2014 Cadillac XTS Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$44,600-$69,095
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What's New for 2014:

  • Redesigned rear-seat armrest
  • Standard electric steering for front-drive models
  • Standard opaque sunroof shade
  • Standard Intellibeam headlights
  • Optional twin-turbocharged V-6 engine
  • Optional front passenger memory settings
  • Optional Automatic Parking Assist
  • Optional rear-seat entertainment system with twin screens

Introduction
The 2014 Cadillac XTS is a full-size luxury sedan that shares a platform with the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Impala. It is priced in the same neighborhood as the redesigned Cadillac CTS Sedan, but is larger inside and equipped with a bigger trunk. Key competitors include the Acura RLX, Chrysler 300, Hyundai Equus, Lexus ES, and Lincoln MKS.

Models and Features
Cadillac sells the 2014 XTS in a standard level of specification, and in three trim levels that the automaker calls \"collections.\" Standard equipment includes perforated leather seats, genuine wood trim, dual-zone automatic climate control system, and a premium sound system with HD Radio and satellite radio. A Cadillac User Experience touch-sensitive display screen and control panel is also standard, along with high-intensity discharge headlights, heated exterior mirrors with auto-dimming glass and exterior puddle lighting, adaptive remote engine starting, Magnetic Ride Control suspension, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The XTS Luxury Collection is equipped with Intellibeam automatic headlight control, illuminated door handles, rain-sensing wipers, and a polished wheel finish. Inside, the Luxury Collection includes accent lighting, LED spotlights, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The XTS Premium Collection includes a surround-sound audio system with 14 speakers, triple-zone automatic climate control, color reconfigurable 12.3-inch gauge cluster, color head-up display, and an adaptive forward-lighting system.

The top trim level is known as the XTS Platinum Collection. A premium grille treatment and 20-inch aluminum wheels identify this model from the outside, while the cabin gets a fully-wrapped leather interior, premium perforated leather seats, microfiber suede headliner, premium wood trim, manual side window sunshades, and a power rear window sunshade.

Options and Packages
Cadillac allows buyers to upgrade each version of the XTS with elements of the next \"collection\" up the ladder, though availability for many extras is limited to the more expensive Premium and Platinum variants. One new option for 2014 is an Automatic Parking Assist system that automatically steers the car into a parallel parking space while the driver operates the pedals and the transmission.

Under the Hood
A 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard for all versions of the 2014 XTS. It makes 304 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque, is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with TapShift manual control, and features a capless fuel tank filler. An all-wheel-drive (AWD) system with torque-vectoring technology is optional with this engine.

For 2014, the XTS can be equipped with an optional twin-turbocharged, 3.6-liter V-6 engine generating 410 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque, the latter available between 1,900 rpm and 5,600 rpm. Models with the optional twin-turbo V-6 wear a unique grille design.

Fuel Economy
As this overview is written, the EPA has not published official 2014 XTS fuel-economy ratings.

Safety Ratings and Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2014 Cadillac XTS an overall crash-test rating of 5 (out of 5) stars. As of this writing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the 2014 XTS.

The XTS is equipped with 10 standard air bags, as well as one free year of OnStar subscription service including Automatic Crash Notification. Owners can opt in to an OnStar FamilyLink service that provides vehicle location alerts or lets someone remotely check the car's location. Safety-related options include rain-sensing wipers, Intellibeam headlights, adaptive forward-lighting system, and a reversing camera.

Cadillac also offers two option packages that are packed with safety technology. The Driver Awareness package adds a lane-departure warning system, side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision alert, and a Safety Alert Seat that vibrates to get the driver's attention. The Driver Assist package adds these features plus adaptive cruise control, Front Automatic Brake, Rear Automatic Brake, and Automatic Collision Preparation. Cadillac says that a full-speed adaptive cruise control system is also available for the 2014 XTS.

What's New for 2014:

  • Redesigned rear-seat armrest
  • Standard electric steering for front-drive models
  • Standard opaque sunroof shade
  • Standard Intellibeam headlights
  • Optional twin-turbocharged V-6 engine
  • Optional front passenger memory settings
  • Optional Automatic Parking Assist
  • Optional rear-seat entertainment system with twin screens

Introduction
The 2014 Cadillac XTS is a full-size luxury sedan that shares a platform with the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Impala. It is priced in the same neighborhood as the redesigned Cadillac CTS Sedan, but is larger inside and equipped with a bigger trunk. Key competitors include the Acura RLX, Chrysler 300, Hyundai Equus, Lexus ES, and Lincoln MKS.

