A Shortlist of Some of Our Favorite Used Cadillac Models

February 21st, 2020 by

A closeup of the grille and emblem on a white used Cadillac 2017 CTS.

There is nothing quite like driving a Cadillac, especially from the 2018 model year. 2018 was a good year for the Cadillac family lineup, adding in features and characteristics that were groundbreaking at the time, and today are certainly on their way to be considered classic. If you’re in the market for an older Cadillac SUV or sedan, you should make sure you buy from a dealership that has a real appreciation for those impressive models. At Frank Kent Cadillac, you’ll find many a used Cadillac from this era of the Cadillac family. Our dealers are well-versed on all things Cadillac and love helping our customers find the model that not only meet their needs, but excites them every time they drive it. To us, buying used can be just as exciting as buying new, and we’ll ensure that you get the model that piques your interest while ensuring every step of the process is transparent and fun.

2018 Cadillac Escalade

We’d be doing the Cadillac brand a disservice if we didn’t first start with the Cadillac Escalade. Here is an SUV that has made a name not only for itself but for the Cadillac brand altogether. Large and in charge, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade was the latest in a long line of SUVs that had been charming those within the luxury auto market since the turn of the millennium.

The 2018 Cadillac Escalade was an eye-catcher right out of the gate, with its glamorous front grille and dazzling vertical headlights. Like models of today, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is available in four simple yet effective trims: the base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum. One major highlight of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is the 6.2-liter V8 engine hitched under the hood. This starting powertrain is rated for 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft worth of torque and came with a 10-speed automatic transmission. While this may sound like quite a lot of power, it is all necessary to haul this massive SUV.

Speaking of size, the interior cabin of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is another positive point, with between 94.2 and 120.9 total cubic feet of cargo space depending on the trim. This interior is well dressed too, with base models getting semi-aniline upholstery and a highly adjustable driver’s seat. Rear seat passengers are also able to enjoy plenty of luxury comforts as well, with an abundant 39 inches of second-row legroom. Although, what makes riding in this three-row SUV truly remarkable is the fact that each Escalade model comes with active noise cancellation, making every moment spent behind the wheel or in the passenger seat a quiet and seamless experience.

All these features combined, make for an SUV experience that was second to none, and continued the Escalade’s place as one of the most impressive luxury SUVs on the market.

2018 Cadillac CTS

If there is one thing that the Cadillac brand is known for outside of sprawling luxury SUVs, its powerful luxury sedans. In the 2018 model year, the sedan that was blowing drivers away was the 2018 Cadillac CTS. The CTS is a sedan that has lived up to the classic models of the past, offering a spacious interior, a whole myriad of luxury features, and a series of powertrains that are simply out of this world.

The 2018 Cadillac CTS made waves in part because of what is inside. In the top-tier trim of the Cadillac CTS is a sprawling 12.3-inch gauge cluster, which allows you easy access to some of the sedans’ smart features. And on the subject of smart features, the 2018 Cadillac CTS has plenty. The high-end models sported a surround-view camera system, automatic parking assist, a head-up display, and automatic climate control, all features that are even hard to find today in competitor models. And just because the 2018 Cadillac CTS is a sedan, doesn’t mean it is small and uncomfortable. Rear seat passengers can enjoy 35.4 inches of legroom, and the pair of front seats were adjustable in 20 different ways.

All that said, the piece de resistance of the 2018 Cadillac CTS is the engine purring beneath the hood. The high-tier CTS-V sports a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6, which serves up a healthy delivery of 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. This twin-turbocharged engine launches the Cadillac CTS-V from 0-60 mph in as little as 4.6 seconds and has a remarkable top speed of 170 mph. And with 18-inch Pirelli tires, a zippy steering ratio, and magnetic dampers, the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V is a true performance vehicle.

2018 Cadillac XT5

Not all Cadillac SUVs need to be large, and that point is proven in full in the 2018 Cadillac XT5. The XT5 is a relatively compact luxury SUV that packs plenty of premium features and power into its sleek chassis. For instance, the 2018 Cadillac XT5 sources power from a 3.6-liter V6 engine that was responsible for 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. While it is the only engine available in the 2018 Cadillac XT5, that is hardly a problem, as the pairing 8-speed automatic transmission and option of an all-wheel drivetrain makes for a pretty agile driving experience.

While smaller than the 2018 Cadillac Escalade, the 2018 Cadillac XT5 is still just as premium on the inside. Entry-level models sport synthetic leather upholstery all over, and in higher-tier models, drivers can find semi-aniline hides in this used Cadillac. In the front seat, drivers have access to a number of serious auto infotainment tech. Take for instance, the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto touchscreen display, or the wireless charging pad and power front seats, all considered standard on the entry-level model. Take a stride up to the top trim, and you get a bigger 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, heated rear seats, and even 4G LTE, a rarity amongst vehicles at the time.

And if you’re looking for a used Cadillac model that can protect its drivers proactively, the 2018 Cadillac XT5 will certainly live up to expectations. Available in the 2018 Cadillac XT5 are features like active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and full-speed automatic emergency braking. As a result, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is an SUV that was designed with the family-driver in front of mind.

Buying Used at Frank Kent Cadillac

We provide each of our customers with the kind of services and energy that can be expected from a luxury car dealership. Not only do we provide you with a plethora of cars to choose from, but we also ensure that you’re well aware of every step of the process. On top of that, we make sure that every vehicle that enters and leaves our dealership is in tip-top shape so you can have complete peace of mind when you sit behind the wheel. There is a reason why Frank Kent Cadillac is one of the most well-respected auto dealers in the Fort Worth, TX area, and why we’re often considered the number one choice for buying a used Cadillac. Whether you have found a model from 2018 that you simply cannot get enough of, or have your eye on some truly vintage iterations of the Cadillac line, our dealers at Frank Kent Cadillac will help you find the deal and car that exceeds your expectations.

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