Cadillac’s luxury four-door sedan, the superb XTS, lives up to its status as the current flagship of the storied Cadillac brand. Cadillac engineers know that they have a good thing going, so the 2016 XTS remains largely unchanged from the highly successful 2015 model. A few of the key improvements for 2016 include three new colors, new “Surround Vision” featured added to the Driver Awareness safety package, wireless smartphone charging, Apple CarPlay functionality, and improved CUE (Cadillac User Experience) interface with expanded navigation capabilities.
The new Cadillac XTS continues to set the bar high, with uncompromising luxury, powerful performance, cutting-edge technology, and elegant design. Discriminating buyers who demand the best will not be disappointed, as the Cadillac achieves new benchmarks for meticulous craftsmanship and legendary engineering.
The Art & Science of Advanced Engineering
The XTS fully embraces Cadillac’s stunning “Art & Science” design philosophy with a smoothly sculpted exterior that is exquisite to behold. From its low-slung hood and sweeping roofline to its signature vertical taillights, the XTS embodies a fresh, contemporary look that is as timeless and classic as it is invigorating. As Marty Padgett of TheCarConnection.com writes: “On the XTS, the balance of taut panels and curved surfaces makes for a very attractive large sedan. The profile is smooth and clean, with enough of the edgy theme applied to give it a distinct Cadillac look in the universe of softly sculpted luxury sedans.”
A Crowning Achievement of Quality
The XTS’s ultra-lux interior enfolds driver and passengers in an oasis of spacious opulence. The whisper-quiet cabin uses only top-grade materials befitting a luxury sedan of this stature. Fit and finish are superb, with careful attention paid to even the smallest detail. Rear head and legroom are exceptional allowing passengers to stretch out and enjoy the ride. Pressure-mapping technology optimizes the comfort of front seats while rear passengers enjoy the convenience of separate climate and audio controls. Other premium touches that set the XTS’s interior apart include available ambient mood lighting, a panoramic sunroof, available heated steering wheel, genuine wood accents, optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system, BOSE® premium sound system, and available sunshade.As TheCarConnection.com’s Bengt Halvorson notes, The XTS is “…one of the most comfortable luxury sedans you can find on today’s market.”
Intelligent Technology That Works
The purpose of today’s modern technology is to make life easier and more convenient. The Cadillac XTS brilliantly achieves this goal by using the latest technology to inform, entertain, communicate, and connect. Take the XTS’s innovative instrument cluster, for example. It does away with physical gauges, allowing the instrument cluster to be configured and customized in a variety of ways. A fighter jet-like head-up display (HUD) keeps the focus on the road ahead.
The crown jewel of the XTS’s suite of technology is the innovative and responsive CUE system. The heart of CUE is its 8-in. fully capacitive color touchscreen display that mimics the functionality of today’s tablets and smartphones. Swipe your hand and control a multitude of functions, including streaming audio services like Pandora®, available 3-D navigation, Doppler weather reports, traffic, climate controls, and other features. Use voice commands to place calls, read and send texts, play music, locate destinations, and more. Or, you can control many of these functions, such as hands-free Bluetooth® connectivity, via buttons mounted on the steering wheel.
The XTS also comes equipped with a complimentary three-month or 3-gigabyte trial of OnStar® 4G LTE WI-FI technology connecting up to 7 compatible wireless devices.
Accelerating Driving Excitement
Driving the new Cadillac XTS not only quickens the pulse, but it also takes performance and handling to a new dimension of sophisticated refinement. The standard 3.6-liter direct-injection engine mated to a Gen II six-speed automatic delivers 304 hp of smooth-revving performance. Take exhilaration up a notch with the available VSport model that features a potent twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 pumping out an aggressive 410 hp.
Large Brembo® brakes and innovative MagnaRide Magnetic Ride Control with HiPer Strut technology ensure precise and responsive handling. As TheCarConnection.com’s Marty Padgett notes, “The XTX stays composed and isolated, keeping minor harshness out while responses are more crisp than in other comfort-oriented cars.” MagnaRide, says Padgett, “…helps make the XTS feel more nimble without being any less comfortable.”
The Ultimate in Safety
The new Cadillac XTS is beautiful, powerful, refined, and elegant. But it is also a rolling example of GM’s best safety technology. As Padgett states “Crash-test scores put the Cadillac XTS among the safest sedans you can buy.” In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the XTS the highest 5-star rating. Key safety features include high-strength steel, 10 airbags, ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, and StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control.
The available Driver Awareness package bundles many additional advanced safety features together. They include:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- “Surround Vision” camera
- Vibrating Safety Alert Driver’s Seat
- Auto-Dry Brakes
- Front And Rear Automatic Braking
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Automatic Parking Assist
From its stunning good looks and spacious master-crafted interior to its exceptional handling and performance, the new 2016 Cadillac XTS embodies everything a contemporary luxury sedan should be. Put simply, the XTS doesn’t just set the standard, it shatters it.
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