All About Motor Trend’s Car of the Year: The Cadillac CTS

Cadillac received a nod from Motor Trend magazine last month when it received the coveted distinction of Car of the Year for the Cadillac CTS. The mid-sized luxury coupe starts at just over $43,000 and loaded-up with options go for upwards of $65,000.

Luxury and style

Competitors of the CTS include the Audi A6, the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes Benz E-Class, according to The Car Connection.

The four- and eight-cylinder models are priced below the competition, while the V-6 is priced on par. And like its competitors, Cadillac has embraced a pricing model that allows customers to decouple the engine from features.

“If the customer wants to spend $69,000 on a loaded four-cylinder car, Cadillac shouldn’t and won’t stand in his way,” says Motor Trend. “Giving customers what they want is of immeasurable value.”


Automotive critics have praised the car’s ride and handling compromise, with Motor Trend calling it “unmatched,” along with cabin noise and isolation, faulting the CTS only on rear-seat space.

The quality of the ride holds up equally on the track and on the imperfect pavement of city streets: “The chassis stays composed and effortlessly responsive in curves thanks to brilliant body control and direct, lively steering,” says Motor Trend.

Noise, vibration, and harshness from the powertrain and suspension are notably absent, with only the slap of the tires to remind you of the world outside.”

Safety features

Standard on all models of the CTS are six airbags, along with OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response system, which provides medical first-responders with a variety of data in case of an emergency.

Here are some of the optional safety and security features:

  • All-wheel drive
  • Collision and lane-departure warnings
  • Auto braking and crash preparations
  • Blind-spot monitoring

Last year’s model also received the distinction of a five-star overall rating in tests by the US Highway Traffic Safety Administration, although that includes a more modest four-star rating in rollover tests.

Custom garages for luxury vehicles

The sense of comfort and distinction expressed by the CTS is something that luxury car owners seek in all stages of their journey.

Garage Living, a company specializing in custom garage interiors across Ontario, is worth checking out for anyone seeking a garage with style to match their vehicle.

The company’s team of design experts are available for free consultations, to evaluate your space and discuss your ideas. Services offered include design and installation of cabinets, flooring, organizer systems and even car lifts.

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