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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

2014 Cadillac XTS: What's Changed

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  • Most significant changes: All-new twin-turbo V-6, automatic parking assist and Intellibeam automatic high-beam control system
  • Price change: TBA
  • On sale: Summer 2013
  • Which should you buy, 2013 or 2014? Price will weigh heavily, but the twin-turbo engine is tempting

When the 2014 Cadillac XTS goes on sale later this summer, the large sedan will be what the automaker calls "one of the most technologically advanced production cars in the brand's history." Topping the list of upgrades is a new twin-turbo V-6 engine that's borrowed from the 2014 CTS sedan.

Cadillac said the optional twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 is good for 410 horsepower and 369 pounds-feet of torque; that’s compared with the standard naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V-6's 304 hp and 264 pounds-feet of torque. The twin-turbo engine comes only with all-wheel drive while the standard V-6 comes with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The twin-turbo requires premium gas; fuel-economy figures have not yet been announced.

By Matt Schmitz | May 16, 2013 | Comments (6)

2014 Cadillac CTS Video

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Not only does the 2014 CTS position Cadillac better than ever to compete with luxury midsize sedans from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says it's the strongest candidate to accelerate GM into the 21st century. Drawing heavily from 2011's Ciel concept, the redesigned CTS aims for cutting edge with newfangled LED running lights under the headlights, abundant high-quality interior stitching, real metal and wood trim, and lots of tech features — though the forward-looking thing might go a tad far with the motorized cupholder cover.

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All that combined with a substantially reduced weight — particularly in the Vsport trim, powered by a 420-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 — may bode well for a CTS coupe comeback, though the future of the unpopular wagon remains hazy. Check out the video below.

By Matt Schmitz | March 27, 2013 | Comments (1)

2014 Cadillac CTS: Photo Gallery

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When the 2014 Cadillac CTS rolled out onto the stage at the 2013 New York International Auto Show this week, you could almost hear a faint "gulp!" from its German luxury midsize sedan counterparts. Lower, longer and lighter than its predecessor and boasting updated exterior styling, a top-quality interior and a new twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6, this third-generation CTS may just have come into its own as a global force in this upscale segment.

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Check out Cars.com photographer Evan Sears' photo gallery below, taking note of the new CTS’ sculpted, creased front end, length-spanning character lines, tall headlights with distinctive LED running lamps and new "cut-and-sewn" interior.

By Matt Schmitz | March 27, 2013 | Comments (5)

2013 New York Auto Show: What to Expect

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Billed as the nation's "first and largest-attended" auto show, the 113-year-old New York International Auto Show also may be the most ironic — hosted by the only U.S. city in which more than half the residents don't own a car. But that fact won't be reflected on the expo's 900,000-square-foot show floor, set to feature more than 1,000 vehicles, including a host of North American and world debuts.

The show runs March 29 through April 7 at New York's Jacob Javits Center, 11th Avenue between 34th and 40th streets; hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children 3 to 12, free for kids 2 and younger, and $13 per person for groups of 20 or more.

One eagerly anticipated New York debut is the redesigned 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The Liberty replacement trades in the Cherokee's previous boxy, trucklike appearance in favor of narrow, sweeping headlights, a modern-looking seven-slot grille and a creased hood. In addition to the Cherokee's sleek look, Jeep said the SUV boasts improved off-road capability and significantly improved fuel economy.

By Matt Schmitz | March 19, 2013 | Comments (5)

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe at 2010 Detroit Auto Show

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  • Competes with: BMW M3, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
  • Looks like: One fast cheese grater
  • Drivetrain: 556-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8; six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Hits dealerships: Early summer 2010

If you have the need to hit 60 mph in under four seconds and like the looks of the upcoming CTS Coupe, the CTS-V Coupe is for you. The huge 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 needs a unique hood to cover its magnitude. The hump is one of the design elements that sets the CTS-V apart from the standard Coupe, along with a grille that allows twice the amount of air intake. Around back, the center-mounted exhaust gets beefed up, too.
 
19-inch wheels, front and rear body molding and a Saffron interior color are all unique to this version of the coupe. Like the CTS-V sedan, it also sports optional Recaro front seats and, more importantly, the same Magnetic Ride Control sport suspension along with Brembo brakes.

While it may seem like Cadillac is offering too many high-powered variants these days, BMW makes sure its M3 model is offered in sedan, coupe and convertible body styles.

More photos of the CTS-V Coupe can be found below.

By David Thomas | January 4, 2010 | Comments (11)

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