2010 Cadillac CTS-V Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

In recent years Cadillac revived its focus on quality and interior refinement, and by nearly all accounts, the 2010 Cadillac CTS-V has a very impressive cabin.

The CTS-V is inviting and comfortable, especially in the leather sport buckets up front or in the available Recaro seats shod in microfiber that add more lateral support and longer thigh extensions for taller drivers. On paper, the CTS-V seats five adults, but we've found that four will be more comfortable. Many critics have noted the comfort of the optional Recaro seats, which Autoblog praised for being highly adjustable. Consumer Guide liked the standard sport seats, and noted their support during quick drives, but added that the Recaros have better adjustable bolsters to "dial in ideal comfort/support ratio."

The 2010 Cadillac CTS-V is a surprisingly comfortable daily driver, with top-notch cabin materials.

Critics aren't as prolific about the rear seats, but Consumer Guide wrote that the back is adequate, but larger adults could feel "crowded" and that the available sunroof cuts into head room, which is a common complaint.

The CTS-V is fit for daily driving duty, but suffers in available cargo space. Consumer Guide wrote that the trunk is inhibited by a small opening, and that interior storage in the glove box and center console is only average. Edmunds agreed, saying that fitting big bulky items into the 13.6 cubic feet in the trunk is "hampered by a very short deck."

Most reviewers are very impressed with the assembly quality and materials used for the 2010 CTS-V interior. Edmunds gave the CTS-V high praise by noting that the attention to detail in the Cadillac wouldn't be out of place in more expensive cars. Consumer Guide picks it up from there, saying the interior rivals "the best in this highly competitive class." Autoblog enjoyed the microfiber inserts around the seats and steering wheel, writing that the small touches gave the interior a rich feel and great looks. Road & Track and Automobile magazine liked the piano black interior trim by noting that it helped keep the interior from looking too dour and dark.

The cabin is also among the quietest and most refined in this class, and at interstate cruising speeds, you'd hardly know that you're in one of the world's most powerful sport sedans. ConsumerGuide says that "wind noise is well muted, but engine and tire noise are relatively pronounced," but Autoblog differs, mentioning that the exhaust note on the Cadillac CTS-V is "louder than a base CTS but far less than a typical aftermarket exhaust system." Cars.com remarks that "there's a nice exhaust sound when you really lay on it, but the CTS-V is otherwise remarkably quiet for what it is."

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