By now, you’ve probably heard that the 2014 Cadillac CTS has got what it takes to make its German rivals’ palms sweat a bit. The latest assertion to that comes from Consumer Reports, after testing the all new mid-size sport sedan in Vsport guise with some confidence-inspiring results.
CR says it all right off the bat, if you think you need an Audi, BMW or Mercedes Benz to have a proper driving sports sedan, then you’re wrong. No longer straddling the gap between rival small and mid-size sedans, the new lighter and longer CTS has the BMW 5-Series directly in its cross-hairs. They praise the CTS’ Alpha underpinnings, which it shares with the smaller ATS, saying the chassis feels stiff and athletic through the bends.
Consumer Reports also has good things to say about the LF3 twin turbo V6, comparing the engines power to that of a 5.0 liter V8, high praise when you consider that it has two less cylinders, and this isn’t even the full out, high performance CTS-V.
Of course, with the good comes some bad. The 2014 CTS lost marks for its poor rear visibility and less than intuitive CUE infotainment system, which we also found some of our own issues with. Scroll down to hear the full Consumer Reports conclusion of the 2014 Cadillac CTS.