2018 Cadillac CT6 PHEV Totally Aces This KBB Review

While there are more potent and more prestigious plug-in hybrid execs out there, the CT6 appears to strike a good balance between all the things you’d expect from such a model.

At its heart is a twin-motor EVT system and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit, which put out a combined total output of 335 HP (250 kW) and 432 lb-ft (586 Nm) of torque, for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in 5.2 seconds.

According to Cadillac, its all-electric range is 30 miles (48 km), while at that mode top speed is capped at 78 mph (125 km/h).

As for what it’s like on the road, it would seem Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio took to it quite well, enjoying the instant torque and luxurious amenities provided by what he labelled “the Cadillac of plug-in hybrids.”

The CT6 PHEV will set you back $76,090, taxes included. That gives it a roughly $3,000 advantage over the equivalent Lexus LS 500h, whereas the BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance is a $90,700 affair, while similar performance but a smaller EV range than the Caddy.

In the end, the Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid might is an excellent buy for those looking for a “green” executive saloon – and you can watch the whole review by clicking on the video right below.

 

  • lagunas3ca

    Which part is aimed at millennials, the 335HP or $76K price tag? Asking for a friend…

  • caddy45

    Put the new CT6 front and back end on it and it will be even better. Sadly this thing gets overlooked quite often I think.

  • TheBelltower

    I don’t get who would buy this. The CT6 is a car that you would buy if you wanted an American luxury car. I don’t know of anyone cross shopping Cadillac with European cars. That would be okay, and the audience would be enough if this car were made in the US. But this one is built in China. Which turns the stomach of the American-as-apple-pie buyer. With the Continental going away, it’ll be interesting to see how this all shakes out.

    • Matt

      Its built in Detroit for US buyers. For China customers its built over there. I agree it’s an uphill battle for Cadillac as I would guess that people who crossshop it between the germans or Lexus are first time buyers to this segment.

      • TheBelltower

        The plug in version of the CT6 is entirely built in China. Upcoming Cadillacs will also be built in China and imported into the US.

  • Rocket

    A $7,500 taxpayer-funded incentive to buy a Chinese-made Caddy? Sorry, but that just seems wrong. Really, really wrong.

    The PEH Cadillac needs in US showrooms is the XT5, which of course doesn’t exist.

  • Craig

    For just $3,000 more I could buy a Lexus LS 500h? I’d take the Lexus thanks. Among other reasons – it will no doubt be worth considerably more than the Cadillac 5 or 10 years from now.

  • SteersUright

    Impressive performance no doubt from a car that will not sell in any great numbers thanks to an inflated/ambitious price-tag, poor overall build quality, subpar interior (I mean just LOOK at the new Audi’s), and an exterior only a grandfather would call “beautiful”.

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    CT6 is a beautiful car, but for $3k more the new LS would be hard to go past.

    • carsmofo

      Absolutely, not to mention this thing will depreciate at a much faster rate than the Lexus.

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