Cadillac's popular CTS returns for 2010 with some significant changes. While two engines still power the range, the standard unit is now a 270-hp 3.0-liter V6, rather than the 263-hp 3.6-liter of years past. The available direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 makes 304 hp. Each engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with driver shift control. Both rear-wheel drive and a performance-oriented all-wheel drive system are available, the latter mated only to the automatic.
The CTS-V offers 556 hp and 551 ft-lb from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, enough to get the lithe sedan to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, according to Cadillac.
New to the CTS mix is the SportWagon, a handsome station wagon that features 58 cubic-feet of cargo space, fold-flat split-folding rear seats, an integrated cargo management system, and a programmable power liftgate.
The CTS range does not lack for amenities, with an interior boasting hand-crafted trim in a variety of available woods, ambient LED lighting, a Bose stereo system, auto up/down windows, and 8-way power driver's seating. Available goodies include navigation, an upgraded Bose system with 300 watts, ten speakers, and a 40-gigabyte hard-drive music system that allows you to record live radio and burn CDs. An available Ultra-View sunroof is large enough to display the world above to both front and rear passengers.
All CTS models benefit from a strut tower brace that improves chassis stiffness, as well as big 12.4-inch disc brakes. Three different suspension tuning levels are available, ranging from comfortable to high-performance. While 17-inch alloy wheels are standard, 18-inchers are available.
Safety isn't overlooked in any aspect of the CTS, and a full range of airbags are standard, including dual stage front airbags, front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and head curtain side-impact airbags for passengers front and rear. Cadillac's StabiliTrak stability control and all-speed traction control are also standard.
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Cadillac hasn't yet offered a brutal variant of its luxo-barge SUV, but that may change.
We're still not sure when these big-boy SUVs will be unveiled, though.
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It's unclear when these cars will actually debut.
The camouflage hid all the beefy bits, but they won't stay covered forever.
Cadillac's midsize performance sedan goes on sale in early 2020.
Cadillac's smallest performance sedan goes on sale in early 2020.