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.

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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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This Review of a 1200-Horsepower, Twin-Turbo Cadillac Escalade Will Make You Want One

This Review of a 1200-Horsepower, Twin-Turbo Cadillac Escalade Will Make You Want One

Unfortunately, you can’t have one, unless you convince the owner to sell you this LSXCALADE

The Cadillac Escalade is the perfect sample of SUV-grade luxury in the car world, right? Well, yeah, just not this 9-second quarter-mile, LSX-powered twin-turbo Escalade. ThatDudeInBlue had a chat with the owner and went for a drive he won’t forget too soon.

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The Cadillac LYRIQ SUV - Luxury and Electric Mobility For Under $60,000?

The Cadillac LYRIQ SUV - Luxury and Electric Mobility For Under $60,000?

The Suggested Price Point for the Cadillac LYRIQ Doesn’t Reinforce the Exclusivity Cadillac Suggested

The Cadillac Lyriq has been in the news for a lot of reasons. While it showcased an impressive amount of tech features, it has been trolled massively for its name. The much-anticipated EV was unveiled earlier this month and it looked fairly impressive. It is still far from production, and we aren’t sure if all the features showcased will be offered in the production models. Earlier, it was said that it will start under $75,000, but now Automotive News has quoted the President of Cadillac saying it will have a starting price below $60,000.

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV – Futuristic Styling and Tech That Won't Make It To Production

2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV – Futuristic Styling and Tech That Won’t Make It To Production

The Cadillac Lyriq Looks Great, but A lot of What You See Won’t Arrive on the 2023 Production Model

After some light teasing, Cadillac has finally revealed the Lyriq SUV, but in its current form, it’s just a show car, and the debut video was littered with reminders that not all the technology you see will make it to the production model. With that tidbit out of the way, Cadillac should be commended for showing up late to the EV party in style, most of which is thanks to that new Ultium long-range battery and a new modular electric platform that will pave the way for all of GM to build countless EVs.

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Cadillac Needs to Nail the LYRIQ If It's Going to be Even Remotely Successful

Cadillac Needs to Nail the LYRIQ If It’s Going to be Even Remotely Successful

If Cadillac Doesn’t Get the LYRIQ Right, The Company Might Not Last Much Longer

Outside of the Chevy Bolt, GM doesn’t really have any electric vehicles. The Bolt was a huge step forward with its 259 miles of range on a good day, but GM is definitely falling behind, and that’s why Cadillac is set to “spearhead GM’s shift to an all-electric future.” The LYRIQ that has been teased here is the first of many to come and will be powered by GM’s Ultimum batteries. It will also ride on the same next-gen battery-electric architecture that will underpin most Cadillac and Chevy EVs going forward. We’ll get our first full look at it on August 6th, but what exactly can we expect?

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This LS7-Powered, Lingenfelter-Modified 2001 Cadillac Catera Is The Car You've Been Looking For

This LS7-Powered, Lingenfelter-Modified 2001 Cadillac Catera Is The Car You’ve Been Looking For

This is the perfect sleeper sedan

Back in the mid-1990s, Cadillac wanted to flaunt an entry-level competitor which would take on counterparts from BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. Initially introduced as a concept named LSE, the Catera made it to the market in 1996 and stayed there until 2001. The car in question here is from the 2001MY, but it’s been… well, tweaked. And not by Cadillac.

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Will This Abandoned 1970 Cadillac Deville Actually Start and Drive Home?

Will This Abandoned 1970 Cadillac Deville Actually Start and Drive Home?

A Cadillac from the days Cadillac still built proper land barges

Most people would tell you not to buy a car with visible rust that’s been sitting in a field since the Y2K but that’s not what Vice Grip Garage is all about. No, Vice Grip’s mission is to save as many cars as possible and the fact that this Caddy’s been sunk in a valley bottom all the way to the chassis isn’t a good enough reason to not rescue it.

