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2017 Cadillac Xts
Select a Different Model (9 Available): Base Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 21282
MPG (EPA) 18 CTY /28 HWY
Safety (NHTSA) 5 Stars
Horsepower 305@6800
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2017 Cadillac XTS MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Powerful twin-turbo V-6 on V-Sport model
  • High quality interior in higher trims

You Won't Like

  • Infotainment system can be frustrating
  • Firm ride on the V-Sport model

New for 2017

For 2017, Cadillac has given the XTS a revised standard gauge cluster and the Teen Driver system. Newly designed 20-inch wheels are exclusive to the V-Sport model.

Vehicle Summary

The XTS is Cadillac's full-size sedan offered in front- and all-wheel-drive forms. Bigger than the CTS, the XTS fits below the CT6 by price in Cadillac's sedan lineup, with the latter car a more direct competitor to vehicles such as the Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ. The CTS is available at a similar price to the XTS, but offers more dynamic performance, compared to the XTS' focus on comfort and interior space.

Overview

The full-size Cadillac XTS comes standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 304 hp and 264 ft-lb of torque and manages to get a respectable 18/28 mpg city/highway with the front-wheel drive configuration or 17/26 mpg city/highway with all-wheel drive. There is an optional more powerful twin-turbo V6 that creates an impressive 410-hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, achieving 16/23 mpg city/highway. The two engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The XTS gets standard Magnetic Ride Control and Brembo front brakes. The available all-wheel-drive system (on both engines) uses Haldex technology and an electronic limited-slip differential. This cutting-edge system transfers the power to the front and rear wheels and from side-to-side along the rear axle for additional control. The XTS can give parents peace of mind with the Teen Driver system, a technology that supports safe driving habits by muting the audio of the radio or any device when front seat occupants are not fastened in their seatbelts. The tech can also give an audible warning when speeding, and allow parents to assess the driving history of the vehicle.

Safety

The 2017 Cadillac XTS was awarded the highest possible overall safety rating from the NHTSA of five stars. The XTS received five out of possible five stars in the frontal and side crash rating and four stars for the rollover test. The 2016 XTS received Good ratings from the IIHS in four categories, but hasn't yet been tested in the challenging small front overlap test. The XTS was also awarded the rating of Superior in the crash avoidance and mitigation test thanks to its ability to avoid a low-speed collision of 12 mph, and at 25 mph, impact speed was reduced by 12 mph. The XTS features Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages that include safety alert seat, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, side blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert, and a multi-camera parking system.

What We Think

We've found the XTS's standard 3.6-liter V-6 has adequate power, but the V-Sport's twin-turbocharged V-6 provides effortless acceleration and passing power with minimal turbo lag. During a First Drive review, we pointed out that the XTS Platinum has a "near-knockout" interior comparable to its German and Japanese competitors back in 2013. During testing of the 2014 XTS V-Sport, two editors found the ride from the firmer suspension and 20-inch wheels to be a little stiff.

Cool Fact

The patented Cadillac Safety Alert Seat generates vibrating pulse patterns on the left and/or right side of the lower bolster to alert the driver of potential dangers, such as drifting from a traffic lane or toward nearby objects while parking.

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2017 CADILLAC XTS SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T70)
Trim
Base Sedan
Class
Luxury Passenger Car
Horsepower
305@6800
Standard MPG
18/28
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Summer/Winter Mat Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VAV] Premium All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer); [VYW] Premium Carpeted Floor Mats (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [PCP] Protection Package (Dealer)
$249 $280

Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [S40] Cargo Tray (Dealer); [VRV] Front & Rear Molded Painted Splash Guards (Dealer); [VAV] Premium All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [PCN] Summer/Winter Mat Package (Dealer)
$440 $495

Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VLI] Accessory Mat Cargo Area (Dealer); [VAV] Premium All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PCP] Protection Package (Dealer); [PCN] Summer/Winter Mat Package (Dealer)
$200 $225

Smoker's Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Ashtray; Cigar Lighter
$57 $65

Engine: V6 3.6 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T70)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Red Passion Tintcoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal White Tricoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Phantom Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Radiant Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Stellar Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Black Raven

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Amethyst Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Bronze Dune Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer (Dealer)

$124 $140

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PCP] Protection Package (Dealer)
$97 $110

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Cue, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Wireless Charging Pad

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 2.770

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 19.0 Gallon

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$89 $100

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Cornering Lights/Curb Illumination

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [VRV] Front & Rear Molded Painted Splash Guards (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Front License Plate Bracket

$13 $15

Front & Rear Molded Painted Splash Guards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [G1W] Crystal White Tricoat; [G1E] Red Passion Tintcoat CONTAINED IN: [PCP] Protection Package (Dealer)
$262 $295

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Ashtray

CONTAINED IN: [SA0] Smoker's Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Cigar Lighter

CONTAINED IN: [SA0] Smoker's Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Wood & leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Premium All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [PCP] Protection Package (Dealer); [PCN] Summer/Winter Mat Package (Dealer)
$124 $140

Accessory Mat Cargo Area (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$106 $120

Premium Carpeted Floor Mats (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PCN] Summer/Winter Mat Package (Dealer)
$146 $165

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Body-color heated driver and passenger power door mirrors with turn signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

PVC Tape, Cotton Cloth, Fuse Kit, Bungee Cord, Cotton Gloves, Flashlight, Rain Poncho, Screwdriver

CONTAINED IN: [S08] Highway Safety Kit (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Red Passion Tintcoat

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VRV] Front & Rear Molded Painted Splash Guards (Dealer)
$1063 $1195

Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic

$529 $595

Crystal White Tricoat

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VRV] Front & Rear Molded Painted Splash Guards (Dealer)
$1063 $1195

Phantom Gray Metallic

$529 $595

Stellar Black Metallic

$529 $595

Deep Amethyst Metallic

$529 $595

Bronze Dune Metallic

$529 $595

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 10

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Delete: Tire Kit

CONTAINED IN: [ZCD] Spare Tire, Compact
Grp Grp

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Bi-Xenon

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Park Assist Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Windshield, Zone Tinted

Std Std

First Aid Kit

CONTAINED IN: [S08] Highway Safety Kit (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Cadillac Edition First Aid Kit (Dealer)

$44 $50

Highway Safety Kit (Dealer)

INCLUDES: First Aid Kit; PVC Tape, Cotton Cloth, Fuse Kit, Bungee Cord, Cotton Gloves, Flashlight, Rain Poncho, Screwdriver
$115 $130

Seat Upholstery, Jet Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery, Shale Leather with Cocoa Accents

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front 12-Way Power Bucket

Std Std

Antenna

Std Std

Audio System, 1-Disc CD Changer/MP3 Player

CONTAINED IN: [WCN] CD Player (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Disc Autochanger

CONTAINED IN: [WCN] CD Player (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

CD Player (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Audio System, 1-Disc CD Changer/MP3 Player; Disc Autochanger
$222 $250

Eight Bose® Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, Cue AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Responsive Suspension

Std Std

Suspension Leveling

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Front Coil/Rear Air Springs

Std Std

Tires, P245/45VR19 All Season BSW

Std Std

Spare Tire, Compact

INCLUDES: Delete: Tire Kit
$311 $350

Wheel Lock Kit (Dealer)

$66 $75

Wheels, 19" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
48
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
70000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
50000
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4