Cadillac has just set the new configurator for the redesigned, 2014 CTS live. While we've already tested out the new CTS, this is our first chance to play with all the interior and exterior color options and to get a fair idea of the price. The new CTS covers a broad swath from the $46,025 base model, with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, to the $59,995 VSport, complete with its brawny, 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6.

It doesn't take much to send the CTS's price up from there, though. Opt for the VSport Premium trim, and the price immediately jumps $10,000. Opting for one of the premium paint colors is all that's needed to nudge the CTS past $70,000. For reference, a 556-horsepower CTS-V (previous-generation, naturally) starts at $64,515.

Click over and have a look at the configurator for yourself.


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      Tourian
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is going to be a good one. -You\'ll have people that can\'t afford the car saying it is too much. -You\'ll have people confusing it for the XTS and ATS or even last years CTS -You\'ll have Laser with his Gubmint Motors Get off My Lawn rant. -You\'ll have BD with is IS/GS 4EVA fanboy rant. -You\'ll have people trying to rationalize that Cadillac can build a 5series or E class competitor but want it at Buick Verano pricing. My popcorn is ready, away we go...
        Justin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Tourian
        Genesis 5.0 R-Spec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Justin
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        Rotation
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Tourian
        You'll have people talking about their meta predictions too. Please, talk about the subject, not your predictions of response.
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Tourian
        How about a leftover 2012-2013 Cadillac CTS-V sedan, coupe, or possibly sport wagon for the same price as a fully loaded 2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport Premium???
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      $54,625 for the V6? Are you %$#@ing %$#@ing me? I can see why they weren't too eager to release that number, because they were embarrassed! BD
        Bill
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Black Dyanmite
        The real BD would support Cadillac, NOT Toyota.
        alexlivefree
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Black Dyanmite
        Apparently you have not seen BMW or MB V6 prices. The embarrassed one should be you.
          Scooter
          • 1 Year Ago
          @alexlivefree
          You are right about the BMW prices, stupidly high. You can get the same amount of "car" for much less, many cases, tens of thousands less.
          The Friendly Grizzly
          @alexlivefree
          To John Blaze: the BMW gives you better bragging rights at cabernet-and-brie parties. That alone should be worth something to the folks who know the price of everything, but not the value. It's the Rolex watch mentality.
        OptimusPrimeRib
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Black Dyanmite
        You're a disgrace for stealing one of my favorite characters names.
          Black Dyanmite
          • 1 Year Ago
          @OptimusPrimeRib
          I AM your favorite character! I'm Black Dynamite, and everything is gonna be alright! BD
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      v8eater
      • 1 Year Ago
      I\'ll stick with BMW, thanks.
        Hazdaz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @v8eater
        So you like lesser cars for more money?! Gotcha.
      thenewrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too expensive for what it is. The BMW 3 series is likely still the best value. I especially like the new 4-cyl turbos. I guess if you must buy American then there aren't many other options though in the segment.
        Rotation
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thenewrick
        CTS doesn't compete with the 3 series anymore. That's the ATS.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rotation
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        Tourian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thenewrick
        What do you think it is? Considering you went right to talking about a 3 series proves that you don\'t know,
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 1 Year Ago
      I optioned just a 535i to a similar spec as the CTS and it came to $83,605. And that's just a 535i!
        Rotation
        • 1 Year Ago
        @OptimusPrimeRib
        I just optioned a 535i to a similar spec as the CTS 3.6L and it came to $60,975 including destination. CTS: CTS SEDAN 3.6L ENGINE LUXURY RWD with 18" wheels $56,175 (wheels are $1550, I didn't want them, but the Caddy has leather seating surfaces and you can't get a BMW with leather and 17" wheels). 535i: Luxury line, dark graphite metallic, leather interior, Driver assistance package (gives rear view camera, parking beeps), heated front seats. $60,975. You can save $550 by getting non-metallic paint, but the Caddy had it so I added it. For $4K, you're getting the more powerful 535i, you're getting more leather on the seats (not just surfaces). And more important to some people, you're getting a BMW. I think Cadillac has busted their budget here. I say this as a CTS owner. The V-sport price seems more reasonable, for $4K you get the bigger motor, the MR suspension and NAV? Heck, Caddy wants $6K for just package with the MR suspension and NAV on the 3.6L.
          Rotation
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rotation
          Papi L-Gee: I don't even care about the ratings. The 535i performs as if it were more powerful. So underrated or no, the 3.6L doesn't match up well against the 535i.
          Papi L-Gee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rotation
          The 535i is not more powerful than the CTS 3.6, unless you take into account that the 535i's engine is underrated.
        Black Dyanmite
        • 1 Year Ago
        @OptimusPrimeRib
        The difference is people actually respect BMW, and buy 5-series cars. Cadillac not so much..... BD
          icemilkcoffee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Black Dyanmite
          People respect 420hp.
          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Black Dyanmite
          No one respects your BMW, they just see it and think you're a rich d-bag. Some women with low self-esteem buried in make up and one nights stands go for that though...
        flc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @OptimusPrimeRib
