For the second time, the Cadillac CTS has been named Motor Trend's Car of the Year. After winning the COTY crown for 2008, the new-for-2014 CTS outdid the other two finalists for Car of the Year honors, the Mazda3 and the Cadillac's corporate cousin, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

What's notable about the Caddy's victory, though, is how it simply brushed off its competition. Both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series failed to make the finalist's bracket, leaving the CTS to claim victory. "It had to beat [Mercedes and BMW] on style, on performance, on comfort, and on quality. It has," Motor Trend said in its COTY recap for the CTS.

The team at Motor Trend praised the CTS chassis, calling it "fantastic," and citing weight advantage the Caddy has over the competition. There was also praise heaped on the car's engines, with the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder getting nods of approval from the MT team. The team also raved about the VSport model and its twin-turbocharged V6, magnetic shocks and other performance accoutrements.

Motor Trend Editor-In-Chief Ed Loh appeared on Fox and Friends this morning to make the official announcement, and showed host Elizabeth Hasselbeck the other two finalists, the Mazda3 and Corvette Stingray before officially breaking out the calipers for the Cadillac. Take a look below for the clip, and then head over to Motor Trend for the full rundown on just why the CTS took the win.




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      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Laser is gonna have to drink so much haterade to post on this.
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kudos to Cadillac and GM!! The CTS is flat out amazing, as is the new Stingray. As far as economical cars go, the new Mazda 3 is the best in my eyes as well!
      smrm316
      • 7 Months Ago
      tried to go american ,with the cts cadi ,wow all i had was problems ,and it has to go back in the shop for the 11th time ,J D powers rates this car great LOL WHAT A JOKE THEY ARE AND MOTOR TREND ALSO RATES THIS CAR GREAT ,WHAT A JOKE THEY ARE ,,I WROTE TO CADI ,AND NOTHING ,WHY CANT AMERICA THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD MAKE A GOOD CAR ??? NEVER EVER EVER WILL I BUY A CADI AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!
      Richard Gerard
      • 1 Month Ago *Edited*

      same garbage..too much for too little. Motortrend..? ..lmfao..Should have left the ATS as the new CTS..screwed themselves.



      v8eater
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll keep my new 3-series, plus I don't buy products from bankrupt/bailed out companies.
      Houmpheng Phonsavath
      lol! ATS,CTS and XTS are all looking the same **** inside and out.
        Titansfan1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Houmpheng Phonsavath
        What part of a mercedes or a bmw or a vw even most fords do not look the same. All mazda with it's new design language looks the same.
        AwolG5
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Houmpheng Phonsavath
        So they style their cars the same way every other luxury automaker does. Every BMW, Audi, Merc, Jag (4 doors) etc. do this.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Houmpheng Phonsavath
        [blocked]
          imoore
          • 1 Year Ago
          No sense arguing with someone like Houmpheng Phonsavath and v8eater, they don't really understand cars and are just looking for attention.
          • 1 Year Ago
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          Houmpheng Phonsavath
          Like UGLY piece of **** inside and out?
      bootsnchaps60
      • 1 Year Ago
      Overdressed Chevy on the outside.
        nocommie11
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bootsnchaps60
        It IS just a Chevy with a duck badge.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @nocommie11
          You do know the ducks have been gone for years now, right?
        Tone
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bootsnchaps60
        The only Chevy that will ride on this platform in the near future is the next Camaro. That's well known. Otherwise, a baseless comment. Congrats.
      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      It will always be a Ghettolac to me.
        A P
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        This poster is just one of many with conservative sounding names that really hide liberal bigots bent on trying to discredit people that dont agree with them....its getting to be quite the trend on the net.
        the.fog
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        And the fact that you know nothing of Cadillac's true history proves your are from said ghetto.
          Papi L-Gee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @the.fog
          I thought about typing a well-thought-out response to our buddy "nocommie" here... but he's not shown himself to be worth it. Downvoting and moving on.
          nocommie11
          • 1 Year Ago
          @the.fog
          I know that its only driven by "gentlemen" with dreadlocks and chariot wheels on their Cadillacs. The only time you see a respectable person driving one is when it has an Enterprise sticker on it.
        Dave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        Why do you have so many screen names Black Dynamite? One for Toyota Camry Love and several other for hating all other brands...
        Tone
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        And if you had one as a daily driver, you\'d be giggling like a little school girl...
      Bob
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another chucklehead award brought to you by MT. The prestigious list of former winners includes: Vega, Citation, Probe, Alliance, Volare, PT Cruiser, and the Lincoln Town Car. You guys really know your stuff!! The CTS wins twice in 5 years? Really? Did the check come from GM or the US Treasury?
        montoym
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bob
        Feel free to look back at those years and tell us which "all-new or heavily redesigned" vehicle you'd have chosen instead. Fact is, some years, there just aren't many good options and you pick the best one of the bunch. Also keep in mind that until 1999, Motor Trend actually had a COTY award and an Import COTY award which largely explains some of the ill-fated earlier winners.
        Jmaister
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bob
        cheque*
      roadhazzard11
      • 1 Year Ago
      Big Whoop...Terrible taste in cars...
      oneviwatara
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a terrible choice my motortrend. My pick would have been Mazda3.
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh good lord... you sourced a video from FOX News. Now I have to shower off the stoopid. Thanks, Brandon.
        Joe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        Exactly what i was thinking. The conservative boneheads of the automotive and media world united for a tv spot.
        Joe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        Yep, both the conservative right wing boneheads of the automotive and news media industries righth ere in one clip.
          Joe
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Joe
          I apologize, it looked like autoblog had deleted my comment.
        Cumminsdad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        Sorry, stoopid can't be washed off.
        A P
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        What a bigot you are. How DARE anyone have a different opinion than YOU! Liberal bigots are all the rage.....
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