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2014 Cadillac CTS Wagon 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury

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Top Features of Base Model

  • Low profile with Cadillac styling
  • Adjustable powered tailgate
  • Plenty of driver-assist features
  • High comfort level
  • Four-door access

Cadillac CTS Wagon Overview

The Cadillac CTS Wagon aimed to change the perceptions of Americans who remembered the “station wagon” as a lumbering, gas guzzler. However, that doesn't mean that this vehicle skimps on providing enough space. The wagon edition offers comfortable seating for five occupants and 28 cubic feet of cargo space. The seats provide ample legroom for 6-foot riders in the front and the rear seats. Variable suspension choices enable you to choose your comfort level. These wagons are a natural evolution of the CTS Sedan. Demand for more cargo space led to wagon development. Cadillac's answer was the CTS-V in 2010. After the birth of the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, demand indicated a taste for more power. The manufacturer responded, producing new models until 2014.

Exterior Design

The exterior of CTS-V delivers a feel of sauciness peculiar to the Cadillac brand. The front grille is distinctive, and the sleek side panels draw the eye to the rear. The roof is raked to add another sporty dimension with a spoiler integrated into the flow. The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon came in the following colors:

  • Phantom Gray Metallic
  • Mocha Steel Metallic
  • Red Obsession Tintcoat
  • Majestic Plum Metallic

What Are the Standard Exterior Features of the CTS-V Wagon?

Dealers offered 18.5-inch spoke polished alloy wheels and 19-inch ultra-silver painted wheels. The best standard features are:

  • Automatic LED angular headlights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • LED daylight running lights that extend into the bumper
  • Chrome grille
  • Sporty side outlets
  • Raised engine hood with large vents
  • Long thin taillights that reach to the roof
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Quad-pipe exhaust system with chrome-tipped pipes

Interior Features

Designers endowed the CTS-V Wagon with ample window space to let in natural light. The windows provide an open and airy feel to the interior. As noted by some reviews, the feel is that of luxury. The Cadillac CTS is a laid-back vehicle that provides plenty of room for each occupant. Headroom and shoulder room add to the feel of space. The seats let you find the angles that give the comfort level you crave. You'll find that the dash, doors, and walls are padded and elegantly stitched to add texture to your ride. The center console and armrests offer a gentle touch, raising comfort levels higher than those found in competing vehicles. The cargo area is immense. There is 25 cubic feet of space available with all seats occupied. With the rear seats folded, the cargo space expands to 53.4 Cubic feet.

What Are the Interior Amenities of the CTS-V?

Dealers offer several interior options through packages. The best standard interior amenities are as follows:

  • Sophisticated climate control
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather steering wheel

Technological Advantages Found in the Cadillac CTS Wagon

Technology has come a long way since the Cadillac CTS was first released as a sedan in 2003. The manufacturer, General Motors, maintains a lead in taking advantage of technological advances. These features come standard:

  • Keyless ignition
  • Thirteen Bose Premium Brand speakers
  • HD AM/FM radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone calls
  • USB connections for charging smartphones
  • Hands-free entry

Safety Features

The manufacturer goes beyond safety regulations to equip the CTS-V Wagon with the highest level of safety for all occupants. While regulations remain in place to protect occupants during an accident, engineers included the extras that avoid accidents. The list of technological assists include:

  • Blind spot and lane departure warning systems
  • Turn signal mirrors for more visibility of intent
  • Forward collision warning system
  • Stability control that detects and prevents possible rollovers
  • Traction control that senses wheel spin rates and adjusts power to maintain traction
  • Tire pressure monitors to inform when tires are losing air
  • Four-wheel ABS
  • Emergency braking assist that senses objects and applies brakes to avoid accidents


The latest version of the vehicle came standard with a 3.0-liter engine that delivers 270 horsepower. A 3.6-liter engine with 318-horsepower is an optional item. The car also came standard with rear-wheel-drive and has an option with an all-wheel-drive. The suspension system maintains smooth driving even when taking street corners at a fast clip. The 8-speed manual shiftable automatic transmission adds a steady speed climb during acceleration. This transmission system helps the car move quickly with a throaty roar. However, news on the CTS-V Wagon's fuel economy is not exemplary, no matter which engine you use. Fuel economy with the 3.0-liter engine gets you 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The 3.6-liter motor gets a 17 city and 26 highway ratios.

