Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

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    Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    (Autoweek reviews both the AWD and RWD CT4-V’s, and the one you could track is the RWD)

    Cadillac’s 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market
    What the V means has changed, but driving one still brings a smile.
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    July 17, 2020
    Robin Warner

    Alas, here we are. Cadillac once again changed its line-up and the names of its models as well as the meaning of the letters that sometimes succeed those names. V no longer means fire-breathing top-end performance, but that you’re on that ladder to the top — more on that later. Happily, while the names and strategy continue to confuse, the product continues to impress...

    On your favorite curvy stretch of tarmac, the AWD V turns precisely with a quick steering ratio and reasonably good feel. Though I’d prefer less assist for a weightier wheel, even in Sport and Track modes. Brakes, too, felt fine. Initial bite feels right for the car and stopping power progresses linearly.

    The car definitely understeers at the limit, but the car turns in plenty willingly and its attitude adjusts well to trail-braking and throttle. This being an AWD model, grip during acceleration was never an issue. While Schinderle wants you to take your V to the track, I’m suspicious of the V being that enjoyable. It’s just a touch underwhelming.

    That is until you try the RWD V. The MR dampers makes a massive difference in the feel of the car. To start, despite the stiffer springs compared to the AWD V, Touring mode is noticeably more compliant over bumps and generally goes down the road more smoothly. The ride is premium car level here, indeed among the leaders at this price point.

    Then switch over to Sport mode and this sport sedan comes alive. First of all, you have MR stiffen up noticeably, which both reduces body motions and, with the aforementioned axle independent roll control, effectively nudges the RWD V towards neutral handling. And, as you lay on power at corner exit, power oversteer can adjust the attitude of the car. Schunderle added, “I strived for Sport mode to feel tied down, but still comfortable enough that this is the default mode for most enthusiast drivers.”

    Furthermore, Track mode makes sense in the RWD V. Schinderle, is a racer himself, spraying dirt sideways in a 410 cubic inch sprint car. He spent a lot of time on MR tuning, especially track mode, including a multi-day trip to Virginia International Raceway. “In Track mode, I want the car tied down, so when you’re pushing it, you can feel what the car is doing in real time,” Schinderle said. “That’s the same type of driving I do in the racing world. I want push the car as hard as I can and not think about the driving part of it, it’s all second nature.”

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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert1969 View Post
    The MR dampers makes a massive difference in the feel of the car.
    This assessment seems to be unanimous in nearly every review of CT4 and CT5. Hopefully, GM will extend the availability of MRC 4.0 to non-V CT4 models just as did to CT5 2.0T Sport in MY 2021.
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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

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    They're going to get sued for plagiarizing by Car and Driver starting off that article with a Cimarron anectdote...
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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    Quote Originally Posted by NHRATA01 View Post
    They're going to get sued for plagiarizing by Car and Driver starting off that article with a Cimarron anectdote...
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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    Wards auto just gave me a blank page until I whitelisted it. They don't even bother to ask you to disable your adblocker.

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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    I think it looks pretty good, kind of tough.

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    Headline more negative than the actual article.
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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    I'm so torn, I really want the CT4V with those magic shocks, but I also really want the AWD...… Either way, driving the 2.7 Premium Luxury left me with a big smile on my face, the kind of child-like fun smile that my ATS was never able to pull off. I guess I can't go wrong!

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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    This review makes Motor1's look heartwarming by comparison - https://www.businessinsider.com/cadi...verdict-2020-7

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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    Quote Originally Posted by Tethys View Post
    This review makes Motor1's look heartwarming by comparison - https://www.businessinsider.com/cadi...verdict-2020-7
    You know...most of his complaints would've been put to rest by simply badging it as a VSport...calling it a V set expectations that the car just couldn't ever meet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tethys View Post
    This review makes Motor1's look heartwarming by comparison - https://www.businessinsider.com/cadi...verdict-2020-7
    Does he mention anywhere that the Blackwing is coming? Not that I saw.

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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    He did not, Danny. I kept waiting for him to mention it, reluctantly.

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    Re: Cadillacís 2020 CT4 V Offers More Value than Ever in the Premium Sedan Market

    Detroit's other newspaper review on the CT4 - https://www.detroitnews.com/story/op...st/5472592002/

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