2014 Cadillac CTS

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10 reviews
Available Price Range $19,902-$45,866 Trims3 Combined MPG 16 Seats 4-5

Our Take on the 2014 Cadillac CTS

Our Take

The 2014 Cadillac CTS gets a significant redesign, employing considerable use of aluminum and lightweight design techniques to make a larger, lower, yet lighter car than the one it replaces. Right... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fickle six-speed automatic transmission
  • Backseat headroom is tight
  • The Cadillac User Experience system has a steep learning curve

Notable Features

  • Complete redesign
  • Longer, lower and wider than vehicle it replaces
  • New engines and transmissions
  • Significant use of aluminum to save weight


Our Expert Reviews

Not everyone is a fan of Lady Gaga. Sure, she's popular and talented, but only a certain type of person can appreciate her loud, flashy style. The same can be said for Cadillac's redesigned CTS: Understated, it is not, but talented, it most definitely is. The redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan provides an enticing blend of sport and comfort; its striking styling and athletic moves are... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 10 reviews

one of the exciting and improved vehicle I have ow

by mid-size luxury car enthusiast from Fayetteville, North Carolina on December 13, 2013

outstanding vehicle to drive and owned. I would recommend it to any one in the market looking for a mid-size luxury car.

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Cadillac CTS Base

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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