Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Cadillac CTS 3.6L

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Cadillac CTS 3.6L

1. Fundamentally Fantastic

The 2014 CTS shares the same basic structure with Cadillac’s smaller ATS line. This means it’s extremely rigid but also light in weight. Advanced engineering features including aluminum door structures help exorcise adiposity and supposedly make this car the segment’s lightest, which includes heavy-hitters like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Lexus GS350.

Cadillac claims its freshly minted CTS is as much as 200 pounds lighter than a BMW 528i, which is a huge difference. Ruthless attention to detail also graced this car with perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

Busting out a tape measure the 2014 iteration of this sporty Cadillac is both larger and lower than the outgoing model. It’s about five inches longer overall and rides atop a wheelbase that’s been stretched by more than an inch. The roofline and cowl have also been lowered.

According to the U.S. EPA the CTS qualifies as a midsize sedan, offering a total interior volume of nearly 111 cubic feet.