What's not to like? The outboard corners of the instrument panel and the aggressively gusseted front door openings are impediments to easy entry and exit. Electrically activated latches impose a momentary delay following every yank of any door handle. The rearview mirror is half full of D-pillars, headrests, and the rear wiper.
Thus far, Volvo is unique in convincing a significant number of Americans that wagons offer an excellent combination of driving and hauling attributes. As the current downsizing movement gains momentum, that might change. The Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon could be the ideal product at just the right time to become the next cool thing. Since those of us who pay taxes own controlling interest in the New GM, it's in our interests for Cadillac to resume its luxury-class swagger as soon as possible.
On Sale: Now
Price: $40,435/$54,635 (base 3.0L/as tested)
Engine: 3.6L V-6, 304 hp, 273 lb-ft