|2017 Cadillac CT6||2017 Lexus GS 350|
|3.6-L, V-6||Engine||3.5-L, V-6|
|Eight-Speed Auto.||Transmission||Six-Speed Auto.|
2017 Cadillac CT6 vs. 2017 Lexus GS 350
Cadillac its all-new CT6 sedan early in the 2016 calendar. It has quickly become one of the top models in the ever-tightening luxury class. What really separates the new Cadillac sedan from the rest of the competition is the fine line it rides between being a well-appointed range topping option for buyers or a high-performing roadster that just happens to have four doors. Comparing the 2017 Cadillac CT6 vs. 2017 Lexus GS 350. Almost from tip to tail, the new CT6 is able to outclass the Lexus GS 350. Don Wheaton customers will have a wider array of engines to choose from as well as a suite of technology that is more advanced than anything offered by the Lexus brand.
One of the new hallmarks of today’s Cadillac lineup available at Don Wheaton is connectivity technology. The 2017 Cadillac CT6 offers easy-to-use smartphone integration so applications available from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can used with the large touchscreen housing the Cadillac CUE infotainment system. Additionally, Cadillac has worked with some of the top app developers to create the Cadillac Suite available on both previously mentioned mobile platforms. The Lexus GS 350 can run some apps from its infotainment system, but not to the degree offered by the Cadillac CT6. Even with all of this fairly standard technology available with the CT6, the two sedans are going to be pretty closely priced; much to the chagrin of Lexus dealers.
Performance of the 2017 Cadillac CT6
In total, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 available in the Don Wheaton showroom offers three different engines. A turbocharged four-cylinder, a naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 and a turbocharged 3.0-liter, V-6. It’s the penultimate option that bests matches up with the 2017 Lexus GS 350 for comparison purposes. Cadillac owners with the 3.6-liter, V-6 will have more than 330 horsepower to work with where as the 3.5-liter, V-6 from the Lexus sedan tops out at just over 310 horsepower. Fuel consumption scores for both vehicles should be fairly close even with the 20-horsepower advantage favoring the 2017 CT6. Both vehicles also offers its manufacturers’ version of adaptive suspension.