The most traditional of Cadillac's current crop of luxury sedans, the XTS is biased toward the old-time values of room, ride and comfort. That said, you're also treated to all the technology you can handle and -- if you're so inclined -- the most powerful V6 engine ever deployed in a luxury car.
What's New for 2015
Aside from the usual detail updates, the XTS is unchanged.
Choosing Your Cadillac XTS
The XTS is a true full-size luxury sedan with uncompromising room for five passengers and their luggage. The 3.6-liter V6 produces 304 horsepower in standard form and a stunning 410 when equipped with the optional twin turbochargers. All-wheel drive is available with the base V6 and mandatory with the turbo. Every XTS gets a six-speed automatic transmission and an adaptive suspension system.
The XTS comes in four main trim levels. Models with the turbocharged engine carry the suffix Vsport.
Both the Premium and Platinum offer a rear DVD/Blu-ray entertainment system with two foldout screens.
Options on the Standard model are limited, so we recommend upgrading to at least the Luxury if you want to do some customization. Not everyone needs the extra power of the Vsport models, but be aware that the twin-turbo engine has a dramatic effect on the character of the car. You might insist on it after a test drive.