2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
It’s another year of waiting for the Cadillac CTS-V Sedan before it gets its new looks, so for now, the high-performance luxury sedan is content selling its performance capabilities packaged with last-generation’s styling That, essentially, is the conundrum for the CTS-V Sedan. Talks of a new look gained some steam with the introduction of the next-generation CTS Sedan, and it’s likely that the CTS-V Sedan will follow suit next year, and inherit the new CTS styling.
For now, though, this is what customers are going to get, and while it may be a smarter move to just sit and wait for the new CTS-V, it’s not like this model has completely lost all its appeal.
It still performs like a muscle car disguised in a luxury sedan’s body, and its aesthetics still look pretty good, despite getting up there in age.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan.
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
Horsepower @ RPM:556 @ 6100
Torque @ RPM:551 @ 3800
0-60 time:4 sec.
Top Speed:180 mph
The CTS-V Sedan still has a lot of the design characteristics that made it a head-turner when it first burst into the scene...years ago
The 2014 CTS-V Coupe must’ve been steaming when it saw Cadillac introduce the CTS Sedan. We can only imagine what it was thinking at that time. "Why didn’t I get that new look, too?" Unfortunately, those are questions that only Cadillac can answer.
For now, the CTS-V Sedan’s exterior look will remain the same, at least for another year.
It’s not all that bad, to be honest, because the CTS-V Sedan still has a lot of the design characteristics that made it a head-turner when it first burst into the scene...years ago.
It’ll help if you make good use of the optional equipment available, so if you’re going to buy the CTS-V Sedan knowing full well that next year’s model could look entirely different, wouldn’t it be a good idea to spruce it up with something like a panoramic sunroof?
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan - Exterior Dimensions
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||113.4 / 2880|
|Length (in / mm):||191.3 / 4858|
|Height (in / mm):||57.3 / 1455|
|Width (in / mm):||72.5 / 1842|
|Track (in / mm):||front: 62 / 1574 |
rear: 62.1 / 1577
|Curb weight (lb / kg):||4219 / 1914 (manual) |
4252 / 1929 (automatic)
|Weight distribution (% front / rear):||54 / 46|
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan - Standard Exterior Features
- 19" painted aluminum wheels
- 19" performance tires
- CHMSL, V-Series
- Daytime Running Lamps
- Fog lamps
- Headlamp washer system
- Heated outside mirrors
- High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps with Adaptive Forward Lighting
- Wipers, Rainsense™
- Wipers, front intermittent with washers
With those numbers, you can expect the CTS-V Sedan to hit 60 mph in four seconds to go with a top speed of 186 mph.
The interior of the CTS-V Sedan is proof that first impressions can be a little deceiving. Materials aren’t the best in its class, but they are right on par with what you can expect with a performance luxury sedan. Compare it with the interior of the CLS63 AMG and it’s not even close.
Also, like its coupe counterpart, the CTS-V Sedan’s center console consists of a lot of buttons and controls. It looks really functional at first, but once you start using it, you’re likely to find the exercise confusing with all the controls confined in such a small space.
Even the seats are stiff and a little too upright so much so that if you really want to enjoy your seating preferences, the optional Recaro seats are your best bet.
But the CTS-V Sedan does have a number of impressive attributes, highlighted by its lavish space, consisting of better-than-the-rest headroom and legroom.
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan - Interior Dimensions
|Legroom (in / mm):||front: 42.4 / 1078 |
rear: 36.1 / 916
|Headroom (in / mm):||front: 38.8 / 986 |
rear: 37.2 / 945
|Shoulder room (in / mm):||front: 56.7 / 1441 |
rear: 54.7 / 1390
|Hip room (in / mm):||front: 53.7 / 1365 |
rear: 53 / 1346
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan - Standard Interior Features
- Adjustable front seat lumbar support
- Ambient Interior Lighting
- Audio system with navigation and Bose® surround sound 10-speaker system
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Automatic dual-zone climate control
- Bluetooth® for phone interface
- Cargo convenience net, trunk
- Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
- Defogger, rear-window electric
- Door locks, power programmable
- Door locks, rear child security
- Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
- Head restraints, active front
The 2014 CTS-V Sedan continues in the tradition of sporting a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that produces 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque while mated to a six-speed manual transmission. With those numbers, you can expect the CTS-V Sedan to hit 60 mph in four seconds to go with a top speed of 186 mph.
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan - Drivetrain Specifications
|6.2L Supercharged V-8|
|Displacement (cu in / cc):||376 / 6162|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm):||4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92|
|Block material:||cast aluminum|
|Cylinder head material:||cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||overhead valve, two valves per cylinder|
|Fuel delivery:||1.9L supercharger with intercooler; sequential fuel injection|
|Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):||556 / 415 @ 6100|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):||551 / 747 @ 3800|
|Recommended fuel:||premium required|
|Maximum engine speed (rpm):||6200|
|EPA estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):||12 / 18 (auto) |
14 / 19 (man)
Pricing for the 2014 CTS-V Sedan starts at $65,825, but a fully loaded models can hit close to $80,000.
|Cadillac CTS-V Sedan||$65,825|
|Premium Exterior Color||$995|
|19" high-polished aluminum wheels||$800|
|19" Satin Graphite wheels||$800|
|Midnight Sapele Wood Trim Package||$600|
|Brembo® brake calipers, Yellow||$595|
|Brembo® brake calipers, Red||$595|
|Wheel locks (Dealer-installed)||$115|
|UltraView® power sunroof||$1,150|
|Grille, Black chrome (Dealer-installed)||$870|
|Protective Black outdoor car cover (Dealer-installed)||$410|
|RECARO® performance seats||$3,400|
|Sueded steering wheel and shift knob||$300|
The Jaguar XFR-S is a true howler in every sense of the word, so much so that it’s got a lot of fight when you line it up next to the CTS-V Sedan.
Given how carbon fiber played an important role in developing the aerodynamic package of the XFR-S, you’d be excused if you find yourself surprised knowing how much of the material can be found in it.
Under the hood, the XFR-S comes packed with a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 that delivers a total of 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque, right in the same vicinity as that of the CTS-V Sedan. That’s good for an increase of 40 horsepower and 41 pound-feet of torque over the XFR. With the extra power the XFR-S is capable of hitting 60 mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.
With an improved 5.0-liter, V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a stout 585 horsepower peak torque of 590 pound-feet, the new CLS 63 AMG S-Model really is in a class of its own. One can argue that the CTS-V Sedan has the numbers to compete against it, but in terms of combining performance, aesthetics, and all-around luxury, it’s hard to go against the Mercedes.
We have no complaints about the performance of the Cadillac CTS-V Sedan. It’s a powerhouse on wheels, and there’s no denying that. Our qualm is that the design of the car is getting a little old. At some point — presumably as early as next year — the CTS-V Sedan will sport a completely new design.
That begs the question: why not just wait for the new model, right?