2022 Cadillac Updates in Ballwin, MO

2022 Cadillac updates | Ballwin, MO

Every year the Cadillac lineup is better, more luxurious, and refined. Here is a closer look at the 2022 Cadillac updates you will want to check out at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

Cadillac CT4.

The Cadillac CT4 adds the Blackwing variant to its list of options. The performance-centric variant delivers a 472 horsepower-rated engine, Brembo® performance brakes, a standard six-speed manual transmission, suspension with adaptive damping, and sport-tuned chassis.

Super Cruise™ 1 and Super™ Cruise 2 packages are available on the Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, and the Sport trim offers Blaze Orange Metallic as a new exterior color.

Cadillac CT5.

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing trim is faster than the CT4-V Blackwing model. Other changes to the 2022 CT5 match the 2022 CT4.

Cadillac Escalade.

Building upon its 2021 redesign, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade offers standard Buckle to Drive tech while the Luxury trim has standard lane-keeping assistance with lane-departure warning. Puddle lamps are standard on the Platinum trim. Three new metallic paint colors are added to your exterior color options.

Cadillac XT5.

Red-painted front and rear brake calipers and 20-inch 12-spoke wheels are features of the XT5 Sport. All trims feature standard Brembo® front brakes.

Cadillac XT6.

The Sport trim offers a choice of 21-inch multi-spoke wheel design.

For a luxury drive, there is no better vehicle than a Cadillac model. Stop by ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri, to get a closer look at the Cadillac lineup.

Cadillac Shines in 2022 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study

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While dependability can be difficult to quantify, J.D. Power does this hard work year after year in its annual Vehicle Dependability Study. In the 2022 results, Cadillac got an above average score and even outperformed many of its rival luxury brands.

The Vehicle Dependability Study covers 184 areas in nine categories. J.D. Power surveys new vehicle owners after three of ownership and asks them to rate their vehicles in these areas. The survey covers things like climate controls, infotainment, powertrain performance, and driving assistance (new for 2022). The scores are recorded as Problems Per 100 Vehicles (PP100). The higher the score, the more problems a vehicle has.

With a PP100 score of 168, Cadillac earned a fourth-place finish among premium brands. The average score among luxury brands was 204 PP100, while the mass market average was 190. Luxury brands tend to have more reported problems because they are equipped with more advanced technology.

It’s also worth noting that both the Cadillac XT4 and XT5 received good individual vehicle scores in their respective segments. Just in case you need more motivation to bring home one of these sophisticated SUVs.

Celebrate Cadillac’s performance on the J.D. Power’s most recent Vehicle Dependability Study when you test-drive your favorite Cadillac here at ELCO Cadillac.

Onyx Package Available for the 2022 Escalade.

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Supply chain difficulties have caused a lot of delays in the auto industry. Many features and options that brands wanted to include for the 2022 model year just aren’t available. However, we have learned some good news — the Onyx Package is once again available for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade.

This blacked-out appearance package makes the Escalade look even more impressive. With the Onyx Package, the Escalade comes with monochrome Cadillac emblems, a Gloss Black Escalade nameplate, and 22-inch 12-spoke Gloss Black finish alloy wheels.

You can choose this sophisticated option for either the Sport or Sport Platinum trim. If you choose the Sport model, you can expect Escalade to be equipped with a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and wireless phone charging. The Sport Platinum model adds features like front seats with massage capabilities, an adaptive air suspension, and a 36-speaker AKG premium audio system.

Every Escalade gets its power from an impressive 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. You can choose between standard rear-wheel drive and available four-wheel drive. There is also an optional 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Find out more about the Onyx Package and other ways to customize your 2022 Escalade when you contact us at ELCO Cadillac.

Spring Break Destinations in Missouri.

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You don’t have to leave the Show Me State to have a blast this spring break. Get ready to pack your bags and load up your Cadillac XT4 — it’s time to hit the highway and enjoy these top spring break destinations in Missouri.

Lake of the Ozarks.

Enjoy a peaceful getaway at Lake of the Ozarks. Relax on a boat tour or rent a kayak to explore the local waterways. Make memories with your friends at the Bagnell Dam Strip, play a round or two at Sugar Creek Miniature Golf, and indulge in delectable American favorites at local restaurants like Baxter’s Lakeside Grille.

Branson.

