Cadillac CTS Review & Ratings
- 1 July 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Cadillac CTS is classified as a luxury mid-sized vehicle that is designed and manufactured by General Motors. This car can be purchased in three different body styles, including the 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, and 5-door sport wagon. The GM Sigma platform was used for both the first and second generation CTS and the third generation model was designed with a slightly altered version of the GM Alpha Platform. This vehicle has won a number of different awards and has earned the title of number one vehicle in 2014 from U.S News & World Report.
While there may be European elements that inspired the Cadillac CTS, it has an undeniably American style. This car has been and continues to be an extremely popular choice among consumers with regards to luxury for over a decade now. Over the past ten or so years, there have been three different generations. Despite some of this vehicle’s flaws in terms of its interior and mechanical design, it still remains one of America’s favorite luxury sedans. There are many different appealing aspects to this vehicle, some of which other luxury sedans from various automobile manufacturers have yet to compete with.
The current 2014 Cadillac CTS is the third generation model and is slightly larger, putting it in the same classification as other midsize luxury sports sedans. The CTS coupe as well as the wagon and CTS-V sedans didn’t undergo any noticeable changes this year. There is no doubt that this vehicle has enough power as well as aesthetic appeal and luxury to compete with many similar cars on the market. The six different trim levels that this vehicle is available in include Luxury, Standard, Premium, Vsport, Vsport Premium, and Premium. While three engines are offered with this vehicle, the trim level ultimately determines availability.
Some of the equipment that comes with the CTS standard trim includes dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition, power front seats, leather premium vinyl upholstery, and an 8-inch touch screen display as well as an 11-speaker Bose sound system. Those who make the upgrade to the CTS Luxury trim will get things like heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, xenon headlights, and a variety of safety features. The CTS Performance has quite a bit to offer as well, including a panoramic sunroof, adaptive suspension, heated rear seats, and a head-up display.
The CTS Premium model has many of the same features as the Performance, though it does come with adaptive cruise control as well as significantly upgraded front seat upholstery for additional comfort. The Vsport has a different engine than all of the other models in this series, but it also has sport-tuned mechanical hardware for enhanced performance. Even the materials that are used in the cabin of the CTS are top quality with no expense spared. These vehicles have an authentic luxury feel which few others have been able to compete with over the years and even today.
Over the years, sales for the Cadillac CTS have steadily increased, with a few exceptions, and it continues to be a very popular choice for those who are seeking a luxury sedan with a plethora of features and an excellent overall design. The current Cadillac CTS vehicles are very different from the first generation models in a number of way, though they have retained some of the unique characteristics that have contributed to their immense popularity with consumers. With numerous awards and prestigious titles, this vehicle from General Motors has experienced a level of success that goes far beyond most of its other models as well as those from other automakers in America.