2015 Cadillac XTS

Pros: Availability of muscular twin-turbo V6; smooth, composed ride; regal interior trimmings for the price

Cons: Not all drivers like CUE touchscreen system; not as nimble as some class competitors; so-so acceleration with base V6

CG Says: Cadillac’s largest sedan sees a number of tech-feature updates for 2015. The OnStar communication system adds 4G LTE Internet connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Platinum models get a revised rear-seat armrest with radio and sunshade controls. New available features include power folding outside mirrors, lane keep assist (on front-wheel drive models only), and 22-way power-adjustable front seats with heat, ventilation, and massage (available only on Platinum Collection). XTS occupies a slice of the rather wide price gap between “regular” large cars and premium-large cars and has surprisingly few direct competitors. We like that the XTS offers plenty of room, numerous safety features, near-opulent luxury, and decent driving dynamics, all at the lower end of the premium price point. There are plenty of high-tech features too, but some traditional customers might be turned of by the added complication they bring. Still, this is a car well worth considering if its many strengths meet your needs.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Cadillac
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices Base: $44,600
Luxury: $49,000
AWD Luxury: $51,000
Premium: $54,670
AWD Premium: $56,900
Platinum: $62,015
AWD Platinum: $64,245
AWD Vsport Premium: $62,735
AWD Vsport Platinum: $69,785

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
304
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
410
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

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2015 Cadillac XTS