2014 Cadillac XTS

Original MSRP Range
$44,600 - $69,095
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
16 - 18 MPG City / 24 - 28 MPG Hwy
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2014 Cadillac XTS

What We Like

Cushy luxury without the squishy ride; fresh technology gives the cabin a contemporary feel; reasonable starting price 

What We Don't

Currently only available with a V6; no rear-wheel-drive model; CTS offers similar equipment in a more exciting package for less money 

Ratings

Expert Rating

3.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5

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Overview

What's New in the 2014 Cadillac XTS?

The Cadillac XTS adds a performance-oriented Vsport model to its lineup for the 2014 model year. Otherwise, it's largely unchanged. 

Which XTS is the Best?

The 2014 Cadillac XTS is a great car for shoppers interested in comfort and utility over driving enjoyment. Yes, the Vsport livens things up, but the XTS model's front-wheel-drive-based platform will never top rear-wheel-drive rivals for handling prowess. As for a trim level, we'd go with the Premium. The top-level Platinum model includes a steep price increase, considering the Premium boasts just about everything we could ever want. 

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How Much Does a 2014 Cadillac XTS Cost?

The Cadillac XTS is available in five trim levels. Luxury-oriented models use base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum trims, while drivers interested in performance can choose the sporty XTS Vsport. 

Even the base-level XTS ($45,600) is loaded with equipment. It includes Bluetooth, 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-way power driver seat, leather upholstery, an 8-in color touchscreen with Cadillac's CUE infotainment system, heated mirrors, xenon headlights and Bluetooth. Of course, that's in addition to features you'd expect, such as power accessories and keyless entry. 

Step up to the Luxury ($50,500) and you get heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, front and rear park assist, automatic wipers and a rearview camera. Luxury models also offer available all-wheel drive.

Next up is the Premium ($55,500), which includes tri-zone automatic climate control (the third zone is in back), a head-up display that's projected on the windshield, a navigation system with voice control, a Bose audio system and several safety features such as adaptive headlights, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning and blind spot warning. Once again, all-wheel drive is optional. 

Topping the range is the Platinum ($62,800). It includes a power sunroof, 20-in wheels, a full leather interior and a power rear sunshade. Once again, all-wheel drive is available as an option. 

For drivers interested in a sporty car, the XTS Vsport comes in two trim levels. The Premium model ($63,100) roughly mirrors the XTS Premium's equipment levels, while the Platinum ($70,100) is on par with the standard XTS Platinum. The difference is that Vsport models use a 410-hp turbocharged engine and include all-wheel drive as standard equipment. They also feature a few exterior revisions. 

While the XTS doesn't offer many options, two crucial ones include automatic braking at low speeds and adaptive cruise control. 

XTS Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
XTS 4dr Sdn FWD$44,600 / N/A6 Cylinder30518 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
XTS 4dr Sdn Luxury AWD$51,315 / N/A6 Cylinder30417 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XTS 4dr Sdn Luxury FWD$49,510 / N/A6 Cylinder30518 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XTS 4dr Sdn Platinum AWD$63,555 / N/A6 Cylinder30417 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XTS 4dr Sdn Platinum FWD$61,750 / N/A6 Cylinder30518 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XTS 4dr Sdn Premium AWD$56,260 / N/A6 Cylinder30417 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XTS 4dr Sdn Premium FWD$54,455 / N/A6 Cylinder30518 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XTS 4dr Sdn Vsport Platinum AWD$69,095 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo41016 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XTS 4dr Sdn Vsport Premium AWD$62,095 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo41016 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Cadillac XTS Safety

Is the 2014 Cadillac XTS a Safe Car?

On top of the usual safety accouterments, such as dual-stage frontal air bags, knee airbags, side- and head-curtain airbags and seat side-impact airbags for outboard rear passengers, Cadillac introduces a number of novel features to protect occupants from outside peril, not to mention driver error. For instance, the new Safety Alert Seat works with distance and position sensors to vibrate either side of the driver seat, warning when the car wanders in its lane or approaches an obstacle. Further active safety measures include a short- and long-range radar system that supports the adaptive cruise control and a rear cross-traffic alert. 

The Driver Awareness package is standard on Premium and Platinum versions. It includes lane-departure warning, front-collision alert, blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert. The Driver Assist package, meanwhile, supplements the Driver Awareness package with adaptive cruise control, front and rear automatic braking and automatic collision preparation. 

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, the XTS received five overall stars. It also received five stars in all three categories: frontal impact, side impact and rollover. 

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance6 Years/70,000 Miles
Maintenance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Driver Assist Pkg

Competition

2014 Cadillac XTS vs the competition

Lincoln MKS -- Although it's less expensive than the XTS, the Lincoln MKS is, in many cases, a more obvious competitor to the XTS than European offerings such as the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Updated for 2013, the MKS offers comparable power from its EcoBoost V6 and interior styling that's consistent with the feeling of the XTS model's cabin. 

BMW 5 Series -- While the BMW 528i sedan's turbocharged 4-cylinder produces less power than the XTS, its soft steering and suspension tuning make it surprisingly well-matched to the Caddy -- and so does its price tag. 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class -- The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a slightly more utilitarian 5-passenger sedan than the XTS. The Benz comes with time-tested technology and impressive durability, making it more of a blue-chip choice in contrast to the newly introduced Cadillac XTS.

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