Consumer Reviews Summary
31 of 36 (86%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Cadillac XTS Overview
The 2013 Cadillac XTS is Cadillac’s brand new flagship for 2013, replacing the outgoing DTS and STS sedans. Luxury car buyers in this range want it all, a car that is comfortable and luxurious yet capable of high-performance in a pinch. This combination is difficult to master, but Cadillac is adamant that they have.
The XTS throws out the stodgy styling of its predecessors in favor of a look as daring as any new car on the market. The hood bulges with creases, the windows end with a sharp angle, and the taillights are razor thin vertical blades that give the XTS one of the most distinct rear ends on the road today. Standard HID headlights are automatic and include daytime running lights and on higher-spec models, the headlights even move with the steering wheel. The standard wheels are 19” alloys, but the XTS can also be spec’d with 20-inch rims as well. Other standard features include solar-inhibiting glass and power-adjustable side mirrors. Rain-sensing wipers, a powered sunroof, and auto-dimming side mirrors are optional.
The interior of the 2013 XTS is also quite beautiful, mirroring the exterior. Just like the outside, there are plenty of angles instead of smooth curves and premium materials such as leather seating upholstery and wood accents. It also offers plenty of standard features including power-operated leather seats, eight-speaker Bose sound system, Bluetooth/iPod connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 5.7-inch driver info screen. The options list is equally well populated, offering a 14-speaker Bose sound system, satellite navigation, adaptive cruise control, a 12.3” digital gauge cluster, and heated/ventilated seats.
All 2013 Cadillac XTS’ are outfitted with a 304-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 making 264 pounds-feet of torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. All trim levels of the XTS are available with front-wheel drive, but only the top-tier levels offer all-wheel drive. In addition, all XTS sedans get an adaptive magnetic suspension and powerful Brembo front brakes. With FWD, the XTS gets an estimated 17/28 mpg city/highway (17/26 mpg city/highway with AWD).
Thanks to its long list of safety features, the Cadillac XTS is bound to be a safe car 10 airbags, traction and stability control, Brembo anti-lock disc brakes, and the OnStar safety system all come standard. Some of the latest safety technology is also offered: automatic crash preparation, lane-departure assist, and a collision alert system to warn the driver of an impending disaster. With all of these safety features, it’s no surprise that the 2013 XTS earned a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS and a full five-star overall safety ratings from the NHTSA.