Car and Driver magazine named the Cadillac CTS-V to its 10Best list for 2012 — marking the fifth consecutive year Caddy’s CTS models have had a presence on the annual list of the finest new automobiles.
The 10Best list, for the uninitiated, has been recognizing the world’s finest vehicles for 30 years.
“As in years past, the cars on this year’s list represent the best overall vehicles on the market today,” said Eddie Alterman, editor-in-chief, Car and Driver. “Out of 68 contenders, these are the ones that consistently perform the best, are a good value and are engaging, fun-to-drive vehicles.”
The GM Authority Take
Build a good car and they will come… build an awesome car, and it will be in the books forever. Ok, we may have made that up — but you get the point: awesome cars aren’t only bought, they also tend to lend the brand gargantuan amounts of street cred.
Joining the CTS-V range on the 2012 list are the BMW 3-Series/M3, Ford Focus, Ford Mustang GT/Boss 302, Honda Accord and Fit, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Porsche Boxster/Cayman, Volkswagen Golf/GTI, and the Audi A6/A7 3.0 Quattro. And while we’d debate with the folks at Car and Driver about some of their choices (Accord and Fit — c’mon guys!), the fact that the CTS-V is the only GM product on the list is interesting, if not idiosyncratic or eye-opening — depending on your point of view. What do you think of that?