2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe Preview

2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe Preview
Pros: Riding a tidal-wave of success for its powertrain, styling, features, and value, the 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe represents the most passionate and personal model in the CTS lineup. For shoppers after a striking-looking, elegant and world-class two-door model, the CTS Coupe hits the mark. Offering generous room for two adults, the industry’s latest in safety and connectivity systems and a competitive warranty, the 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe is a solid all-around value.

Cons: CTS Coupe drivers sometimes complain of limited rearward visibility, and this low-slung CTS variant may compromise headroom for taller drivers, passengers, and rear-seat occupants. It’s short on cargo space compared to the CTS sedan and CTS Sport Wagon, too.


2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe Price: Cadillac CTS Coupe starts at $43,045 for model-year 2014 -- though numerous options packages, standalone features, and trim grades give shoppers plenty of opportunity to inflate that figure considerably.

2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe Fuel Economy: Combined fuel efficiency ratings land at 9.7L/100km in the 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe, with highway cruising mileage rated at just 7.3L/100km.

Improvements and Changes: The 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe is largely carried over from last year, although designers devised a new Sport Blue interior package with special seat and trim configurations, as well as a new list of exterior colours.

Don’t Miss: Magnetic Ride Control: A signature Cadillac technology, it actively monitors and regulates shock-absorber damping characteristics in real time, ensuring drivers benefit from that signature Cadillac ride on any surface. With the ability to change ride characteristics in response to any road or driving style, Magnetic Ride Control simultaneously increases both performance and comfort.

2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe Powertrain: All models get a 3.6L, all-aluminum V6 engine generating a SAE-certified 318 horsepower. Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) work to keep fuel consumption to a minimum, and the engine was recently revisited by the engineering team and reduced in weight to enhance handling, performance, and fuel efficiency. A Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models for an optimal blend of performance and fuel efficiency. Shoppers can specify an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system for added all-season performance, though rear-wheel drive is standard.

Safety: The CTS Coupe is the only coupe on the market with award-winning OnStar technology, which uses an integrated cellular connection to connect drivers instantly with real-life assistance at the touch of a button. OnStar can diagnose vehicle problems, shut off the fuel supply of a stolen vehicle while it’s in operation, and summon emergency help in an accident -- even if the driver can’t. A full-function traction and stability control system is standard on all models as well, while xenon lighting and rain-sensing wipers contribute to improved visibility and safety in all weather conditions.

Comparables: Shopping the luxury coupe market? Be sure to consider the Cadillac CTS Coupe alongside similar models like the Infiniti G37/Q50 Coupe, Mercedes C-Class Coupe, Audi A5, and new BMW 4 Series.

2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe rear 3/4 view
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