Cons: Technology is good, but do potential XTS customers really care? The new infotainment system called CUE (Cadillac User Experience) has a slick touchscreen interface with motion recognition and voice command, but it's generally slow to respond. Designers need to keep working on it.
2014 Cadillac XTS Price: The front-wheel-drive XTS comes in four trim levels including base ($50,990), Luxury ($54,700), Premium ($59,450), and Platinum ($67,910). With all-wheel drive, there are five models to choose from: Luxury ($56,550), Premium ($61,470), Premium Vsport twin-turbo ($67,625), Platinum ($69,940), and Platinum Vsport twin-turbo ($75,795). These prices include freight and delivery charges.
2014 Cadillac XTS Fuel Economy: A naturally aspirated Cadillac XTS will burn around 10L/100km during combined city-highway driving. A twin-turbocharged variant will slightly exceed 11L/100km on average.
Improvements and Changes: For its second year on the market, the 2014 Cadillac XTS gains a twin-turbocharged V6 (optional) as well as some advanced technologies like Automatic Parking Assist, automatic headlights, rear-seat entertainment, and a front passenger seat with memory.
2014 Cadillac XTS Powertrain: Aimed at younger buyers, this full-size luxury sedan offers two compelling V6 options starting with a more fuel-efficient 304-horsepower unit. As mentioned, the alternative is a twin-turbocharged version producing 410 horsepower. Both use direct injection and transfer power to the driving wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Cargo Capacity: In true Cadillac fashion, the 2014 XTS boasts a massive trunk that can swallow up to 509 litres worth of luggage.
Safety: ABS, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, stability control, and traction control all come standard. Options include Forward Collision Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, plus the Safety Alert Seat which generates vibrations on the left or right side of the driver’s seat to signal which side a vehicle is approaching.
Comparing the 2014 Cadillac XTS: You should check out other great sedans such as the Acura RLX, Audi A6/A8, BMW 5 Series/7 Series, Hyundai Equus, Infiniti Q70, Lexus LS, Lincoln MKS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class/S-Class, and Volvo S80.