Video: Consumer Reports’ 2014 Cadillac CTS First Drive

Video: Consumer Reports’ 2014 Cadillac CTS First Drive

Consumer Reports, one of the most respected products review sources in the country, released a glowing video review of the 2014 Cadillac CTS.

Tom Mutchler, Consumer Reports’ Auto Engineer, used words like “fantastic” and “excellent” to describe Cadillac’s luxury sport sedan, and even said the car was a “joy” to drive.

 

Consumer Reports has Positive Vibe for 2014 Cadillac CTS

Although Mutchler found minor faults with the Cadillac’s CUE system and smaller rear-window (which is mitigated by the back-up camera), the review was overwhelmingly positive.

CTS TT EngineThe reviewer started by talking about the excellent performance and handling of the 2014 CTS, saying the vehicle “feels athletic with a stiff structure”, and should surprise people who don’t consider Cadillac a sports-car brand.

For Consumer Reports, the nimble performance of the 2014 CTS is not surprising. The slightly smaller Cadillac ATS has won numerous awards, in large part because of it superior performance and handling.

“If you think you need to buy an Audi, a BMW, or a Mercedes-Benz to have a good driving sports sedan, you’re wrong, this car drives better.”

– Tom Mutchler, Consumer Reports’ Auto Engineer

The review also raved about the “whomping” 3.6L V6 engine, saying it gave the power and feel of a larger 5-liter V8.

 

Consumer Reports Loves Cadillac Style

Throw mechanics out the window, and you still have an incredibly positive review for the 2014 Cadillac CTS.

From the outside, Consumer Reports commented that the exterior of the Cadillac “looks great”, highlighted by the front lights and grille.

“Exterior styling pushes Caddy’s ‘Art and Science’ motif to a new level.”

– Tom Mutchler, Consumer Reports’ Auto Engineer

CTS InteriorThe interior was also given high praise. The heavy use of premium materials, including suede, carbon fiber, and highly-detailed stitching helped push the Cadillac CTS into high regards with Consumer Reports.

 

About Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports reviews products of all types, ranging from toothbrushes to cars and trucks.

Unlike most review publications that use loaned products, Consumer Reports purchases their review subjects, ensuring a real-world product, not a factory-provided sample.

The group says that this practice helps maintain their editorial independence.

 

Consumer Reports’ 2014 Cadillac ATS First Drive:

 

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