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2014 Cadillac CTS – Motor Trend Car of the Year

2014 Cadillac CTS - Motor Trend Car of the Year2014 Cadillac CTS - Motor Trend Car of the Year

Cadillac has been having a great year with sales growth every month for the past 13 months. This month brings even more good news with the announcement of the 2014 Cadillac CTS as the Motor Trend Car of the Year on the 65th anniversary of the award.

Motor Trend’s testers took 38 vehicles to the Hyundai California Proving Grounds near Mojave, California to see which vehicle would be the best. Cars were judged based on advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of intended function.

Finalists included the BMW 4 Series, Chevrolet Corvette, Jaguar F-Type, Kia Forte, Mazda3, Mazda6, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Cadillac CTS won out for offering performance and fuel economy in a refined design.

“The all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan delivers crafted design, thrilling performance and sophisticated technology,” said Bob Ferguson, GM’s senior vice president of global Cadillac.

Testers noted the car’s advantages in performance, handling, and relative efficiency due to the Alpha vehicle platform’s lighter chassis. The magnetically damped CTS offers a great ride as good as any in the class. On the track, the CTS matches or outperforms rivals across trim levels in performance testing and offers competitive fuel economy on the road. The interior is remarkably quiet and the 2013 model earned 5 stars from the NHTSA crash tests for safety.

The Cadillac CTS also received high marks for value, with a starting price of $46,025 placing it well below competition from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. The CTS has an impressive array of trim levels to choose from with 4, 6 and 8 cylinder engines on the menu and many options for personalization.

“The CTS' intended function was to take the fight to BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi -- and win. And it has.” – Motor Trend

For the full Motor Trend article with all of the testing results click here. And when you’re ready to find your own “Car of the Year” let Autobuying101.com help you find the best deal.