The luxury arm of GM, Cadillac’s exciting 2014 lineup includes an exciting redesign for the CTS sedan and a wide range of passenger cars and SUVs.
Cadillac's base model, the ATS, debuted in 2013 and is the latest stroke in Cadillac's renaissance. It has ambitiously set its sights directly on the BMW 3-series, the compact luxury segment's long-time standard, but has the chops both under the hood and in the bends to compete with Europe's best.
The flexible CTS is still available in three forms: sedan, coupe, and sport wagon. For 2014, the CTS sedan has been redesigned (the coupe and sport wagon carryover) and is now larger to give it a little bit more separation from the ATS. It also adds several new engine options, the most powerful of which, a twin-turbocharged 420-hp V-6, fits into the new Vsport trim. The CTS also now offers more interior volume and even though it is larger than the old car, it’s actually lighter which along with mechanical improvements mean it handles and drives better.
Also debuting in 2013 was the XTS full-size sedan, which replaced the STS and DTS. The XTS is much like the Cadillacs of old, with plenty of interior and cargo room to go along with a comfortable ride.
If you need more utility, Cadillac also offers a five-seat midsize crossover, the SRX. A 308-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 powers each SRX which features an abundance of in-cabin technology including touch-sensitive buttons on the center console, HD radio, and Bluetooth. All-wheel drive remains optional.
There are few vehicles out there with a name (or a body for that matter) that carries as much weight as the Escalade. Cadillac now makes four different iterations of the full-size SUV: the standard Escalade, the larger Escalade ESV, the Escalade EXT sport utility truck, and the efficient Escalade Hybrid.
Inside, there is seating for seven or eight passengers (with the optional second row bench). Standard features include a navigation system, tri-zone automatic climate control, and leather upholstery which help to make the Escalade one of the most luxurious cars around.
The Escalade ESV has a wheelbase that’s 14-inches longer than a normal Escalade which adds legroom to the third-row and nearly triples the cargo capacity behind it.
For even more flexibility, the five-seat Escalade EXT takes out the third row and instead features a cargo bed out back. The midgate even flips down expanding the usable cargo area into a full eight-foot bed for even more storage.
The Escalade Hybrid exists for those who want full-size luxury but don’t want to pay full-size prices at the pump; gas mileage jumps up to 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.