Are There Benefits to Buying a New CTS-V?

Cadillac stopped releasing new models of the CTS-V Wagon after 2014. However, that hasn't stop consumers from seeking unused versions of the vehicle. A new suspension provides a smoother ride. The quiet engine only reveals its existence when opened up, and then bellows as a car should. The noise dampening system in a new car has seen no environmental deterioration.

Are There Benefits to Buying a Used CTS-V?

Pre-owned models from any year are showing remarkable resiliency on the market. Reports of increasing value regularly erupt from reviews. A well-cared-for CTS costs nearly the same as a new one. With the limited time that these cars have been available, however, there is not enough information to claim the Cadillac CTS Wagon as a pre-owned success story.

Pros and Cons of the 2014 Cadillac CTS Wagon


  • Expandable cargo space
  • Excellent safety record
  • Towing capability
  • An undeniable feel of luxury
  • One of the smoother rides available on the market


  • Poor fuel consumption
  • Not as powerful as its major competitors
  • Rivals have more interior space
  • A slower rate of acceleration than competitors
Model History

The History of the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

The original version of the Cadillac CTS was first released as an executive car in 2003. The wagon edition hit the market late in 2010. Before added options, the CTS-V Wagon would retail from around $88,000. However, sales of the CTS-V Wagon were minimal through 2011. It was not until 2012 that it found a place in the European market. The CTS-V then ventured into a niche area in Europe where station wagons are in demand. In Europe, the station wagon (or Estate) is more popular than the coupe or the SUV. The coupe is considered too limited in use and the SUV too cumbersome in performance.

With the introduction of its CTS Wagon in 2010, Cadillac was late to the race. Every European car manufacturer already occupied the niche. Volvo, Volkswagen, Fiat, Mercedes, to name a few cornered the market. The lack of power in the Cadillac CTS Wagon led European consumers to other, non-American manufacturers. Gradually, sales improved, and Cadillac added the upgraded CTS-V to its wagon lineup in 2012. The newer Cadillac CTS-V used a larger engine with higher horsepower. However, it still reported similar comfort and performance levels as the CTS Wagon After 2014, the Cadillac CTS-V disappeared in wagon form as a result of reduced demand. Before 2014, Cadillac realized some profit from the wagon in the U.S. market. By 2015, the number of sales for the CTS Wagon in the U.S. escalated as word reached the general public of its comfort and price. Over time, sales of the wagon model of the CTS have expanded most in the U.S. While it may no longer be on the market, the Cadillac CTS Wagon has since gained a cadre of enthusiasts who view the future as "wagon time."

Specs & Key Features of the 2014 Cadillac CTS Wagon


Body Style
3.0L V6 DI DOHC VVT (270 hp [201.3 kW] @ 7000 rpm, 223 lb-ft of torque [301.1 N-m] @ 5700 rpm)
270 hp
6-speed automatic for RWD
Passenger Doors
Passenger Seating
Rear Wheel Drive
City MPG

Key Features

  • Audio
  • Back Up Camera
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise Control
  • Heated Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Tinted Glass

