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2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan Starts at $46,025


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Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan moves upmarket in size and price, with General Motors on Thursday saying the luxury car will start at $46,025, including a $925 destination charge.
  • Pricing for the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan reflects a $6,035 increase over the smaller, previous-generation CTS.
  • The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan does, however, undercut two of its key German competitors, the 2013 BMW 528i and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350.

DETROIT — The redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS is moving upmarket in size and price, with General Motors on Thursday saying the luxury car will start at $46,025, including a $925 destination charge. The new-generation CTS goes on sale in the fall.

The 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport model starts at $59,995, including a $925 destination charge. The CTS Vsport is the most potent version of the luxury car, featuring a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 420 horsepower.

The Vsport is not intended to replace the 2013 CTS-V sedan, said David Caldwell, a Cadillac spokesman, in response to an Edmunds query. The 2013 Cadillac CTS-V sedan starts at $65,410, including an $895 destination charge and a $1,300 gas-guzzler tax. Caldwell said the new Vsport will not be subject to the gas-guzzler tax.

The 2014 CTS Vsport marks two firsts for Cadillac, including the company's first twin-turbocharged engine and its first eight-speed automatic transmission. The eight-speed transmission is offered only for rear-wheel-drive CTS models.

Pricing for the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan reflects a $6,035 increase over the smaller, previous-generation CTS sedan. The 2013 Cadillac CTS sedan starts at $39,990, including an $895 destination charge.

However, the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan's base price does undercut two of its key German competitors, the 2013 BMW 528i and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350.

The 2013 BMW 528i starts at $48,725, including a $925 destination charge. Meanwhile, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 starts at $52,825, including a $925 destination charge.

The uplevel 2013 BMW M5 sedan, which some inside GM consider to be a competitor to the 2014 Cadillac Vsport, starts at $92,425, including a $925 destination charge and $1,300 gas-guzzler tax.

Cadillac is touting the fact that the once entry-level CTS is now squarely in the midsize luxury segment. The new CTS is 5 inches longer and boasts more interior room, yet is 244 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. All CTS models are equipped with Cadillac's CUE connectivity system, along with an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system.

Edmunds says: The pricing strategy on the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan appears to be more in line with — but intended to turn heads away from — the car's German competition. Will it work?

Comments

  • 1krider1 1krider1 Posts:

    GM is officially out of their mind. The V-sport should have AT LEAST had an AWD option if they insisted on a V6 twin turbo. AWD and DCT would have been premium content for a premium price. Instead, GM is trying to move the CTS into the German price range, without German content. The V-Sport should have had the LT1 with a TR6070 and the 6L90 automatic should have been the optional transmission. So, the ATS is officially replacing the CTS in price, but not in size or content. GM is crazy. I will buy a ATS-V with a LT1 and a TR6070 for a BASE C7 sales price. I will buy a ATS-V with 420hp+ with ALL WHEEL DRIVE for a C7 Z51 sales price. I will NOT buy a ATS-V with a CTS-V sales price. I will buy a 2015 Audi S6 or 2015 AMG C63 4matic instead. Why would anyone buy the V6 twin turbo CTS V-Sport with a SLUSHBOX transmission and rear wheel drive for $60,000 when you can buy an Audi S6 with a V8 twin turbo from the Bentley Continental GT, a dual clutch transmission, launch control, ALL WHEEL DRIVE, and capability for 11 second 1/4 miles...... all for $72k ???? Or, wait for the 2015 AMG C63 with a 5.5 liter V8 twin turbo from the E63, a dual clutch transmission, and 4matic. The V-Sport is a joke. The Audi S6 or 2015 C63 is the obvious choice for that kind of money, especially in four season climates.

  • shatner shatner Posts:

    I don't like this move at all. Caddy was doing great with the old CTS, now they made it bigger and more expensive for many people's taste and budget. They expect people to buy the ATS now, but it is less attractive and cheaper feeling than the old CTS, and the only manual comes with a somewhat wimpy 4cyl. I think they just lost some potential customers and repeat buyers.

  • gtrguy2012_ gtrguy2012_ Posts:

    CTS Vsport competeing with the M5? Then what's the CTSV going to compete with?

  • rayainsw rayainsw Posts:

    I think the V Sport is about $5,000 over priced. And that means a V Sport will NOT be replacing the BMW currently in my garage. - Ray Just my $0.02

  • lions208487 lions208487 Posts:

    Wow, the ignorance I'm seeing is crazy. The ATS which starts at just over 33K is now a perfect comp to the 3 Series, this new stretched CTS is now a true competitor to the 5 Series and E Class. Edmunds has one thing mixed up, and the VSport is directly aimed at the BMW 550i and MB E550. An Audi S6 for 72K or the new CTS VSport for 59K? I'll take the Caddie thanks. The outgoing CTS was a great car, but was seen as a tweener, just like the current TL is now. What GM is doing is perfect. I have already driven the new 328i/335i and the ATS 2.0T/ 3.6 Liter, and the ATS is better looking inside and out. The BMW has a better transmission, but the ATS definitely is more fun to drive. You people cry about everything.

  • lions208487 lions208487 Posts:

    @rayainsw- The BMW 550i RWD, MSRP is 62,700, and is with any BMW does not include many options that the VSport will have standard. The VSport is 59K, so again how is it over priced? Is it because it's domestic and not German? Your statement is simply ign

  • pommah pommah Posts:

    I think at this pricing level most will opt for the German counterparts.

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