New 2015 Cadillac XTS is a sedan that provides more comfort, features and safety rather than performance.
Its exterior is looking good with mildly curved roofline and smooth sides that expand its appearance. Having somewhat leveled elements XTS t is more concerned to attract the attention of people who are interested in having a beautiful car with certain level of convenience. If you look inside, you will be very impressed of the instrument panel and inner trim, which look very special. Like SRX, it has capacitive touchscreen, which is mounted in these cars for the first time.
You can choose between standard model, Luxury Collection, Premium Collection and Platinum Collection. All of them have Cadillac User Experience (CUE) system, but only the last two models feature navigation and premium audio functions. Physical buttons are removed leaving only simulated gauges on a driver’s screen.
As some other luxurious models of Cadillac, 2015 Cadillac XTS is not the one that provides high fuel efficiency or great performance specs. Equipped with 3.6-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, base model enables 304 horsepower and provides very smooth and quiet driving. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds and top speed equal to 136 mph also make this car quite quick, though. It can be configured with front or all-wheel drive. You can also choose Vsport Premium or Platinum trim, which features 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged – also called twin-power – engine that provides higher 410 hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. General Motors claims this engine to be one of the most power-dense six-cylinder motor in existence today. Fuel economy is rather low: with V-6 engine FWD models have 21 mpg, while AWD – 20. Vsport’s rates for fuel efficiency are estimated at 19 mpg combined.
Front and rear-seat side, front knee and side curtain airbags, as well as antilock brakes and stability control provide high level of safety, which is very common for Cadillac, and make you feel more confident when driving this superb crossover.
2015 Cadillac XTS MRSP starts from $44,660, which is quite expensive for the specifications and features this car has.