2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan: Bigger Performance, Bigger Price Tag

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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

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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