Cadillac large sedan has been known for its reputation over the years to place comfort above all else. Although they cruise the road like a cloud, it’s pretty bland to drive and outdated in terms of design. With the 2018 Cadillac XTS, the shortcomings have been eliminated. The XTS is sharper and more responsive to drive, yet still offers plenty of Cadillac amenities and convenience.
Having the same platform as the current Buick LaCrosse, the 2018 Cadillac XTS is powered by a V6 engine taken from the current CTS. The XTS does not feel lethargic from behind the wheel, making it feel much smaller than its 17-foot-long and 6-foot-wide dimensions. Overall, the XTS broke away from the flagging Cadillac giant in the past. This is a smart choice for a modern American large luxury sedan.
The 2018 Cadillac XTS is a large luxury sedan sold in four main trim levels: base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum.
The 2018 Cadillac XTS comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 304 hp and 264 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is available on all except the base trim.
In track testing, the 2018 Cadillac XTS4 Platinum went from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. EPA estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway) with front-wheel drive and 20 mpg combined (17 city/26 highway) with all-wheel drive.
The 2018 Cadillac XTS V-Sport Platinum comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 410 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It requires premium-grade gasoline. All-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard.
In track testing, the 2018 Cadillac XTS V-Sport hit 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, which is about average for a premium luxury sedan with an upgraded engine. The EPA rates this engine at 18 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway).