Plenty of 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport first impression features can be found online today, with each one saying the same thing: it’s an absolute blast to drive, has plenty of power, and beats ze Germans at the midsize luxury sport game. But how about fuel economy? Well, we decided to look into it, and in the case of the 2014 CTS Vsport, the numbers are identical to that of the BMW 550i, at 17 miles per gallon in the city, and 25 mpg highway — with the power figures well in favor of Cadillac. Notably, the twin-turbo-V6-powered Vsport model is exclusively equipped with an eight-speed transmission that sends all 420 crank horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. All wheel drive is not available out of the gate.
Other rivals, such as the Mercedes-Benz E550 and Audi S6, have marginally higher fuel economy markings than the dynamic CTS Vsport. For the Merc, highway mileage improves to 27 mpg, while the Audi touches 28 mpg. However, the CTS Vsport is the most powerful of the lot, and according to what the buff books are saying, the best driver’s car, as well.
For reference, the 272 hp 2014 CTS 2.0T achieves 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway in RWD form (19 city, 28 hwy with AWD), and the 321 hp 2014 CTS 3.6 touches 18 mpg city and 29 mpg highway in rwd form (18 city, 26 hwy AWD).