CHANGES FOR 2014:
– New 3.6L twin turbo V6, Twin Turbo Vsport trims added.
– Automatic parking assist, electronic power steering added to FWD models.
– Intellibeam headlights, rear-seat entertainment system, front passenger seat memory available.
– Revised rear-seat armrest with wood trim, radio controls, and sunshade control.
– Opaque sunroof sunshade.
Just a year after its release, Cadillac’s top-flight flagship car is given more power thanks to a twin turbo 3.6L V6 engine and lots of additional kit. The full-size front-drive Caddy might not have the premium drivetrain as some of its German rivals, but there’s no denying the its value and distinctive styling. The XTS also receives Intellibeam headlights, rear-seat entertainment, automatic parking assist, and an opaque sunroof for 2014.
Standard features include airbags (front, front seat, driver/front passenger knee, side curtain, rear seat-mounted outboard), OnStar, content theft alarm, electronic immobilizer, Brembo four wheel disc brakes with ABS, front-wheel drive, engine block heater, dual exhaust with hidden outlets, electric power steering (FWD only), Magnetic Ride Control, steering wheel mounted manual shift control, vehicle starter remote, automatic headlights, HID headlights, LED taillights, body colour power heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, 19-inch aluminum wheels with chrome inserts, power glovebox release, automatic dual-zone climate control, cruise control, driver information centre, reconfigurable 4.2-inch LCD display, TPMS, E-Z Key passive entry system, push button start, power locks, auto-dimming rear view mirror, steering wheel mounted audio/cruise/OnStar/Bluetooth controls, leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood insert, power tilt/telescopic steering, universal home remote, power windows with auto-up/down, 8-way power front seats, leather seating surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats, 8-speaker Bose AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio with Cadillac CUE and motorized flip-up/down 8-inch touch screen, hidden instrument panel storage area, satellite radio, USB port, and auxiliary input.
Luxury Collection adds all-wheel drive (optional), parking assist with automatic steering (FWD only), rear vision camera, rear limited-slip differential (AWD only), dual exhaust with outlets integrated into fascia, LED daytime running lights, driver side auto-dimming mirror, 19-inch polished aluminum wheels, Rainsense automatic wipers, cargo net, driver seat and mirror position memory, heated steering wheel, wood trim on instrument panel and door, heated rear outboard seats, and 60/40 split-folding rear seatback.
Premium Collection adds front and rear automatic brakes, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, safety alert seat, reflective LED display, side obstacle detection sensor, rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert, HID headlights with adaptive forward lighting and auto-levelling, Intellibeam, headlight washers, automatic tri-zone climate control, head-up display, reconfigurable 12.3-inch colour driver information centre, rear 110-volt outlet, 14-speaker Bose 5.1 surround sound audio, and navigation.
Platinum Collection adds Automatic Collision Preparation, silver painted brake calipers, adaptive cruise control, Platinum Collection grille, ultraview sunroof, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, leather-wrapped console, leather-wrapped door trim inserts, premium carpeted floor mats, microfibre sueded headliner, leather-wrapped instrument panel, illuminated front door sill plates, power rear window sunshade, and full-leather seating surfaces.