Cadillac had quite the year in 2014, thanks to a change in top management that led to numerous changes designed to separate Caddy from other GM brands and make it more competitive with the likes of BMW and Mercedes. As a result, there were plenty of exceptional models this year that we think are worthy of mention. Check out our list of the best Cadillac models of 2014!
The Cadillac Escalade is known industry-wide as Caddy’s flagship luxury SUV. But in 2014, it was also known as the 2014 Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year, at least according to AutoGuide.com (and us here at Crest Cadillac!). Unlike other industry awards, this award was chosen by actual drivers who experience these vehicles on a daily basis. The 2015 Escalade won the award thanks to its refine style, both inside and out—and who can forget that powerful 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine?!
The ATS-V we’re talking about might be a 2016 model, but it was most definitely one of Cadillac’s stars of 2014. The performance coupe and sedan variants were unveiled at the LA Auto Show in November, featuring Twin Turbo 3.6-liter V6s that are good for 455 horsepower and a top speed of 185 mph. This powerful engine allows the ATS-V to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, making it a real contender for performance enthusiasts when it’s released sometime next year.
While many think of the Cadillac ELR as a rebadged Chevy Volt, we know better. Sure, the two cars share some features, but the ELR is all Cadillac. The plug-in hybrid can go up to 37 miles in electric-only mode, meaning it can save some serious dollars for drivers with fairly short commutes. Inside the ELR oozes luxury, with features like leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and CUE (Cadillac User Experience) infotainment with navigation.