2013 Cadillac XTS

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

2013 cadillac xts Reviews and News

2013 Cadillac XTS Front Left View
Those with good memories for bad advertising will remember the tagline, "The Caddy that zigs," which was used to introduce the Cadillac Catera. Even if that were a good tagline, it could not be applied to the new XTS. The XTS stands apart from Cadillac's other sedan offerings, all of which are nimble, rear-wheel-drive, Euro-style, driving machines. Instead of a Caddy that zigs, the XTS is the Caddy that's big.
Upon its debut, Cadillac people were quick to point out that, although the XTS is the division's biggest car, it is not the brand's flagship. (For now, apparently, that's the Escalade, although a true range-topper is said to be in the works.) Nor is the XTS supposed to be a replacement for the DTS, although it does fill that role. The XTS has a front-wheel-drive architecture, transverse V-6 power, and the size and roominess that traditional (read: old) buyers expect -- but it also has plenty of dazzling high technology that's supposed to reel in a less-gray crowd, so maybe this is the Caddy that's confused.

Six and four

The engine is only a V-6, and a normally aspirated one at that, but its 304 hp and 264 pound-feet of torque are enough to motivate this substantial car. Note, however, that the direct-injected six needs to be sufficiently prodded to do so, as its torque output peaks at 5200 rpm. The six-speed automatic is utterly unobtrusive, although there are very discreet shift paddles for those who would rather call the shots themselves. My loaded up test car came with optional all-wheel drive, which is available on three of the four trim levels, and it did a superb job apportioning torque during quick turn-and-go getaways on slick pavement, such that there was never a whiff of torque steer. GM's HiPer Strut front suspension also helps keep torque steer in check. The all-wheel-drive system subtracts 2 mpg on the highway, but none in the city, so that an XTS so equipped returns 18/26 mpg, according to our friends at the EPA.
Traditional Cadillac buyers will appreciate the quiet cruising. The engine is effectively muffled, betraying a muted growl only when you really open it up. Those same buyers may be surprised at the suspension setup -- which is both a good and a bad thing. What's good is that the standard magnetic ride control dampers have effectively snuffed out the float that old-school Cadillacs were famous for. But unfortunately the XTS suffers a brittle ride, likely due to its low-profile, 40-series Bridgestone Potenzas, which on my Platinum-grade test car were wrapped around chromed, 20-inch wheels. The aggressive rubber might be worth it if it helped make the steering super precise, but the XTS helm just feels overly light and disconnected.

Welcome to Times Square

The XTS may be big in the context of current Caddies -- it's nearly 11 inches longer than a CTS, although it rides on a slightly shorter wheelbase -- but it's not nearly as huge as the dearly departed DTS. Even so, the interior is very roomy, with a wide cabin and a spacious back seat that offers 40 inches of legroom. Quite unlike the DTS are the interior design and materials -- the XTS is in a whole new league. The Platinum version benefits most, with standard full leather upholstery, including the dash, door panels, and the center console. Real wood accents the steering wheel and shift lever, and there's no hard plastic anywhere. My test car boasted a two-tone color scheme -- well, three-tone, if you count the purple (!) contrast stitching, which was pretty subtle, actually. The only discordant notes were sounded, literally, by the squeaks and creaks coming from various locations, and by the ill-fitting dash pad.
The XTS was the debut vehicle for Cadillac's CUE interface, which is standard on all trim levels. CUE, for Cadillac User Experience, is the touchscreen interface for navigation, stereo, and phone functions, married with a flat panel for climate controls. All knobs are banished, including for audio volume. The 8-inch touchscreen has some iPhone-style functionality (oh, boy!), including pinch-to-zoom for navigation maps and swipe scrolling for radio stations, and both the touchscreen and the flat panel have vibration feedback so you know when you've successfully activated a touch point button. But as modern and cool as the whole thing seems, and as sleek as it looks (the graphics are very sharp), it requires more eyes-off-the-road time than more conventional solutions, particularly given the small touch points for some of the on-screen functions. Nor are the slider bars an improvement over old-fashioned knobs. One can imagine the steep learning curve for traditional Cadillac buyers, but Cadillac's solution is to give all buyers an iPad with a CUE app preloaded, on which they can learn the system. OnStar has also added CUE experts to help owners through it.
In addition to the CUE touchscreen, there's a second, large (12-inch) LCD screen that displays the virtual gauges, which can be configured in several different arrangements. Both the gauge-cluster screen and the CUE screen light up and go through an animated opening sequence when you start the car, which gives the XTS a "Welcome to Times Square" vibe, particularly at night, when the XTS also shows off its ambient interior lighting, illuminated sill plates, and, coolest of all, light-up exterior door handles.
One bit of new technology that's much more subtle but surprisingly effect is the vibrating seat. It sounds gimmicky but is actually a very intuitive alert mechanism for the lane departure warning and the forward collision warning (the latter combined with a flashing light); it's far better than yet another annoying beep.

