Cadillac CTS-V

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

88
Priced From $63,215
MPG 16.0
Styles Reviewed
SedanSedan Scores for this style only
CoupeCoupe Scores for this style only
WagonWagon Scores for this style only

AutoBlog.com

01/19/11
2011-01-19
83
100

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Jonathon Ramsey Jonathon Ramsey Score Pending 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

The CTS-V Coupe is F-U-N. Blend massive power with glee-inducing handling, wrap it in a polarizing exterior design, throw in a cabin that needs a bit more love and sell it all for peanuts, and that, friends, is a Nissan GT-R with a Cadillac badge.

Cars.com

03/29/11
2011-03-29
85
100

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Joe Wiesenfelder Joe Wiesenfelder 8.2 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

American consumers’ aversion to wagons is a disadvantage for this version of the Cadillac CTS-V, but it’s also an advantage, mainly because this car is the only game in town for performance fiends who want more practicality than a sedan can deliver.

Detroit News

01/28/11
2011-01-28
85
100

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Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

The CTS-V Wagon gives you a stylish car that you can take to the opera, to a family reunion and grocery shopping. But on an uninterrupted stretch of road you can sit back, hit the accelerator and see how long it takes to lose that car in your rearview mirror.

New York Times

02/04/11
2011-02-04
85
100

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Lawrence Ulrich Lawrence Ulrich 7.3 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

There’s not another wagon in the CTS-V’s league, at least until a new Mercedes E63 AMG wagon goes on sale later this year. That makes the Cadillac the wildest family-car fantasy this side of a Porsche Cayenne Turbo or BMW X5 M.

Cars.com

10/15/11
2011-10-15
85
100

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Joe Wiesenfelder Joe Wiesenfelder 8.2 out of 10 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

The CTS-V is one of the most exciting performance vehicles on the market. I can see the subset of drivers who want a relatively low-profile performance wagon being thrilled with this car despite potential reliability issues.

Edmunds.com

09/22/11
2011-09-22
86
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

The 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon delivers a tough-to-beat combination of world-class performance, style and value in a practical wagon body.

Cars.com

12/08/10
2010-12-08
86
100

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Mike Levine Mike Levine Score Pending 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

If you’re looking for a family carry-all that can haul five passengers and their luggage while offering the performance of a high-powered sports car that you could race with a straight face on the weekend, there’s probably no better option than the CTS-V Sport Wagon.

AutoGuide.com

08/17/10
2010-08-17
86
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

While capable on track with sticky Michelins, form-hugging Recaros and speed-shedding Brembos, the most remarkable feature may be how well this CTS-V Coupe works as conventional, albeit luxurious, transportation.

Wall Street Journal

01/28/11
2011-01-28
87
100

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Dan Neil Dan Neil 8.6 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

The CTS-V Sportwagon is utterly, cosmically and seismically wrong, a filthy, shameful ogre of torque that bellows and sets alight thatched roofs as it drives by—Caliban with pushrods. It’s illicit, overpowering, sexy and a touch scary. Yet never boring.

AutoWeek

07/09/10
2010-07-09
87
100

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Jonathan Wong Jonathan Wong Score Pending 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

If you’re looking for a coupe and put high stock in style and potent performance, the CTS-V coupe is ideal. Nothing looks quite like it on the road and it garners plenty of praise from people in parking lots and at stoplights.

AutoBlog.com

02/03/11
2011-02-03
87
100

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Rex Roy Rex Roy Score Pending 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

The 2011 CTS-V Wagon is simply the Coupe with better visibility and room for water skis, snowboards, mountain bikes and more (thanks to the roof rack). Could performance come in a more practical package? (Subaru WRX hatchback drivers… you understand.)

Bloomberg News

09/09/10
2010-09-09
87
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

The CTS-V strikes a sweet spot between American muscle and European-bred handling. It looks classier than a ‘Stang or ‘Vette, yet you can smoke the back tires in first gear.

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