The Cadillac XTS was once the clear link between Cadillac’s recent past and its new direction. That’s a polite way of saying it was a bit outdated. Has time passed the long sedan by entirely? Not so fast. Cadillac has reimagined the big sedan for 2018, and the results are impressive.
The 2018 Cadillac XTS
Cadillac has completely reinvented the XTS and brought its design language squarely into the twenty-first century. Slouching shoulders and the ancestral bench seat are relics of the past. It is at once refined and muscular. With its angles and vertically stacked headlights, there is no chance that the 2018 XTS will be confused for graceful or polite. Instead, you might call it athletic or muscular. At the very least, it is undeniably modern.
In recent years, one of the most compelling reasons to buy a Cadillac has been the wealth of standard features. And that’s no different with the 2018 Cadillac XTS. The 2018 Cadillac XTS gets a standard 3.6L V6 delivers 304 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque. On the technology side, you get standard wireless charging and rear vision camera. Plus, you get an eight-speaker Bose audio system along with the next-generation CUE system, so managing smartphone media and apps easy.
- 19” Pearl Nickel Premium Wheels
- Brembo Front Brakes
- Adaptive Remote Start
And comfort is a priority, too. The XTS is a Cadillac, after all.
Of course, things get really interesting when you upgrade to one of the premium trims available on the 2018 Cadillac XTS.
If you want even more power than the naturally-aspirated V6 allows, Cadillac also offers a twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 that cranks out 410 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft of torque. Intelligent all-wheel drive with Haldex technology is available from Luxury models upward. It constantly changes the amount of torque delivered to each wheel in order to deliver maximum grip at all times. Other available performance features include:
- Magnetic Ride Control
- Intellibeam Headlamps
- Reconfigurable Gauge Cluster
The 2018 Cadillac XTS is the most intelligent XTS ever. With the Driver Awareness Package, standard on higher trims, you get incredible features like pedestrian detection and following distance indicator. Other features include:
- Low Speed Automatic Braking
- Lane Change Alert
- Side Blind Zone Alert
The Driver Assist Package is available on Premium Luxury and standard on Platinum models, and includes:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward/Reverse Automatic Braking,
XTS Platinum V-Sport
For 2018, Cadillac is also bringing the XTS into the V-Series family. The 2018 Platinum V-Sport boasts a 3.6L Twin Turbo engine with 410 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. Inside, there’s a reconfigurable gauge cluster. To stand out on the road, Cadillac also includes standard 20” aluminum exclusive V-sport wheels with Sterling Silver premium paint and an exclusive V-Sport grille.