Cadillac is the “New Standard of the World.” This is more than a statement. It’s a fact recognized by discerning industry experts who continually award Cadillac the highest honors and bold acclaim. Explore our awards and accolades below.
The Editors of Consumer Guide® Automotive test drive more than 150 new vehicles each year, and select the top ones in each class. CTS proved to be “entertaining to drive and luxuriously appointed”, but also a good dollar value compared to others in the class.
“The CTS delivers sporty moves, a refined driving environment, and all the latest features for thousands less than its German competitors.”
“…with its 420-hp twin-turbo V-6, locking rear diff… and magnetorheological shocks, the Vsport is the surprise performer of the class. Leave the lease-special BMWs for yoga-matted housewives. This is the luxurious sport sedan you'll want to own.” – Road & Track
“With the arrival of a twin-turbocharged 3.6 entering service… in the mid-size XTS sedan…there is reason to believe the engine will receive sacks of award hardware by year’s end.” Jonathan Schultz, Deputy Editor of BBC Autos.
“There is little lost in the transition from the Cadillac Converj concept car to the Cadillac ELR production car under the auto-show lights,” writes Aaron Bragman of Cars.com. “It’s a successful testimony to the efforts of GM’s design and engineering staffs.”
“Somehow the ELR manages to look even better than the concept,” writes Kurt Ernst of Green Car Reports. “If it’s not the best-looking Cadillac we’ve ever seen, it’s certainly near the top of the list.”
The Cadillac ELR was honored with the EyesOn Design Award for best production car at the North American International Auto Show. The award, which was presented by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, was selected by a panel of 25 active and retired design heads of automotive OEMs, as well as transportation design chairs from top art schools.
The 2013 Cadillac ATS was built from the ground up to be the best sport sedan in the world. That's why it eclipsed every other car to win the 2013 North American Car of the Year—a prestigious award presided over by 49 of the most respected automotive journalists in North America.
The 2013 Cadillac XTS has been selected as a “2013 Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This luxury sedan is recognized for its “Good” performance in front, side and rear impacts, and roof strength test results.
In naming the 2013 Cadillac ATS as its Car of the Year, Esquire writes that the ATS “is perhaps the single most important thing Detroit has built in years, and it is one hell of a car to boot. We're more than a little proud.”
In his review of the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS, Motor Authority’s Marty Padgett writes that the ATS has “elbowed aside the Infiniti G37 as the challenger most capable of displacing the (BMW) 3-Series as the luxury segment's benchmark four-door.”
The 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan has recently won an Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Award. The CTS took the honors while competing in the luxury sedan segment that includes automobiles like the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Jaguar XF, Lexus LS 460, Mecedes-Benz E Class and Porsche Panamera. The award recognizes* brands and models that have the highest projected residual value after five years, expressed as a percentage of their True Market Value®(TMV®).
Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com named Cadillac a 2012 Brand Image Award Winner for Best Luxury Interior Design Brand and Best Comfort Brand. It was the second year in a row KBB.com named Cadillac Best Comfort Brand.
Connected World magazine awarded the Cadillac XTS a Connected Car of the Year award in the luxury category. The new XTS will debut Cadillac CUE, a comprehensive in-vehicle experience that brings the intuitive control of smartphones and tablets safely to the road. The Connected Car of the Year awards honor vehicles with technology that strike the right balance of safety, convenience, and infotainment.
Cadillac CUE, a comprehensive in-vehicle experience that brings the intuitive control of smartphones and tablets safely to the road, received a Popular Mechanics Top Gadgets of CES 2012: Editors’ Choice Award at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The editors of Popular Mechanics select their top picks based on the level of innovation, potential industry impact and overall appeal.
The 2012 CTS Sport Sedan has been selected as a “2012 Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This luxury sedan is recognized for its “Good” performance in front, side, rollover, and rear tests.
The 2012 SRX Crossover has been selected as a “2012 Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This luxury crossover is recognized for its “Good” performance in front, side, rollover, and rear tests.
The 2012 SRX Crossover, 2012 CTS Sport Sedan and 2012 CTS Sport Wagon received 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the NHTSA.2 The overall rating is based on frontal and side crash tests in addition to rollover resistance testing.
"The 2013 XTS is chocked full of style, refinement and technology,” writes Autoblog while reviewing Cadillac’s new luxury sedan. “We really like the way it looks, and inside, General Motors’ focus on better interior refinement is very apparent."
While reviewing the Cadillac CUE system for Autoblog, Damon Lavrinc writes "From what we've seen, Cadillac hasn't just made a competitive system to battle the likes of BMW's iDrive, Audi's MMI and the (aging) COMAND setup from Mercedes-Benz – CUE portends another shift in how we interact with our cars, how we access information on the go and how we can adapt vehicles to suit our individual needs and tastes."
The 2011 CTS Sport Sedan is selected as a “Top Safety Pick 2011” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This luxury sedan is recognized for its “good performance in front, side, rollover, and rear tests and standard electronic stability control.”
CTS-V Wagon is named as part of AUTOMOBILE Magazine's 2011 All-Star list, noting that “at a time when other luxury automakers are paring wagons from their lineups, Cadillac not only builds a stunningly good-looking wagon, it equips it with an optional 556-hp V-8 and a six-speed manual.
Dan Neil, automotive columnist for The Wall Street Journal, reviews the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon and ponders its many possible uses. He covers what’s under the hood, its dynamic styling and how it’s something of an anomaly. Ultimately, he concludes that, “The V-Wagon answers the auto reviewer’s lament: Why can’t I have everything and why can’t it be interesting?”
