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Cadillac CTS Sport Luxury Wagon – 2010

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The Cadillac CTS sport wagon makes great car for the family. It features a CTS-V engine with an output of 556 hp with either all-wheel drive or rear wheel only and three engines are available, so you can quickly see that there are CTS options to fit anyone. The styling cues feature razorback lines, large forward sloping grille and the distinct Cadillac upright head and taillights.

The Cadillac CTS comes with your choice of two engines, first a 3.0 liter DOHC V6 with 270 hp and 223 lb/ft of torque and a larger engine a 3.6 liter DOHC V6 producing 304 hp and 273 lb/ft of torque. Lastly is a big V8 engine, 6.2 liters supercharged pushing out 551 lb/ft torque available in the CTS-V.

Standard transmission on the Cadillac CTS is a six speed automatic, and as mentioned earlier rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive (AWD) is available.

Base price of the 3.6 liter CTS with AWD is $50000 and loaded would be around $60000. With this engine and transmission configuration the fuel mileage is 11.7 L/ 100km city and 7.4 L/ 100 km highway with a range of 570 km per full tank.

Cadillacs are known for their straight line body design and some of these lines are functional as well as stylish, like the hot air extraction gills on the fender below the A pillar.

The 3.6 AWD wagon comes with standard features like wood interior trim, heated and cooled seats, HID headlights, BOSE 5.1 surround stereo system with 40GB of hard drive space and sports suspension.

Another great standard feature is a thinner front seat that creates more leg room for rear passengers and offer better lumbar support for the driver.

When it comes to storage space the Cadillac CTS Sportwagon will not dissappoint, just open the rear door and take a view at 720 liters / 25.4 cubic ft of cargo space and if you have the seat folded down you will get double the amount of storage space. There are also handy tie-downs to keep belongings in place.

If you go for the Preferred Equipment Package for around $8000 you will get a sunroof that is twice the size of the standard one and it includes a powered sunshade.

To keep all occupants safe in the CTS Sportwagon here the safety features. There are six airbags, traction control and stability control. The CTS Wagon feels like a very solid and safe vehicle similar to driving a Volvo. It could be due to the weight of the Cadillac CTS Wagon which comes in at 4310 lbs.

Other features include power assisted steering , four wheel disc brakes, ABS , Electronic Brake Distribution which Cadillac called Dynamic Brake Proportioning.

Going into the cabin, the driver is placed well positioned in the middle of the dash instruments and controls. One of the instruments available is a GPS system / screen which also displays the image for the backup camera.

Potential Cadillac buyers have the choice of six colors for the leather interior to match the wood trim on the steering wheel, door panel and dash.

If you hate re-adjusting the seat again after your spouse or family member have driven the car, you don’t have to worry with the Cadillac CTS Sportwagon because it comes standard with Memory / Personalization feature.

Once you got your seat, exterior mirrors, radio stations and climate control set the way you want it, just hit a button to save it. Next time to recall your settings just hit the same button.

If you enjoy taking turns aggressively you will not have to worry about the CTS Sportwagon’s suspension. Although the CTS rides a little low, the sport suspension can more than handle race track like driving.

In conclusion, the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sportwagon is premium luxury family car that has tons of cargo room and more than enough horsepower for the whole family to go on vacation and it is sporty enough for the individual that enjoys aggressive through the country side.

Fuel Economy: Regular Gas: 11.7 L / 100 km city. 7.4 L / 100 km highway.
Price: $39,000 – $54,000 USD


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Editor @ November 10, 2010

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