Compare BMW 4-Series vs. Cadillac CTS

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2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 Cadillac CTS
2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 Cadillac CTS
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L Twin Turbo V6 RWD Vsport
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • CTS-V Wagon
  • CTS-V Coupe
  • CTS-V Sedan
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L Twin Turbo V6 RWD Vsport Premium


MSRP $40,500 $51,000  
Invoice $37,260 $47,940
Avg. Paid $31,832 $38,651

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 9.0  
Critics' Rating 9.6 9.6
Performance 9.3 9.3
Interior 7.7 7.7
Cost to Own 7.7 7.7
Safety N/A 10.0
Reliability 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

  • Good fuel economy
  • Sharp handling
  • Strong engines
  • Agile handling
  • Posh, handsome interior
  • Comfortable, quiet cabin
  • Limited cabin storage
  • Confusing infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 23 City / 35 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy



Body Style Coupe 4 Door Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 110.6 114.60  
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 195.50
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 72.20
Height, Overall (in) 54.2 57.20

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional  
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3649  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 4 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.40
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 45.70
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.90
Front Hip Room (in) 53.80
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 37.50
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 35.40
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 54.80
Second Hip Room (in) 53.30
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 13.7


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Leather Seats Optional Standard  
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional Standard


Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 272 @ 5500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 1250 295 @ 3000-4500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 37.1 - TBD -


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 19.0


Active Suspension System Optional Optional  
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.