New for 2013:Cadillac

Jeff Youngs | Sep 05, 2012

2013 Cadillac Model Overview


Cadillac expands its lineup for 2013, introducing two new sedans. The 2013 Cadillac ATS is a new compact luxury sport sedan anchoring the automaker's model lineup, while the 2013 Cadillac XTS is the replacement for both the DTS and STS models at the top of the sedan ladder. These new models, plus the refreshed 2013 Cadillac SRX luxury crossover SUV, get standard Cadillac CUE infotainment and connectivity technology for 2013. Additionally, these three models receive numerous new safety features this year. The Cadillac CTS and Escalade lineups continue mostly unchanged.

2013 Cadillac ATS


The Cadillac ATS is a new model for 2013, a compact luxury sport sedan offered with a choice between three engines, two transmissions, and rear- or all-wheel drive. Standard, Luxury, Premium and Performance trims are available, each equipped with a 10.2 cubic-foot trunk.

What's New

  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 202 horsepower
  • Optional 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 272 horsepower
  • Optional 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 321 horsepower
  • Standard active grille shutters
  • Standard Cadillac CUE infotainment technology
  • Standard Bose audio system
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional leather seats
  • Optional sport suspension with Magnetic Ride Control
  • Optional Brembo braking components
  • Optional adaptive forward lighting
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional forward collision alert
  • Optional lane-departure warning system
  • Optional side blind-zone alert
  • Optional reversing camera

2013 Cadillac CTS

With the introduction of the new ATS, the Cadillac CTS is officially positioned as a midsize luxury sport model. For 2013, the CTS continues in coupe, sedan, and station wagon body styles, with high-performance CTS-V variants of each. All-wheel drive is optional. The station wagon model holds up to 58 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seat folded down.

What's New

  • Updated grille design
  • Adaptive remote vehicle starting now standard
  • CTS-V gets standard two-piece front brake rotors
  • CTS-V Sedan and Wagon offered with red-painted brake calipers
  • Three new exterior paint colors for standard models
  • One new exterior paint color for CTS-V models

2013 Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size, traditional body-on-frame SUV providing seating for up to 8 passengers. Standard- and extended-length models (Escalade ESV) are available, as well as an Escalade Hybrid model that gets 21 mpg in combined driving, according to the EPA. The Escalade ESV can carry up to 137.4 cubic feet of cargo with the second-row seat folded and the third-row seat removed. The standard Escalade tows the most weight, 8,300 pounds, with rear-wheel drive. Maximum payload capacity is 1,582 pounds with the standard Escalade.

What's New

  • Revised engine grade braking calibration
  • Three new exterior paint colors

2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT

This full-size crew-cab pickup truck is built on the Escalade ESV platform and is similar to the Chevrolet Avalanche. A mid-gate rear cab wall design allows for cargo bed expansion by removing the rear window and cab wall and folding the rear seats down. The Escalade EXT can tow up to 7,600 pounds and carry a 1,239-pound payload.

What's New

  • Revised engine grade braking calibration
  • Two new exterior paint colors

2013 Cadillac SRX

The Cadillac SRX is a compact 5-passenger luxury crossover SUV. A standard 308-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine drives the front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional. The SRX can carry 29.9 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seat and up to 61.1 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seat folded down.

What's New

  • New grille and fender vent designs
  • LED light pipes added to fender vents
  • New 20-inch wheel designs
  • Revised gauges and dashboard
  • New steering wheel design
  • Standard Cadillac CUE infotainment technology
  • Standard active noise cancellation
  • Standard side blind-zone alert
  • Standard rear cross-traffic alert
  • Optional Safety Alert Seat
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional forward collision alert
  • Optional front and rear automatic braking
  • Optional reversing camera
  • One new interior color
  • Three new exterior colors

2013 Cadillac XTS


The Cadillac XTS is a new model for 2013, a full-size 5-passenger luxury sedan with front- or all-wheel drive. This spiritual successor to the Cadillac DeVille and Seville replaces the DTS and STS for the 2013 model year. It is equipped with a standard 304-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and is offered in Standard, Luxury, Premium and Platinum trim levels. The trunk can hold 18 cubic feet of luggage.

What's New

  • Standard Magnetic Ride Control suspension
  • Standard Cadillac CUE infotainment technology with iPad
  • Standard Bose audio system
  • Optional Bose Studio Surround audio system
  • Optional adaptive forward lighting system
  • Optional full leather interior with suede headliner
  • Optional heated and ventilated front seats
  • Optional heated rear seats
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional triple-zone automatic climate control
  • Optional Safety Alert Seat
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional forward collision alert
  • Optional front and rear automatic braking
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring system
  • Optional lane-departure warning system
  • Optional Automatic Collision Preparation

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