Summary, Prices, Specs

By September 30, 2013


The 2014 Cadillac CTS is a class-leading performance sedan that offers great handling, a high-quality interior and many standard features at a competitive price.

Laura Burstein filed this New Car Test Drive report after her test drive of all the 2014 Cadillac CTS models near Santa Barbara, California.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Cadillac CTS Standard ($45,100); Luxury ($51,000); Performance ($57,400); Premium ($61,800); CTS VSport ($59,070)
Engines:2.0-liter, turbocharged, direct-injected inline-4 VVT; 3.6-Liter, direct-injected V6 VVT; 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged direct-injected VVT
Transmissions:6-speed automatic; 8-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):OnStar, six airbags (front, side and curtain), traction control, anti-lock brakes (ABS), stability control
Safety equipment (optional):blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control, front and rear automatic brake, heads-up display, automatic collision preparation, full-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic parallel parking assist
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Lansing, Michigan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):2014 Cadillac CTS 2.0 Luxury ($53,000)
Standard equipment:leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power front seats with 4-way power lumbar and 4-way manually adjustable head restraints, driver memory, a leather-wrapped manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with multifunction controls, keyless ignition/entry, adaptive remote start, cruise control, universal home remote, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio connectivity, the Cadillac CUE infotainment system with 8-inch color touchscreen display, a 11-speaker Bose premium audio system with active noise cancellation, HD radio, satellite radio capability with a three-month included subscription, rear parking assist, heated and power adjustable outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, adaptive HID headlamps, 17-inch wheels
Options as tested (MSPR):Navigation with upgraded 13-seaker Bose audio system ($905); 18-inch painted wheels with all-season run-flat tires and magnetic ride control ($1,550); White Diamond paint ($995)
Destination charge:$925
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$57375
Layout:all-wheel drive
Engine:2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injected inline-4
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):272 @ 5500
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):295 @ 1700-5500
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:19/28 mpg
Wheelbase:114.6 in.
Length/width/height:195.5/72.2/57.2 in.
Track, f/r:61.4/61.7 in.
Turning circle:39.0 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.2/53.8/42.6 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.5/53.3/35.4 in.
Cargo volume:13.7 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:1000 Lbs.
Suspension, f:Magnetic Ride Control with monotube inverted struts
Suspension, r:Magnetic Ride Control with monotube shocks
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:3616 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc with 4-piston fixed calipers/vented disc with single-piston cast iron silding calipers and ABS
Fuel capacity:19.0 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of September 30, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-333-4CAD -