The XTS is no longer the largest Cadillac sedan following the introduction of the CT6 in 2016. Nevertheless, the XTS should satisfy the big-car aspirations of most traditional Cadillac shoppers with the available twin-turbo V6 showcasing its stout performance credentials.
What's New for 2017
Modest changes accompany the 2017 Cadillac XTS. To begin, some models benefit from a revised fully reconfigurable 12.3-inch gauge cluster. A teen driver feature is also new, designed to help parents encourage safe driving habits with their youngsters. The 2017 XTS V-Sport is now outfitted with an exclusive 20-inch wheel design.
Choosing Your Cadillac XTS
You can choose between two 3.6-liter V6 engines when shopping for a 2017 XTS. The standard engine is naturally aspirated and delivers a robust 304 horsepower. Optionally, you can choose a twin-turbo variant, delivering a fetching 410 horsepower. The turbo is so powerful that it only comes with all-wheel drive, while base models offer standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control.
All models are outfitted with Magnetic Ride Control, an adaptive suspension system originally offered in the Corvette. The XTS is available in six trim levels, including two V-Sport trims.
This model is EPA-rated at 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with the standard V6 engine and front-wheel drive. Choose the twin-turbo and your sedan is EPA-rated at 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The Cadillac XTS offers something for everyone from the livery driver to the track-minded enthusiast. You don’t need the V-Sport to enjoy superior driving dynamics, but choosing all-wheel drive is a sensible upgrade. Start with the Luxury edition and add all-wheel drive to find a satisfying blend of luxury and performance.