Cadillac

Believe it or Not, Cadillac has direct ties to the Henry Ford Company – the same company that eventually led to Ford Motor Company – the American automaker that we know today. See, Cadillac came to be when the Henry Ford Company reorganized in 1902, taking the Cadillac name to honor Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of Detroit, Michigan. The first Cadillac rolled off the line in 1902, but it was essentially a Ford Model A with a few subtle differences. Seven years later, General Motors bought Cadillac, but by that time, the Cadillac name was already established as a major American manufacturer of luxury cars. Cadillac later became responsible for several advances in automotive technology, including full electrical systems, the steel roof, and even the clashless manual transmission. The brand’s early V-8 even set the standard in the American industry.

Despite two world wars, the Great Depression, and numerous economic roadblocks over the years, Cadillac has managed to survive, even when other GM brands like Saturn and Pontiac were executed in a time of need. Today Cadillac has a full lineup of vehicles, some of which are even capable of competing with German luxury cars from the other side of the pond. The lineup features four SUVs, six sedans, and one coupe.

Here's Proof That Cadillac Should Revive The XLR Name

Here’s Proof That Cadillac Should Revive The XLR Name

Instagram artist thinks this should be the revived Cadillac XLR

Bringing back dead car monikers is way easier today than it was not so many years ago. You’ve got a lot of internet-based pixel manipulators with a knack for cars and more often than not, the results are drool-worthy. Sometimes, however, they’re just downright eccentric and polarizing.

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Let The Fun Begin: Cadillac Confirms Manual Gearbox for Blackwing Models

Let The Fun Begin: Cadillac Confirms Manual Gearbox for Blackwing Models

The upcoming Cadillac Blackwing cars will feature manuals and 3D-printed parts

Cadillac’s next generation of V-Series models, the CT5 Blackwing and CT4 Blackwing will feature a manual transmission, the automaker confirmed. Set to slot above their CT5-V and CT4-V counterparts, the Blackwing sedans will be the first of their respective nameplates to feature a three-pedal layout. Cadillac also confirmed that these cars will be the first GM vehicles to employ 3D-printed components.

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A Slammed, Turboed, 1964 Cadillac Limo, a Trailer, and a Burnout - Nothing Goes According to Plan

A Slammed, Turboed, 1964 Cadillac Limo, a Trailer, and a Burnout - Nothing Goes According to Plan

This unholy Caddy will leave you in a cloud of smoke before you can say ’Fleetwood’

The Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 comes from a time when Caddy was still the epitome of luxury in the automotive world, At over $80,000 in today’s money, it was the car of choice for the upper 1% but, nowadays, you can find one for cheap which is why Brian from Turnin Rust wants to turn one of these sedated mile-chuggers into an LS-swapped, turbo monstrosity that is able to tow a camper while doing burnouts. If that sounds quite random to you, it’s because, well, it is quite random, frankly.

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Cadillac Could Build a High-Performance Escalade-V, Not That The World Needs It

Cadillac Could Build a High-Performance Escalade-V, Not That The World Needs It

A high-performance Cadillac Escalade with a supercharged V-8 could arrive in 2021

Cadillac introduced the fifth-generation Escalade for the 2021 model and on top of being better in just about every department, it will also spawn an all-electric drivetrain shared with the upcoming GMC Hummer EV. But it seems that the fifth-generation SUV will also debut the first high-performance version of the Escalade, rumored to be called the Escalade-V Blackwing. When’s it coming and how powerful will it be? Let’s find out below.

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Inspector Gadget Style: Every Gizmo In the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, Detailed

Inspector Gadget Style: Every Gizmo In the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, Detailed

This would be Matthew Broderick’s poison if the movie’s sequel was produced today!

The Cadillac Escalade was born in a supposedly ‘premium’ family, but it hasn’t had a blissful life. It started as a ripped-off Yukon Denali in its early days, but things kept getting better as it grew. Within a few years, the automaker re-did the SUV and launched a distinct version that gave the Cadillac its own identity. Despite that, it never really hit the success peak that it should’ve. But, it looks like the company is hell-bent on turning its fortunes, and that might as well be the case with fifth-generation, 2021 Escalade.

