The power is supplied by a 255 HP 3.6L VVT (dual overhead cams) all aluminum V6 engine coupled to my optional 5-speed automatic transmission. It ts a very smooth combination. The auto features a very nicely incorporated manual shift mode that is accessible with a right flick of your wrist. Pull back and it down and it shifts to the next lower gear. Push it up and it up-shifts. All five gears are accessible this way. This car is rear wheel drive with a 3.42 drive ratio. I have found 70 mph yields an engine speed of 2,250 rpm, which is good for less engine wear and highway gas mileage. The interior is well laid out with the exception of the glove box which is big enough to hold gloves and not much else.
The 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting is simple and intuitive to operate. The 8 speaker, 6 disc CD Bose Stereo delivers outstanding performance. The Sport Apperance package set this model of the CTS apart from all others.
Increase the glove box dimensions, use a tire package with a higher treadwear rating.