2014 Cadillac CTS Video

The redesigned Cadillac CTS has high hopes of rising to the challenge of its European luxury rivals. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says those lofty aspirations mostly pay off as the longer, lighter 2014 luxury sedan delivers flashy new LED-accented exterior styling, sophisticated cabin materials and plenty of excitement from its powertrain lineup. Subpar visibility, a so-so multimedia system and stingy cargo space give competitors an edge, Mays says, but not enough to dismiss the CTS as a looming threat. Watch the video above.

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By Matt Schmitz | December 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Are Head-Up Displays the Answer to Driver Distraction?

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Head-up displays, which project vehicle speed and other information in front of the driver's field of view, have been available since about 1990, but in recent years they have become more widespread as automakers try to reduce driving distractions. More widespread, however, doesn't mean they soon will become nearly universal, like Bluetooth hands-free phone capability. That's because they generally cost a pretty penny, and buyers aren't clamoring for them.

By Rick Popely | November 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Why Is This Button Here?

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One look and it's easy to tell what this button does, but its obviousness doesn't make it any less odd. Actually, it's not really a button; it's more of a touch-sensitive panel. In fact, it's pretty tough to find any traditional buttons in the 2014 Cadillac CTS.

For years, automakers have been moving away from real mechanical buttons and knobs toward touch-screens and flat-panel touch-sensitive controls. We're used to seeing climate knobs, audio dials and vehicle info menus increasingly controlled via touch, but Cadillac has taken the phenomenon to new levels with the 2014 CTS' glove box. And the button isn't even on the glove box.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 6, 2013 | Comments (5)

2014 Cadillac CTS: Car Seat Check

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Redesigned for 2014, the Cadillac CTS is a midsize luxury sedan that grabs attention on the road and in the parking lot. Thanks to its redesign, the CTS is more than 4 inches longer than the previous generation, but those additional inches don't impact the 2014 model's rear legroom. The 2014 CTS' rear legroom is 35.4 inches, which is about a half-inch smaller than the 2013 model. How does this affect car seat installation?

By Jennifer Newman | October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Will the Redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS Have a Wagon Version?

"Will there be a wagon version of the new Cadillac CTS?"

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By Rick Popely | October 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Last week's No. 1 most popular video was bumped by a newcomer this week. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman's drive of the Cadillac CTS Vsport is No. 2 this week, replaced by Kelsey Mays' review of the 2013 Land Rover LR4. Check out what else was popular this week.

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By Jennifer Geiger | September 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cars.com Reviews the 2014 Cadillac CTS

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Summarizing the new Cadillac CTS' in-your-face style and athletic performance on the road, Cars.com reviewer Jennifer Geiger draws parallels to ostentatious pop-star Lady Gaga. Indeed, the sedan wasn't "born this way," but instead redesigned for 2014 with a wider stance, exaggerated front-end features and a decadently luxurious — and potentially over-the-top — interior. Among available powertrains, the 321-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission delivers strong, smooth acceleration. Read Geiger's review, and decide if the CTS would earn your "applause" — or prove to be a "bad romance."

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By Matt Schmitz | September 26, 2013 | Comments (6)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman got behind the wheel of the track-ready 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport and burned rubber straight to the No. 1 spot on this week's list of most-watched videos. Get Bragman's impressions as he takes a few turns in a Caddy that hauls more than grandpa's golf clubs. Also debuting this week is Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder's lukewarm assessment of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, clattering into the No. 3 spot. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport
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By Matt Schmitz | September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Video

Pop quiz: Why would anyone take a Caddy for hot laps around a race track? If you answered, "Because they can," you've likely made the acquaintance of the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport. Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman did just that on a recent visit to GM's Milford Proving Ground in Michigan. Bragman says the all-new longer, lower and wider CTS platform boasts clean, distinctive exterior styling and a luxurious interior while its lightweight chassis handles extremely well against the forces created by the "track master's" 420-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6.

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By Matt Schmitz | September 16, 2013 | Comments (1)

Mercedes-Benz Is Luxury Car Thieves' Most Wanted

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That Mercedes-Benz in your driveway might have turned the tables on the Joneses, who are now trying to keep up with you, but that envy doesn't end with your neighbors. According to a report released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, to steal a Mercedes-Benz is considered an honor among thieves. The German automaker's iconic three-pointed star adorns three of the top 10 most-stolen luxury models in the U.S., with the C-Class taking the No. 1 spot with 485 thefts from Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2012.

The Des Plaines, Ill.-based nonprofit's analysis divided the luxury-vehicle segment into three subclasses — compact, midsize and premium — with thefts across all three totaling 4,384 for the 2010-12 model years. The compact class accounted for the greatest portion of that total, with 2,150 thefts, followed by the midsize class' 1,734 thefts and the premium's 500. By state, the distribution of thefts largely correlates with population size: California lays claim to 1,063 of the total luxury thefts, the most, while South Dakota and Wyoming each had only one. By core-based statistical area, which includes a densely populated urban center and its surrounding areas, the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area had the largest number of luxury thefts at 806, followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif., with 491, and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla., with 452.

By Matt Schmitz | July 30, 2013 | Comments (5)

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