2012 Cadillac CTS Wagon: Video Road Test and Review

The Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon is a high performance estate from the American luxury car builder that combines refined aggressive styling with a very utilitarian layout with room for five full size passengers inside and up to 58 cubic feet worth of cargo capacity, with the second row seats folded flat.  Cadillac offers the Sport Wagon in four distinct trim packages ranging from the Standard, to the Luxury, Performance and finally Premium.

The entry level CTS Sport Wagon is the Standard, which is powered by a 3.0 Liter V6 producing 270 HP and 223 lb-ft of torque to the tune of 18 MPG in the city and as much as 27 MPG on the highway.  Other standard features include a power lift gate, Bluetooth hands free connectivity, a seven speaker Bose sound system, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and of course OnStar starting at $39,015.  The Luxury version of the Sport Wagon, which starts out at $42,150 gets upgraded with an in dash six disk CD changer to make the most of the Bose head unit, while ambient lighting livens up the interior and the rearview mirror gains an integrated LCD display that shows what the back up camera is capturing.  Tactile surfaces are also given a once over with Sapele wood trim and leather, including heated, power adjustable front seats.

The CTS Sport Wagon Performance version benefits from a more powerful direct injected 3.6 Liter V6 generating a maximum output of 318 HP and 275 lb-ft of torque that gets an estimated 18 MPG around town and up to 26 MPG at cruising speed, which goes great with the CTS’s upgraded 18 inch aluminum wheels, sport performance suspension system and limited slip differential.  Up front the Performance minded $44,190 Sport Wagon gains a pair of high intensity discharge headlamps, while the Bose sound system gains an extra speaker to bring the total up to eight.  The top of the line, $49,750 Premium iteration, gets a glide up touch screen navigation display that rises up out of the dash, helpful features like keyless entry and remote start, ultrasonic park assist and rain sensing wipers.  While luxury items like ventilated front seats and the awe-inspiring UltraView panoramic sunroof round out the package.

A list of similar cars to the CTS Sportwagon are the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon, 2012 Acura TSX Sportwagon and 2012 BMW 3-Series Sportwagon.

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