|Pointy slashes, complex lines and blade-like chrome jewelry adorn the Sport Wagon’s body.|
This story focuses on the current top-line CTS Wagon—the CTS4 Sport Wagon 3.6. The nomenclature indicates that the tester came with the up-level V6 in the engine room and an automatic All Wheel Drive (AWD) system under the floor. The premise here is simple: the CTS4 Sport Wagon aims to be a premium, fun-to-drive, all-season cruiser with an eye for winter motoring confidence.
Careful, it’s sharp
Pointy slashes, complex lines and blade-like chrome jewelry adorn the Sport Wagon’s body-- which has a number of edges that look sharp enough to cut oneself on.
Not for a second does it look like designers simply slapped a wagon backside onto the standard car. The body’s proportions and alertness need to be seen in person, and photos don’t do the coupe-like stance justice.
Striking, snug, very high-tech
Speaking of coupe-like, the Sport Wagon’s interior poses the same size compromise as the sedan. Wagon or not, drivers of above-average height or width will likely find things a bit tight in the head or knee-room departments, respectively.
Other complaints included relatively small at-hand storage compartments, the lack of a sunglass holder, and the awkward placement of window switches behind the arm-rest on the driver’s door.
The rear seat bench offers space for two adults or three kids with relative ease. It can be occupied by 3 grown-ups, too—all of whom will gripe initially about the snug fit before finding it comfy once settled into.
|Wagon or not, drivers of above-average height or width will likely find things a bit tight in the head or knee-room departments, respectively.|