With so many attractions, Branson is a spring break spot that’s perfect for partygoers and nature lovers alike. You can explore guided cavern tours or trek along the trails surrounding the scenic Tablerock Lake. And if you’re in the mood for thrills, check out the roller coasters at Silver Dollar City. There are plenty of live shows and shopping opportunities within the city’s entertainment district, too.

Kansas City.

This colorful city has something for everyone, so it’s no surprise that it’s known by many names — such as the BBQ Capital of the World, the City of Fountains, and the Paris of the Plains. Spend your spring break cutting loose at the Worlds of Fun theme park or watching the animals at the Kansas City Zoo. You can also chow down on some world-renowned barbecue at LC’s Bar-B-Q or the Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ.

If you’re looking for the perfect road trip companion, consider a new or used Cadillac XT4, available at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

Keep Your Cadillac Clean This Winter

When the snow first starts to fall, the world looks so clean and bright. Then everything gets slushy and dirty, including your Cadillac. Consider these tips to help keep your Cadillac clean this winter as you explore Ballwin, Missouri, and beyond.

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Invest in some quality mats.

If you’ve held off on investing in rubber mats for your car, now might be the time to spend the money. While carpeted mats look great, rubber mats are waterproof. When you get home after piling in with snowy shoes, you can easily dump the water out of rubber mats and rinse them out.

Wash it.

It might seem counterintuitive in cold weather, but make sure that you keep your car’s exterior washed in the winter. Salt from the roads can really hurt your Cadillac vehicle’s paint and cause rust on the underbody.

Consider snow foam.

Cleaning the salt off your car can damage the exterior of your vehicle if you don’t do it right, as the abrasive grit can leave tiny scratches along your paint. Consider looking into snow foam and applying it before your usual soap. This special layer can also help keep your car looking cleaner longer.

Wax on.

Applying wax to your vehicle’s exterior can help protect it from winter before the season even begins. This protective later makes it more difficult for grit and grime to reach your paint in the first place.

Contact us at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin if you need help keeping your Cadillac in tip-top shape. And remember to schedule a winter service appointment for your ride, if you still need to do so.

Cadillac Tops Its Segment in the J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study

As evidenced by the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), new vehicles continue to improve year after year. J.D. Power reports that quality has improved 2%, when compared to the 2020 study. One of the highlights from the study is that the Cadillac CT5 earned the top ranking in the Midsize Premium Car segment.

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In this study, J.D. Power surveys new vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. The owners report on any problems they experienced with any vehicle features including performance, comfort, and technology. The results of the study are reported as problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). A lower score represents higher quality.

As a luxury midsize sedan, the 2021 Cadillac CT5 is exceptional. It is still fresh after a full redesign in 2020. This year, it adds wireless capabilities for both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ along with a customizable digital instrument display.

For drivers looking to enjoy the latest technology, the 2021 CT5 is available with Super Cruise this year. This technology lets drivers experience hands-free driving on thousands of miles of freeways across the country. The CT5 comes well-equipped with luxury features including simulated leather upholstery, a 10-inch touch screen system, and a forward collision mitigation system.

Experience the CT5 and the brand’s other luxury vehicles firsthand when you stop by ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

What’s the Difference Between the 2021 Cadillac XT4 and XT5?

If you are looking for an attractive, spacious, and capable luxury SUV, the 2021 Cadillac XT4 and Cadillac XT5 are both great options. Here are some of the differences between the 2021 Cadillac XT4 and XT5 so you can pick the model that’s right for you.

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Engines

The 2021 Cadillac XT4 and XT5 share the same base 2.0-liter Turbo engine, but its power output differs slightly between models. The XT4 puts out 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the XT5 generates 235 horsepower. For a bit more heft, XT5 offers another powertrain option, a 310-horsepower V6.

Cargo space

The smaller 2021 Cadillac XT4 provides 22.5 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row and up to 48.9 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. The 2021 Cadillac XT5 is slightly larger, offering 30.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row up and 63 cubic feet with the seats down.

Safety

The 2021 Cadillac XT4 and XT5 both offer plenty of standard driver-assist technology, such as Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Park Assist, and Forward Collision Alert. For more safety features, the 2021 XT5 offers add-ons like Front Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Automatic Braking Assist with Braking, and Night Vision.

