2010 Cadillac CTS Features

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With the addition of the CTS Sport Wagon, Cadillac's touched up the standard features on the lineup for 2010.

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 filtra-tion system; and automatic headlamps. Base cars come with vinyl seats, a Euro-like touch that's disappointing. The Sport Wagon adds a power tailgate to that list. From that point, Edmunds describes a Luxury package that includes more standard features such as leather seating; heated seats; Bluetooth; a CD changer; and ambient lighting. The Performance package, they note, adds stan-dard 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.

The 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon offer TiVo-style memory for radio shows, a world-class navigation system, and an iPod connection-not to mention serious performance upgrades.

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. In particular, reviewers note the CTS' advanced, easy-to-use entertainment system for its hard-drive music storage and a memory function that stores radio broadcasts. Kelley Blue Book points out that the sound system "will download and store your CD collection and operate your iPod from the pop-up touch screen," and CNET lauds the "tabbed structure" and improved screen resolution of the Infotainment system, commenting that the 40GB built-in hard drive is the largest they'd seen in a car to date. Edmunds is also wowed by the capabilities of the CTS's optional ($3,145) surround sound system, which has a USB port, iPod integration, and MP3 playback capabilities. It can also record and replay 60 minutes of traditional or satellite radio, on a rolling basis, in case you want to rewind to a section of a show you missed. Several reviewers liken the standout feature to TiVo.

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