2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon - Road Test Specs

2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon CTS Wagon

(3.0L V6 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
StylePremium 4dr Wagon (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$52,545
Options on test vehicleSummer Tire Performance Package ($2,090).
As-tested MSRP$54,635


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,564cc (217 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.3
Redline (rpm)6,700
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)304 @ 6400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)273 @ 5200
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 4.06, II: 2.37, III: 1.57, IV: 1.16, V: 0.85, VI: 0.67 FD: 3.42


Suspension, frontShort and long arm
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.1:1
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContisport Pro Contact 3
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, front245/45ZR19 98Y
Tire size, rearP245/45R19 98Y
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches
Wheel materialPolished alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.6
0-60 mph (sec.)7.0
0-75 mph (sec.)10.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.1 @ 93.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)118
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)67.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.81
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.6
@ Full throttle (dB)70.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)59.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAcceleration from the CTS wagon is adequate and nothing more. It does little to inspire the heart, soul or body. The engine isn't involving and there's little a driver can do to improve acceleration.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsRespectable stopping distance. No fade. Feels only OK.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSkid pad: Stability control cannot be fully disabled and makes its presence known clearly on skid pad. Again, a good number but not such a fun one to earn. Slalom: Stability control calibrated well enough to truly stay out of the way in all but the stupidest situations. Chassis doesn't like midcorner bumps (cone 3) but still makes a good slalom number.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)63.88
Wind (mph, direction)2.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/26 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,202
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51/49
Length (in.)191.6
Width (in.)75.6
Height (in.)59.1
Wheelbase (in.)113.4
Track, front (in.)61.8
Track, rear (in.)62.0
Turning circle (ft.)36.0
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)35.9
Headroom, front (in.)38.8
Headroom, rear (in.)37.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.3
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)25.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)58.0


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Available

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