The best way to see whether the 2021 Cadillac XT4 or XT5 is right for you, schedule a test drive at ELCO Cadillac.

Future Cadillac EV Could Be Called SYMBOLIQ

You’ve already met the Cadillac LYRIQ, the first all-electric vehicle from Cadillac that’s forging a path to a brighter future. But Cadillac isn’t planning to stop with one dynamic luxury crossover. A recent trademark filing suggests that Cadillac is planning to leverage the names SYMBOLIQ, OPTIQ, and CELESTIQ.

Cadillac SYMBOLIQ | ELCO Cadillac | Ballwin, MO

According to GM Authority, Cadillac filed to trademark the names with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in July. While trademarked names don’t always pan out with actual vehicles, it seems that the intent is to build on the impressive debut of the Cadillac LYRIQ with a full lineup of electric vehicles.

In August, Cadillac finally revealed its long-awaited LYRIQ electric luxury crossover. The wait was well worth it: The LYRIQ is looks the part of the Cadillac of the future, and it sets a strong precedent for future Cadillac EVs to come.

The Cadillac LYRIQ is the latest vehicle to offer Super Cruise™ hands-free technology and will blaze a new trail with a dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display. Taking a cue from the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, the LYRIQ boasts a 33-inch-diagonal LED display that spans the driver’s viewing area for a fully immersive experience.

Performance and efficiency are also key to the Cadillac LYRIQ with an advanced Ultium battery system, near-50/50 weight distribution, and available performance all-wheel drive. Cadillac also expects the LYRIQ to return 300 miles of range on a single charge, making it great for daily driving and long road trips.*

The Cadillac LYRIQ show car will inspire the production version set to arrive at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri, in the near future. Once the LYRIQ becomes a success, don’t be too surprised if you hear about the Cadillac SYMBOLIQ, OPTIQ, and CELESTIQ following close behind. Cadillac looks to lead the charge in making electrified driving a reality, and you’ll find all of its advances right here at ELCO Cadillac.

*Based on initial Cadillac testing. Official EPA estimates not yet available. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

No Planned Electric Future for Cadillac CT4 and CT5

Like most General Motors brands, Cadillac has committed to developing and releasing more all-electric vehicles in the near future in a bid to go green and revolutionize the roadway. For traditionalists, this has caused significant trepidation about the future of gas vehicles.

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Thanks to a recent announcement from Cadillac regarding the fate of the CT4 and CT5, fans of fossil-fuel-powered cars and electric skeptics can rest easy knowing that not all Cadillacs will be electrified just yet. According to the luxury automaker — as reported by industry website Car Buzz — the luxury automaker does not intend to introduce all-electric – or, for that matter, gas/electric hybrid – versions of the popular CT4 and CT5 sedans.

Fans of the CT4 and CT5 will be even happier to hear that the V-Series variants of the beloved performance sedans will don the prestigious Blackwing badge. Better still, Cadillac confirmed that both the CT4-V and CT5-V will have the option to be equipped with a manual transmission for extra control. Other premium performance features like V-Mode, Super Cruise, and Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 will also be available for the powerful sedans.

The 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V, which will be available in limited quantities later this year, are expected to be the fastest Cadillacs ever produced.

Keep it tuned to the ELCO Cadillac blog for more news on all of Cadillac’s models, electric and otherwise.

How To Tell When You Need New Tires

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What is the most important safety feature on your Cadillac? While your first instinct might be to say something like your brakes, rearview camera, or even automatic emergency braking, the answer is your tires. Your tires are the only things that keep you in contact with the road. If even one of your tires fail, you are going to have a hard time stopping and staying in control, which is why it is so important to know when it is time to get new tires for your Cadillac.

Check the Tread

The grooves in your tires are called the tread. The tread pattern helps give you traction by cutting through anything on the road and keeping your car steady. Over time, the rubber will wear down and the tread will not be as effective. Your tread should be more than 2/32 of an inch deep. To measure the tread, take a penny and put it in between the grooves with Lincoln’s head pointing down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, your tread is too shallow, and you need new tires. Do this in multiple places on all four tires.

Tire Age

Regardless of the tread depth, the rubber that makes up your tires will eventually break down. Most tire manufacturers recommend that you replace your tires every ten years.

Managing car maintenance can be difficult, but we’ve got your back. If you have any questions, stop by ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac and we’ll get your ride road-ready in no time.