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2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

CTS Sport Wagon: Tailors Need Not Apply

The key difference between CTS Sport Wagon and SRX is in the cargo area, and it's here where the wagon takes a back seat. It's a useful area, in that the CTS Sport Wagon adds on 25 cubic feet to the passenger space, and lets owners flip down the rear seats for a total of 53.4 cubic feet of room. And it's easily accessed, with a power tailgate standard and a roof system that adds uncovered capacity to its cargo-hauling profile (but that would spoil the shape, no?). Under the flat cargo floor and built into its sides are trays and hooks and all sorts of tiedowns for safe cargo hauling. The SRX is the winner here, though - 61.2 cubic feet of space versus the Sport Wagon's 53 cu ft.

The same story goes for the second-row seats. If any more than two adults will be riding in your CTS, the Wagon's the winner over the CTS sedan for sure. Mainly, it's because of the vertical height and longer rear doors. The CTS sedan can be a tough clamber for big guys and gals; the cutouts for feet are particularly small. The Sport Wagon's relatively easy to enter and exit, and that makes all the difference for those extra passengers. However, the SRX still sits taller and has larger door openings, and a touch more leg and head room in back.

It's a good thing those features don't mean as much for the crew fascinated by the CTS Sport Wagon's features, handling and its artfully glitzy look. If you want rear-drive balance and feel, there's simply nothing like the Sport Wagon in Cadillac showrooms.

And with its crisp and creased edges, there's not much like it, period.

Steer over to our 2010 Cadillac CTS page for more photos, pricing and specifications, and get a comprehensive review of the CTS over at our sister site, TheCarConnection.com.


 
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  1. Sorry Mazda but the wife's 6 Sport Wagon comes off of lease next year and I now know whats replacing it. This car looks fantastic!!!
     
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  2. I hear what you are saying Alister but the Caddy will still handle like a tub no matter what designer clothes that GM attempt to drape over it. You will be better off with the Mazda 6 or plumping up a bit more for an A4.
     
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  3. Wizard- you should try the sedan. It's really a good car. The 3.8 has good power and truly feels similar in the ride department to a BMW 3 series. It's by no means on par with the Bimmer, but if you were blindfolded and riding in both, I bet you'd have a tough time telling one from the other.
    Government Motors has a great product in the CTS. If this car and other products like the Buick Lacrosse had been around 5 years ago, GM might not be in the situation it currently finds itself in.
     
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  4. As I recall Mazda has dropped the 6 wagon so the Caddy is a likely alternative. I'm looking forward to a test drive.
     
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  5. Wizard- Your most likely right but alas its for the wife. So her car to me is like a piece of art, it serves no purpose. So quite frankly I'd rather stare at the Caddy as I pull into the garage instead of what looks to me like a bar of soap from Audi.
     
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  6. The rear doors are identical in the sedan and wagon--they wanted to save money. The seat might be different. I was hoping the wagon would have more rear headroom, but no!
     
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  7. I think GM is a little behind with this model ... it already needs to be updated ... The 2010 Lincoln MKT is more advanced with more power and absolutely stunning. It also is hitting dealer lots as we speak.
     
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  8. Just put my second CTS on the road yesterday. The 2010 is apparently 200 lbs. heavier and lots of little things have been modified. Still reading up on all the settings. The doors are heavy and have that hi-end car feel when closing. Hugs the road beautifully. Very comfortable seats.
    Head room is a little sparse but not being tall I can deal with it, but could not drive wearing a hat. I have a question please: does anyone have the black one? When I questioned why the colour looked like it had extremely fine scratch-like circular marks I was told it is called angel hair marking caused by negative and postive charges in the paint and if people don't like that look, it can be modified by wax and or perma shine treatment. Anyone know about this? Thanks. ciam@cogeco.ca
     
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