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2010 Cadillac CTS4 Sport Wagon Review (video)

2010 Cadillac CTS4 Sport Wagon Review (video)

The market's sharpest wagon is well-equipped for Northern winters By ,

The CTS family is growing faster than Tiger Woods' legal bill. Cadillac kicked off their second-generation 3-Series threat with a rear or all-wheel-drive sedan, added a 556-horsepower performance model, and has just tossed a wagon into the mix, too. Look for a Coupe coming very soon as well. Like the sedan, the Sport Wagon is currently available with two V6 engines and All Wheel Drive (AWD).

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.