2013 Cadillac XTS review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 , 19:05:40 byDan

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Cadillac XTS

Cadillac developed the XTS three years ago. It is built on a long-wheelbase variant of the Epsilon II developed by General Motors, just like the Buick Lacrosse and 2014 Chevrolet Impala. This strong chassis allows Cadillac to also borrow the engine, gearbox and front suspension from the Saab 9-5. To improve it, the carmaker made its 2013 model complex and classy starting with the signature grille, LED reverse lamps and continuing with the HID headlights. Overall, this new model is capable of turning lots of heads around. On the inside it features leather upholstery and aluminum trim across the board. The dashboard and instrument panel are wrapped in leather and feature cabin lighting all over. The carmaker offers as standard equipment the new Cadillac User Interface system. Power comes from a 3.6-liter LFX engine developed by General Motors. Its productive capacity is 304 horsepower and 264 lb. ft. of torque. All the output is being sent to the front wheels through a Hydra-Matic 6 T70 6-speed automatic transmission. The standard models transfer the power to the road through 19-inch alloy wheels, but the top of the range ones feature 20-inch alloy wheels. Cadillac offers three trim levels to its XTS. The standard model called XTS has a starting price of $44.995. The Luxury Collection costs $49.610 and then there is the Premium Collection priced at $54.505. In front sits the Platinum Collection priced at $59.080. The carmaker offers a small microfiber towel in the glove box for all XTS to wipe away the accumulated grease. The model felt a lot better on the highway. The cabin was isolated by the noise and so it was very low inside and the ride was smooth and comfortable. To handle the power, the carmaker offered an improved braking system.