The Cadillac XTS is a full-size luxurious sedan. 2013 is the very first year of production for the XTS this means the vehicle is still in its very first Generation of manufacturing.
Forget about the previous Cadillac cars that were big and slowed down the road with a comfortable and cozy interior for the passengers. The XTS is a fresh orientation for Cadillac as an automobile brand. Yes, the car is huge but the placement of the wheels as well as the rigid suspension as well as the responsive steering allow the car to operate like a sedan of a similar size. Other features such as parking sensors as well as backup cameras aid in getting the car through difficult parking garages. All that flexibility does not mean an unpleasant ride. Instead, the passengers experience an easy and peaceful ride even on freeways and keep everyone comfortable and in the luxury. However, those who want speed won’t find it in the XTS model, whose V6 engine is quiet, but it does not deliver a blistering speed.
Trims and Pricing
Cadillac produces the XTS with four trim levels including base Luxury Collection, Luxury Collection Premium Collection, Platinum Collection. The base models are equipped with various standard features , including keys-free ignition, entry 19-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, dual-zone automated climate control, xenon-powered headlights, heated mirrors on the sides as well as rear parking sensors. front seats that can be adjusted with power, Bluetooth connectivity, power tilt and telescoping steering wheels as well as faux suede and leather upholstery, an 8-inch infotainment display, OnStar emergency response system as well as an Bose Surround Sound system featuring eight speakers, a CD player with satellite radioas well as iPod/USB connectivity HD radio, and an additional input connector. Luxury Collection models have the same features as standard models, plus heated steering wheels with a heated and cooled front seats and driver’s memory settings heating rear seat, ambient illumination, backup cameras rear and front parking sensors, and rain-sensing wipers. Premium Collection models are a great addition to the features of the Luxury Collection that include a head-up display and tri-zone temperature control, adaptive lighting 110-volt electrical outlet with voice control navigation, the blind spot alert system rear crossing traffic alert and front collision alert Lane departure alert, as well as the Bose Surround Sound System that has 14 speakers. Premium and top of the line Platinum Collection models further increase the standard features by adding the power rear shade, sunroof 20-inch wheels, exclusive exterior trim, and a heightened leather trim inside. Each of the Premium or Platinum Collection vehicles can be equipped with a Driver Assist package, which includes adaptive cruise control as well as low-speed automated brakes. A XTS includes an invoice from the factory of around $44,000 for the base model, and an MSRP of approximately $45,000. The Luxury trim adds around $4,500 to MSRP, while the Premium adds an additional $5,000. Platinum models add an additional $5,000 to their MSRP. As a member , you will receive from your certified dealer an initial cost for your car that comes with savings, and without hassle.
Engine and Performance
What powers the Cadillac XTS is a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Its power output is 308 horsepower and 264 lbs of torque. Front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission are standard. Buyers can select all-wheel-drive and add the “XTS4” badge on the exterior of the car. The EPA estimates the fuel efficiency for a front-wheel drive XTS to be 17 mpg when driving around the city. It is 28mpg when road driving, and 21 mpg when combined highway and city driving. All-wheel-drive reduces these figures to 17 mpg when driving in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg in combined.
Customers can choose between light grey, or tan seating and the trim pieces are available in a chic two-tone design which incorporates the seat color and black. The interior’s design is elegant and conservative as well, with Cadillac not embracing the more edgy geometric designs it used in other Cadillac interiors. The entire interior is covered with soft-touch materials that are tactile, which includes wood-grain trim and leather. Front seats have been shaped to ensure comfort, and the back seat is comfortable, too. Space for people to sit is fantastic in the front with even the biggest drivers and passengers enjoying plenty of space. In the rear, legroom and headroom are both surprisingly large. The trunk space isn’t restricted with an impressive 18 cubic feet room to accommodate items like luggage and other things that you have to transport. The CUE touchscreen system for infotainment is one of the most advanced technology found in cars of in the present. It operates like smartphones by tapping, swiping , and pinching fingers to accomplish various tasks. It is also possible to rearrange icons of various menus, making it easier to locate what you require while traveling. The system also generates an occasional vibration when you touch various buttons, like when you have changed the internal temperature settings.