Cadillac CTS Third Generation Forum - 2014+ Discussion, Floor Cushions on 2014 CTS Sedan RWD in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; I am the proud owner of a new 2014 CTS sedan, Premium Edition, RWD. We love all the bells and ...
I am the proud owner of a new 2014 CTS sedan, Premium Edition, RWD. We love all the bells and whistles and the added size and lower weight. It really handles great. However, winter is approaching and I am contemplating getting a digital fit, Weather Tech Floor Liner for this car. When I took out the OEM floor mats, the carpeting is bulged up midway aft of the accelerator pedal. It appears there is no padding under the carpet from the accelerator pedal back about six inches. Then it feels like there is double padding from six inches back another six inches, so that creates the bulge. You feel like your feet are in a low point and behind your feet it is quite high. If there is a waterproof winter floor liner and any snow or rain collected, it would pool around your feet and not drain backwards. The Weather Tech floor liner literature suggests any water should collect closer to the seat, not the accelerator area.
Do any other 2014 CTS sedan owner have a similar observation?
My dealership inspected another 2014 CTS sedan and it has the same appearance for the carpeting and padding. They said that it probably was normal (as this was seen on two cars), but I feel this cannot be normal for no padding and then double padding. However I have not pulled up the carpeting to verify the double layer. Any suggestions?
Weather Tech does not have a digital fit floor liner yet in their inventory.
A reply on how your Floorliners fit would be great. I inquired several times to WeatherTech and they said that all they had (at the end of December 2013) was the 2014 CTS AWD. I was very suspicious that this was really the prior CTS body style and not the new CTS Sedan. They reassured me that they are developing the RWD version floorliners for the 2014 CTS and they would be available in January 2014.
I have not taken my 2014 CTS into the dealership yet to examine the floor cushions as the weather has been nasty in the Midwest. Does your CTS have a bulge about 6 inches behind the pedals? To me, it feels like the underlying padding has been folded up double with none directly behind the pedals and a double thickness from about 6" to 12" from the pedals.