Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Although the BLS Wagon hasn't undergone any official independent crash tests, the Saab 9-3 on which it is based scored very well, so we have no doubt as to its ability to protect occupants in a crash. It comes with all the features you'd expect in this sort of car, such as six airbags, active headrests to lessen the risk of whiplash injuries for front passengers plus seatbelt pre-tensioners that tighten in the event of an accident.

Load carrying isn't always a huge priority in a smaller premium estate car, and the BLS offers a fairly average 419 litres up to window height with the rear seats in place - with 1285 litres (including 12 litres' storage under the boot floor) in total. A BMW 3-Series Touring or a Honda Accord Touring would have greater carrying capacity, but the Cadillac is adequate and should be useful enough for most owners, however the rear seats don't quite fold flat.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Cadillac BLS Wagon (08-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Headlight washers

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Elegance optional equipment
  • Headlight washers