Models and Features
Cadillac sells the 2014 XTS in a standard level of specification, and in three trim levels that the automaker calls \"collections.\" Standard equipment includes perforated leather seats, genuine wood trim, dual-zone automatic climate control system, and a premium sound system with HD Radio and satellite radio. A Cadillac User Experience touch-sensitive display screen and control panel is also standard, along with high-intensity discharge headlights, heated exterior mirrors with auto-dimming glass and exterior puddle lighting, adaptive remote engine starting, Magnetic Ride Control suspension, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The XTS Luxury Collection is equipped with Intellibeam automatic headlight control, illuminated door handles, rain-sensing wipers, and a polished wheel finish. Inside, the Luxury Collection includes accent lighting, LED spotlights, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The XTS Premium Collection includes a surround-sound audio system with 14 speakers, triple-zone automatic climate control, color reconfigurable 12.3-inch gauge cluster, color head-up display, and an adaptive forward-lighting system.

The top trim level is known as the XTS Platinum Collection. A premium grille treatment and 20-inch aluminum wheels identify this model from the outside, while the cabin gets a fully-wrapped leather interior, premium perforated leather seats, microfiber suede headliner, premium wood trim, manual side window sunshades, and a power rear window sunshade.

Options and Packages
Cadillac allows buyers to upgrade each version of the XTS with elements of the next \"collection\" up the ladder, though availability for many extras is limited to the more expensive Premium and Platinum variants. One new option for 2014 is an Automatic Parking Assist system that automatically steers the car into a parallel parking space while the driver operates the pedals and the transmission.

Under the Hood
A 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard for all versions of the 2014 XTS. It makes 304 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque, is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with TapShift manual control, and features a capless fuel tank filler. An all-wheel-drive (AWD) system with torque-vectoring technology is optional with this engine.

For 2014, the XTS can be equipped with an optional twin-turbocharged, 3.6-liter V-6 engine generating 410 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque, the latter available between 1,900 rpm and 5,600 rpm. Models with the optional twin-turbo V-6 wear a unique grille design.

Fuel Economy
As this overview is written, the EPA has not published official 2014 XTS fuel-economy ratings.

Safety Ratings and Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2014 Cadillac XTS an overall crash-test rating of 5 (out of 5) stars. As of this writing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the 2014 XTS.

The XTS is equipped with 10 standard air bags, as well as one free year of OnStar subscription service including Automatic Crash Notification. Owners can opt in to an OnStar FamilyLink service that provides vehicle location alerts or lets someone remotely check the car's location. Safety-related options include rain-sensing wipers, Intellibeam headlights, adaptive forward-lighting system, and a reversing camera.

Cadillac also offers two option packages that are packed with safety technology. The Driver Awareness package adds a lane-departure warning system, side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision alert, and a Safety Alert Seat that vibrates to get the driver's attention. The Driver Assist package adds these features plus adaptive cruise control, Front Automatic Brake, Rear Automatic Brake, and Automatic Collision Preparation. Cadillac says that a full-speed adaptive cruise control system is also available for the 2014 XTS.

