2018 Cadillac XTS

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

Cons: Not as nimble as some class competitors; so-so acceleration with base V6

CG Says: The 2018 Cadillac XTS gets revised styling and retuned suspension. There is also a new Cue operating system. The XTS is premium large car with front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive is available). It is less expensive than Cadillac’s other large luxury sedan, the rear-wheel drive CT6. Two engines are available: a 304-hp 3.6-liter V6 and a 410-hp turbocharged 3.6-liter V6. Both are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Available safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot alert, and adaptive cruise control. Other available features include surround-view cameras, panoramic sunroof, heated/ventilated front seats, and power rear sunshade. 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: $47,390
Luxury: $51,390
AWD Luxury: $53,390
Premium Luxury: $57,790
AWD Premium Luxury: $59,990
Platinum: $66,690
AWD Platinum: $68,890
AWD V-Sport Platinum: $73,490

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6 (Base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, Platinum)
Horsepower
304
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 (V-Sport)
Horsepower
410
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

Cadillac XTS
2018 Cadillac XTS
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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