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New for 2014: Cadillac

By: Jeff Youngs, 9/11/2013
2014 Cadillac Overview

Big things are happening at Cadillac these days, including the launch of the all-new, Chevrolet Volt-based 2014 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupe. Offering an electric-only range of up to 35 miles, the 4-passenger ELR can be fully recharged in less than 5 hours, boasts a sport-tuned chassis accented by standard 20-inch alloy wheels, and is distinguished by LED headlights. Cadillac also suggests that the ELR's interior is indicative of what buyers will soon see across the lineup.

The 2014 model year is also significant for the Cadillac CTS. The coupe, wagon, and all high-performance V models are essentially carryovers, but the CTS sedan has been completely redesigned. Longer than its predecessor, the 2014 CTS sedan boasts fresh exterior styling, a vibrating Safety Alert Seat, new Vsport trim level, and an available twin-turbocharged V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Not to be outdone, the 2014 Cadillac ATS arrives with a few updates of its own, highlights of which are optional active high-beam headlights and a sport steering wheel. Changes for the Escalade SUV are limited to one new exterior color, while the 2014 SRX features new chrome wheels, available two-tone interior, and the active high-beam headlights. The 2014 Cadillac XTS is now available with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, rear-seat entertainment system, and an automatic park-assist system.


2014 Cadillac ATS
Cadillac's smallest sedan enters the 2014 model year with four new exterior paint colors, new frameless interior rearview mirror, active high-beam headlights, and a rear 110-volt power outlet on vehicles equipped with navigation and the company's CUE infotainment technology. The array of dealer-installed accessories has also grown to include aluminum sport pedals and several new 19-inch wheel options.

What's New:
  • Broadened selection of dealer-installed accessories
  • Phantom Gray Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, and Red Obsession Tintcoat paint colors
  • Available sport steering wheel
  • Redesigned interior rearview mirror
  • Optional active high-beam headlights
  • Additional rear-seat power outlet on certain ATS trim levels


2014 Cadillac CTS
The CTS lineup consists of coupe, sedan, and wagon models, as well as high-performance V variants. With the exception of updated colors, the 2014 CTS coupe, wagon, and V models have been carried over largely unchanged, though the coupe does offer a new Sport Blue interior package consisting of Twilight Blue leather upholstery, wood trim, rain-sensing wipers, and unique backlighting.

The sedan, on the other hand, has undergone a complete redesign. The result is a longer, sleeker 4-door that incorporates more lightweight aluminum construction, magnetic ride control suspension system optional on even the base sedan, and a vibrating safety seat that was introduced on the Cadillac XTS. A new Vsport trim level also debuts for 2014, and upgrades the sedan with a new 420-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The standard power plant is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that delivers 272 horsepower.

What's New:
  • Completely redesigned sedan model (CTS-V is a carryover model)
  • Vsport trim level (CTS sedan)
  • Standard turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for CTS sedan
  • Available 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Available twin-turbocharged V-6 engine
  • Available automatic park-assist system
  • Optional Safety Alert Seat
  • Phantom Gray Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, and Red Obsession Tintcoat paint colors
  • Sport Blue interior package (CTS coupe)


2014 Cadillac ELR
The Cadillac lineup expands in 2014 with the introduction of the ELR plug-in hybrid. Using the same technology as the Chevrolet Volt, the 2014 Cadillac ELR coupe offers a company-estimated 35-mile electric-only range (depending on driving style and weather conditions), or about 300 miles with assistance from the on-board gasoline-powered generator. Cadillac suggests the ELR can be completely charged in 4.5 hours using a 240-volt power outlet.

What's New:
  • All-new plug-in hybrid model
  • Powertrain shared with the Chevrolet Volt
  • Interior showcases future Cadillac design
  • Cadillac-estimated electric-only range is about 35 miles (depending on driving conditions)
  • Full charge using 240-volt outlet takes 4.5 hours
  • LED headlights
  • Smartphone-integrated charging options
  • Tour, mountain, hold, and sport driving modes
  • 4-passenger seating
  • Available carbon fiber interior trim
  • CUE infotainment system
  • 8-inch LCD touch screen
  • Standard 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Lithium-ion battery pack


2014 Cadillac Escalade
The full-size Cadillac Escalade shares its architecture with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models, as well as the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. All of these SUVs will be updated for the 2015 model year. Until then, the Escalade soldiers on unchanged, except for the availability of one new exterior paint color.

What's New:
  • Midnight Plum Metallic paint color


2014 Cadillac SRX
Designers have tweaked the 2014 Cadillac SRX crossover just a bit for 2014, adding new optional 18-inch chrome wheels, two-tone interior, three paint colors, and making active high-beam headlights available as part of the Driver Awareness package. All SRX models are powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine and feature Cadillac's CUE infotainment system.

What's New:
  • Optional 18-inch chrome wheels
  • Available active high-beam headlights
  • Caramel and Ebony interior color scheme
  • Graphite Metallic, Terra Mocha Metallic, and Sapphire Blue Metallic paint colors


2014 Cadillac XTS
Although it was introduced as an all-new model in 2013, the Cadillac XTS sedan returns for 2014 with a host of noteworthy updates. Most significant is the addition of an available 410-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. The selection of amenities also includes a new optional rear-seat entertainment system, as well as active high-beam headlights and an automatic park-assist system.

What's New:
  • Available twin-turbocharged V-6 engine
  • Standard electric power steering (front-wheel-drive models)
  • Optional automatic park-assist system
  • Available active high-beam headlights
  • Optional rear-seat entertainment system
  • Available memory feature for front passenger seat

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