Available Trims for the 2014 Cadillac XTS
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Premium (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 62095.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name Platinum (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 69095.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name 4dr Sdn FWD Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 44600.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name Luxury (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 49510.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name Premium (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 54455.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name Platinum (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 61750.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name Livery Package (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 45800.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name Stretch Livery (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 47310.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name Limousine (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 48635.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 15/21
Name Funeral Coach (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 48255.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 15/21
Name Armored (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 49600.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name Luxury (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 51315.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name Premium (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 56260.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name Platinum (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 63555.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket, 8-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters with 4 way manual head restraint adjust
  • Seat trim, Soleil Keisel, mini-perforated inserts, leather seating surfaces
  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power lumbar control
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 4-way power lumbar control
  • Seat adjuster, driver, thigh adjust
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger, thigh adjust
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat, ventilated driver
  • Seat, ventilated passenger
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding, with lockable rear pass-through
  • Seats, heated rear outboard seating positions
  • Head restraints
  • Console, center with storage bins storage tray, dual hidden cup holders, USB ports, SD card slot and auxiliary jack
  • Floor mats, carpeted front
  • Floor mats, carpeted rear
  • Steering wheel, heated, leather wrapped with wood accents includes tap-up/tap-down controls for audio, cruise, phone and voice recognition
  • Steering column, power rake and telescopic wheel
  • Steering wheel, heated
  • Driver Information Center includes driver personalization, warning messages and vehicle information
  • Head-Up Display, Color
  • Gauge cluster, 12.3" color reconfigurable with color Driver Information Center
  • Windows, power, all 4 with Express-Up/Down includes rear passenger lockout
  • Retained accessory power power windows, audio system, mirrors, sunroof and climate control remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Keyless Access, passive entry
  • Keyless start, push button
  • Adaptive Remote Start included with Remote Keyless Entry
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Trunk release, power
  • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
  • Theft-deterrent system, immobilizer
  • Climate control, tri-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver, front passenger and rear passengers, dual-zone front and auxiliary rear mode and temp controls
  • Sensor, automatic air circulation/air quality
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric with heated outside rearview mirrors
  • Wood trim includes real wood on steering wheel, console and centerstack, as well as instrument panel and door trim
  • Glovebox door, electric
  • Power outlet, 110-volt located on rear of front console
  • Shift lever, leather-wrapped with wood
  • Map pockets, front and rear doors and front seatbacks
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, illuminated entry and courtesy
  • Lighting accent, LED spotlights with light pipes
  • Convenience net, trunk
  • Seat trim, Opus, mini-perforated inserts, full leather
  • Console, leather-wrapped
  • Floor mats, premium carpeted front and rear
  • Sill plates, illuminated "Platinum", front
  • Cruise control, adaptive, full-speed range
  • Instrument panel top pad, leather-wrapped
  • Wood trim, premium includes real wood on steering wheel, console and centerstack, instrument panel and door trim
  • Door trim, leather-wrapped
  • Headliner, sueded, microfiber including sail panels and pillars
  • Sunshades, manual, rear side windows
  • Sunshade, power, rear window
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with wood accents includes tap-up/tap-down controls for audio, cruise, phone and voice recognition
  • Gauge cluster includes color Driver Information Center
  • Climate control, dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and front passenger
  • Wood trim includes real wood on steering wheel, console and centerstack
  • Shift lever, leather-wrapped
  • Seat trim, Soleil Keisel leather seating surfaces Includes mini-perforated inserts.
  • Headrests, rear, outboard seats, adjustable
  • Armrest, center, rear with pass-thru dual cup holders and storage
  • Remote panic alarm
  • Wood trim includes real wood on steering wheel, console and centerstack (Requires (AFA) or (AFB) interior trim.)
  • Smokers Package includes cigarette lighter element and ashtray
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 20" x 8.5" (50.9 cm x 21.6 cm) cast aluminum with premium painted finish.
  • Tires, P245/40R20 all-season, blackwall
  • Tire Inflator Kit
  • Antenna, roof-mounted
  • Moldings, bodyside
  • Grille, Twin Turbo
  • Headlamps, high intensity discharge Xenon, windshield wiper-activated with Twilight Sentinel, cornering lamps and night-time flash-to-pass feature (headlamps on)
  • Headlamps, IntelliBeam
  • Headlamps, Adaptive Forward Lighting
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Glass, Solar-Ray, light-tinted
