Road Warrior

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport



Cadillac CTS

The new Cadillac CTS is a hunk. It sits there in the driveway with this taut muscularity. The lines have just enough of an edgy swoop to turn heads, but they’re clean, too, and should stay smart for a few years.

About twelve years ago, Cadillac decided it wanted its tough-guy reputation back. Recognizing at last that a lot of people actually like to drive cars and not just loaf along in four-wheeled featherbeds, Cadillac introduced several new lines graced with what it calls “the art and science look.” The CTS is intended to make you look past the BMW 5-Series, and with its 2014 model Cadillac is actually onto something.  

Gleeful. That’s the word that came to mind when piloting the Vsport model, powered by a twin-turbo V-6. It’s not just strong and sporty for a Cadillac; it ranks with the best of the German sedans. The steering is fast and sharp, the body is tight and noiseless, and it all feels as solid as a block of titanium, only with businesslike leather seats. The eight-speed transmission eased the economy numbers (17 city/25 highway). Blasting around town, I averaged 20 mpg. For thriftier folks, Cadillac offers a turbocharged four-cylinder model. The happy medium might be the normally aspirated V-6 in an all-wheel-drive version (not available in the rear-drive Vsport).

High-tech goodies abound, including automatic parallel parking. The elaborate collision-warning system works even in the parking lot: If it senses you’re about to thump something, the seat quivers under your thigh. All the dashboard controls are adjusted via a touch-screen system, so it’s like one big, dazzling smartphone. The Vsport’s engine announces itself with an invigorating rumble. If driving exhilaration is the question, here’s your answer.


  • Base Price: $58,070
  • As Tested: $59,995
  • Drivetrain: 420 hp, 3.6 liter V-6, 430 lb-ft torque
  • EPA Mileage Ratings: 17 city/25 highway

 

 

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    FLINN GALLERY Opening Reception 'IN FOCUS' Thursday October 30, 6 - 8pm Seven artists share their visions - Carolyn Conrad,...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ Second Congregational Church

    Event Will Include Hay Mazes, Games, Crafts, Food, Holiday Shopping The community is invited to a Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Saturday, Nov....

  • New Fitness Class: SalsaTone

    2014.11.01
     @ Latin Moves Dance Studio

    Starting November 1st ~ Every Saturday morning 10 to 11 AM Instructor: Melissa Lopez Start your weekend off right with this exciting cardio...

  • Lynne Scalo Design Opening

    2014.11.05

    Please join Lynne Scalo, Greenwich Magazine and athome Magazine to celebrate the Greenwich showroom opening of Lynne Scalo Design Cocktails...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show

    2014.11.06
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Breast Cancer Alliance to Host Branching Out, Coming Together, Aspiring to a Cure 19th Annual Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show: November 6,...

  • Free Screening of Documentary ' Children of the Inquisition'

    2014.11.06
     @ Bush-Holley House

    Join filmmaker Joseph Lovett as he presents his documentary film and multi-platform project of personal exploration and...

  • P.A.L.S. 2nd Annual Soarin' Soiree~ November 7, 2014

    2014.11.07
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    You are invited to join our State Senator, L. Scott Frantz and our First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei, for an awe-inspiring evening to benefit Patient...

  • John Hardy Event

    2014.11.08
     @ Bloomingdale's

    John Hardy One of a kind. One at a time. Each by hand. Bloomingdale's is inviting YOU to meet the head designer Guy Bedarida as he presents...

  • Olivine Gabbro Opening

    2014.11.08

    Olivine Gabbro invites you to join them for their Opening Party! DJ | Cocktails | H'Orderves | Gift Bags Made to Measure Beautifully...

  • Meet Joshua Safran, Author of "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid"

    2014.11.11
     @ YWCA Greenwich

    Meet the author of this powerful memoir. Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for...

  • Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

    2014.11.13
     @ Belle Haven Club

    Join us as Interior Designer Markham Roberts shares coveted design insights, key to creating the perfect home. The program will include...


Show More...

Most Popular Articles

  1. Henry & Me
    Greenwich
  2. Go For Pink
    Greenwich Avenue
  3. Joie Shopping Event
    Joie Greenwich
  4. 100th Annual Hunt Ball
    Conyers Farm
  5. 6 Ways to Practice Mindfulness
    Simple steps to get the most out of each moment