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2017 Cadillac CT6 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Cadillac CT6 was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.0

It's easy to relax when you're riding inside a 2017 Cadillac CT6. Its seats are remarkably comfortable and spacious, with all the available amenities you could want, and the ride is serenely quiet. It does have nice materials, but several of its more tenured rivals look and feel far richer inside. A full array of safety features is available in the CT6, but a bothersome infotainment interface and small trunk bring down its interior score.

  • "Building on the strong foundation established by the current CTS, the CT6's interior takes American luxury to a new level with even richer materials, a gracefully styled dashboard and comprehensive technology integration. The CT6's overall design doesn't match the quality and construction of the world's best, but countering that is the car's lower price. We like the bold color schemes, too." -- Edmunds
  • "Roomy, quiet and well-appointed even in base form, the spacious cabin of Cadillac's 2017 CT6 sedan reflects a tasteful blend of fine leather, real wood and distinctive carbon-fiber accents that put a contemporary spin on traditional luxury." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "If styling and design sell cars, then this Cadillac should be far more successful than it is. Try to find an awkward line, or an odd proportion, or an unsightly detail on the Cadillac CT6. There isn't one. And while Cadillac's once controversial styling themes are now familiar to the eye, they remain unusual and unique to the brand." -- New York Daily News

Seating

Seating is one of the standout categories for the CT6, thanks to the comfortable cushioning and spacious accommodations. Legroom in the back seat is especially generous for this class. Leather upholstery is standard in the CT6, as are 14-way power-adjustable front seats. Typical luxury upgrades – such as heated and cooled front seats – are available but so are extravagances you don't always find, such as 20-way power-adjustable front seats and rear seats that feature heat, ventilation, massage, and eight power adjustments. For installing child safety seats using LATCH connectors, the CT6 comes with three upper tether anchors and two lower anchors.

  • "Comfortable, supportive front buckets are matched with an equally accommodating 40/20/40 rear bench seat that offers an impressive 40.4 inches of legroom." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The CT6's front seats are firmly supportive and easy to get in and out of, but they don't hold you in place particularly well. Their optional heating, cooling and massage is certainly appreciated, though. The backseat serves up very generous legroom, even for 6-footers, and it's offered with heating, cooling, massage, power adjustments and a rear entertainment system that boasts two big screens and a multitude of media options. Suffice it to say that we're not used to seeing this level of rear-compartment luxury in the CT6's price class; it's a strong selling point for the right shopper." -- Edmunds
  • "Comfort levels are exceptionally good for four adults, and a fifth person will be happy enough to come along for the ride. That is, unless you spring for the pricey CT6 Platinum model, which comes with individual reclining, heated, ventilated and massaging rear bucket seats separated by a console. Quad-zone climate control is also standard for the Platinum model, along with a rear seat entertainment system featuring retractable 10-inch viewing displays." -- New York Daily News

Interior Features

The 2017 CT6 comes standard with Cadillac's CUE infotainment system, a 10.2-inch touch screen, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, three USB ports, smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless smartphone charging, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, proximity key, and push-button start.

Every model except the base CT6 also comes with a 110-volt outlet, a panoramic sunroof, navigation, a surround-view camera system, low-speed automatic braking, forward collision alert, pedestrian detection, a following distance indicator, lane keep assist, active park assist, lane departure warning, blind zone monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic high beams. Other available features include a rearview mirror camera, quad-zone climate control, a 34-speaker Bose Panaray sound system, a rear-seat entertainment package, adaptive cruise control, enhanced night vision, and a noise-control system that cancels out road noise.

The CT6 earns praise for offering high-tech features at a lower price than many rivals. Its infotainment system offers user favorites (like high-speed Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay) but also some nuisances. The menu layout is convoluted for some, and its screen is not always responsive.

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  • "Every CT6 comes with the Cadillac User Entertainment (CUE) infotainment interface. We've been unimpressed with prior versions of this system in other Cadillacs, but this version features a bigger screen that reacts more quickly to inputs and lacks the uncouth ‘haptic feedback’ clunk of its predecessor. There's also a redundant console-mounted touchpad. Overall, we appreciate the large icons, but using pinch-or-swipe commands on a large dash-mounted screen can be more difficult than doing so with your phone." -- Edmunds
  • Deceptively minimalistic, the controls mask a complex automobile that can be programmed to myriad individual preferences. Technologically, the CT6 is the most advanced Cadillac ever built, and while the company's CUE infotainment system remains a source of occasional frustration, my biggest complaint with the CT6's larger 10.3-inch display is that the screen rapidly collects an unsightly amount of fingerprints." -- New York Daily News
  • "And then there's CUE. The haptic touchscreen and capacitive touch switches that control Caddy's sophisticated infotainment system are still far more difficult and distracting to use than they should be. And for the CT6, GM has added a touchpad interface that's as finicky and fussy as the mouse control in a Lexus, and simply overlays all that technology with a whole other level of user frustration. CUE crashed completely near the end of our test, leaving us with a blank screen in the center stack. We didn't miss it much, but we were surprised: We can't recall the last time such an elemental part of a modern automobile simply stopped working." -- Motor Trend

Cargo

The 2017 CT6 has one of the smallest trunks in this class, measuring 15.3 cubic feet. A folding rear seat with a 40/20/40 split and a hands-free power trunk lid (which opens with a wave of your foot under the bumper) are available.

  • Trunk volume measures 15.3 cubic feet, which is not exactly generous. However, the trunk floor is low enough that suitcases can be placed on their sides, helping to make maximum use of the available space." -- New York Daily News
  • "At 15.3 cubic feet, though, the CT6's trunk is undersized for the segment." -- Edmunds

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