GM's Anti-Hatch-Tax: CTS-V Sportwagon Priced $475 Less Than Sedan

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
gm s anti hatch tax cts v sportwagon priced 475 less than sedan

We were not amused (to coin a phrase) at Ford’s decision to tax fans of the hatchback by adding $500 to the price of its five-door Fiesta and forthcoming Focus. And rather than following Ford’s example, GM has priced its CTS-V Sportwagon some $475 cheaper than its $63,465 CTS-V sedan, by starting prices for the unique muscle wagon at $62,990 (including destination). Needless to say, we love the wüchtig, 556 HP CTS-V, so the prospect of a distinctively be-hatched version for less money is like catnip here at TTAC HQ. On the other hand, our beef with Ford has to do with its refusal to offer the practicality of a hatch at the base price point, and that argument doesn’t really hold water in the tire-smoking world of supercharged V8 rocketships. Moreover, $475 doesn’t exactly make much of a difference when you’re talking about a car that costs the equivalent of four base Fiestas. Still, we like to think of this as a win for the wagons… if only in principle.

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  • Twotone Twotone on Oct 05, 2010

    Every US taxpayer owns a little bit of each one of these cars. Not all of us get to drive them, however. Only compeition I see is the E55 AMG wagon -- another rare bird. Twotone

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  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Oct 06, 2010

    I saw a regular CTS wagon the other day and it looked pretty good, though the C pillar looks a little awkward from some angles.

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Oct 10, 2010

    Anxious to see one in person. Haven't yet. For the money I'd rather pay off my mortgage or buy a weekend cabin near the lake.

  • Ciddyguy Ciddyguy on Oct 10, 2010

    Eh, it's salright but I've never been a fan of the current Cadillac style anyway. That said, nice to see them offering a hatch as I'm with many of you here, prefer small hatchbacks, wagons over big bloated cars any day. Then again, I don't need a huge V8 to get my yas. yas either as many a decently powered 4 or 6 will more than do for most situations, and be fun as hell while at it.