It's hard to break the rear tires loose at launch, but the mid- to upper-rev ranges are strong. Much of the weight increase can be attributed to the extended roofline, the structural buttressing, and the electric hatch, but some is likely due to the glass roof that came on our test car. The second-generation car is longer, wider and stiffer than the original, yet this is one Caddy that happily soaks up the bumps on rust belt roads. Problem is a wagon body is inherently less stiff than a coupe or sedan, so additional suspension countermeasures may be necessary. It allows a supple ride on rough roads and crisp body control when it's needed.
Standard four-wheel discs the fronts are big 13. OnStar is stan-dard; adaptive lighting and parking sensors are available. No one seemed to know how to delete the songs in total. So the wagon is heavier than the sedan—a clear disadvantage—but the extra mass is offset by improved weight distribution. Cadillac has transformed perhaps the best-looking modern luxury sedan into the best-looking shooting brake. Thankfully for me, most of my driving is on the highway, as for city driving my Z06 was a lot better.
Sport Wagons are less nose-heavy than , with 48. Most said that all seating positions offered plenty of space, but some wished for more supportive front buckets during hard cornering. Hearing the word triggers a flashback of some horrific family vacation or the long arm of daddy unleashing a flurry of slaps rearward from the front seat. Those looking for more utility should look at the , which is reviewed separately. Choosing the wagon over the sedan is a question of personal taste and need for more luggage capacity.
As with the old port-injection versus direct-injection 3. V-Series badging and chrome side vents also help distinguish the V, and flashy 19-inch wheels, polished or painted, have V-shaped spoke segments and showcase the heavy-duty Brembo brake hardware. We were able to easily maintain a proper line as we put the power on during our attacks, holding the car around the turns to the track-out position. However, the cockpit was too snug for some, and the rear seat is a bit tight. But for those who need more power, a 3.
The more advanced option is a Direct Injection version of the same engine. Sharply folded edges, a chunky stance, and lots of chrome details give the sedan a stubby, sporting look. Fuel economy hasn't been released for 2010, but it's not expected to be any more efficient than the larger V-6-just less expensive to order. All passengers should appreciate the steady, composed ride and plush interior. It allows a supple ride on rough roads and crisp body control when it's needed. Starting with the criticisms, Cars. And there's the cost of building a very low-volume car.
Motivating 200 pounds more than the sedan, the optional 3. Very poor comfort - absolutely no power for a 304hp engine- I was shocked. The Sport Wagon adds a power tailgate to that list. Carfax was in error when they said it was a one owner car. A new 19-inch wheel-and-tire option offsets the softer suspension settings. Estimated fuel economy for the automatic 3. Luxury models add leather seating, 10-way adjustable power front seats a Bose sound system iPod adapter, built in hard drive and wireless cell phone link among other things, while a backup camera, navigation system and cooled seats are among the features offered on the Performance and Premium trim levels.
The cockpit is handsome, but it's more glitzy than any German car you can name, and some of the trim pieces and plastics draw attention to themselves, and not for the right reasons. With 304 hp on tap, Cadillac says the manual sedan will accelerate to 60 mph in 6. The 19-inch summer tire option is available with rear drive only. The Sport Wagon has to sell here on its own merits, which are considerable. With the split rear-seat up, it has 25 cubic feet of cargo space, nearly double the sedan's 13 cubic feet. The base engine is a 3.
Performance times have come in at just under four seconds to 60 mph either with the standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic, with a top speed of 191 mph. But for some reason, wagons have left a bad taste in the mouths of American drivers. It will also zig enthusiastically when required. The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. Sharply folded edges, a chunky stance, and lots of chrome details give the sedan a stubby, sporting look. It only had 6054 miles when purchased.
But its best performance comes in the turns, where its tight chassis and available sport-tuned suspension shine. That's not as quick as the competition. The 258-hp base V6 and automatic transmission should still be very adequate for most consumers. From a rest a 3. Press the throttle and response is noticeably stronger than the 3. It pays dividends on the track, but on regular roads it doesn't offer much stiffness beyond the midlevel setup. For that reason alone, TheCarConnection.
Based on last year, a poor year for the auto industry, that would be nearly 9000 units. Fit and finish are good, both outside and in, and even the base car is packed with a lot of standard kit. How many v versions would Cadillac build of a model that may sell as few as 4000 copies per year? The interior trim extends across the instrument panel down into a V-shaped accent in the center console that houses entertainment and climate controls. In real-world driving, the tremendous torque of this engine can pin you back to your seat in just about any situation, yet a well-calibrated throttle makes it easy to take off smoothly and gently. Fuel economy hasn't been released, but it's not expected to be any more efficient than the larger V-6-just less expensive to order. The is the benchmark by which most critics judge other sport sedans, thanks to its nimble handling and smooth engines. From the floor rails that provide attachment points for various tie-downs to the perfectly trimmed carpet, Cadillac seems to have created an exact replica of the cargo compartment of the Mercedes E-class wagon.