Edmunds, the trusted automotive review resource, covers the 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV, as well as used models. Based on a test-drive and a comprehensive look at its interior, Edmunds provides a thorough review of the Escalade ESV’s performance, design and technology.
According to Edmunds, the automotive review experts, “the EXT is the ultimate niche vehicle.” In this article, you’ll find details about this luxury SUV truck’s “gratifying driving experience” and interior technology features, such as its “navigation system with touch-screen operation, real-time traffic and rearview camera.”
“...The very definition of a world-class super sedan,” says automotive reviewer Edmunds of the Cadillac CTS-V Sedan. The review focuses on the sedan’s high-performance features, noting how responsive the CTS-V Sedan is on the road. The article reviews both current and used models.
Car and Driver names the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe as one of its 10Best. The review team suggests that the V-Series sedan, coupe and wagon “are hard-core performance cars.” And, after a test-drive, they determined, “At the end of a good long drive, you’re left trying to figure out how the CTS-V can balance its outrageous athleticism with such a pacific ride.”
For the third year in a row, Car and Driver names the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan as one of its 10Best. The review team suggests that the V-Series vehicles “are hard-core performance cars.” And, after a test-drive, they determine, “At the end of a good long drive, you’re left trying to figure out how the CTS-V can balance its outrageous athleticism with such a pacific ride.”
Car and Driver names the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon as one of its 10Best. The review team suggests that the V-Series vehicles “are hard-core performance cars.” And, after a test-drive, they determine, “At the end of a good long drive, you’re left trying to figure out how the CTS-V can balance its outrageous athleticism with such a pacific ride.”
"To behold the back of the CTS Coupe is to feel a healthy dose of national pride. It is a confluence of sharp angles and corners, the work of a design studio at the top of its game," reports David Undercoffler of the Los Angeles Times. He test-drives the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe and covers everything—its design, performance and technology.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognizes the 2011 SRX Crossover with the “Top Safety Pick 2011” award for its “good performance in front, side, rollover, and rear tests and standard electronic stability control.”
“Oh my. I need a moment,” writes Dan Neil, auto critic for The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), in his post about the Cadillac CTS-V on Driver’s Seat, WSJ’s auto blog. His goal was simple: get to the bottom of the debate between the CTS-V Coupe and its European competition—the BMW M3 and the Audi RS 5. He spent a week behind the wheel of the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, examining its styling and overall driving experience. Neil’s conclusion: “It makes the German cars look like taxis. End of debate.”
“The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon in one word: Perfect. Other words: Power, style, luxury, and five swingin’ doors. The ‘merican superwagon has it all,” says Jalopnik.com reporter Ben Wojdyla after taking a ride in the CTS-V Wagon. Read about his experience in the CTS-V Wagon, as well as the CTS-V Coupe and CTS-V Sedan.
Kristen Varela of Cars.com puts the Escalade Hybrid to the test. She examines the Escalade Hybrid exterior, interior and safety features, gives it positive family friendly and fun-factor ratings, and says it has cargo space “galore.” Varela even tries out adding child safety seats and tests the heated and cooled cupholders. Ultimately, she says that “approaching the Escalade Hybrid is like having the red carpet rolled out for you.”
"David Zenlea, with AUTOMOBILE Magazine, takes the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe out for a test-drive. From the genesis of its design to its sleek styling, Zenlea walks us through the backstory of the CTS Coupe, as well as his driving experience. His takeaway? “..positively gorgeous. Pictures simply don’t do it justice."
Trusted auto resource Kelley Blue Book1 shares a review of the 2010 Escalade on its website, kbb.com. In addition to providing a vehicle overview, reports on the driving experience and notes on price, kbb.com dives into the details of the 2010 Escalade, noting that it has “an emphasis on precision… solidity and craftsmanship.”
"Rakish good looks & athletic personality..." is how John DiPietro, automotive editor for Edmunds, reviews the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, citing its "rakish good looks & athletic personality..." DiPietro divides his review among four main categories—performance, comfort, function, design/fit and finish. Among the CTS Sport Wagon’s pros, he counts “handsome styling, sharp handling, generous cargo capacity.”
Car and Driver named the 2010 Cadillac CTS/CTS-V as a 10Best—the third year in a row for the CTS. “More than a few of us consider the CTS-V to be the best American car ever made,” writes the reviewer. From its driving dynamics to its comfortable interior, Car and Driver provides a solid introduction to the CTS family and V-Series.
Motor Trend compares the 2010 Cadillac SRX Crossover with the 2010 Lexus RX 350. Replete with photo galleries and comparisons of design, driving experience, interior finish and more, the article provides a comprehensive review and finds that the “…Cadillac SRX drives the way it looks: sexy, fun, apart from the pack.”
“Everything in the SRX has a solid, well-made feel and the ergonomics leave nothing for want," reports Jalopnik.com’s Ben Wojdyla of the 2010 Cadillac SRX. Reporting from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, he notes that it’s a serious contender in the crossover SUV market and discusses its luxurious interior.
Edmunds focuses its reviewing efforts on the 2009 Cadillac Escalade. See the snapshot review and read the in-depth article that covers body styles, trim levels and options, powertrains and performance, safety, interior design and special features.
“A bold, savvy, uncompromising showpiece,” is what Motor Trend calls the 2008 CTS Sport Sedan, the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year winner. Reporter Arthur St. Antoine reviews the Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan, covering its design and performance, and notes the rigorous tests the CTS Sport Sedan has passed with flying colors around the globe.
1. 2012 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
2. CTS Sport Sedan and CTS Sport Wagon ratings exclude V-Series. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (wwwSaferCar.gov).
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