There are three different engine choices for the CTS in 2014, only one of which has been carried over from the previous generation. A new 2.0L turbocharged engine promises up to 30 mpg on the highway while still making a very impressive 272 hp. The mid-level engine, a 3.6L V6 carries over from the previous generation CTS but now produces 321 hp thanks to some additional tuning. The most powerful engine Cadillac offers in the high-performance CTS-V is also new; a twin turbo V6 displacing 3.6L and making 420 hp. This engine places the CTS-V into the company of European sports sedans BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.
The trio of engines and several different trim levels combine to give buyers plenty of options when it comes to configuring the CTS. All-wheel drive is available with either of the less powerful engines, while the twin-turbocharged V6 sends power to the rear wheels.
Standard equipment on the CTS include an 11-speaker sound system with satellite radio, a CUE infotainment system with an 8" screen, Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless access and ignition, 8-way power adjustable front seats, one year of OnStar, a rear parking sensors and 17-inch wheels.
More expensive trim levels add features such as 18-inch wheels, leather seating surfaces, HID headlights, a navigation system, a Bose 13-speaker sound system, heated and cooled seats and a heated steering wheel, 20-way adjustable high performance front seats, a heads up display and a lane departure warning system.
Safety in the CTS is handled by several airbags as well as anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control. Optional safety equipment includes a rear view camera, a blind spot warning system and forward collision preparation and automatic braking.