Pros: Bold, innovative styling inside and out; competitive pricing compared to European rivals; impressive balance between ride quality and handling agility; refined engines
Cons: Rear-seat space isn’t great for the class; awkward CUE touchscreen system; lack of folding rear seat backs
CG Says: The CTS Sedan is redesigned for 2014, while the coupe, wagon, and high-performance CTS-V continue on the previous-generation design. (This review covers the new sedan model.) Longer, lower, and leaner than its predecessor, the redesigned CTS Sedan introduces a new engine for Cadillac: a twin-turbo, 3.6-liter V6 with a stomping 420 horsepower. Offered on the new high-end Vsport model, it slots above the existing non-turbo 321-hp 3.6. Added as the entry-level engine to replace a 270-hp 3.0-liter V6 is a turbocharged 272-hp 2.0-liter four from the smaller ATS sedan. In terms of dynamics, performance, luxury, and feature availability, the 2014 Cadillac CTS is now a strong competitor to more established upper-line models in the premium-midsize segment. As such, it earns our Best Buy award.