2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport: 17 MPG City, 25 MPG Highway9
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).
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It may not have as much torque as a 71 Eldorado with the 500 cubic incher, but I bet it gets better mileage than that!
Wow that is just one beautiful piece of machinery
Man, let me tell you people something.. Cadillac is PURE GARBAGE. Take it from someone who has rented several 2013 Cadillac CTS’s. From the very bouncy un-Cadillac ride, to the not too comfortable seats if you are driving more than 1 hour, to the fact they don’t even put a place FOR YOUR SUNGLASSES ?! Oh and about the gas mileage.. HORRIBLE. Try 15ish city, about 22 hwy at 70-75mph. Now they release a new V-sport? I can only imagine the horrible.. HORRIBLE mileage that will get.
GM should be sued multiple times over for displaying mileage numbers that nobody but a old grandmother driving 15mph below the speed limit can hit.
You’re basing your experiences off of rental cars? Impressive. You should write for Evo Magazine or something. And the very “un-Cadillac” bounce in the ride is a trade off for impressive handling skills. Moreover, the old CTS is a fossil compared to the new one.
From a guy, who like me, drives a Volt – to say that 17mpg City, 25 HWY is “not bad”……
Come on guy….. REALLY?!!
Yes – one cannot compare a Volt or ELR to the CTS-VSport side-by-side, BUT…..
Tesla has a car that is faster, more practical, also made in USA and uses NO GAS –
Plus, the manufacturer is swiftly building a nationwide FREE fueling infrastructure —
— I have to say “not bad” is just not accurate. It’s incredibly bad.
I expect more from GM. Especially since Tesla will have competitors ( project Bluestar )
in the $35,000-$45,000 range by 2016. Those cars will be quicker, smoother…more torque
and again, use NO GASOLINE. Add to this the sheer glee of a luxury car with very little
maintenance costs ( an electric motor has 2 moving parts vs. over 400 for CTS-VSport’s engine.
No oil change, no tune-up, no plugs, no muffler, no government smog check – it goes on and on.
A quick check of Tesla Motor’s website shows their Supercharger network is growing steadily,
allowing N to S USA border driving as well as E – W coast driving by the end of this year! In fact,
Elon Musk, CEO says he’ll take his family on a cross country drive by Christmas.
All in, I have to say nobody – BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Lexus, Infinity, Jaguar or Cadillac can say that
24 mpg COMBINED is “not bad” anymore.
By the way, Manoli – how’s your mileage been in your Volt so far? I’m running at over 400 mpg!
As Manoli or any other Volt driver can attest, many a sport-luxury car driver is surprised at the sheer quickness
of 100% torque from 0 rpm. I can pretty much smoke anybody but a Tesla to 120 feet or so. No downshifting,
no traction control – just thrust. In the stoplight-to stoplight drag race many of us are prone to do from time to
time, the Volt outshines CTS-VSport or just about anything else out there. Of course, Volt is no performance car,
so it poops out soon thereafter, but it does put a very surprised look on many an expensive ICE car’s driver’s face!
Best of all, however is that I can drive WITHOUT GASOLINE 90% of the time. I can tell O.P.E.C. and all foreign oil
importers and Big Oil price gougers to kiss my plug.
For all who claim just more oil drilling on U.S. soil is the answer – look up North to Canada. They are the USA’s
number one provider of foreign oil. The Canucks have tons of the stuff. Oddly, Canadians pay more per gallon
than we do! Gee, how is that possible. Yes – Just say no to oil, period, and be a happier person.
EVs all face the same problem these days, that instantaneous torque quickly goes away at higher speeds. You and I can both agree that our Volts are faster on the low end than up high. And saying that the Volt can outrun a Vsport between the lights is just flatly untrue.
As for my mileage… it’s definitely not in the range you’re in. I do too much highway driving… yet still far better than I had before. I actually spent the entire past week going gas-free with a Spark EV, which would dust my Volt, but still behind the sportier 2.0T compacts, though not by much.
And while I envision more and more electric vehicles on the road, along with improved EV performance, ICE cars still provide the better performance/dollar ratio today, among other things.
Has anybody gotten in to the back seat? The head room in back seat / legs room in back seat?..what happen ?.. I just head my frist test drive… Fully load. Nice in the drivers seat !… But not much any were else . Wow I’m so sorry . I was thinking to get it for my next car but……..WoW… I’m sorry … What happen to longer wheel base?.. Love that the back seats that it go’s down .. The quality is there but ..sorry No room for feet and head.. The seat are nice and soft. I even had a great time with the CUE system.. I like it very much.. Out side hot !!!.. But not wth no room in the back seat?
The new cadillacs have been amazing cars and great looking as well