic and foreign manufacturers, luxury brands and entry-level brands. Not much has changed on the outside of the Escalade for the 2016 model year, but several improvements can be found inside the cabin.
First and foremost, the 2016 Escalade features customizable gauges in the dashboard and full integration with the Cadillac Cue infotainment system. OnStar is also included. Heated and ventilated seats and a third row of seating provide both comfort and excellent capacity. The 2016 Escalade features an astounding amount of cargo room and, to help get that cargo to its next destination, comes equipped with a 420-horsepower V8 engine. The Escalade also supports up to 8,300 pounds of towing capacity.
- 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe
The 2016 ATS Coupe is equipped with an all-new engine, making the car even faster and more impressive on the road. The 3.6-liter V6 engine produces 335-horsepower and is among the best engines in a luxury coupe this model year. Further enhancing the coupe’s performance is an increased focus on light, aerodynamic design cues. Cadillac notes that the 2016 model features a lighter frame and was extensively tested for aerodynamic performance at a range of speeds. Combined, these features make the ATS the fastest “Turbo 4” coupe on the market.
Inside the cabin, signature Cadillac style creates an excellent environment for everyday driving. The Cadillac Cue system, featured front and center, includes compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Telematics, provided by OnStar, ensure safety and provide access to nationwide roadside assistance. Performance leather seating is both comfortable and durable, while a split-fold rear seat enhances the coupe’s cargo capacity in a truly dynamic way. These features make the ATS Coupe suitable for both daily driving in addition to sportier pursuits on the road.
- 2016 Cadillac CT6 Sedan
There’s only one luxury executive car that has been extensively tested on German racetracks, and it’s the 2016 Cadillac CT6. With the highest base price of any Cadillac sedan, the CT6 is the company’s most exclusive and elusive model. Exterior styling has been centered on a belief in excellent aerodynamics, unique and safety-enhancing LED lighting, and a refined design that blends executive-class function with sporty sedan sensibilities. The result is a car that looks mean, low-profile, and ready to fly at peak speed down the highway. Included all-wheel drive and magnetic ride control enhance both the experience and safety of driving the CT6 sedan.
Inside the CT6, buyers will find exceedingly high-end materials in every corner of the cabin. Seats are covered in hand-cut leather, accents are provided by exotic wood materials, and dashboard components are crafted from lightweight carbon fiber materials. At the center of the car is Cadillac Cue, an infotainment and telematics system that will integrate with smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth to enable both portable entertainment and productivity when needed. It’s an excellent blend of form and function that will appeal to high-end executive buyers across the board.
It’s an Excellent Year to Be in the Market for a Cadillac
The Cadillac brand has never been stronger than it is in 2016. For the past several years, the high-end luxury arm of General Motors has been focused on expanding its model lineup, introducing new price points for loyal buyers, and integrating all kinds of new technologies into the dashboard area. The result is a series of cars that are smarter, sportier, and more refined than perhaps any other American luxury automotive brand. It is indeed an excellent time to be in the market for a new Cadillac coupe, sedan, or SUV.