The CTS outscores some of the best of the imported luxury sports sedans. Drivers will like the responsive steering, agile handling, eager acceleration, and excellent brakes. All passengers should appreciate the steady, composed ride and plush interior. However, the cockpit was too snug for some, and the rear seat is a bit tight.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Excellent acceleration and handling"

Dan N., IN (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Excellent acceleration for a small engine. Steering, front end and traction are superb. It never feels squirrely or loose on the city or the open road."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Handles very well and the acceleration is good.."

David L., MN (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Decent acceleration with excellent handling."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"The Cadillac handles very well, is quite comfortable, and has great pick up for merging at highway speeds."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Great style and handling and fun to drive."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"The car handles well and has more than adequate power and acceleration. Totally satisfied."

Earl K., LA (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Acceleration excellent, with 25 MPG. A fun car to drive with a very stable ride."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Handles and accelerates beautifully"

David L., MN (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Similar size engine in the CTS and the Traverse, 3.6 Liter but the Cadillac runs rings around the Traverse. I should have waited until the 2018 model was available, the technology on the 2017 is over 7 years old and very little updates have been made."

Anonymous, MI (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"I handles like a dream and the pick up is amazing - even after 7 years. Sadly I won't be able to afford the new ones when it's time to buy another, but I'll drive this one til the wheels fall off."

Danna D., NY (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Great acceleration when needed. Very responsive. Smooth, quiet ride."

Donald S., NJ (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Excellent acceleration and handling"

Eddie S., NY (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Accelerates and handles very well."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Incredibly fast acceleration. Tight, pinpoint handling."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"I often drive in the rain and it is very competent in this regard. It is a two wheel drive rear drive vehicle and with Blizzak tires all four wheels it is terrific in snow when I occasionally drive up to Ohio. A truly beautiful station wagon still getting comments."

Frank J., NC (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Handles as a great sports car and better than the German competors."

J K., NJ (2010 Cadillac CTS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Quiet, powerful, great braking and handling"

Jacob K., NV (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"I have found the car to be very comfortable and quiet. The car has a sports suspension so the ride is not as soft as one might like but it handles extremely well which compensates for the ride."

Earl K., LA (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"went through three wheel bearings, but never left me stranded. Rides great, quiet, exceptional performance. Best looking station wagon on the road. eight years old and paint & finish still great. Could use easier ingrss & egress in back seat. I love this car as does my wife."

Frank J., NC (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Very firm and comfortable"

Dan N., IN (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Excellent handling without sacrificing ride comfort. Excellent steering feel. Ventilated seats are a welcome option."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"very comfortable luxurious ride. Good acceleration."

David L., MN (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"The CTS is much lower than our SRX and has very hard seats , I am a little stiff after a long ride"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Seats are too hard. Would prefer softer more luxurious seating"

Paul M., ON (2010 Cadillac CTS)

"Excellent ride and handling but the seats are too hard"

Eddie S., NY (2010 Cadillac CTS)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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