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A New Video Showcases Every Aspect of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade

A New Video Showcases Every Aspect of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade

The 2021 model is a big improvement over the one it replaces

The Cadillac Escalade has had a roller coaster ride its whole life. The first Escalade was introduced in 1998 and looked like a ripped-off version of the GMC Yukon Denali. Fortunately, GM and Cadillac improved things within a couple of years and launched a much different version with its own identity. Since then, the Escalade has been hitting rough patches all along. The 2021 model, that marks the fifth generation of the Escalade, and Cadillac has taken things up a notch in almost all aspects. It has the pizzazz and desirability quotient that the previous iterations didn’t.

A lot of details are splurging as we are approaching closer to the luxurious SUV’s release. Here’s a video by TheStraightPipes that covers the SUV in a highly detailed manner. This is what the folks from the channel highlighted about the 2021 Escalade.

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2021 Cadillac Escalade Fuel Economy Comparison

2021 Cadillac Escalade Fuel Economy Comparison

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is Thirsty, but not as thirsty as the Infiniti QX80

Fuel economy might not be on the top of your priority list if you’re considering a large luxury SUV like the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, or the Lincoln Navigator. With gas prices relatively low this year, fuel economy gets pushed even further toward the bottom of the priority list. Be that as it may, you should probably know that the 2021 Cadillac Escalade comes in second place of the worst fuel economy competition, being beat out by only the Infiniti QX80 by just one mpg. So what kind of fuel economy does the Escalade deliver? 14 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway, and 16 mpg combined.

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This Weird Rendering of an Off-Roading Cadillac Escalade Makes Us Uncomfortable

This Weird Rendering of an Off-Roading Cadillac Escalade Makes Us Uncomfortable

I hope new owners don’t use this as an inspiration

The Cadillac Escalade has hit rough patches throughout its life. It never really succeeded in the market, but it never clocked in volume low enough to be called off. The 2021 Escalade seems to be a mighty improvement over its predecessor and features a lot of niceties. In terms of off-roading capabilities, it will be a step above the current-gen, but it’s not an off-roader by any means. However, an Instagram user has transformed the SUV to conquer paths less traveled, and it’s a little weird.

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The Rumor Mill Says That the 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Will Be Good for 650 Horsepower

The Rumor Mill Says That the 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Will Be Good for 650 Horsepower

The 6.2-liter is set to be reworked to make the CT5-V just a little more powerful than the old CTS-V

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Cadillac practically sidelining the rather awesome and advanced Blackwing V-8. When we learned that the Blackwing V-8 wouldn’t be found inside the hotter CT5-V Blackwing, we were a little dumbfounded, and now it seems Cadillac is pulling a rather odd play from its book of moves. As it turns out, a new rumor says that the 6.2-liter V-8 is being reworked and will deliver 650 supercharged horsepower in the CT5-V Blackwing.

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We Hope You Weren't Planning to Buy a Cadillac CT4-V or CT5-V Blackwing This Year

We Hope You Weren’t Planning to Buy a Cadillac CT4-V or CT5-V Blackwing This Year

If there’s anything to blame, then blame the coronavirus

As many other fellow carmakers, General Motors had its factories shut down because of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. The giant was supposed to maintain the lockdown until March 30 and reevaluate the situation at that point.

Since things aren’t showing signs of improvement in the U.S. and plants remain closed, the ripple effect created by the measure is beginning to affect GM’s portfolio, including brands like Cadillac.

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Can the 495-Horsepower Chevy C8 Corvette Beat a 640-Horsepower Cadillac CTS-V?

Can the 495-Horsepower Chevy C8 Corvette Beat a 640-Horsepower Cadillac CTS-V?

Sparks are going to fly, regardless

Remember when we told you that these days, drag races can be a battleground where budget wagons battle luxo-barges, or fully-blown sports cars are challenged by super-sedans? Well, it happened again, since someone thought that pitting the 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 against a 2019 Cadillac CTS-V is a good idea. Let’s not get silly. It’s a brilliant idea.

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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.