For the 2013 model year, Cadillac released an all-new sedan that replaces a pair of its most iconic models: the STS, which is descended from the Seville, and the DTS, once known as the DeVille. The new sedan -- dubbed the XTS -- features aggressive styling, a potent V6 engine and an array of features worthy of Cadillac's name.
The 2013 XTS comes in four trim levels: Base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum. All feature a 304-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine that sends 304 horsepower to the front wheels through and a six-speed automatic transmission.
On all but the Base model, buyers can opt for an all-wheel-drive system. A front-wheel drive XTS gets 17 mpg city and 28 mpg highway; with the heavier all-wheel drive system, the XTS returns 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
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The Base XTS includes: automatic level control; dual exhaust; 19-inch aluminum wheels with chrome inserts; HID headlights; remote start with climate control adjustment; the CUE infotainment system with AM/FM/CD/MP3 capabilities, eight Bose speakers, USB ports, an SD card reader, an auxiliary input and voice recognition; and leather upholstery.
The XTS Luxury adds: optional all-wheel drive; fascia-integrated exhaust tips; upper and lower daytime running lights; illuminating door handles; heated power mirrors with memory; memory settings for the power driver’s seat; a backup camera; and ventilated front seats.
The XTS Premium includes: 19-inch aluminum rims; Adaptive Forward Lighting to place the headlights in the perfect direction; a Driver Awareness System that uses a series of audible and visual alerts to inform the driver of potential danger; a navigation system embedded in the standard CUE infotainment system; a 14-speaker surround-sound audio system; three-zone automatic climate control; and a customizable 12.3-inch instrument cluster.
The Platinum trim tops the retail XTS lineup with: painted brake calipers; 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels with chrome inserts; a premium-finish grille; an UltraView double-sized sunroof; a leather-wrapped console, dashboard top pad and door trim; a sueded microfiber headliner; and full-Opus leather upholstery with mini-perforated inserts.
Cadillac offers the B05 Armored XTS only to government agencies. As expected, it features an armored body to keep its occupants safe from an attack. Also included are 18-inch aluminum wheels; illuminated door handles; HID headlights; light-tinted windows; the CUE infotainment system with AM/FM/CD/MP3 capabilities and 10 speakers; Soleil Keisel perforated-leather seating; and a two-zone climate-control system.
The B9Q Coachbuilder Hearse model is a fleet vehicle for funeral homes. It features 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels; a reinforced body structure for a higher weight capacity; and heavy-duty steering, cooling and brakes. The interior is built to suit a customer's needs.
The V4U Coachbuilder Limousine has a reinforced body that can support a stretch of up to 70 inches. It features: lighted door handles; a higher GVW rating for additional weight; and a heavy-duty braking system, steering system and cooling system. This trim level is sold as an incomplete chassis, allowing buyers to specify finish details through certified Cadillac Master Coachbuilders.
The W20 Livery Package is another fleet model that includes: Magnetic Ride Control; a transmission oil cooler; 19-inch aluminum wheels with chrome inserts; HID xenon headlights; 18 cubic feet of trunk space; the CUE infotainment system with eight speakers; and three-passenger rear seating.
The W30 Coachbuilder Extended is similar to the Coachbuilder Limousine, but has a 6,150 max GVW and reinforcements that allow up to seven inches of stretching. It includes: lighted door handles; 18-inch aluminum wheels; and a heavy-duty cooling, braking and steering system. Just like the Coachbuilder Limousine package, this trim’s interior is a blank slate that you can custom-build through Cadillac Master Coachbuilders.
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2014 Cadillac XTS$38,000 | 18,766 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$40,788 | 7,916 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$42,000 | 11,804 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$42,998 | 16,578 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$43,488 | 18,218 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$44,000 | 13,026 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$44,000 | 8,991 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$51,998 | no mileage
2014 Cadillac XTS$52,998 | 5,091 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$55,998 | 3,123 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$56,000 | 13,202 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$56,288 | no mileage
2013 Cadillac XTS$33,788 | 27,153 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$35,496 | 23,990 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$36,792 | 6,337 mi
2013 CADILLAC XTS$37,414 | 24,181 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$38,950 | 16,020 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$39,998 | 41,086 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$43,000 | 15,640 mi
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