        Funny because when I bought my 550 it was about $70k out the door with almost all the options (except lane departure)...
          flc
          • 1 Year Ago
          @flc
          Simple. Because I didn't have to pay MSRP for the 550....I probably could have done better too if I leased or took out a loan on the car from BMW financial too, like most other people....
          Rotation
          • 1 Year Ago
          @flc
          flc: So what makes you think that you'd pay MSRP for the Caddy then? You have to compare MSRP against MSRP or discounted against discounted.
          Rotation
          • 1 Year Ago
          @flc
          550i is $66,825 (not including tax) with just leather. How did you get all the options for $3K more? The executive package is $4300 alone. Luxury seating? $1300. LED headlamps: $1900. Dynamic handling: $3500. Cold weather package: $950 Even if I assume out the door doesn't include any tax or registration, it would seem you got a lot fewer options than you imply.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I feel sorry for the poor soul who would buy a $71,000 CTS V-Sport.T The fact its not even a true "V", makes the price tag even more outrageous. GM's strategy to propel its CTS into "top end" territory by giving it a "top end" price is interesting to say the least. I have a problem with such a car that could cost $70,000+ yet look like a $40,000 car. There really should've been more exterior distinction between a base model and its top end. With that said, I'm curious what the asking price on a future CTS-V is going to be, given a CTS V-Sport commands nearly $70,000 now.
        Porsche4life
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        I say right around $100,000.00
          G Prodigy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Porsche4life
          there's an ATS-V now...so that'd probably be around the old CTSV price..and the new CTSV will be more expensive -_-
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      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are we taking American dollars?!?!!! The numbers would make sense if they were in Mexican Pesos.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      The GM fanboys can say what they want, but the salesmen at the Cadillac dealership in my town think the prices for the new CTS are way too high and think they will have trouble selling them, one guy was super pissed about it. We can sit on the computer and type whatever opinion we want, but I would like to think the guys actually selling these cars might know a thing or two about whether they will sell or not. Even though it is technically a different car and slightly bigger car than the last CTS, you are still now asking CTS-V money for a non CTS-V car and that might be a hard sell. Christ, the top spec XTS was about $60K or so and a lot of people balked at that and the top spec CTS is now at $70K? Good luck.
        bookemd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Where is your town? If it's a small town, they can go buy a Buick and GM will be happy to sell it to them if they think the Cadillac is too expensive. That's a dumb argument. To compete with the best you charge like it. And if it's good, people will buy. Simple as that.
          Jonathan Wayne
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bookemd
          To compete with the best you charge like it? That is the most ignorant crap I have ever heard in my life. Where did you get your business degree, out of a cracker jack box? You can postulate all you want, let's see what the sales are in the end when it all shakes out. If the customer that is in that price range thinks the Cadillac is too expensive they are not going to buy a Buick or GM car genius, they are going to buy a Mercedes, BMW or Lexus. The average person is going to say eh, it's the same price as the Benz or BMW, I will just go get one of those instead. There is no value proposition for buying the Cadillac, especially from a company that not too long ago had a very poor reputation for quality cars and damn near went out of business and has not had the cachet of BMW or Mercedes since the 50s.
        Tourian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Sounds to me like they better order more 2.0Ts for their traditional customers who want a cheaper car and educate them that they can no longer afford a V6. They already had to teach the traditional Cadillac buyer that a V6 was okay and that V8s were too expensive. A loaded STS V8 with all the trimmings got nearly this pricey too. You can\'t be the standard of the world unless you charge like it with confidence. You guys haven\'t even seen the car and are counting it out as too high based on what you know of current Cadillacs, particularly the CTS. This isn\'t anything like a current CTS.
        Tourian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Wait, I was wrong. In 2010 an STS V8 AWD 1SG performance package with premium paint listed for just over 73K. So four years later a similarly sized and powered car costs about the same, and your sales people are getting weak? I agree every dealer shouldn\'t load up on top spec cars, but somehow expecting all this kit and horsepower to be less money? Ha ha. Funny. Tell \'em to suck it up or go sell Chevys.
          express2day
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tourian
          The new CTS and last gen STS being similar wouldn't be a problem except that the STS was a very poor seller even with big rebates. I think it's reasonable to have some concerns about how this new CTS will sell.
          Tourian
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tourian
          Okay, fine. STS was poor seller. So now they are giving you a better car that has more power for the same or less money. So I still don\'t see the problem.
        Bill
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Why not ask a gas pumper what he thinks the future of oil prices will be?
      flc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meh... Some of the comments are pretty entertaining... Until you actually can afford any of the cars and have one in your driveway, all some of you folks are doing is comparing stats out of the back of the Motor Trend or Car and Driver magazine and mentally masturbating on which one is better.
      Clipper44
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dang, this car is friggin hot. To get this much car, and to then get it for many thousands less than a BMW.. it's a great opportunity for GM. People in the market for a ~$60k sedan only need to see the CTS once for it to get on their radar. I predict it will sell quite well. (Full disclosure.. I am pretty much anti GM, but when they make a good car I'll give em credit)
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