2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon — Flash Drive
This 2010 review is representative of model years 2010 to 2013.
By Staff of MSN Autos
Cadillac continues to show that it can compete with Europe's best. Its all-new CTS Sport Wagon ranks right up there with the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3-Series wagon. I really like the way it looks — so different from its competitors. The angular rear lines are attractive and create a nice profile. The interior is equally nice; I thought the center console was integrated smartly into the dash. While passenger space is plentiful, headroom was tight in the rear seats for adults around 6 feet tall. On the road, I was able to achieve 18 mpg in mixed driving, but was slightly disappointed in the V6 engine's power delivery. Overall, I was pleased with the CTS Sport Wagon, and pleased that Cadillac is delivering high-end products to the auto marketplace again. –Joe Chulick
This is one hot wagon! If you want your utility vehicle to drive like a sports car, forget the crossovers. The 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon is the way to go. The already handsome CTS form seems to look even better as a wagon, and its unique rear end sets the Sport Wagon apart from anything else on the road. Our tester was powered by GM's excellent direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 engine, which puts out 304 horsepower. Other notable features included 19-inch polished aluminum wheels, sport suspension, steering-wheel shift controls and upgraded brakes. The suspension, steering and brakes all have the same excellent feel that the sedan has, despite the extra weight of the larger cargo area. In fact, the Sport Wagon feels more like a sport sedan than any crossover that I have ever driven. –Mike Meredith
Cadillac shows that a wagon can be cool. Its all-new CTS Sport Wagon looks great, with sleek lines, sharp angles and big rear fender flares. Inside, it is stylish with quality materials. However, I found the front seats to be uncomfortable. The cargo area is well thought out, with movable tie-downs, an adjustable barrier between it and the passenger area, a ski pass-through and a cargo net. Rear seats are a bit cramped but usable; fold them down to create a surprisingly large flat surface for hauling larger items. Like the CTS sedan, the Sport Wagon has nice power with excellent handling. Fuel economy was not terribly impressive, though. With the performance of the CTS sedan and plenty of cargo-carrying ability, the CTS Sport Wagon makes a great alternative to the traditional SUV or sedan. –Perry Stern