2013 Cadillac XTS review review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 31 January 2013 , 08:01:53 byEmil

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Cadillac XTS review

General Motors is doing all its best to replace the DTS. This is how the 2013 Cadillac XTS was born. This luxury sedan is a model that makes the transfer between the past and the future models the carmaker will build. The new model shares a lot of elements with the Buick LaCrosse and the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, but the three look nothing alike. It is true, from most angles it is a bit hard to criticize the design of the XTS, but the rear three-quarter view exposes a lot of defects probably because of the long rear overhang and the short deck-lid. In fact, the bulky rear end offers a cavernous 18 cubic feet of cargo space, more than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers.

On the outside it has softer headlights in comparison to the previous Cadillac designs and it also has stylish lower running lights that line up perfectly with the headlights. The exterior highlights of the model are the illuminated door handles. To transfer the output to the road, most Cadillac XTS models come equipped with a distinctive satin-chrome grille, standard 20-inch wheels and White Diamond Tricoat paint. When it comes to its interior, the model has the best looking, highest-quality interiors GM has ever created. This may also be one of the best interiors found in a car priced under $100.000. Technology-wise the XTS offers a big LCD screen for the gauge cluster that provides four different layouts with a lot of information screens. The model also has the Safety Alert Seat which uses separate buzzers on each side of the seat to relay different information to the driver.

Under the hood the model features a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of generating 304 horsepower and 264 lb. ft. of torque. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered a 6-speed automatic transmission. The starting price was established at $44.075, but it goes up to $62.300. Source: autoblog