For 2014, the midsize Cadillac CTS gains a new base engine, greater horsepower for its 3.6L V6, a refined sheetmetal and a higher price tag. Its sticker price is set at $6,035 higher than the outgoing CTS model. When compared to its closest competitors, the CTS will be thousands less than the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 and 2014 BMW 5-Series and approximately $2100 more than the 2014 Audi A6.
The CTS will be available in rear- or all-wheel drive configurations in three trim levels- Luxury, Performance and Premium, each with several options.
This year will also bring the addition of an upscale Vsport trim level which will be available in rear-wheel drive only and will start at just under $60,000. The all-new Vsport pushes the already impressive CTS to an even higher level of performance. It will feature a 420 HP twin turbo V6, enhanced ZF steering, Magnetic Ride Control, track-specific vehicle molding, front Brembo brakes and other performance enhancing tidbits.
Buyers will have the choice of eight different interior environments offering a more customized look and feel. Drivers and passengers will be surrounded by rich leather and high-end materials. Furthermore, available safety features will include a Safety Alert Seat that pulses to alert drivers of potential hazards, Automatic Parking Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Lane Departure Warning system.
The CTS is expected to hit showrooms this fall.
Stunning good looks; lighter curb weight; strong engine lineup; new eight-speed transmission is said to be more responsive
More expensive than last year’s model