With the 2014 CTS sedan, Cadillac has a proper mid-size sedan to combat the stalwart BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, and others. From the inside-out, the new CTS seems to feature little to no compromise, and the pricing appears to reflect that, as the car will carry a base MSRP of $46,025, including a $925 destination fee.
As customary with Cadillac, there will be three option packages – Luxury, Performance and Premium – and will be offered with either the base 2.0T turbocharged four cylinder or 3.6L naturally aspirated V6 engine in either rear- or all-wheel drive.
Those opting for the more athletic 2014 CTS VSport will have to pony up $59,995, including $925 destination. With this performance model (but not quite the next CTS-V) comes the debut of the LF3 twin-turbo V6 rated at 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, sending power to the rear wheels via a new 8-speed transmission.
A quick jog to the BMW website shows that the current 5 Series begins at $48,725 including destination, while Mercedes-Benz E-Class starts at $52,825 including destination (the most expensive in its class) and the Audi A6 comes in at a lesser $43,075 including destination. For those wondering, the Jaguar XF costs $46,975. All this means that while the 2014 CTS comes in nearly $7,000 higher than the outgoing model, it’s still priced toward the middle-to-low end of its class.