Cadillac has upped the ante in almost all aspects, and the SUV now has the pizzazz and desirability quotient that the previous iterations lacked. Wondering what those are? Well, here are a few covered by The Fast Lane Car in a video where you can see the various ‘gizmos’ that feature inside this big beast.

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Incoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Will Feature a Nifty Race-Inspired Detail

Incoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Will Feature a Nifty Race-Inspired Detail

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will debut bookmatched carbon-fiber seatbacks

Cadillac is introducing a more powerful version of the CT5-V soon. It’s called the CT5-V Blackwing and it’s a proper successor to the mighty CTS-V. Most details are still under wraps, but Cadillac is slowly teasing some of the car’s features. We’ve seen the sedan’s performance steering wheel back in August and, come September, we’re looking at its unique carbon-fiber seats with bookmatched design.

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You Should Probably Quit Driving Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

You Should Probably Quit Driving Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

If you own a 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5, XT4, a Buick Encore GX, or Chevy Trailblazer, you should probably park them, too.

It’s 2020 and vehicle safety is more important than ever. You would think that as advanced as we are as a civilization, we’d be able to nail something as simple – in a generalized way – as vehicle safety. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and that’s why GM has placed a recall and stop-sale on the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5, XT4, the 2021 Buick Encore GX, and the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. So what’s the deal? Well, if you own any of these models, you just might go to hit your brakes, just to realize that you suddenly can’t stop.

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GM Could Be Teasing Cadillac's Next Large EV

GM Could Be Teasing Cadillac’s Next Large EV

We’re Not Going to Say This Sketch Actually Means Something, But It Could Be a Teaser

General Motors has posted a very interesting and, uhm, sharp….. sketch to its Instagram account depicting what is clearly a Cadillac and what could be a larger SUV or, perhaps, even a pickup truck. But, see, that’s the real tease, as GM has posted this baby with absolutely no context outside of the words “lean & mean” – at least 50-percent of which doesn’t make sense.

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It Looks Like The Cadillac CT5-V Isn't Even Meant to Be a Performance Car

It Looks Like The Cadillac CT5-V Isn’t Even Meant to Be a Performance Car

A heavyweight on paper, it might be few weight classes lower on the road

A lot has been said about the Cadillac CT5-V since it first arrived in 2019 as the supposed replacement to the V Sport. Cadillac has gotten mixed reviews on every facet of the CT5-V. From its looks to its quality to its output to its performance, the CT5-V has become polarizing in so many ways. It also hasn’t been immune to a myriad of issues, including, as The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah found out, a less-than-stellar 10-speed automatic transmission that doesn’t respond to the driver as well as we all thought it could. The CT5-V remains a solid performer in its segment, but is it really a proper replacement to the monster-engined CTS-V or is it more like the middle of the pack V-Sport model? Based on Farah’s experience, it looks, drives, and feels more like the latter.

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2020 Cadillac CT4 - Driven

2020 Cadillac CT4 - Driven

Where does the smallest Cadillac fit into the luxury market?

With so many Americans rushing from cars into crossover SUVs, only the strongest sedans are surviving. That’s not good news for Cadillac. Its huge, decadent luxury sedans were once desired all around the world. But while its Escalade SUV is still an international icon and its crossovers are fairly successful domestically, Cadillac failed to establish itself among the leading luxury-sedan brands today. The few remaining luxury sedan buyers more often turn to Audi, BMW, Lexus, or Mercedes-Benz. Some will try out critically acclaimed but unconventional options like Volvo and Genesis. And a growing number are choosing all-electric Teslas over any traditional luxury sedan.

It’s into this backdrop that Cadillac has overhauled its two luxury sports sedans: the midsize CTS and compact ATS. They wear new styling and new names: CT5 and CT4, respectively. This 2020 Cadillac CT4 delivers a sophisticated rear-wheel-drive sports sedan platform at the price of the Germans’ subcompact front-wheel-drive sedans. We recently spent a week in the new CT4 to see whether that’s enough to earn a second glance from the people who still want a luxury sports sedan. Prices start at $32,995.

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A 200-MPH Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Really Exists!

A 200-MPH Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Really Exists!

