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Eric's Autos: 2020 Cadillac CT4

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Cadillac is trying to keep the sedan's head above water as the tide of crossover fever rises ever higher.

The rest of General Motors has already given up. Almost every car formerly sold under the Chevy and Buick labels is no longer sold under either label -- leaving almost nothing but crossovers, trucks and the Corvette, which -- like the battleship Tirpitz in its fjord -- holds a lonely vigil.

But not all is lost -- yet.

Cadillac has several new noncrossovers on deck, including the new CT4.

What It Is

The CT4 is the successor to the ATS sedan, which has been discontinued.

 

Like the ATS, the CT4 is a compact-sized, rear-wheel-drive luxury sport sedan, available with all-wheel drive. Unlike the ATS, the CT4 will not be available with a V-6 engine. But a new 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is available that makes about the same power.

Cadillac claims the CT4 performs better -- and gets better mileage than the V-6-equipped ATS.

It is also the first other-than-Tesla to offer full self-driving capability.

Prices start at $33,990 for the rear-drive luxury-trim-equipped CT4 with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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