More Features

  • Luxury Level One Package includes (ARH) heavy-duty pet guard cargo net, (RYJ) retractable cargo area shade, (UA6) theft-deterrent alarm system, (U2R) audio system, (UVC) Rear Vision Camera, (TSQ) accent lighting and (CE1) Rainsense wipers ((U2R) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer and MP3 playback is upgradeable to (UAV) audio system with navigation.)
  • Seating Package includes leather seating surfaces, (AH8) 8-way power passenger seat, (KA1) heated driver and front passenger seats (replaced with [KB6] heated/ventilated driver and front passenger seats when [Y41] Luxury Level Two Package is ordered), (AL2) 2-way power driver and front passenger lumbar control, (A45) Memory Package, (UG1) Universal Home Remote and (BNK) Underhood Appearance Package
  • Memory Package recalls 2 driver "presets" for power driver seat, outside mirrors and driver personalization
  • Wood Trim Package with real Sapele wood on instrument panel, center console, door trim, steering wheel and shift knob (Replaced by (3AS) Wood Trim Package when (WBL) CTS Touring Package is ordered.)
  • Underhood Appearance Pkg includes underhood acoustic insulation
  • Engine, 3.0L V6 DI DOHC VVT (270 hp [201.3 kW] @ 7000 rpm, 223 lb-ft of torque [301.1 N-m] @ 5700 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic for RWD
  • Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive (6DM35 and 6DP35.)
  • Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection
  • Trailering provisions, 4-wire lead
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
  • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, dual, stainless-steel
  • Wheels, 17" x 8" (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) premium painted aluminum
  • Tires, P235/55R17 H-rated all-season, blackwall
  • Sunroof, delete
  • Headlamps, halogen with Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wipers, Rainsense
  • Liftgate, power
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer and MP3 playback with Radio Data System (RDS), Bose 7-speaker system and auxiliary input jack (Upgradeable to (UAV) audio system with navigation.)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
  • Antenna, integral front and rear
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
  • Seats, front bucket includes 8-way power driver seat adjuster and articulating head restraints (Also included in (WBL) CTS Touring Package. Requires interior trims (AFM) Ebony seats with Ebony sueded fabric material inserts or (AFN) Ebony seats with Light Titanium sueded fabric material inserts.)
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat adjusters, passenger 8-way power
  • Head restraints, active front
  • Seat adjusters, 2-way power driver and front passenger lumbar control
  • Seat, rear split-folding with armrest and pass through
  • Console, front floor with floor shifter, integral armrest, storage compartment and cup holders
  • Armrest, front center
  • Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column, manual rake wheel and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped rim with wood trim ((N30) leather-wrapped steering wheel rim with wood trim is replaced by (53F) sueded steering wheel rim and shift knob when (WBL) CTS Touring Package is ordered.)
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted controls for audio and cruise and Bluetooth
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, engine water temperature gauge and Driver Information Center
  • Fuel gauge, analog
  • Windows, power with front and rear Express-Down, front Express-Up and rear passenger lockout
  • Door locks, power programmable
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Remote vehicle start
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Liftgate release, power
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system
  • Climate control, dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
  • Defogger, rear-window electric with front and side window outlets for the driver and right-front passenger
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with OnStar controls
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting accent, LED spotlight with lighting pipes
  • Cargo shade, rear retractable
  • Pet guard cargo net, heavy-duty
  • Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal driver, dual-depth frontal passenger with passenger sensing system, driver and right-front passenger side impact and front and rear outboard head curtain (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Rear Vision Camera (Includes inside mirror with LCD display when ordered without (UAV) audio system with navigation. Includes navigation display when ordered with (UAV) audio system with navigation.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger
  • Child seat restraint system
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

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Available Trims for the 2014 Cadillac CTS Wagon (6)

3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
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3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
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3.6L V6 RWD Performance
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3.6L V6 AWD Performance
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3.6L V6 RWD Premium
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3.6L V6 AWD Premium
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Safety Ratings for the 2014 Cadillac CTS Wagon

2014 Cadillac CTS Wagon 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury

US NHTSA Crash Test Results

Results shown are for the 2014 Cadillac CTS Wagon 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury:

Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

Dynamic Test Result

No Tip

Rollover Note

Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.


Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.