With a wagon like this, your kid will never be late for school ever again

Not many good things are happening in the world right now, but we can smile for a moment knowing that there’s someone out there owning a supercharged and turbocharged Cadillac CTS-V Wagon capable of going 200 mph on the drag strip. Making triple the amount of power that a stock CTS-V Wagon develops, this beast comes complete with a parachute for obvious reasons.

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Doug DeMuro Is Here To Show You How Weird and Quirky the Cadillac Allante Was

Doug DeMuro Is Here To Show You How Weird and Quirky the Cadillac Allante Was

Right here, you might have the automotive illustration of the word ‘overkill’

Back in 1987, Cadillac was looking at ways to break into the luxury cabriolet segment which at that time was ruled supreme by the Mercedes-Benz SL. Looking to blow everyone and everything out of the water, Cadillac went to Pininfarina and asked for help in the design department, promising to handle every other mechanical aspect of the vehicle.

What came out was the Allante.

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What is the Least Expensive Cadillac?

Cadillac’s least expensive offering is the XT4, which is essentially a more luxurious version of the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain. It carries a starting price of $34,795 and can climb to more than $40,000 when fully equipped. As far as cars go, for now, the cheapest model you can get is the ATS Coupe, which starts out at $38,995 or the CT5 sedan that hits the market in fall of 2019 and should carry a similar price tag.

What is the Sportiest Cadillac?

As of the 2020 model year, Cadillac doesn’t really have any truly, sporty models. Through 2019, the brand sold the

and CTS-V performance models that were, for all intents and purposes, luxurious sports cars that were eager to move. However, with the introduction of the 2020 model year, both models have been replaced by the

and CT5-V, neither of which are anywhere near as sporty or performance oriented. Those are still your best bet at this point, but if you want something that’s truly sporty, you’re best to look elsewhere.

What is the Most Popular Cadillac

While some automakers find success with compact cars, Cadillac experiences things a little different with the midsized Cadillac XT5 crossover being the Brand’s bestselling model for 2018 with some 60,565 examples sold. In terms of cars, the midsized Cadillac CTS is the bestseller with some 11,219 being sold throughout 2018 – a far cry from years past but still admirable in a market where SUVs seem to be taking over.

What is the Most Expensive Cadillac?

The most expensive Cadillac model is the Escalade ESV (long-wheelbase model) which starts out at $98,590 with two-wheel drive or $101,590 with four-wheel drive. It is fully equipped and is capable of competing with the finest cars from Germany and Japan. It is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. In terms of cars, the CT6 is the most expensive non-V offering with a starting price of $62,595. Fully equipped models of the CT6 can reach beyond the $70,000 mark. While the CTS-V is still available and inventory is depleted it’s actually a bit more expensive at $86,995 but once inventory is depleted the CT6 will take over the throne.

What is the Fastest Cadillac?

As of 2019, the fastest Cadillac is the CTS-V and its 640-horsepower V-8. It can hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and tops out at 200 mph on GM’s test tracks. Once the CTS-V is officially sold out, the CT6-V will take the reigns as the fastest Cadillac. It has a 4.2-liter, twin-turbo V-8 with 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. It will offer an even faster sprint to 60 mph and will get you there in 3.4 seconds but will have the same top speed of 200 mph.

Are Cadillacs Reliable?

Cadillacs used to be notorious for oil leaks, and things have changed over the years, but the brand still isn’t ranked all that great. For 2019, J.D. Power ranked Cadillac No. 24 out of 32 in terms of reliability with some 166 problems reported per 100 vehicles produced (PP100.) To put this into perspective, the most reliable brand is Lexus, with a rating of 105 PP100 while the worst is Fiat with a rating of 249 PP100. Cadillac is the least-reliable GM brand, falling just one spot below GMC. Chevy and Buick are ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

According to Repair Pal, the average cost of repair on Cadillacs is $848 per year with a frequency of 0.5 unscheduled repairs per year. It also says that 12-percent of all repairs for Cadillac models are considered severe, which is just 1-percent higher than the probability of major issues across all models on the market. That said, Cadillacs typically have a higher-than-average cost of ownership, with the average being $631 per year across the entire market.