The base sedan comes with power doors, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; automatic dual-zone climate control; a power driver seat; a tilt and telescoping steering wheel; an AM/FM/CD/XM audio system with auxiliary jack; an air filtration system; and automatic headlamps. Base cars come with 'leatherette' vinyl seats, a Euro-like touch that's disappointing. The Sport Wagon adds a power tailgate to that list. The Performance package adds standard 18-inch wheels, the FE2 suspension, and high-intensity discharge head-lamps. The same package on the bigger V-6 nets standard surround sound and a USB/iPod interface.
Rolled up with all the major options—a panoramic sunroof, all-wheel drive, a 40GB hard drive for navigation and music files, heated seats, and Bluetooth connectivity—the CTS Sport Wagon will tingle the nether regions of a $50,000 sticker. It's still in the range of an Audi A4 Avant—and superior in many ways.
The major options include a panoramic sunroof; Bluetooth connectivity; ventilated seats; a pet cover for the wagon's cargo hold; and 18- or 19-inch wheels and tires, to go with different suspension packages and all-weather or summer tires. An easy-to-use entertainment system for its hard-drive music storage and a memory function that stores radio broadcasts (kind of like TiVo) are among the highlights not found on other models, and the audio system includes a USB port, iPod integration, and MP3 playback capabilities.