A, C, and X

While its ATS and CTS stablemates work hard to establish Cadillac as a worldly purveyor of European-style luxury cars, the XTS is an outlier that stakes its claim to luxury on heaping helpings of tech, space, and sheet metal. The XTS strives to be painfully modern, but the way in which it deviates from the division's flight plan makes it still somewhat like the Caddies of yore.

2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum

MSRP (with destination): $61,305
PRICE AS TESTED: $62,300
ENGINE:
3.6-liter DOHC V-6
Horsepower: 304 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque: 264 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
TRANSMISSION:
6-speed automatic
DRIVE:
4-wheel
WHEELS AND TIRES:
20-inch aluminum wheels
245x40 r20 Bridgestone Potenza tires
FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway):
18/26 mpg
CURB WEIGHT:
4215 lb
CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 4/5
Cargo: 18 cu ft
Legroom (front/rear): 45.8/40 in
Headroom (front/rear): 40.1/37.8 in
Towing: 1000 lb
STANDARD FEATURES:
3.6-liter DOHC V-6
6-speed automatic transmission
All-wheel drive
20-inch polished aluminum wheels
OnStar w/6-month subscription
CUE (Cadillac User Interface) w/navigation
Bose Studio surround sound audio system w/14 speakers
SiriusXM satellite radio w/3-month subscription
Rearview camera
Power windows
Power locks w/remote
Passive keyless entry and ignition
Ultraview sunroof
Power front seats
Heated and cooled front seats
Heated rear seats
Heated steering wheel
Remote start
Front and rear park assist
Automatic dual-zone climate control
Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column
Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
Full leather seats
Uplevel wood trim package
Head-up display
Ambient interior lighting
Lane departure warning
Forward collision warning
HID headlights w/adaptive forward lighting
Rain-sensing wipers
Platinum appearance package
OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
Crystal red tintcoat metallic paint- $995
KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
Driver Assist Package- $2395
Adaptive cruise control
Automatic front/rear braking
Automatic collision preparation
COMPARE TO:
Audi A6
Lexus ES350
Lincoln MKS
2013 Cadillac XTS Front View In Motion
For the past decade, Cadillac has been a true believer in the church of German luxury. It developed its own rear-wheel-drive platform, built a station wagon with a six-speed manual transmission, and has even been a regular at the pews of the Nuerburgring. But even the pious have their moments of doubt. For Cadillac management, that moment came about three years ago. All of the brand's hard work had yielded one celebrated success, the CTS, and several failures, including the rear-wheel-drive STS and SRX, as well as the Corvette-based XLR hardtop convertible. It didn't help much that parent company General Motors was very publically out of cash and had cut Cadillac's product development budget to the bone. What the brand needed was a quick, cheap, surefire hit.
The answer to this crisis is arriving in dealers now in the form of the XTS sedan. Cadillac bills it as a replacement for both the STS and the aging DTS sedan and a way to attract both brand traditionalists (read: old people) and import-intending buyers. Those with longer memories will find it's essentially a rebirth of the late-1990s Seville. Like that car, the XTS attempts to maximize the capability and luxuriousness of a corporate front-wheel-drive platform, in this case the Epsilon platform that underpins everything from the Chevrolet Malibu to the Buick LaCrosse. In old-school Cadillac tradition, the XTS is big -- longer than a short-wheelbase 7-series -- but its $44,995 base price allows it to compete against mid-size luxury sedans like the Audi A6. Although the 2010 XTS concept was a plug-in hybrid, the production car comes only with a 304-hp version of GM's 3.6-liter V-6 paired with a six-speed automatic. There will be a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder in China, but it's unlikely to come to market here. All-wheel-drive with an electronic limited-slip differential is available as a $2225 extra on all but the base trim level. The top-of-the-line Platinum model, which starts at $59,080, has the dubious distinction of being the most expensive front-wheel-drive car you can buy today.

