The classic American luxury car, Cadillac has spent the past decade repositioning itself as an alternative to the German and Japanese premium brands. Although the newer CTS and ATS models are strong competitors, it's the Escalade and XT5 SUVs that are attracting the most buyers.

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For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
Cadillac ATS Coupe 72-79
Cadillac CTS 67-78
Cadillac ATS Sedan * 77-78
Cadillac CT6 64-72
Cadillac XTS 54-58
Cadillac XT5 47-54
Cadillac Escalade 43-49
Cadillac Escalade ESV 41-49

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.