This car ended up being my choice over BMW and Audi wagons. The styling is more distinctive, both exterior and interior. I have the 3.6L engine, and the 318 hp pulls this car with plenty of power. This car ended up costing me less than a 3 Series or A4 wagon, and I got more features and space without sacrificing being fun to drive. Very satisfied with this car.
3.0 v6 packs a punch for what it is. The car is the perfect size, it is nimble and aggressive. However the AWD isnt perfect, the carrier bearing has goven out once and it feels like it is giving out again. Steering is extremely responsive. everything functions well. The space capacity is awesome. My wife and son love to cruise in it and the boy can't get enough of the panoramic sun roof. I could not have asked for a better purchase. I bought the car from the original owner, with extensive car fax history and it still has plenty of Cadillac warranty. The mileage on the car was a little high, but the car still smells and for the most part feels like new.
I LOVE a station wagon and was thrilled when my favorite care designed one. This is my 4th Caddy, the first two being STS's and third an SRX. The SRX was my least favorite. Wagons are wonderful. You have the style, ride and comfort of a fancy sedan with the luggage space of an SUV. I haul around two Golden Retrievers and they like the comfort also. Although the head room in the SRX was better for the dogs because in the wagon they tend to hit the inside roof area and turn on the overhead light, they still look darn good in my diamond white Caddy. ;)
Traded my C5 Roadster for this on a rainy day. Drives great in rain snow and the panoramic sunroof is for all the other days. Was told the CTS-V goes through brakes and tires like crazy. I have 67K miles and the original brakes and tires. Performance and mpg on regular gas is phenomenal! The AWD system puts all the power to the ground and does not embarrass. GPS would not update and went on the fritz. Cadillac replaced it under warranty. No other issues.