2014 Cadillac CTS

3.6 RWD 2-Dr Coupe V6 auto trans

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$32,250

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2014 Cadillac CTS

New For 2014

The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan is all-new. Several versions of the previous-generation CTS—the coupe, wagon, and powerful V-series—remain on the market. They carry into 2014 with minor changes.

Vehicle Summary

The 2014 Cadillac CTS is a rear-wheel-drive, mid-size luxury car comparable to the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It is sold as a coupe, sedan, and wagon. An all-new, third-generation sedan goes on sale for 2014. It's larger and more luxurious than before and comes with a range of powerful four- and six-cylinder engines. For now, Cadillac continues to sell the wagon and coupe variants of the old CTS. There's also a high-performance V-series version of the second-generation model that features a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.

Overview

The 2014 Cadillac CTS seemed like something of an anomaly when it first appeared more than a decade ago. No one expected that Cadillac could ever produce something that drove like a German car. "Shouldn't that be left to the Germans?" we asked in our first review of the 2002 CTS. In fact, the CTS brought about a new era at Cadillac. The third-generation CTS sedan, new for 2014, is still pursuing the Germans and may have finally caught them.

The 2014 Cadillac CTS is a bigger, more expensive car than the one it replaces, in large part because the new ATS has taken over duties as the brand's entry-level model. Somewhat subdued styling testifies to a desire to steal customers from the conservative-looking stalwarts of this segment, the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The clamshell hood flows into a rounded-off nose, and the rear end is almost bulbous. That's not to say the car has gone flabby. Sculpted body sides, a low hood, and slim sideview mirrors tell you that it's nothing like the front-wheel-drive XTS. So do the attractive rear-wheel-drive proportions -- phallic nose, razor-thin front overhang.

The 2014 Cadillac CTS shares with the ATS a lightweight rear-wheel-drive architecture, called Alpha, but makes greater use of lightweight materials. The door structures and hood, for instance, are made of aluminum. As with the ATS, Cadillac has pushed back against the trend toward large, heavy wheels. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard; eighteens and nineteens are optional. The result is a car that Cadillac says is 200 to 400 pounds lighter than its direct competitor, the BMW 5 Series.

The CTS sedan offers three engines. The base model features a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder than produces 272 hp. Then there's the familiar 3.6-liter V-6 -- basically the same engine offered in the previous generation. That V-6 serves as the basis for a new twin-turbo six-cylinder offered as part of an aggressive new model call the Vsport. The 420-hp engine sounds great when angry and quickly settles down to a country-club hush when it's not aroused. Like many turbo engines, it suffers from a bit of lag just off the line. The Vsport (not to be confused with the V-series) comes with a smooth, responsive Aisin eight-speed automatic and is rear-wheel drive only. If you get an all-wheel-drive, normally aspirated V-6 or either RWD or AWD with the four-cylinder, your transmission is a six-speed automatic.

The CTS handles as much like a two-seat sports car as a big luxury sedan allows. The Vsport comes standard with Magnetic Ride Control, which is also optional on the base CTS; the system offers Touring, Sport, and Track settings. Although the stability control can be turned off completely, it lets you rotate the car and steer with the gas pedal in normal Track mode. This lets you enjoy trailing-throttle oversteer. Overcook it in a corner and stability control kicks in, but only long enough to help make sure that you're not going to spin the car; the electronic watchdog shuts down once oversteer is under control. For all this sportiness, ride quality and quietness are what you'd expect from a Cadillac.

The interior closely resembles Cadillac's other recent introductions. In particular, the quality of the materials takes a major leap forward. The optional carbon-fiber trim, for instance, cost Cadillac three to four times as much as the fake stuff used in the old model. Worth it. Upper trim-level models like the one we sat in feature fancily cut-and-sewn semi-aniline leather on just about every imaginable surface, even the horn cap on the steering wheel. Cue, Cadillac's controversial infotainment system, is standard. Outward visibility is good, thanks to relatively thin A-pillars and the aforementioned low nose, which in some markets necessitates pyrotechnic actuators to raise the hood in the event of a pedestrian impact. Despite the increase in the car's length, the back bench is still a bit tight, and the center seat straddles the driveshaft tunnel, as is typical with a real-wheel-drive layout. Those who want more room might consider the front-wheel-drive XTS, which starts for about the same price as the CTS.

