Motor Trends Names 2014 Cadillac CTS Car Of The Year23
Every year, Motor Trend selects a car from the year’s all-new or substantially-updated models, to give it the Car of the Year award. The cars are judged using six dimensions of criteria, including Advancement in Design, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, Value and Performance of Intended Function. All those considered, the 2014 Cadillac CTS walked away with the coveted calipers this year.
The all-new sedan came out on top amongst a group of finalists which included the BMW 4 Series, Jaguar F-Type, Mazda 3, Mazda 6, Kia Forte and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. MT praised the CTS’ engine range, saying the “most surprising” engine is the turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder LTG, commending the 30 MPG highway fuel economy numbers and class-leading power figures. The publication even credited the twin turbocharged LF3 V6 with outperforming the equivalent German forced-induction V8s.
Meanwhile, the CTS’s Alpha architecture was referred to as “an absolutely fantastic chassis” that benefits from being hundreds of pounds lighter than those of the competition.
“The all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS prevailed over one of the most competitive fields in recent memory because it best met our award’s key criteria. Our judges were particularly impressed by the CTS’s responsive powertrains and masterful balance of smooth ride and sporty handling,” said Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh in a statement.
Following comments on the award, executive chief engineer for Cadillac David Leone chimed in about the impending CTS-V. “”With V-Series now embedded into the fabric of Cadillac, we designed the new architecture with CTS-V clearly in mind. Now it’s down to us to raise the bar, and that’s what we’re doing”, said Leone.
Don’t miss the full story over at Motor Trend.
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WAAAAY Long Overdue!! 😉
I just looked at list of past winners. 1991 chevy caprice classic won. Not exactly a classic. Pt cruiser also was a past winner.
I would have voted for the c-7 corvette. An amazing value.
I take the MT COY award with a grain of salt but you also take any publicity any way you can get it.
Few of the COY cars ever amounted to much and many were nightmares so the science here is not fool proof.
The key for the CTS is it will have more impact than the Vette with more people. The key is this car is very good and what most reviews say better than BMW good less the Cue. That is saying a lot for Cadillac as they have reached that place they have been trying to reach for 25 years.
This also shows GM is and will be building world class cars from here forward.
Yes the C7 is amazing but few people would be shocked if GM has a good Vette. Also a great Vette would not change as many minds about GM as a world class Cadillac would.
The Vette is to it’s won while the CTS reflects on all of GM.
“In lieu of the award…”
This doesn’t fit in with the rest of the story, Sam. This would imply that the CTS did not win the award. I think a better description would be perhaps:
“In the wake of the award,…”
“Responding to the award,…”
“Following the award,…”
Fixed. Thanks for pointing it out, Richard.
Worthy recipient IMO, nuff said.
A great car and worthy winner. I cannot wait for the next CTS-V.
But just watch. Motor Trend will love this car until the next 5 series comes out, at which point the CTS will suddenly develop a long list of flaws and the new 5 series will be proclaimed the most awesome thing since the invention of the wheel.
I’m not surprised, and i wouldnt be suprised if the escalade wins suv of the year. and it would have been a clean sweep if the xts had a more powerful and efficient entry engine and that funky chrome chip in front of the side mirrors.
I saw the new CTS at Cadillac garage on the floor….white over the new caramel….very fine….a bit bigger than my ATS but it is a beauty for sure….
This is really silly. Do you really think American cars are considered luxury? Let me explain, it is really stupid when magazines start making such claims and loses credibility. American cars don’t have half the reliability of say a Lexus. The resale value sucks. I am starting to think all these articles are biased. Just like when they lied and tried to take Toyota down over stuck pedal, it is shame. I will NEVER buy an American car!
Then why are you on a GM website???? And in fact, why don’t you just go get that Camry / ES and sudden accelerate yourself to pee your pants.
So are you saying you won’t buy Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes, BMW, Lexus models also? If you think about it, some of the models are made in America too. So your comment of not buying an American car is worthless.
Joe, what is or is not luxurious is very subjective. Also, choosing a brand is a matter of opinion as well. For myself, I would buy American or European and if I were ever to consider buying an Asian car it would be a Hyundai. I would never consider buying a Japanese car. That is my opinion and I realize it is just that, rather than thinking that everyone else should think the same as I do…
I think it’s great that Cadillac won car of the year. I didn’t like the new styling 10 years ago, but now it strikes me as beautiful, and it’s still distinctive as ever. Maybe in 5,or so, years I’ll buy a used one.
Joe, your statement about American cars is pathetic. The CTS deserve it’s praises.
Hey! Joe would your last name happen to be Biden?
You say dumb things just like he does.
By the way with intelligence like that we would not want you to ever own an American car. You know we do have standards.
To be fair to you Joe (and because the reply comments STILL aren’t working), you would have been 100% correct 30 years ago, and I would have agreed with you. American cars of that time were substandard.
But a lot has changed in 30 years. Speaking specially of Cadillac, they are making cars better today than they’ve made in over 60 years. That’s just of my observations, but you’ll be hard pressed to say that what Cadillac makes today is not better than what they’ve once made.
Just because a car company has a factory in the USA doesn’t make it a American car!
Take a long look at where the money ends up!
Joe, my 01 Pontiac Grand Prix GT is still better then a new Toyota.
My 06 G6 has about the same percentage of american parts as the current Toyota Camry