Why Buy Cadillac?

Why Buy at Patrick Cadillac

There are a ton of reasons to consider buying a Cadillac for your next car purchase. Between Cadillac’s innovation, performance and craftsmanship, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t want to experience the luxury of a Cadillac. Cadillac also offers various warranties for both new and certified pre-owned models, as well as prepaid maintenance plans so that you won’t have to come up with any money out of pocket when you bring your car in for service (as long as you have the plan).

Do you want to learn more about the Cadillac models? View our Cadillac Trim Comparisons, view our walkaround videos or select which model you’re interested in learning more about: CT4, Escalade, XT4, XT5, XT6

Why choose Patrick Cadillac? “Our promises are what make the Patrick Dealer Group different. Our friendly and helpful team members will be happy to help you throughout the process. Our professional sales staff really listens to your wants and needs. For us, it isn’t just about making a sale, but creating a positive relationship that will hopefully have a long-lasting future. ” Learn more about our promises to you.

Top Reasons to Buy a Cadillac

  1. Safety
    • If you’re looking for safety in your vehicle, look no further than Cadillac. Cadillac’s offer tons of safety features within their lineup such as: front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, lane keep assist, night vision sensors, lane change alert, parking assist and many more. Be sure to check with Patrick Cadillac to see if any of these safety options are available as standard, or if they’re available for the Cadillac that you choose.
  2. Premium Materials
    • Cadillac offers top-quality premium materials within the vehicles in their lineup. They offer soft leather and real wood touches. The designs hand-pick the materials to be sure to create a warm, inviting atmosphere within the vehicle itself.
  3. Performance
    • Whether you want to indulge in the high-speed thrills of a Cadillac V-Series, or just keep it easy in an SUV, Cadillac offers exceptional performance within their entire lineup.

Brand History

Patrick Cadillac HistoryIn 1902, Henry Martin Leland presented his first ever prototype of a Cadillac. On October 17, 1903, the first Cadillac was created in a Detroit, Michigan automobile plant. Henry Martin Leland named Cadillac after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, whom was the founder of Detroit, Michigan and was among the first automobile brands in the world, second in the U.S. to GM’s Buick.

In 1909, General Motors (GM) purchased Cadillac and it had already established itself as one of America’s premier luxury car makers. At this time, Cadillac was at the forefront of most technological advances such as: introducing full electrical systems, the clashless manual transmission and steel roofs. Cadillac also developed 3 engines and its V8 engine set the standard for the American automotive industry today.

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Noteworthy Inventions

  • 1908 – First auto carmaker to start production of standardized, replaceable parts and created the preconditions for economical production
  • 1910 – First employment of a breaker-point ignition system by Cadillac
  • 1912 – Cadillac’s the first carmaker in the world to fit an electrical self-starter and electrical lighting in a vehicle – the Model 30.
  • 1915 – Builds first production car with a V8 engine
  • 1929 – Introduces first synchro-mesh transmission
  • 1930 – First production car with a V16 engine
  • 1954 – First carmaker in the world to standard-fit all models with power steering
  • 1964 – Cadillac is the first carmaker to introduce thermostatically regulated heating, ventilation and air conditioning system
  • 1965 – Cadillac introduces the tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • 1975 – Cadillac is the first American manufacturer to employ electronic fuel injection.
  • 1998 – The Cadillac Seville becomes the first vehicle in the world to feature adaptive seating.
  • 1999 – The “Night Vision” fitted in the DeVille makes Cadillac the first automotive manufacturer to employ infrared technology



Cadillac Tech

Innovation isn’t just what Cadillac does, it’s coded into their DNA. From inventing the electric starter to re-inventing how we drive, Cadillac continues their 115-year journey to drive the world forward, and there’s no end in sight.


Available Cadillac Super Cruise†, is the future of hands-free driving. Using precision LiDAR mapping data, a state-of-the-art driver attention system, and a network of camera and radar sensors, Super Cruise is unlike any other driver assistance feature, period.

Cadillac User Experience

Connects you to the world around you to make driving easier and more enjoyable. You can keep connected with apps, maps, weather, music and much more. You can create a customized, one-of-a-kind driver profile, and keep updated on next-generation system updates with the latest available software.

MyCadillac App

You can command your Cadillac from virtually anywhere you have service using the MyCadillac App straight from your phone. You can remove start and lock/unlock your doors, send directions to the available navigation, set parking reminders and check your vehicle status.

Wireless Charging

Every single Cadillac includes Wireless Charging. Which means anytime your vehicle is running it can power your device, regardless if your phone has wireless charging built-in or requires a wireless charging accessory.

Cadillac Built-In WiFi

Available Cadillac 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi® lets you connect up to 7 devices from as far as 50 feet away, while the vehicle is on or in the ACC position, so everyone can access their favorite websites, apps and streaming video.

34-Speaker Bose Panaray Sound System

The available sound system lets you experience rich, 360-degree sound from every seat. Designed specifically for the Cadillac CT6, this is the most advanced automotive audio system Bose has ever created.



Cadillac Performance

Cadillac vehicles are infused with an array of technologies and high-performance features that allow you to not simply respond to the road, but to become one with it.


Magnetic Ride Control

The performance suspension includes Magnetic Ride Control, which reads the road up to 1,000 times per second and seamlessly adjusts damping for exceptional ride, handling and control.

Driver Mode Selector

Take your experience to the next level with two V-Series exclusive driver modes. Track mode calibrates the vehicle to optimal preselected track settings, while V-mode allows you to customize performance settings to your preference.

