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2014 Cadillac CTS

At a Glance

Pricing $45,100 - $69,070
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 3.6l V6, 3.6l V6 T
Transmissions A6, A8
Fuel Economy 16-20 (city), 24-30 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 78

Overview Information

The CTS is a mid-sized sport sedan intended to do battle with European imports. Although Cadillac had positioned the CTS as a compact sedan, its larger proportions were more in line with the mid-sized offerings of most luxury automakers. An overhaul for the 2014 model year saw the CTS grow by an additional 5 inches which makes it larger than either the BMW 5-Series or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The CTS is offered with three distinct powertrains: a 272-bhp 2.0l turbocharged four cylinder, a 321-bhp 3.6l V6 and a 420-bhp twin-turbo 3.6l V6. The first two are available in a variety of trim levels and are available with optional all-wheel-drive. The 3.6l V6 twin-turbo is exclusively available on the Vsport performance model. Although pricing for the CTS starts under $50,000, most models with leather seating are well over $50,000.

What Changed:

The third generation CTS wears all new styling on a platform that is 1.2 inches longer in wheelbase and 5 inches longer in overall length. Powertrain changes include a new 2.0l four-cylinder engine rated at 272-bhp and a new twin-turbo V6 engine rated at 420-bhp. A 321-bhp normally aspirated V6 is also offered. Some powertrain combinations include a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

Official Word:

Cadillac's all-new 2014 CTS sedan ascends into the heart of the midsize luxury market with expanded performance, elevated luxury and sophisticated technology. The third-generation CTS sedan is based on the high-performing rear-drive architecture of the award-winning ATS sport sedan, moving Cadillac into the prestigious class of midsize luxury sedans. It will be the segment's lightest car, enabling the most agile driving dynamics in the class. A range of power-dense powertrains underpin its performance, including the all-new...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
CTS 2.0l I4 T (272-bhp) A6 RWD 20/30/24 71 $45,100
CTS 2.0l I4 T (272-bhp) A6 AWD 19/28/23 68 $47,100
CTS Luxury 2.0l I4 T (272-bhp) A6 RWD 20/30/24 71 $51,000
CTS Luxury 2.0l I4 T (272-bhp) A6 AWD 19/28/23 68 $53,000
CTS Performance 2.0l I4 T (272-bhp) A6 RWD 20/30/24 73 $57,400
CTS Performance 2.0l I4 T (272-bhp) A6 AWD 19/28/23 68 $59,400
CTS Premium 2.0l I4 T (272-bhp) A6 RWD 20/30/24 73 $61,800
CTS Premium 2.0l I4 T (272-bhp) A6 AWD 19/28/23 68 $63,800
CTS Luxury 3.6l V6 (321-bhp) A8 RWD 18/29/23 72 $53,700
CTS Luxury 3.6l V6 (321-bhp) A6 AWD 18/26/22 66 $55,700
CTS Performance 3.6l V6 (321-bhp) A8 RWD 18/29/23 72 $60,100
CTS Performance 3.6l V6 (321-bhp) A6 AWD 18/26/22 68 $62,100
CTS Premium 3.6l V6 (321-bhp) A8 RWD 18/29/23 72 $64,500
CTS Premium 3.6l V6 (321-bhp) A6 AWD 18/26/22 68 $66,500
CTS Vsport 3.6l V6 T (420-bhp) A8 RWD 16/24/20 78 $59,070
CTS Vsport Premium 3.6l V6 T (420-bhp) A8 RWD 16/24/20 78 $69,070