Since its launch in 2003, the CTS sedan has been Cadillac's stylish, fun, and agile sports sedan. This model shed a couple of hundred pounds, grew four inches longer, and acquired a plusher, more posh interior. In short, it emerged from GM's finishing school as one of the most driver-focused midsized luxury sedans you can buy. The CTS delivers an inviting blend of comfort, quietness, and sporty driving performance.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The 3.6L twin-turbo engine is superb. It responds instantly and the 420hp seems quite enough for any situation. However, the automatic transmission can spoil the pleasure particularly when accelerating to pass. If the gas pedal is not handled carefully, the transmission will downshift suddenly and often more than once. The result is a lurching sensation that is not at all pleasant. The handling is superb, even on bumpy and badly paved roads (as in North San Diego County) and the car's capability far exceeds that of its driver."

P H., CA (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"I love the way the car handles during sharp curves or turns. Best car i have ever driven in mountains."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"This car handles beautifully! Super fast acceleration makes it easy to enter a highway."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"You step on the gas to pass another car and it goes. Great traction and handling with AWD in the snow"

Phillip M., NH (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Vsport trim is amazing. Bought this car for this and absolutely love driving this responsive & well balanced car."

Thomas L., MD (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Very quiet and smooth acceleration."

Ed S., AB (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"The CTS has amazing effortless power when accelerating. Handling is unbelievable and unmatched by any competitor in this class of car. I'm always confident I'll have exactly what I need when the time comes."

Chad W., CA (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"It accelerates smoothly, and rapidly particularly between 40-75 mph."

Michael B., FL (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"My first experience with a turbocharged four and it is very responsive and has plenty of power."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Twin tiurbo V6 VSport is a thrill on the road. The acceleration is heart pounding, and the handling is out of this world. Its a sleeper sports car."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"it is a dream to drive very smooth driving and turns"

Karren B., OK (2014 Cadillac CTS)


Anonymous, NY (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"it seems as if you can drive forever without getting tired."

Al B., NC (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"This is the best handling sedan I've ever driven. It carves through twisty mountain roads. Its responsive engine and awd is so fun to drive. Its the best!"

Colin L., SK (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Best handling sedan on the market. Period."

Richard B., WA (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Neutral chassis, handles great, turns sharp, great brakes. accelerates great. Transmission mapping could use more development. More natural, refined engine sounds would be great"

Michael D., CA (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"The CUE System SUCKS!"

Mike P., MA (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Love the ride and handling. Much better than my last bmw 5"

Robt V., NE (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Acceleration is awesome and absolutely amazing! Handling is tremendous, especially for a car this size and weight."

W K., AK (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Was a great value and looks distinctive. But doesn't matter now, Cadillac discontinued Coupe to something worse (ATS). Went to Infiniti Q60."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Wonderful balance between fun to drive and comfort"

David B., MD (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"I have the turbocharged 4. It performs as good as the 6 I had previously. Corners great, brakes great and rides great."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Cadillac CTS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The driver's seat provides excellent support even though at 300 lbs I am at one extreme of the driver size spectrum (mine is a V-sport model with optional full leather seats). It also provides very good lumbar support. Wind and road noise are not intrusive but are at a relatively pleasant level. The ride is firm but not punishing. However, the massive run-flat tires can get caught in rutted pavement resulting in occasional jolts to one side or another."

P H., CA (2014 Cadillac CTS)


Jack T., FL (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"it seems as if you could drive forever without getting tired."

Al B., NC (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"After changing to Michelin tires, from the provided Bridgestone tires, the noise level was significantly less and ride was slightly improved"

Paul H., FL (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"I love the way the car looks. Even though it is almost 5 years old, it still looks great, is very comfortable and airtight."

Deloris S., KY (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Great Lumbar Support. Very quiet ride at highway speeds"

Phillip M., NH (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"It's smooth and quiet."

Michael B., FL (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Before this, I had a 2008 Cadillac CTS, I originallly thought this lacked quality fit and feel compared to the 2008. Over time, I've come to appreciate the comfort in this vehicle and am very happy with my purchase."

Margo K., PA (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"The comfort of the CTS is amazing. The car is so quiet and smooth, I love the driving experience."

Chad W., CA (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Seats are not comfortable and ride is jarring over small chuckholes since runflat tires and tuned suspension stiff."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Recaro seats are incredibly comfortable. Ride is great and sure footed."

W K., AK (2014 Cadillac CTS)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The acceleration is great and the car has plenty of power to get you out of a problem when you have to."

Mike P., MA (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Very good looking mid size car......I bought my car at the end of the year pricing"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Cadillac CTS)

"Vehicle is considered a little on the expensive side for what you get. But it's a Cadillac"

R B., FL (2014 Cadillac CTS)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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