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Cadillac XTS 2013 Review

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Cadillac XTS 2013

Cadillac XTS 2013 performance aspects

Cadillac has been in the automobile manufacturing scene for quite a long time. It is one of the oldest car manufactures, and is famous world-wide for its power-packed and luxurious cars. By the way, what does Cadillac have in store for 2013? Cadillac is up with the latest XTS variant for 2013, which can be a perfect replacement for the older DTS and STS variants. This article will offer you a brief review of the Cadillac XTS 2013, with special regard to the variants available, the performance aspects and the safety features incorporated.

The Cadillac variants

The XTS luxury sedan is designed to accommodate up to 5 passengers. The vehicle is released under 4 variants. They are the Base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum variants. The base model has 19 inch wheels, xenon headlamps, keyless entry option, parking sensors for the rear side, headlamps that incorporate Xenon lights, 2-mode automatic climate control, an adjustable steering wheel and suspension dampers. When it comes to infotainment devices, the base model is loaded with Bluetooth facility, a centrally placed touchscreen, Bose audio system, satellite and HD radio utility, and USB portability.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the Luxury variant is equipped with heated front seats and steering wheel, driver memory utility, front parking sensors, rain detecting wipers and a rear view camera.

The higher variant, Premium is incorporated with a 3-mode climate control utility, a power outlet that can deliver 110V, sensing headlamps and a head-up display. The Premium model also carries additional safety features.

When it comes to the Platinum variant, the 19 inch alloy wheel is replaced by 20-inch ones. In addition to the features incorporated in the Premium variant, Platinum is incorporated with a sunroof, stylized exteriors, and rear sunshade.

Performance aspects of Cadillac XTS 2013

The vehicle is Cadillac; don’t worry too much about its performance aspects. The vehicle is equipped with a powerful 3.6L, V6 beast that can deliver a horse power of 304 HP at a maximum of 264 Lb-Ft torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission system equipped in the vehicle takes care of the front wheels, and this comes as a standard option. All wheel drive option is available for all the variants except the base model. When it comes to the acceleration figures, the Platinum variant can reach the 60 mph mark in less than 7.5 seconds. With these figures, XTS can very well stand up to other sedans with ease. If we look at the mileage aspects, XTS can offer a mileage of 17 mpg under city driving conditions, and around 28 mpg on highways.

Performance aspects

Cadillac XTS 2013 features

Safety features incorporated in the XTS

The basic safety aspects of the Cadillac XTS are traction and stability controls, air bags incorporated in the front, rear and side. The XTS is also equipped with the Onstar emergency utility which can be of great help at the time of emergency. When we analyze the braking aspects, a 60 mph cruising XTS can come to a halt in less than 125 feet.

In totality, XTS can offer you a decent driving experience with its powerful V6 engine. The base model may cost you around $44000.

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