What stood about on the Cadillac CTS-V is its balance – both in performance and in terms of comfort and luxury. Of course it has Cadillac’s navigation system that’s hidden with ignition turned off; of course it has adaptive Xenon HID forward lighting; yeah, there’s a rear-view camera with exceptional clarity; enjoy the hand-stitched accents covering the instrumental panel, the door trim and central console. The list goes on – I won’t.
Putting the rubber to the ground are Michelin P255/40ZR tires in front and P285/35ZR gumballs in the back, all riding on 19-inch twinned five-spoke alloys. They’ll break loose easily when the traction control is turned off and that’s easy to do with 0-60 times of 4.2 seconds available.
I’m so glad Cadillac made this car. Yeah, it’s a little bit heavy at 4390 pounds but its ample power overcomes that weight with a shrug. Yeah, it only seats four people, but does so in estimable comfort and allows 98 cubic feet of interior passenger volume.
Dressed with all number of airbags including front and rear head curtains, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V sport wagon is, nonetheless a practitioner of active safety, thanks to its incredible driving manners. While not yet rated in frontal or side crashes, the CTS-V gets four stars in rollovers. Assembled at Lansing, MI, the CTS-V wagon is the ultimate American hot rod.
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© 2011 Anne Proffit