With all this talk of the new CTS, we should point out that you can still buy some versions of the old CTS. The previous-generation coupe, wagon, and high-performance V-series all carry into 2014. They're worthy of consideration, even if they're not quite as refined as the new car or their German competitors, particularly in terms of interior quality.

You'll like:

  • World-class handling
  • Nicely appointed interior
  • Low curb weight

You won't like:

  • Sedan is more expensive than its predecessor
  • Powertrains aren't quite as refined as those in German competitors
  • Carryover models' interior materials

Key Competitors

  • Acura TL
  • Audi A6
  • BMW 5 Series
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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When setting out on a road trip, AUTOMOBILE staffers have the luxury of picking from a wide variety of vehicles. Twisty roads might call for our Alfa Romeo 4C, dusty roads might require our Jeep Cherokee Limited, and coned-off parking lots might have us grabbing keys to the Ford Fiesta ST. When I needed to head to Indianapolis and back for an overnight trip to visit Andretti Autosport, I didn't think twice about picking our 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport.

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2014 Cadillac CTS Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.6L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
Horsepower:
318 hp @ 6800rpm
Torque:
275 ft lb of torque @ 4900rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
70,000 miles / 72 months
Maintenance
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS vehicles manufactured April 23, 2012, to March 20, 2014, and 2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured June 10, 2013, to March 20, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable may detach from either the bracket on the transmission shifter or the bracket on the transmission.
Consequences
If the transmission shift cable detaches while the vehicle is being driven, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Furthermore, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, despite selecting the 'PARK' position, the transmission may not be in 'PARK.' If the vehicle is not in the 'PARK' position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure the cable is properly seated at the transmission and shifter brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early August 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14179.
Potential Units Affected
90,750
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Summary
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 2, 2014 that they are recalling 554,328 model year 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured August 16, 2001, to April 28, 2014, and 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured March 20, 2003, to August 11, 2006. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequences
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 15, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14172.
Potential Units Affected
554,328
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SEATS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore and Cadillac ATS; 2014 Cadillac CTS, ELR, Chevrolet Caprice and SS vehicles; and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks. Due to an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly, the front seats in the affected vehicles may not stay secured in place during a high load condition such as a crash.
Consequences
A seat that does not stay secured increases the risk of occupant injury in a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat hook bracket assembly weld and replace the lower seat track, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on August 15, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14340.
Potential Units Affected
124,007
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL, and 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Express, Impala, Silverado HD, Traverse, GMC Acadia, Savana, and Sierra HD vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short.
Consequences
If the module experiences an electrical short, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chassis electronic module, free of charge. The recall began on December 26, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM¿s number for this recall is 14515.
Potential Units Affected
106,307
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured June 10, 2013, through February 26, 2014. If the vehicle is turned off with wiper functionality left on and the wipers then become restricted, such as when covered in ice or snow, and the vehicle's battery goes dead and needs to be jump started, upon being jump started, the wipers will be inoperative.
Consequences
An inoperative windshield wiper system may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper module, free of charge. The recall began on July 14, 2104. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14157.
Potential Units Affected
19,225
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured June 10, 2013, through February 26, 2014. If the vehicle is turned off with wiper functionality left on and the wipers then become restricted, such as when covered in ice or snow, and the vehicle's battery goes dead and needs to be jump started, upon being jump started, the wipers will be inoperative.
Consequences
An inoperative windshield wiper system may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper module, free of charge. The recall began on July 14, 2104. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14157.
Potential Units Affected
19,225
Notes
General Motors LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Cadillac CTS

Depreciation
43.7%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$21,389
43.7%
Insurance
$8,845
18.1%
Fuel Cost
$11,178
22.8%
Financing
$4,297
8.8%
Maintenance
$2,260
4.6%
Repair Costs
$452
0.9%
State Fees
$505
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $48,926 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average