Compare Cadillac CTS vs. BMW 4-Series

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2014 Cadillac CTS 2014 BMW 4-Series
2014 Cadillac CTS 2014 BMW 4-Series
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
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible


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

U.S. News Scores

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

Pros & Cons

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

General Specs

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



Body Style 4 Door Sedan Coupe  


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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3649 3470  

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


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
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 Standard Optional  
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
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 Standard Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Standard Optional


Engine & Performance

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


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


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