2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Preview

Jeff Youngs | Dec 31, 2009
FAST FACTS
  • Cadillac's first-ever station wagon offering
  • Choice between two V-6 engines
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Wheelbase of 113.4 inches, overall length 0.3 inches shorter than CTS sport sedan
  • Available all-wheel drive (AWD), pop-up navigation screen, 40-gigabyte internal hard drive
  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • New 19-inch wheels
  • On sale in dealerships in fall of 2009

Introduction

Arriving in dealerships in fall of 2009, the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon features an aerodynamic profile and a V-shaped tailgate motif. Developed on the same wheelbase as the CTS sedan, but just a hair shorter in overall length, the CTS Sport Wagon will be powered by a choice between two V-6 engines in North America, matched to a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission, with AWD available as an option.

Model Lineup

The 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, similar to the sedan upon which it is based, will offer numerous available features that include AWD, a hand-cut and -sewn interior with Sapele wood accents, a pop-up navigation screen, and a 40-gigabyte internal hard drive.

Design

Based on the Cadillac CTS sedan and a sister vehicle to the , the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon features dramatic design. The silhouette suggests speed and aerodynamic efficiency. While it rides on the same 113.4-inch wheelbase as the CTS sedan, the wagon is 0.3 inches shorter. It has a cargo area measuring 25 cubic feet behind the rear seats. The CTS Sport Wagon has a V-shaped tailgate motif; integrated roof load management system with crossbars for a seamless appearance; cargo management system with adjustable in-floor containment; rear stop lamp integrated in the roof spoiler; power-opening liftgate (that operates via a key fob or a button inside the vehicle); large, vertical taillamps with light-pipe technology; new 19-inch wheels; and an available panoramic sunroof.

Hardware

Two engines will be offered under the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon's hood. The standard 3.0-liter V-6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT) produces an estimated 255 hp and 253 lb.-ft. of torque. This will be the standard engine in North America, according to Cadillac. There's also a 3.6-liter direct-injection V-6 engine that generates an estimated 304 hp with no loss of fuel efficiency, Cadillac says, and a 25-percent drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions. Cadillac also says the Sport Wagon is expected to deliver up to an estimated 28 mpg highway. Both engines are paired with 6-speed transmissions; a manual is standard with an automatic available. European and Asian markets will also have a 250-hp, 2.9-liter, turbo-diesel V-6 as an engine choice.

The Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon rides on an independent short/long arm (SLA) front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. The vehicle includes a stability control system that integrates the anti-lock brakes (ABS) with traction control, hydraulic brake assist, and engine drag control.

Technology

Standard or available technology features on the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon include a 40-gigabyte internal hard drive, pop-up navigation screen, and a panoramic sunroof. Expect Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar, XM satellite radio with NavTraffic feature, and powerful audio systems, such as 8-speaker Bose sound or 5.1 Surround Sound systems, and other options.


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