The most advanced Caddy ever? The Cadillac XTS retains iconic ride and comfort
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adillac is a luxury brand in transition,
The Cadillac XTS advances the brand’s
now familiar “art and science” design
language, a look that offers sharp and
distinctive styling and sweeping bodylines.
The XTS is 5 inches shorter than the DTS
and comes in at just under 4,000 pounds or
about the same weight as its predecessor.
Under the hood, Cadillac’s proven 3.6-
liter direct injection V- 6 engine makes 300
horsepower and is paired with an all-new
6-speed automatic transmission. This is the
lone power plant offering for the XTS, a
robust yet fuel-efficient engine that enables
this sedan to get 28 mpg on the highway.
Inside, the cabin reflects Cadillac’s
signature luxury including supportive
leather bucket seats in the front and three-place bench leather seating in the rear.
Six different color-wood trim combinations
are available with brightwork accents
offering an elegant contrast.
Behind the leather-wrapped steering
wheel is a brightly lit and customizable
instrument panel that offers four themes.
For example, the digital screen can be
changed from a standard three-analog
display to a digitized layout with large,
Look to the center stack and Cadillac enthusiasts will see an unfamiliar but welcome
new look, one that is greatly enhanced in
the XTS Platinum, the top of the two trim
levels this sedan offers. That stack offers
CUE – Cadillac User Experience – a highly
customizable user interface that brings
this model’s many technological features
to an 8-inch touchscreen. Cadillac calls
CUE its next level of infotainment, a natural voice recognition system that features
an intuitive interface with touch sensitive
technology, offering similar ease of use as
found with today’s tablet devices.
CUE enables the driver to access a host
of standard and customizable features including Pandora radio, traffic directions,
weather reports and map out routes to
your most traveled destinations, including
your place of employment or a friend’s
house. Up to 10 electronic devices can be
connected to CUE; a hidden storage compartment with a USB port is found underneath the screen.
Cadillac says that the XTS is its most
spacious sedan, providing interior room
that compares favorably to full-size
sedans, most notably in the rear seating
section. The XTS offers 4 more inches of
legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class
and BMW 5 Series and 2 inches more than
the Audi A6. Its 18-cubic-foot trunk is
designed to hold at least five large suitcases
and offers more room than any of its