Exterior: Lovely details, unfortunate proportions

Cadillac designers have spent much of the last decade trying to make a statement with razor-edged, in-your-face styling. That doesn't fly in the large luxury sedan segment, which prizes subtlety and hammers down protruding nails, be it the flame surfacing that's disappeared from the most recent BMW 5- and 7-series or the pontoon fenders that Mercedes is hurriedly getting rid of on its E-class. The XTS shouldn't have any trouble fitting in. Whereas the smaller CTS looks to be chiseled from a hunk of granite, the XTS is more like a block of marble that's been lovingly filed down to an intricate sculpture. Its roofline curves gracefully and its character lines express a hint of softness. Where the CTS is pointedly undecorated, the XTS has all manner of nicely executed details that identify it as a more expensive car. There are LEDs in the headlights, taillights, and -- here's a new one -- the door handles. Unlock the car with the key fob, and they light up in procession. The trim and the grille on top-of-the-line Platinum models are brushed aluminum. Even the softball-sized badge has unusual depth and detail.
Unfortunately, none of this impressive detailing can hide the stubby-nosed, long-overhang proportions typical of a front-wheel-drive car with a transversely mounted engine. The classic front-wheel-drive Eldorados of the late 1960s and 1970s -- not to mention most of today's front-wheel-drive-biased Audis -- have a longitudinal engine layout that preserves the long-hood proportions so important to a luxury car.

Best Cadillac interior yet

Front-wheel-drive proportions do afford an advantage when it comes to interior packaging. The XTS has more legroom, both front and rear, than the aforementioned short-wheelbase 7-series, and its eighteen-cubic-foot trunk looks ready to swallow a small boat. Cadillac plans to take the XTS into the livery market, and we suspect it will make many New York and Shanghai limousine drivers very happy.
In addition to feeling exceptionally roomy, the cabin feels genuinely expensive in a way no recent General Motors vehicle has been able to manage. Warm, flowing shapes and expensive organic materials dominate, and one is hard pressed to find a cutline or trim piece that hasn't been the object of close attention. There's also a good amount of tasteful experimentation with colors and textures. The top-of-the-line Platinum model, for instance, features smooth cut-and-sewn leather on the upper dashboard, perforated, purple tinged leather facing the driver and passenger, semi-aniline leather on the seats, and a suede headliner. It smells lovely.
The other big story inside is CUE, Cadillac's new user interface, which debuts on the XTS and appears on the 2013 ATS and SRX, as well. Much like MyFord Touch, CUE banishes buttons and dials in favor of an eight-inch color touch screen and a piano-black center console that incorporates touch-sensitive controls. There's also an optional LCD gauge cluster similar to that on a Jaguar XJ.
We got acquainted with CUE as we hustled along with Los Angeles traffic. The good news is that it's perhaps the best execution of a touch screen infotainment system to date. The graphics are excellent, and the center touch screen responds with the crispness we've learned to expect on smart phones but never experience in cars. That's because this system uses the same capacitive touch technology found in devices like the Apple iPhone. Another novel aspect of the Cadillac system is haptic feedback -- icons on the screen and the controls on the panel below send a pulse when you touch them, simulating the texture of physical buttons. When you scroll through radio stations on the touch screen, for instance, you can feel "bumps" over each station.
The bad news is that even a really good touch screen infotainment system requires you to take your eyes of the road in a moving car and aim for smallish icons to do things that are more easily accomplished with knobs and buttons. CUE also responds to voice commands. It works as well as that in any competitor, which is to say not all that well. It failed on several attempts to recognize our hotel name, instead offering to take us some place 60 miles away. Unlike most competitors, Cadillac has an excellent backstop in OnStar -- the live representative had no difficulty finding the same hotel and sending directions to the nav system over the phone. Still, we can't help but wonder how DTS owners -- their average is seventy -- will take to such an avante-garde interface. To help them, Cadillac is including an Apple iPad with every XTS and says it's training an Apple genius-like expert at each dealer to teach customers how to use the system. The XTS also has a raft of safety technologies, including lane departure warning, blind spot detection, and panic braking, to aid the distracted driver. These technologies are better integrated than on many competitors. The lane departure warning, for instance, notifies errant drivers by vibrating the left or right seat bolster -- much less intrusive than an annoying beep or steering wheel vibration.

