For Cadillac, their attempts at reclaiming their status as “The Standard of the World” remains a work in progress.
And while the Escalade may define the essence of Cadillac for modern consumers, its spirit isn’t always apparent in the rest of the lineup. After all, the Escalade’s unsurpassed swagger, size, style, power and comfort make it a modern-day Fleetwood Brougham, albeit one with all-wheel drive, 22-inch wheels and nine inches of ground clearance. Yet these same virtues seem absent in Cadillac’s other offerings.
That said, the new 2020 CT4-V makes a compelling argument that many of the qualities that make for a great automobile are present.
The CT4 is built on Cadillac’s rear-wheel-drive sedan platform and is offered in Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport and V-Series trim. All-wheel drive is optional. Most CT4s are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 237 horsepower and matched to an eight-speed automatic