The last few years have shown a remarkable metamorphosis in Cadillac’s identity. The company has reinvented itself with a youthful vigor harkening back to the days when “Caddies” had fins. But these aren’t the cars that your dad lusted after—angular, agile and robust—the newest generation of Cadillacs are the sleek new face of future generation’s nostalgia.
Cadillac CTS: This little sprite thinks big; there is no doubting whether or not this gaunt little entry-level sedan is a Cadillac. With a 255 horsepower 3.6L V6 and large ventilated disc brakes, this plush little sedan means business.
Cadillac CTS-V: The CTS bumped up a notch, the CTS-V has immense 400hp V8 inside, giving it a sub 5-second 0-60 time and a hellacious growl through its dual cat-back exhaust.
Cadillac Deville: The Deville remains the apex of American automotive craftsmanship. The archetypal full-size sedan from Cadillac features a 4.6L NorthstarV8, DVD navigation, ventilated seats, and all the luxury that one would expect from Cadillac.
Cadillac Escalade: This is the brawny SUV that made a blitz through the media and into garages across America. Epitomizing the notion of a “big American car” the Escalade is a full-size SUV with all the luxury of a Cadillac sedan. Four wheel drive and a 345hp engine ensure that this opulent truck is at home anywhere.
Cadillac Escalade ESV: Like the Escalade—but even bigger. The ESV is a long wheelbase version of Cadillac’s successful Escalade SUV. The ESV has all the same features as its more snub counterpart, while comfortably seating eight with a great deal more storage space.
Cadillac Escalade EXT: The EXT shares the same chassis as the ESV, but differs in that it has an exposed truck bed in lieu of the enclosed cabin. For some added functionality the partition between the EXT’s cabin (which seats five) and the truck bed can fold down, allowing your butler to easily haul large objects like those 2x4’s you’ve been meaning to pick up for your summer home remodel in the Hampton’s.
Cadillac SRX: Cadillac’s radical new midsize SUV. With fleet footed handling and seating for seven via the only standard power folding 3rd row seat in its class, the SRX is a lesson in ergonomics. Another notable feature is the largest sunroof in its class, spanning the entirety of the cabin; this feature gives its passengers an unabated view of their surroundings.
Cadillac STS: Cadillac’s newest entry in the midsize sedan category: adaptive handling, two strapping engine options—who said the U.S. couldn’t make a good sports sedan?
Cadillac XLR: A 320hp chariot on the razor’s edge of design, the XLR is Cadillac’s answer to those alternative German roadsters crowding your country club’s parking lot. The XLR goes from luxury coupe to open air roadster with the flip of a switch via a retractable hardtop.