Are you the type of buyer that puts a premium on handling? Do you like a powerful and classy car but you also need some utility for family duties? Well have we got a car for you...a station wagon. What, you never even thought of a wagon? Well, I'm here to tell you that cars like the new Cadillac CTS Wagon offer all of the above, and in many ways are better than a utility vehicle. In the past I have owned a BMW 5 Series station wagon (Touring) and a BMW X5 SUV and I can say that I preferred the wagon, it was one of my favorite cars. Why? It handled like a dream; it had a bigger cargo area than the SUV and it looked much more stylish than any SUV could hope for. Wagons are extremely popular in Europe and the real competition for this Cadillac are European wagons from BMW and Audi. In fact this Cadillac was developed for the European market and is offered here to help round out the Cadillac line.
This is a very unique looking car, unique in a good way. The very popular and well-crafted CTS sedan has been adapted into a wagon with good results. The rich paint, chrome accents and polished wheels convey luxury and the signature vertical Cadillac rear lights look slick, as do the duel chrome exhaust tips. The chunky rear end and wide fenders give this CTS wagon a meaty stance. Wheel sizes range from 17-inches on the base model up to 19-inches on the top model, in a polished alloy look. Some might find the North American obsession with chrome a bit overpowering compared to clean European designs, but there is no doubt that the CTS wagon stands out. The CTS wagon competes with the BMW 3-Series Touring and Audi A4 Avant on price, starting at just over $44,000, but it is larger than both those vehicles, almost as large as the BMW 5-Series Touring.