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2020 Cadillac Model Year Changes



Mort. See below.


2020 Cadillac CT4-V Courtesy GM Media

People claim the CT5 is the replacement for the CTS and the ATS. Wrong. This is the replacement for the ATS, a compact, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive sedan offering a lineup of 4-cylinder engines, only (a rumor of an extra-potent "V" with a turbocharged V6 is not verified.). Pedestrian versions will house GM's popular 2.0 turbo, probably running 237 horsepower.

The CT4-V will carry a 2.7 turbo with about 320 horsepower and a ten-speed automatic. Is this the same engine offered in the Chevrolet Silverado pickup? Yes, including Active Fuel Management, which means it can run on as few as one cylinder under light loads.

The hands-free "Super Cruise" will be offered.


2020 Cadillac CT5

This important all-new sedan basically replaces the previous CTS. (Its name even looks a lot like "CTS.") Two engines will be offered, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 335 horsepower, which won't arrive right away, and the ubiquitous 2.0liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 237 horsepower. Later CT5-V models will up the horsepower, but reportedly, not the cylinder count. A next-level CTS-V Blackwing will house the CTS-V's 6.2 OHV supercharged V8 making North of 650 horsepower. But isn't "Blackwing" the name of the new Cadillac DOHC turbocharged V8 in the CT6-V? Confused, yet? Well, they might not be called "Blackwing."

Regardless of which engine it houses, the CT5 will run a 10-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. It's been reported that the CT5-V Blackwing will offer a manual transmission.

The CT5 will offer Cadillac's Super Cruise.

Prices start under $38,000.


2019-Cadillac-CT6-002 Courtesy GM Media

The rumors of Cadillac's flagship sedan's demise after only three years of production are greatly exaggerated. Of course the rumors were started by General Motors, but they have given the big Caddy a reprieve. The 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is dead, leaving the 3.6-liter as the standard engine. This change makes the CT6 all-wheel drive only, as the 3.6 V6 and 4.2 turbo V8 come standard with it. The 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 is also cancelled.

Several trim levels have been trimmed, leaving only Luxury, Premium Luxury, Platinum and CT6-V.

Navigation, Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, automatic tightening front seatbelts, heated front seats, UltraView power sunroof, automatic dimming driver's side mirror, and IntelliBeam automatic high beam control are all standard now.


Replaced. See CT5 above.

Escalade/Escalade ESV

2020 Cadillac Escalade

With the 2021 redesign of the Escalade on the horizon, the 2020 model is practically unchanged. The "Noir" package is cancelled as is the dual screen DVD rear seat entertainment system. Dark Mocha is a new color and "Manhattan Noir" and Bronze Dune" are cancelled.


2020 Cadillac XT4

Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking and the Safety Alert Seat are now standard on all models. The Hands-free liftgate is now standard on Premium Luxury and Sport models. A compact spare tire is no longer standard, but an option.

Rear Pedestrian Alert is now a feature of the Enhanced Visibility Package.


2020 Cadillac XT5 Sport

The XT5 gets a refresh, with a larger grille, different fascias, new wheels and side mirrors with integrated turn signal repeaters.

A new standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produces 2347 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 3.6 V6 engine previously standard returns as an option, still rated at 310 horsepower, but now with one more cog in its transmission for a total of nine speeds, same as the 2.0 Turbo.

The Base and Platinum trims are gone. A new "Sport" trim becomes the top model. To make up for the loss of the Platinum model, Premium Luxury and Sport models can be equipped with a Platinum package, restoring the features that were lost, like Semi-Aniline leather (yeah, we have no idea what that is.).

Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Cornering Lights and Front Park Assist sonar are all now standard. Heated front seats are also now standard.

Night Vision is now offered! Optional on Premium Luxury and Sport models with the Platinum package, this system uses an infrared camera and computer analysis to detect people, large animals and anything else with a heat signature.

Parking Assist is now more sophisticated: in addition to steering you into your parking spot, it also controls the brakes and accelerator. You still have to change between Drive and Reverse. Its offered on Premium Luxury and Sport models. Premium Luxury and Sport models also get a new High Definition rear view camera. When Surround Vision is ordered, it is also now in high definition. Luxury models stick with the lower resolution camera.

Order Surround Vision and you also get a washer for the rear camera to keep it clear of road dirt.

The CUE touchscreen interface for radio, navigation and other features is new and improved.

The hands-free liftgate that was only available on Platinum models is now standard on Premium Luxury and Sport models and is fitted with a "Cadillac" logo light that shines on the ground to show where to wave your foot.

For people that tow, the Smart Towing package now offers Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, a modification to the rear high definition camera that assists in backing up to your trailer hitch. The system draws a line to predict your path, so you just turn the wheel until the line intersects your hitch. When you get close, change to hitch view and a close-up view lets you line up perfectly.


2020 Cadillac XT6 Profile 2019 NAIAS

The original Cadillac SRX had three rows of seating, rear-wheel drive and V6 or V8 engines. After the next generation SRX (now the XT5) turned to front-wheel drive and five-passenger seating, Cadillac lacked any crossover with seating for more than five. Tired of losing sales when someone wanted more passenger room but didn't want a body-on-frame behemoth, the XT6 offers seven or six-passenger seating, 310 horsepower, front or all-wheel drive and up to 78.7 cubic feet of cargo room. 

Similar in size to the Acura MDX, Audi Q7 and GMC Acadia, the XT6 fills the gap in Cadillac's lineup nicely.

The XT6 sits on GM's CH1 platform, which it shares with a number of vehicles, including its own XT5, the Chevrolet Blazer and the similarly sized GMC Acadia. The suspension includes struts up front and a multi-link independent suspension in the rear with stabilizer bars at both ends. Opting for the Sport or Platinum gets you GM's wonderful magnetically adjustable shocks and stiffer rates on the stabilizer bars. Braking will be about average, with 12.6-inch front vented rotors and 12.4-inch vented rotors in the back.

Standard safety features are robust: seven airbags, including full length side curtains, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, antilock brakes, traction control, trailer sway control and StabiliTrak. Optional safety equipment is even more impressive: HD Surround Vision, Automatic Park Assist with automatic braking, automatically tightening front seatbelts and infrared Night Vision!

Heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, power front seats with driver's memory, voice command, OnStar®, wireless phone charging,  three-zone automatic climate control, power hands-free liftgate and a power tilt and telescoping steering column with a heated steering wheel are all standard. Options include Adaptive Cruise Control, heated second-row seats, ventilated front seats and Hitch Guidance (a system that draws a line in your rear view camera to help you mate up to a trailer).


The last front-wheel drive Caddy sedan is gone.


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