The last Cadillac CTS luxury sedan rolled off the assembly line back in 2019, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some worthy examples available to buy today on the used market. In fact, Kelley Blue Book recently cited the 2014 Cadillac CTS as one of the best used midsize luxury cars available for under $20,000.
The 2014 model year was the first for the third-generation CTS, and KBB praises it for its “expressive design” coupled with “impressive dynamics.” Cadillac offered the 2014 Cadillac CTS with three engine options. The first was the turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine (production code LTG), capable of 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. This engine option was available in the base CTS. The second was the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 engine (production code LFX), rated at 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 engine (production code LF3), good for 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, was the sole engine in the CTS V-Sport, while the high-performance CTS-V – introduced for the 2016 model year – harnessed the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine (production code LT4), which was rated at 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque.
The 2014 Cadillac CTS was available with a modern infotainment system, consisting of an eight-inch center infotainment system (with a hidden storage compartment behind it) driven by the luxury marque’s CUE (Cadillac User Experience) software. That said, some of these CUE screens have a tendency to web and crack with age.
Beyond the screen, the CTS featured 11 Bose speakers for premium sound, with an optional 13-speaker layout offered. The midsize luxury sedan also featured a plethora of active safety features such as Automatic Parking Assist, Front and Rear Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Safety Alert Seat tech.
The Cadillac CTS was underpinned by the luxury marque’s Alpha platform, and featured rear-wheel-drive as standard and all-wheel-drive as an option on most trims. It was produced at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan until its discontinuation. It was indirectly replaced by the Cadillac CT5 on the low end and the CT6 on the high-end, though the latter has also been discontinued.
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Frank A Ricciardi
The CTS was a GREAT car, we had 5 of them, a 2004, 2008, 2011 Coupe, 2014, and a 2017. We loved every one of them. Its a shame that Cadillac killed it. We have since had a 2020 CT6, also a great car, and we currently have 2023 CT5, Premium Luxury, which is a nice car, but doesn’t compare to the CTS or the CT6. I wish Cadillac would get back to building “CADILLACS”.
I whole hardly agree with your statement it seems that Cadillac has forgotten what made them a premium car brand. They seem to be going backwards and doom to repete the ghosts of the past mainly the 80’s when they lost site what a Cadillac ment to Americans let alone the world.
I absolutely agree. I currently have a cts v sport and a ct6 platinum with blackwing motor and the ct5 loaner cars they’ve given me don’t compare to either. Major step down. These will be my last cadillacs. Moving to porsche panamera
I agree with Frank.
OMG had a 2014 CTS4 and the rear differential leaked and blew out at 52,000 miles. Cadillac said they had no replacements but I could order one it would be $4,000 to replace it but couldn’t tell me when they could get the parts! They had CTS’ PILED UP IN SERVICE FOR MONTHS WAITING FOR PARTS! Sorry not sorry. Nobody rebuilds them either! Some people had multiples changed out and some didnt last 20,000 miles! Google NITSA for tons of reports!
Currently own a 2014 CTS 6 Coupe with under 30k miles very carefully maintained and in perfect shape. It did have some rear end issues when fairly new but it was covered under mfg warranty.
My advice before buying, have it thoroughly checked out and find an expert mechanic that’s more reasonably priced than a dealership. When properly maintained and in good running order it’s a wonderful car to own and drive.
I am the owner of a 2014 CTS Cadillac and it’s the best handling fastest fast gas mileage can’t remember on cannot believe how fast 300 pound torque 31 miles to gallon the way I drive fast
I bought mine in July of 22, used with 110k miles and daily drive it. I love everything about it and it hasn’t given me any problems besides a random cel every once in a while if I let it idle for too long. But it goes away in a few days.
I agree with all the above comments. Who else is having screen problems? My screen is showing scratch marks on the top left side and growing, and now it has a mind of its own, It is not functioning properly. I believe this was caused by the sun. My car is black with black leather. This started happening after I started parking my car outside. And the taillights, it’s not just the light bulb, it’s the whole taillight that needs to be replaced if the light goes out.