There's no V in capable.

Cadillac makes no pretenses about the XTS's driving dynamics and notes, quite fairly, that most buyers of large luxury sedans aren't looking for V-series performance. It has, however, taken measures to make sure the sedan won't undermine the brand's performance ethos. Four-caliper Brembo front brakes, magnetorheological dampers, and nineteen-inch wheels are standard equipment (Platinum models have twenty-inch rims). Both front- and all-wheel-drive models incorporate GM's HiPer Strut front suspension that decouples the steering and suspension geometries to minimize torque steer and improve on-center feel. Bombing along the switchbacks of Mulholland Highway outside of Los Angeles, the XTS displays commendable body control and reasonably sharp reflexes. The light hydraulic power steering firms up at speed and the Brembos don't fade on fast downhill stretches. The 3.6-liter V-6 puts in its usual solid effort, though it can be caught a bit out of breath when accelerating out of a corner in second or third gear. A more powerful engine, perhaps a turbocharged V-6, might come later. Most surprising and impressive is the paddle shift manual mode for the six-speed automatic transmission: it serves up smooth and quick downshifts and will hold your gear right up to the rev limiter. As with the design, however, the nice details can't entirely make up for the front-wheel-drive chassis. The nose-heavy XTS understeers in tight corners where a 7-series would hold its line.

Conclusion: An apostate, but a very nice apostate.

In case we haven't already been crystal clear, we like the XTS -- it's good-looking, comfortable, and nice to drive in the way a large car should be. But we really don't like that it's front-wheel drive. This isn't just our rear-wheel-drive zealotry speaking. The front-wheel-drive Sevilles of yore were also very nice cars that nonetheless drove the brand to irrelevancy in the late 1990s because they couldn't entice buyers out of BMWs and Mercedes. All that's changed in the last decade is that the competition is even tougher and now includes the likes of Chrysler and Hyundai. There surely is a place for spacious, comfortable front-wheel-drive sedans, but not in a true luxury brand -- this is, we thought, why GM retains four marques. Including Buick.
Fortunately, Cadillac has not lost its religion. Thanks to the revival of GM's fortunes, the ATS, which began development before the XTS, finally arrives this summer. Its all-important new rear-wheel-drive platform will spawn a larger and slightly pricier CTS next year. Meanwhile, work on a line-topping model is rumored to be going forward once more, as evidenced by the debut of the Ciel concept last fall.
2013 Cadillac XTS
2013 Cadillac XTS

New For 2013

The XTS is an all-new car for 2013. It sits atop Cadillac’s range of sharply designed sedans and is roughly the size of the old DTS it replaces. The XTS was the first car to receive the brand’s new CUE (Cadillac User Experience) infotainment software, which uses touch-capacitive sensors and two LCDs—one on the center stack and an optional one for the gauges.

Overview

The XTS replaces the DTS and STS sedans in the Cadillac lineup. With those aged models out of the picture, the XTS takes up residence as Cadillac’s range-topping sedan. The XTS rides on a stretched version of the Epsilon II platform that underpins the Chevrolet Malibu. Only one engine and transmission are offered: the same 3.6-liter V-6 found elsewhere in GM’s lineup mated to a six-speed automatic. The refined and powerful V-6 makes 304 hp in the XTS. As on the DTS that it replaces, front-wheel drive is standard, and as on the STS, all-wheel drive is an available option. Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system is the XTS’s trump card over its competition. This new system uses a set of LCDs and touch-capacitive sensors for inputs to the radio, navigation, and climate control systems. Inside, the XTS rivals more expensive models from the German and Japanese automakers with sumptuous leather, wood, and metal appointments. It is also quite roomy, offering interior space comparable to that of full-size luxury sedans but in a more efficient package. In addition, the XTS boasts 18.0 cubic feet of trunk space, exceeding the capacity of many of its full-size competitors. The XTS has a full complement of high-tech safety features, including lane-departure warning, forward-collision alert, and blind-spot monitoring.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; stability and traction control; Ultrasonic rear parking sensors; OnStar with automatic crash notification and emergency services; and a tire-pressure monitor are standard. Lane-departure warning, forward-collision alert, a Safety Alert Seat, blind-zone alert, automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control are optional.

