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Cadillac XTS

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
This large sedan has a beautifully executed interior, perfect for limo duty. The XTS is roomy, luxurious, and quiet inside, with comfortable seats. It comes as either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. But the ride feels too ordinary for a luxury car, and handling isn't sporty. The 3.6-liter V6 engine lacks finesse, mostly because of its coarse sound when prodded. Still, it ultimately performs well and returned a respectable 22 mpg overall when we tested it with the six-speed automatic transmission. The unintuitive Cue infotainment system is frustrating to use, and the high rear deck impedes the view out the back. A V-Sport version with a twin-turbo, 3.6-liter engine gives the XTS V8-like power.
All Ratings & Reliability
2013-2017
2013 Redesign Year
Cadillac XTS 2017
As a replacement for the plush DTS flagship, the XTS falls short. It handles better, but the ride is jittery and feels very ordinary for a luxury car. Further, the 3.6-liter V6 sounds coarse when prodded. The XTS does have a quiet, posh, and beautifully finished interior however, and the seats are very comfortable. But the touch-activated CUE infotainment interface is unintuitive and frustrating to use, and the high rear deck impedes the view aft. Various safety systems, including lane-departure detection, will vibrate the driver's seat as a warning. A high-performance Vsport version with a twin-turbo V6 is also available, and all-wheel drive is an option on all but the base-trim versions.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $29,150 - $30,900 $25,445 - $27,095
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2016 $22,400 - $35,750 $18,935 - $31,635
2015 $20,175 - $30,425 $16,735 - $26,485
2014 $19,500 - $24,350 $15,990 - $20,590
2013 $16,625 - $20,325 $13,125 - $16,675