Description: The CTS Sport Wagon is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in 10 trims, ranging from the 3.0L Base RWD to the 3.6L Premium AWD.
The 3.0L Base RWD is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 270-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. The 3.6L Premium AWD is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter, V6, 304-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.
Excellent road feel that is smooth, communicative, and refined
Handling performance that rivals the European sedans
Uncomfortably hard front seats
Rear seat access is limited
Time lag with full throttle acceleration
Steering wheel shifters don’t automatically override into manual mode
Verdict: If you're going to get a 4-door, skip the sedan and just get a wagon!
This is an extremely impressive offering from GM. It has a wonderful ride quality, unique styling, and provides a high quality “made in America” choice in a performance and luxury wagon. However, it does have two significant issues which give me pause; the abrupt throttle behavior and the uncomfortable seats. Both would be daily distractions on an otherwise excellent car. Hopefully Cadillac will iron these out.