2017 Cadillac CTS-V

Base price: $85,995.

As tested: $103,260 (including a $1,000 gas- guzzler tax).

Standard equipment: 6.2-liter, supercharged engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-drive, high-performance tires and brakes and a list of amenities.


You name it, we got it.

Fuel economy: 14 city and 21 highway. (93-octane gas).

Engine performance:

Ask my wife.

Handling: Superb.

Ride quality: Surprisingly civil.

Styling: Distinctive.

Warranty: Four years/50,000 miles bumper to bumper.

The Ben key: four Bens, excellent; three Bens, good; two Bens, fair; one Ben, poor.