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2010 Cadillac CTS Review

Now General Motors is back the brink, Cadillac must up its monogrammed sleeves to move semiprecious metal. Toward end, the new SRX gets the brand’s turbo engine, the stunning CTS is scheduled to arrive next and two new sedans bracketing today’s CTS are due in But the brightest ray of postapocalyptic hope is the CTS Wagon: the first U.S.-factory-built in Cadillac’s 107-year history.

In you hadn’t noticed, the new CTS wagon is a of form over function. To four-by-eight-foot sheets of plywood in the hold, you’ll need a Spoiling the luscious rump a trailer hitch would a mortal sin.

The neatly integrated roof are not configured for mattress hauling.

wagon is engineered to haul

Like the CTS sedan, its body is Hillary Clinton stiff, its is meaty enough to satisfy appetites, and its direct-injection DOHC V-6 are geared for go. Let the ladies ride in their Escalades and SRXs, wagon is crouched and ready to around with Audis, and Mercedes-Benzes of the long-roof persuasion.

The stylish backpack adds 200 and about an inch in height but to overall length. Cadillac two V-6 engines (3.0 liters and 270 hp or 3.6 and 304 hp) and rear- or all-wheel drive. no manual transmission is available, nor is a near-term plan to bolt the 556-hp supercharged V-8 under the hood. (Rumors that Bob negotiated a one-off CTS-V Wagon as part of his unretirement package have not been by government watchdogs.)

The Sport Wagon’s stern is as as it is attractive. Seatback releases are from both the passenger and the cargo hold.

Dropping the to the level position boosts capacity from 25.0 to cubic feet. Two floor are fitted with four tie-down anchors. A pullout conceals valuables, and a folding panel can be engaged in two sets of to partition off groceries. Small and sub-basement compartments are provided, there’s a rubber mat to minimize the hassle when potted must be transported.

The power tailgate can be programmed to partially open in height-challenged

The best news is that the CTS Wagon turns mundane into high-speed pursuits. the six-speed automatic’s manual allows the driver to command up- and downshifts with buttons on the back side of the steering-wheel Our test car was fitted with the FE3 suspension, which swaps a ride for taut body and supple wheel action. The is crisp, and list angles are in check by stout antiroll

Steering feedback is the best find in any GM product, the Camaro and included. Y-speed-rated summer mounted to nineteen-inch polished-aluminum provide a lively combination of and at-the-limit agility.

What’s not to The outboard corners of the instrument and the aggressively gusseted front openings are impediments to easy and exit. Electrically activated impose a momentary delay every yank of any door

The rearview mirror is half of D-pillars, headrests, and the rear

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Thus far, Volvo is in convincing a significant number of that wagons offer an combination of driving and hauling As the current downsizing movement momentum, that might The Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon be the ideal product at just the time to become the next thing.

Since those of us who pay taxes own interest in the New GM, it’s in our interests for to resume its luxury-class swagger as as possible.

On Sale . Now

Price . (base 3.0L/as tested)

. 3.6L V-6, 304 hp, 273 lb-ft


The T badge on the 2010 tailgate announces the arrival of ‘s first-ever turbocharged engine. Packing 300 hp and 32 percent torque than the normally 3.0-liter base engine, the new V-6 is armed with variable timing, a twin-scroll turbo 10.5 psi of boost, and an air-to-air Unlike other new turbo fuel is delivered to the intake instead of the combustion chambers.

Working amiably with its automatic transmission, the 2.8T lag-free, diesel-like urge a torque curve that’s flat from 2000 to rpm. But unlike oil burners, the climb enthusiastically to 6200 Mileage estimates are 16/23 a 1-mpg loss in the city 3.0-liter SRXs.

While power escalation is welcome, the claimed 7.5-second 0-to-60-mph still lags behind the sporting crossovers offered by Mercedes-Benz. and Volvo .

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