Electronic Limited-Slip Differential

CT5-V includes a standard electronic Limited-Slip Rear Differential that automatically directs torque to the rear wheel with the most traction for greater control during cornering and spirited maneuvers. This electronic system is extremely precise and optimized across the spectrum of driving conditions.


Cadillac Seating

Every Cadillac made is designed and handcrafted with thoughtful details and sophisticated, authentic materials. Cut-and-sewn leather. Natural woods. Premium metals. Crafted for perfection, inside and out. Each interior is tailor-made for comfort that’s second to none, even in the second row to help you de-stress while driving, extend your comfort and control the climate. And every Cadillac incorporates premium materials such as natural wood, premium leather and performance materials on V-Series models.


Cadillac Warranties/Maintenance Programs

Cadillac Warranty

Every Cadillac is backed by an impressive suite of valuable owner benefits.

New Vehicle Limited Warranty

  • 4-year/50,000 mile, whichever comes first (except routine maintenance) Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
  • 6-year/70,000 mile, whichever comes first Powertrain Limited Warranty with no deductible from the original in-service date for repairs
  • 24-Month/Unlimited-Mile Limited Parts Warranty – coverage period on a majority of our Service Replacement Parts including labor (GM Genuine Parts included) as long as the part was installed by a General Motors dealership
  • Limited Lifetime Part Warranty on specific service parts sold by GM dealers. GM will replace specific GM Genuine Parts for all manufacturer defects, including 24 months of labor
  • 12-month/unlimited mile coverage on select ACDelco Replacement parts including labor as long as part was installed by a GM dealership
  • 6-year/70,000 mile, whichever comes first Roadside Assistance
  • 6-year/70,000 mile, whichever comes first Courtesy Transportation

Extended Warranty

  • Optional Cadillac Extended Limited Warranty – on 2018-2020 Cadillac vehicles at time of new vehicle purchase. Coverage is 6-years/70,000 miles, whichever comes first. No deductible and coverage is same as standard Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
Two plans to choose from:
  1. Pre-Paid Maintenance – Covers oil changes and tire rotations
  2. Pre-Paid Maintenance Plus – Covers all parts/services covered by the Pre-Paid Maintenance Agreement plus air filters, cabin air filters, transmission and transfer case fluid flushes and spark plugs

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Not just any vehicle can become Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned. To begin, each vehicle undergoes our 172-point inspection† to make sure that it meets our stringent mechanical and appearance benchmarks. After that, it can only be found at a Cadillac dealer—the people who know your Cadillac better than anyone else and the only people we trust to meet our high standards for quality and service.

What you’ll get:
  • 1-year/Unlimited Mile Limited Warranty (1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of the new vehicle bumper limited warranty or upon sale if Bumper-to-Bumper limited warranty is already expired)
  • Nationwide Cadillac Certified Service
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance for the life of the warranty

Cadillac Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan

Cadillac Pre-Paid Maintenance† helps cover the cost associated with recommended maintenance to keep your Cadillac extraordinary. Ask your advisor for the plan with the same name as your vehicle—Cadillac Pre-Paid Maintenance.

  • Available for new, used and leased vehicles
  • Vehicle maintenance & repair performed by Cadillac Certified Service experts who know your vehicle best
  • Can be transferred or canceled at any time
  • No deductible
  • Offered in terms ranging from 24-180 months


Cadillac Awards

Cadillac Awards

Cadillac Brand Awards

Year Award Awarded By
2020 Best Premium Program Award IntelliChoice Certified Pre-Owned Car Awards
2020 Best Premium Brand Used Ownership Costs Award IntelliChoice Certified Pre-Owned Car Awards


Year Award Awarded By
2020 Highest Quality Midsize Premium Car J.D. Power


Year Award Awarded By
2020 Highest Quality Upper Midsize Premium Car J.D. Power
2020 Best Performance Midsize Premium Car J.D. Power


Year Award Awarded By
2020 Highest Quality Large Premium SUV J.D. Power
2020 Highest Quality Large Premium SUV J.D. Power


Year Award Awarded By
2020 Highest Quality Compact Premium SUV J.D. Power


Patrick Dealer Group’s History with Cadillac

Patrick CadillacIn 1904 Detroit Michigan, Hanley Dawson IV’s great grandfather made the acquaintance of the legendary Henry Ford. Ford’s automobile manufacturing plant was located across the street from the bank where he worked. His great grandfather offered to sell used cars returned to the Ford plant, and eventually was granted the opportunity to sell new cars off the assembly line.

In 1907, his great grandfather was awarded the first new Ford franchise in the Midwest.

In 1951, Hanley Dawson Jr. took over the dealership from his father. 20 years later, in 1971 the family business moved to Chicago, on the corner of Rush and Ontario Street, and Hanley Dawson Jr. was awarded the first and only Chicago Cadillac factory retail branch operation. Hanley Dawson Jr. and his son, Hanley Dawson III, ran that business known as Hanley Dawson Cadillac until the early 1990’s.

In 1977, Hanley Dawson III set out on his own and started the Patrick Dealer Group, named after his youngest son Patrick, and with that came Patrick Cadillac located at 526 Mall Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

The business has changed over the years, but the rich family heritage and tradition remain as cherished as ever. “Patrick” has been a family-owned and operated business for four generations, embodying a spirit of family that extends to all our customer relationships throughout our dealerships in the Chicagoland area.

Why choose Patrick Cadillac? “Our promises are what make the Patrick Dealer Group different. Our friendly and helpful team members will be happy to help you throughout the process. Our professional sales staff really listens to your wants and needs. For us, it isn’t just about making a sale, but creating a positive relationship that will hopefully have a long-lasting future. ” Learn more about our promises to you.