2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon


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2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon was new.


Interior: 8.1

Auto writers are impressed with the 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon’s long list of technology and convenience features, but some take issue with seating comfort.

  • "Much like the CTS, the Sport Wagon boasts a well-thought-out interior. There's a function to the form and style." -- The Detroit News
  • "My test car was equipped with a gorgeous sapele wood trim that in combination with the LED ambient interior lighting gave a decidedly upscale feel to the interior. Its beauty really stood out at night since the lighting perfectly highlighted the lines of the dash." -- Mother Proof


The CTS Sport Wagon's seats don't garner much attention. However, some reviewers do not like their level of comfort. The Sport Wagon's cabin seats five passengers.

  • "Up front, I had only one major problem with the CTS wagon. The front seats have a double line of stitching right down the center seam. Sure it looks cool, but for me, and I expect most women shorter than 5 feet 5 inches, this seam chafed my back right where my bra closes. This was literally to the point of total discomfort and annoyance." -- Mother Proof
  • "Can't fault cabin comfort, but the rear seat would be cozier with a little more knee room. Front and rear doors open very wide for easy entry/exit, but the wider the opening, the greater the reach to close the door once inside." -- Chicago Tribune

Interior Features

The 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon has a lot of optional tech savvy features, but the base model doesn’t come with basics like auxiliary input jacks and Bluetooth connectivity, two features that are standard even on some affordable small cars.

Although it lacks these basics, the base Sport Wagon does have some nice touches. If you get this model, you’ll have a one year OnStar Directions and Connections Plan, a leather wrapped steering wheel, MP3 playback, XM Satellite Radio with a three-month subscription and a premium sound system.

To get more features, you have to choose the Luxury trim or higher, which means you’re going to pay a lot more for your Sport Wagon.

  • "All major features and options from the sedan carry over intact, including a nearly all-glass roof, and a 40 gigabyte hard drive infotainment system with iPod integration. Cadillac was smart not to let this apple fall too far from the tree, both for cost savings on its end, and creature comforts on ours." -- Fox News
  • "There are the hand-cut and sewn accents with French stitching, the distinct clean instrument gauges and optional pop-up screen that controls the navigation system and Bose stereo. Even when the screen is pushed down so its top is flush with the dash, it displays an abbreviated version of the screen, so you can follow the music playing through your iPhone, conveniently stowed in the center console." -- The Detroit News
  • "The panoramic sunroof cuts down on any potential claustrophobia for backseat passengers who are bothered by the wagon's sloping rear roofline." -- Mother Proof


The CTS Sport Wagon provides a meager 58 cubic-feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded. Few, however, come close to matching the CTS’s convenient cargo carrying features.

  • "In the rear, the cargo space is gargantuan and ready to swallow everything you can throw at it, including the kitchen sink. Just in case that's not enough space for you, there's more hiding under the cargo floor. Still need more (good golly, maybe you should just buy a pickup truck)? The rear seats split and fold for even more cargo room." -- Mother Proof
  • "There are some ingenious features in the back, such as the cargo organization system that lets you fold up the floor and wedge plastic bags from the grocery store to prevent them from sliding. The power liftgate is programmable to adjust its opening height." -- The Detroit News
  • "The cargo hold is wide and deep. Rear seatbacks fold flat if more room is needed. The premium edition comes with stowage under the cargo floor, a divider on the floor and rails in the floor with tie-down hooks, plus a pullout shade to hide contents and a pet guard net between cabin and cargo hold. Neat touches, if you don't mind they're in a wagon." -- Chicago Tribune
  • "We used the wagon to perform our usual weekend chores and found thoughtful touches throughout the cargo area. A concealed area a few inches deep beneath the floor is covered by a cleverly designed folding lid that can be propped in different positions to keep smaller items from sliding around. Adjustable tie downs atop the plush carpet ride on chrome rails. The liftgate opening angle can be adjusted for use in garages with low-hanging doors or to make sure access to the power lift button (on the door bottom) is within reach for short users." -- Popular Mechanics
  • "[T]he interesting chromic flourishes along the roof rails are actually there to conceal an integrated cargo rack system, if you should want to add a roof carrier." -- Los Angeles Times

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