This sedan, which is based on same platform as the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Impala. It is wonderfully luxurious, with a very spacious and well-appointed cabin and a roomy trunk. But the car lacks the silky ride you'd expect from a big Caddy, and although it handles well for its size, it doesn't have the finesse or brawn of the better German and Asian competitors.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"For a big car with a smooth and quiet ride, it accelerates and handles surprisingly well."

Chris X., CA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Very responsive handling; good acceleration for a 6 cylinder"

Anonymous, NM (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Has plenty power and handles very well"

Anonymous, LA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"excellent in both acceleration & handling."

Al P., MI (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"car is fast and stable."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"On road mileage last trip of 2600 miles averaged 29.3 MPG."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"The in city drive with transmission set on sport. Is fun to drive and it gets better gas Millage as my 2013 CTS-V"

RAYMOND C., FL (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"The XTS power train is well matched and responsive. I live in the Rocky Mountains and use the paddles a lot in mountain driving. They are much better than the manual operation in my other car."

Anonymous, NM (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"The 3.6 is a great performewr, and nets over 30 mpg hiway with cruise. It's a great all-around motor."

Richard P., NC (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"drives like a dream"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Cadillac XTS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The Cadillac seats are extremely comfortable, particularly on long rides, and easy to adjust."

Lloyd A., NJ (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Very quiet, that was my main reason for purchasing the car. The seats are very comfortable ride is OK"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"The ride was originally horrible with the stock Goodyear tires. I have since upgraded to Michelin's and it's like it a completely different car now and a much better ride. I have yet to find a comfortable seating position for the driver seat during long drives."

Chris X., CA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"seats are very comfortable. little noise. excellent ride."

Al P., MI (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Doesn't ride as well as I would like for it to. Automakers seem to be aiming for a sportier ride when that's isn't what I'm looking for. Enjoyed the ride on our Lincoln Town Car much more."

William L., TX (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Soft ride"

Anonymous, LA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Very comfortable seats with smooth and quiet ride."

E M., FL (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"The rear seating area is quite large. This is important to me because I often carry adult couples in the back seats. There is plenty of legroom and, just as important, ceiling height. The slope of the room in previous vehicles prevented many of my male friends from sitting straight up. This is not the case for the XTS."

Sheilah H., FL (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"This is a well designed automobile that has been problem free."

Robert A., MI (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Very comfortable ride with the upgraded suspension"

Anonymous, NM (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Bumps in the road are virtually unnoticed."

JAY S., CA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"The car is roomy and comfortable. Unfortunately the cue system is almost unintelligible. It is also slow when navigating."

STEVEN C., FL (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"noisier than my last Cadillac.Road noise on some roads drowns out the radio"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Some years ago Cadillac, in an effort to keep up with the 'sports sedans' that were becoming popular at the time, decided we wanted to "feel the road', WRONG those of us who buy true luxury sedans, like the XTS, don't want to feel anything! Bring back the float Cadillac was famous for... please."

SHEILAH H., FL (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"We use the XTS as a road car, and frequently take road trips of 600 - 700 miles per day. The XTS rides well, and is roomy. We arrive without feeling "beat up and tired" like we did when traveling in the more stiffly sprung models of Cadillac and most European models. The XTS won't carve a mouintain road like a BMW, but that's not wht we bought it. That said, it's a good all around driver, and handles way better than the Cadillacs of yore."

Richard P., NC (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"The ride is super quiet, however the various rattles in the dash are even more apparent and sour the experience. The driver seat has a very firm upper back, which can become uncomfortable after long drives."

Chris X., CA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Very quiet and smooth ride"

E M., FL (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Ride is excellent, construction and shaping of seats leaves something to be desired. noise level good"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Cadillac XTS)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"This car is comfortable, gets good gas mileage, runs on regular gas and can comfortably seat 4 with luggage all at a price that is very reasonable for a luxury car. I've had virtually no problems with the car, either."

Lloyd A., NJ (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"Tremendous value, great car"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"While I believe Cadillac buyers still get more bang for their buck, especially in the electronics and options, the pricing of all luxury vehicles has gotten well out of hand."

SHEILAH H., FL (2016 Cadillac XTS)

"My wife likes most everything about this car, except she wanted more features such as side warning system."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Cadillac XTS)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Many complements about how great it looks"

RONALD P., WA (2016 Cadillac XTS)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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