You'll like:

  • Large trunk
  • Advanced technology
  • Sumptuous interior

You won't like:

  • Only one available engine
  • Heavy curb weight

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2013 Cadillac XTS Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.6L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
Horsepower:
304 hp @ 6800rpm
Torque:
264 ft lb of torque @ 5200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
70,000 miles / 72 months
Maintenance
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:21
Component
SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured from October 12, 2011, through August 30, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202, "Head Restraints." The rear seat head restraints may not lock in the upright position after being folded forward. If the head restriant is at its lowest position and it falls forward, it will not meet the height required by the standard.
Consequences
In the event of a vehicle crash, the lowered head restraint may increase the occupant's risk of neck injury.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the head restraints, free of charge. The recall began on December 4, 2012. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-458-8006.
Potential Units Affected
12,626
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac ATS and model year 2013 Cadillac XTS; model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala; and 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. Originally, in May 2013, GM recalled 1,627 model year 2013 Cadillac ATS and model year 2013 Cadillac XTS; and model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles. In October 2013, GM informed the agency that it was adding model year 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles to this campaign , representing an additional 8,050 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 9,677. On the affected vehicles, the brake lamps may intermittently flash without the brakes being applied and the cruise control may disengage. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequences
If the brake lamps flash when the vehicle is not slowing, a following driver may not adjust vehicle speed when the vehicle is in fact braking, and the brake lamps are illuminating as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module. The recall began on June 13, 2013. Owner's may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's recall number is 13158.
Potential Units Affected
10,210
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac ATS and model year 2013 Cadillac XTS; model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala; and 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. Originally, in May 2013, GM recalled 1,627 model year 2013 Cadillac ATS and model year 2013 Cadillac XTS; and model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles. In October 2013, GM informed the agency that it was adding model year 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles to this campaign , representing an additional 8,050 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 9,677. On the affected vehicles, the brake lamps may intermittently flash without the brakes being applied and the cruise control may disengage. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequences
If the brake lamps flash when the vehicle is not slowing, a following driver may not adjust vehicle speed when the vehicle is in fact braking, and the brake lamps are illuminating as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module. The recall began on June 13, 2013. Owner's may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's recall number is 13158.
Potential Units Affected
10,210
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, through March 7, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a cavity plug on the brake booster pump connector may dislodge allowing corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector.
Consequences
The corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector may cause a resistive short and melt the connector, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealant to the connector cavity plugs, re-route the vacuum pump vent hose and replace the front body wiring harnesses as needed, free of charge. The recall began on April 7, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's number for this recall is 14062.
Potential Units Affected
63,903
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
PARKING BRAKE
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to August 22, 2014, and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to September 2, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged.
Consequences
Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic parking brake software, free of charge. The recall began on October 28, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14471.
Potential Units Affected
205,309
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured April 11, 2013, to June 27, 2013, and 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured May 13, 2013, to November 5, 2013. The affected vehicles may have left the factory with the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) set to "manufacturing mode."
Consequences
In manufacturing mode, the vehicle's air bags will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers are to reprogram the SDM to the correct mode, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14532.
Potential Units Affected
5
Notes
General Motors LLC


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Cadillac XTS

Depreciation
33.3%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$14,434
33.3%
Insurance
$9,340
21.5%
Fuel Cost
$11,730
27%
Financing
$3,440
7.9%
Maintenance
$2,881
6.6%
Repair Costs
$1,109
2.6%
State Fees
$443
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $43,377 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent