Working fervently to regain its status as the ‘Standard of The World”, the Cadillac brand has seen the best of times and the worst of times. Named for one Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac—the founder of the city of Detroit—the company is the top tier luxury brand of General Motors and arguably the most prestigious of all American brands.
Historically, precision manufacturing and reliability have been Cadillac’s calling cards. The marque’s big innovation, in a time when all cars were made pretty much one at a time by hand—with every piece machined as it was needed—was the introduction of standardization. This development enabled the use of interchangeable parts. Yes, it sounds like a no-brain decision today, but in 1908, this was a significant advancement.
Other Cadillac innovations over the years have included the first volume production of a fully enclosed car and the first incorporation of an electrical system. This development enabled the use of a starter motor, an ignition system, and electric lighting. Additionally, Cadillac is credited with being the first auto builder to mount a switch on the dash for headlights, the first to use a thermostat in its cooling systems, and the first to use a V8 engine.
Autobytel Cadillac reviews focus on the technology behind these cars, their engines, their drivetrains, and their distinctive dynamic attributes. We offer detailed analysis of the performance, interior treatments, safety equipment, and our honest evaluations of how new Cadillac cars compare to the others in their categories. The goal is to arm you with the information you need to ensure your automotive decisions are the absolutely best ones you can make.