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Average Overall Rating:

4.8/5

Value:
4.7/5
Exterior:
4.7/5
Interior:
4.7/5
Comfort:
5.0/5
Performance:
4.8/5
Reliability:
4.8/5

6 of 6 (100%) of consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

Very impressive vehicle

Reviewed by Very Impressed hard to please skeptical driver.
August 06, 2016

This year I Decided to purchase the 2016 Cadillac XTS platinum FWD. After driving it for almost 3000 miles in less that a month I decided to write this review to express my total satisfaction with every single aspect of this vehicle. Pros: (1) Flawless super quiet, smooth, comfortable drive even on rough roads. The magnetic electronic drive and rear weight adjusting suspension work great. (2) Great massaging, heated and cooled front seats. (3) 304 HP V6 while not super strong produces adequate power when you need it. (4) Night driving is a unique experience, The lighting effects of the welcome lights are cool. When you push the FOB and approach the vehicle the rear and driving lights turn on dimly and brighten after a few seconds .while the door handles illuminate. After the driving lights brighten the headlights turn on and swivel from side to side as if scanning your path to the car. The interior lights are totally awesome too. The automatic intelli-beam headlights turn in the direction of the steering to illuminate the roadway and includes auto high and low beams.(5) Seats are comfortable and have a 22 way adjustment with a thigh extender that gives you a recliner feel.Both the driver and passenger sides have memory settings. The rear seats are heated and very comfortable with plenty of leg and head room.The rear arm rest has radio/stereo controls for passengers.(6) The CUE system takes a while to learn but includes apple Carplay and a Bose stereo system with 14 speaker surround sound The speakers are spread throughout the car including two on each side of the fron seat head rests.You can adjust the system to an unbelievable sound that totally envelopes you. Cons: (1) low reliability ratings in consumer reports. Time will tell on this one. (2) Engine could be more powerful. (3) Price comparable to other luxury vehicles with better reliability records for people that prefer consumer reports reliability over comfort and technology.(4) The CUE system is pretty technical and takes a while to learn. A lot of technology that can intimidate some owners. It includes drivers assist reactive cruise control, parking assist that actually parks the car, your seat warns you of driving obstructions, collision awareness, automatic stops if you unintentionally ignore warnings and fail to stop, You can change the looks of the dashboard if you need another view, steering controls are very technical but provide every option to keep the driver informed on vehicle systems like oil life, tire pressure, battery voltage, trip odometers etc, etc. All in all this is a pretty impressive vehicle.Love it so far.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

A great car in every way

Reviewed by Luxury car of its time
March 02, 2016

We decided to go with a lease this time, that was the best choice. We like everything about it; cool and heated seats front and back, smooth, quiet ride. The seats are so comfortable, we love the back seat leg room. There's nothing to dislike about the beautiful piece of machinery. This vehicle is a great investment for any age!

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
3/5
Exterior:
4/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
4/5

Refined; with all the bells & whistles

Reviewed by tedguy
January 18, 2016

Very satisfying to drive and show off! A real joy! Roomy and comfy. Infotainment system takes a while to learn, but then it's pretty intuitive. Perhaps not as good as Ford's. Overkill: motorized face plate covering phone locker activated by hand proximity. Buttons on steering wheel sometimes duplicate other dashboard controls. Nav touch screen is a marvel. Best of all: 360 deg. cameras and proximity sensors are safety improvements for maneuvering, backing up and parking with even a view of the car & surroundings from above.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
3/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

Beautiful Machine

Reviewed by Shore Drive Caddy Driver
January 04, 2016

Test drive revealed new suspension system for 2016, making it the smoothest drive ever felt. Safety features are excellent, as you can now see exactly how you are parked from the bird's eye camera. Lane changing warning signals are so welcomed. They present the safest experience on today;s busy roads. I wish the interior wood trim were a little brighter, since the dark tone blends in too much with the darker leather seats and dash. In metallic graphite, a very classy exterior look is obtained. We're so happy our dealer informed us of the special incentives to trade in our 2013 for a 2016. Just having the additional safety features is truly a great advantage.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

Best new car Ive owned so far !

Reviewed by Cadillac Enthusiast
December 24, 2015

This 2016 Cadillac XTS Platinum has all the options and features that I want and even more that I really enjoy! The best luxury car I have ever owned ! I especially love the radar controlled Adaptive Cruise Control which automatically matches the speed of the vehicle in front of you and maintains the proper gap or distance from the vehicle in front of you. Great safety feature !

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
4/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
4/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
4/5
Reliability:
5/5

American Luxury Sedan

Reviewed by American Standards Enthusiast
September 10, 2015

Having driven in the past fifteen years 7 Lincolns (2 LS, 1 Town Car and 4 MKS Eco-Boost) I was of course interested to know whether Cadillac is just the "competition" or whether it really provides substantive foundation to the popular adage "The Cadillac Package". Recently I bought a 2016 Cadillac XTS Premium package loaded. I didn't opt for the Platinum because I would have had to get a moon roof which I did not want. I also wanted the Kona brown interior which for some reason isn't available on the pricier models. I went for FWD primarily for the savings (the AWD comes with the bigger engine) but also because I don't drive in snow. Bottom line: the Caddy is great! In a week of fairly steady driving I have adjusted to the standard, less powerful engine (the MKS Eco-Boost really did move, no question). The standard Caddy engine is however perfectly satisfactory for a large sedan and perhaps even more stately with its moderate inertia. Frankly I always felt like a bit of a hoodlum outrunning those petulant BMWs coming from behind on the freeway filter lanes. The Caddy is very quiet (as was the MKS); strong, balanced stance; good traction; great sound system; everything works as it is supposed to; no rattles; uses regular fuel; locks automatically when you walk away with the key in your pocket; the exterior lights announce the car; the door handles feel terrific; the seats with the 32-way adjustments are perfectly accommodating; the CUE system is more convenient than the Sync system by Ford (though admittedly it took some time - a week - to familiarize myself, but that's true of any new computer); it doesn't suffer the blight of the MKS being a souped-up Taurus; the outside mirrors can fold electronically (will never know why MKS never did that!); and - here's the real big deal for me - Head Up Display (HUD) which thankfully eliminates having to search for one's speed (and other info such as current direction and radio station, even RPMs). Of course in keeping with the further adage that "You get what you pay for", even though the MKS was great value, if I am to be blunt, the Caddy - though more costly - is worth it. There are almost imperceptible - though very palpable - elements of higher quality in the Caddy. As far as I'm concerned, I'm sticking with Cadillac in the future.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

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