|2017 Cadillac CT6||2017 Genesis G80|
|3.6-L, V-6||Engine||3.8-L, V-6|
|Eight-speed auto||Transmission||Eight-speed auto|
2017 Cadillac CT6 vs. 2017 Genesis G80
If there were going to be a new direct challenger to the Cadillac CT6, available in the Don Wheaton showroom, the Genesis G80 (a Hyundai spin-off) might make the best case yet. Buyers may find more than a few similarities when comparing the 2017 Cadillac CT6 vs. 2017 Genesis G80; however, they will also find even more advantages to give the win to the brand new Cadillac CT6. In the two production years that the Cadillac CT6 has been available, it has reinvented the way people look at the segment by offering full-size sedan space while still being engaging to drive and offering midsize sedan-like efficiency.
One of most impressive attributes about the 2017 Cadillac CT6 is the incredible amount of space passengers will have. Independent reviews have praised the new Cadillac CT6 for having firm and supportive seats that are very easy to use in terms of entering and exiting the car. In particular, the rear seat of the new Cadillac sedan will be comfortable for almost all riders, including those breaking the 6-foot barrier. By contrast, the same outlet was quick to point out that taller riders will notice a lack of head room in the backseat of the 2017 Genesis G80. From a technology standpoint, the 2017 CT6 continues to offer the 4G LTE Wi-Fi where the Genesis sedan does not. Also, Cadillac makes smartphone integration for Apple and Android devices universal across the 2017 Cadillac CT6 trim lineup. Certain choices in the higher trim grades of the Genesis G80 will delete this option for the new sedan’s equipment list.
Performance of the 2017 CT6
Both the 2017 Cadillac CT6 and the 2017 Genesis G80 offer V-6 engines for the consideration of buyers. In fact, the CT6 offers two V-6 options. A 3.6-liter, V-6 is an optional upgrade for base models of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 but standard on the top trims. Using an eight-speed transmission, this Cadillac engine sends 335 horsepower to the rear wheels. Genesis G80 buyers will be getting a 3.8-liter, V-6 that tops out at 311 horsepower. Don Wheaton customers can also choose a turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 that makes a little more than 400 horsepower. This is just a little behind the available 5.0-liter, V-8 engine that can be added to the Genesis G80. Each Cadillac powertrain has better fuel economy scores than its corresponding G80 counterpart.