What Changed for the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon:
Cadillac begins filling out the CTS lineup this year with the introduction of a new Sport Wagon model. Joining the CTS and CTS-V sedans, the new Sport Wagon improves cargo utility by offering up to 53.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. Offered in standard, Luxury, Performance and Premium trim levels, the new CTS Sport Wagon is available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The standard model has the smaller of two V-6 engines and the usual roster of entry-luxury standard features including a Bose audio system with XM satellite radio, dual-zone climate control, OnStar telematics with a one-year subscription to service, heated side mirrors, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The seats are upholstered in leatherette, rather than leather. Options include a panoramic sunroof, dealer-installed rear-seat entertainment system, chrome wheels, and a handful of other items.
What Changed for the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sedan:
- Cadillac's first-ever station wagon offering
- Wheelbase of 113.4 inches, overall length 0.3 inches shorter than CTS Sedan
- V-shaped rear design elements
- Cargo space behind the rear seats = 25 cubic feet
- Up to 53.4 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seats folded
- Power rear liftgate can be programmed to open at specific heights
- Roof-to-bumper vertical taillights with unique "light-pipe" technology
- Integrated roof rack design
- Standard cargo management system
- Choice between two V-6 engines
- Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
- Available all-wheel drive (AWD)
- Unique, available 19-inch wheel design
- Available pop-up navigation
- Available 40-gigabyte internal hard drive
- Available panoramic sunroof
- Available pet screen
A new 3.0-liter, direct-injected V-6 is the standard engine for CTS sedans for 2010. It is the same engine that powers the new CTS Sport Wagon and a variant of the engine used in the all-new SRX. Also for 2010, the CTS Sedan incorporates a new USB port for audio devices, offers an adaptive forward lighting system, and adds a pop-up navigation system. The high-performance CTS-V returns with its suede-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob now standard. Also, a new wood trim package adorns the interior.
- Fuel-saving 3.0-liter, direct-injected V-6 engine is now standard in all North American models
- New air filtration system with automatic cabin odor filtration
- Available 19-inch polished aluminum wheels with P245/45ZR19 performance tires
- Two new exterior colors: Vanilla Latte and Tuscan Bronze ChromaFlair
- Suede-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, new wood trim package added to CTS-V
Introduced in 2002 as a sports sedan, the Cadillac CTS is now in its second generation. The 2010 CTS adds a wagon body style and a new base engine that's slightly more powerful than the previous model. According to the automaker, the 2010 CTS combines high performance with a smooth ride.
The sedan version of the 2010 CTS is offered in five trim levels. The 3.0 base model includes standard equipment such as dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, eight-way power driver seat, and an eight-speaker sound system. The 3.0 Luxury level adds leather upholstery, upgraded seats, and Bluetooth connectivity as standard equipment. The Luxury level also includes the Eco Lux Collection, which the automaker says will increase gas mileage to 30 mpg highway. The 3.0 Performance trim level has a larger V6 engine, an upgraded sound system, 18-inch wheels, performance brakes, sport suspension, and other enhancements. The 3.6 Premium level has a sunroof, 19-inch wheels, upgraded suspension, and enhanced steering.
The new 2010 CTS Wagon has the same trim levels, and adds a hatchback for versatility. It offers 25 cu. ft. of cargo space with the rear seats raised, and 53.4 cu. ft. when they're lowered.
The CTS's new V6 is a 3.0 liter 270-hp engine that delivers 18 mpg in the city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates. The 3.6-liter V6 generates 304 hp. Standard on all wagons and 3.6 sedans is a six-speed automatic transmission, but a six-speed manual is available as a credit option. The manual transmission is standard on 3.0 sedans, with the automatic available as an option. Rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is available.
Standard safety on the CTS include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and the a proprietary emergency communications system.
Base MSRP for the 2010 CTS is from $35,165 to $60,720.
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