A little more than a decade ago, Cadillac took the plunge, radically reinventing its brand, styling and image. What came out of this revolution was a lineup of modern, distinctively styled vehicles for the next generation of professionals and executives.
In 2013, the full-size XTS replaced two formerly iconic models: the DTS (Deville) and STS (Seville).
What’s New for 2014
The second-year XTS offers an available turbocharged V6 producing a vertigo-inducing power. And there are some brains to go with that muscle: the 2014 XTS can park itself.
The interior also hews to Cadillac's established leather-and-wood aesthetic. It feels polished and refined; optional LED accents and a Blu-Ray rear entertainment system add to the modern feel.
Under the Hood
A standard 3.6-liter V6 is naturally aspirated and produces 304 horsepower -- perhaps not quite enough for its 4,000-pound heft. And that's why Cadillac offers an optional twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 that churns out a brawny 410 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission transfers power to all four wheels with both engines.
The XTS doesn't drive like the bloated Cadillacs of past decades. It handles very well for a car of its size, and accelerates with verve when buyers opt for the turbocharged motor.
The Base XTS comes with a 3.6-liter V6 that sends 304 horsepower to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Magnetic Ride Control is standard, as are front Brembo brakes. Other standard features include dual-zone climate control; eight-way adjustable seats; keyless entry and push-button start; the CUE infotainment system with voice recognition; Bluetooth; and an eight-speaker BOSE sound system.
The Luxury model includes upgraded CUE infotainment with an 8-inch touchscreen, haptic feedback and gesture recognition. Both front seats are ventilated, while the steering wheel can be heated. Buyers also have access to an available all-wheel drive system and an optional 3.6-liter turbocharged V6.
The top-of-the-line Platinum adds premium-finished brake calipers, upgraded 20-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped console and illuminated sill plates.
The Premium adds xenon headlights, an upgraded 14-speaker BOSE sound system, and a Driver Awareness Package with a Lane Departure Warning, Blind Side Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Safety Zone Alert, and a Forward Collision Alert.
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|Build & Price|
2014 Cadillac XTS$53,998 | 520 mi
2014 Cadillac XTS$53,998 | 186 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$35,982 | 17,483 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$35,998 | 18,065 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$38,088 | 17,501 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$39,788 | no mileage
2013 Cadillac XTS$40,000 | 31,751 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$40,000 | 10,486 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$41,000 | 5,890 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$41,540 | 24,203 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$41,805 | 8,979 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$42,747 | 20,843 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$43,000 | 14,277 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$44,000 | 2,608 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$44,000 | 11,414 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$44,448 | 10,099 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$44,688 | 16,054 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$44,688 | 6,882 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$44,688 | 13,519 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$44,888 | 11,332 mi
2013 Cadillac XTS$45,998 | 13,161 mi
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