Test Drive 2010 CTS Sport Wagon: Sports Sedan in Wagon Form

I have a 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon from Crest Cadillac in Plano for a weekend test drive review.

2010 Cadillac Sport Wagon

Saturday evening I took the CTS Sport Wagon out for a nice drive by the lake and on some winding roads to really get a feel for it as a sport sedan in wagon form.  What I wanted to know is once I got into the corners, hunting for the apex, accelerating briskly through the turn, would I forget that this was a CTS Sport Wagon and not the CTS Sport Sedan?

The CTS Sport Wagon is the same overall length as the CTS Sedan –191.6 inches long.  The Sedan weighs 4,212 lbs, while the CTS Sedan weighs 3,861 lbs.  Add a bit more for the Ultraview sunroof.  The Sport Wagon weighs 350 lbs less than the CTS Sedan.  The Sedan and the Sport Wagon 3L Automatic are both rated 18 city/27 highway mpg.

However, the CTS Sport Wagon weighs 1,255 lbs LESS than the 5,467 lb Cadillac SRX, which is rated 18/25 mpg city/highway.

The Sport Wagon drives like the CTS Sedan.  It corners like the CTS Sedan.  It accelerates (except for the extra 350 lbs of weight) like a CTS Sedan.   That’s the ideal reason to get a CTS Sport Wagon — if you want the luxury performance of the CTS Sedan, but also need the utility that the Sport Wagon offers in terms of carrying capacity, ease of loading/unloading, and specialized load support.

Also, if you just love the thought of a wagon that can accelerate and corner, this is one.  Of course, the planned CTS-V Sport Wagon should arrive this summer and is on the list of a lot of people who want a real Hauler.  But if you want a win/win/win vehicle in terms of sporty performance / utility / mpg efficiency, the test model is the right Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon for you.

Let’s look at the rear cargo deck of the CTS Sport Wagon:

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Anchor System

This is a close-up image of the CTS Sport Wagon Cargo Anchoring system. This system is easy to use, and completely adjustable.  There is a rail like this on each side of the floor of the cargo area.   The oval anchor points slide back and forth along the slotted track.  So it is easy to perfectly position the anchor points where you need them to secure your cargo.  If on the other hand you need the back area to be perfectly flat, you simply slide the anchor points to the wide opening in the track and pull them off.   These could not be easier to use, and like the Pet Cargo Guard System are very thoughtful additions.

There is a handy storage area there to the side for a flashlight or emergency kit, and there is under-floor storage as well.

My Host for this test drive is Crest Cadillac of Plano, Texas.  They are located at 2701 North Central Expressway, Plano, Texas.  You can contact them by phone Toll-free at 1-866-697-9144 or locally at (972)578-7511, or on Twitter or Facebook

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