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

 

 

 

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