  • Glass, laminated front-side, theft-deterrent
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and auto-dimming, body-color, manual-folding with turn signal indicators and puddle lamps
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Wipers, Rainsense
  • Door handles, illuminating
  • Fueling system, capless
  • Wheels, 20" x 8.5" (50.9 cm x 21.6 cm) aluminum with polished finish and chrome inserts
  • Sunroof, UltraView, power
  • Badging, Vsport Collection
  • Wheels, 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) aluminum with premium paint and chrome inserts
  • Tires, P245/45R19 all-season, blackwall
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual folding, body-color with turn signal indicators and puddle lamps
  • Wheels, 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) aluminum
  • Grille, Platinum Collection
  • Badging, Platinum Collection
  • Wheel, 18" x 4" (45.7 cm x 10.2 cm) aluminum spare (Included and only available with (ZCD) T135/70R18 BW compact spare tire.)
  • Tire, compact spare, T135/70R18 BW (Requires (RVN) 18" x 4" aluminum spare wheel.)
  • Wheels, 18" x 8.5" (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm) polished aluminum
  • Tires, P235/55R18XL 104H all-season, blackwall
  • Wheel, spare, not desired
  • Tire, spare, not desired
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L Twin Turbo SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (410 hp [306 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 369 lb-ft of torque [498 N-m] @ 1900 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled 6T80, AWD
  • Differential, electronic limited slip
  • Drivetrain, all-wheel drive
  • Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection
  • Alternator, 170 amps
  • Suspension, front, HiPer Strut
  • Suspension, rear, independent linked H-arm
  • Magnetic Ride Control, dual-mode
  • Automatic level control, rear air springs
  • Steering, power variable-effort
  • Axle, 3.16 ratio
  • Brakes, front Brembo, antilock, disc 4-wheel
  • Brakes, DURALIFE rotors with FNC (Ferritic Nitro Carburizing) coating
  • Brake, parking, electronic
  • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless steel thru fascia design
  • Calipers, premium finish
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (FWD: 305 hp [227 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb-ft of torque [355 N-m] @ 5200 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled 6T70, FWD (Must specify a transmission.)
  • Drivetrain, front-wheel drive
  • Steering, power, variable assist, electric
  • Exhaust, dual stainless-steel with hidden, turned-down tips
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (304 hp [224 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb-ft of torque [355 N-m] @ 5200 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled 6T70, FWD
  • Transmission oil cooler
  • Tool kit, emergency (Requires (ZCD) T135/70R18 BW compact spare tire.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Alternator, 220 amps
  • Suspension, front MacPherson strut
  • Brake system, heavy duty
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (AWD: 304 hp [226 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb-ft of torque [355 N-m] @ 5200 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled 6T70, AWD
PACKAGE
  • Driver Awareness Package includes (UFL) Lane Departure Warning, (UFT) Side Blind Zone Alert, (UFG) Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, (UEU) Forward Collision Alert and Safety Alert Seat
  • Memory Package recalls 2 driver "presets" for 8-way power driver seat, outside mirrors, power rake and telescopic steering column and 2 front passenger "presets for 8-way power passenger seat
  • Driver Assist Package includes (KSG) Adaptive Cruise Control, (UGN) Automatic Collision Preparation and (UVZ) Front and Rear Automatic Braking.
  • Livery Package includes Professional Vehicle Protection Plan
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
  • Traction control, all-speed brake and engine controlled
  • Daytime Running Lamps, upper and lower auxiliary
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, side impact, knee and head curtain side impact for driver and front passenger head curtain and seat side impact for outboard rear passengers (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, front passenger seat (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 1 year of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Front and rear parking assist, Ultrasonic
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear all seating positions with outboard comfort guides
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Braking, front and rear automatic
  • Automatic Collision Preparation
  • Brake Assist, Intelligent
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, side-impact, knee and head curtain side-impact for driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • CUE Information and Media Control System with Embedded navigation AM/FM stereo with embedded navigation, USB ports, SD card slot, Natural Voice Recognition, auxiliary input jack and Bose premium 8-speaker system (Includes (UQS) Bose Studio Surround Sound 14-speaker system.)
  • Audio system feature, single slot CD/MP3 player glove box mounted ((TG5) single-slot CD/MP3 audio system feature player replaced with Blu-Ray player when (UWG) Entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Audio system feature, Bose Studio Surround Sound 14-speaker system with surround amplifier
  • Audio system feature, SiriusXM and HD Radio SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms
  • CUE Information and Media Control System 8" display, featuring touch response, haptic feedback, gesture recognition, proximity sensing, articulating storage door/bin, clock display and compass feature
  • Bluetooth for phone, streaming audio for music and select phones
  • CUE Information and Media Control System AM/FM stereo with USB ports, SD card slot, Natural Voice Recognition and auxiliary input jack (Includes (UQA) Bose premium 8-speaker system.)
  • Audio system feature, single slot CD/MP3 player glove box mounted
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 8-speaker system with amplifier
  • CUE Information and Media Control System AM/FM stereo with USB ports, SD card slot, Natural Voice Recognition and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature, 10-speaker enhanced system

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