The great luxury has always been the name of the game for Cadillac, but its 2019 Cadillac XTS sedan, which is not entirely a flagship, proves that the company is no longer at the head of the land-based yacht package. There is a double-turbocompresióned V-6 available that provides the kind of drag power we want from executive cruises, and there are many luxury features in the upper levels of equipment. But despite its general elegance, the XTS cannot approach the opulence and refinement of the king of this jungle in particular, the class S of Mercedes-Benz. By offering their products at a much lower price than Mercedes (and retaining some of the magic of the brand that makes the XTS more desirable than the similar price Genesis G90), Cadillac defends its case: The XTS is a credible choice for the broad core. A luxury that will please shoppers in search of a certain status and style, but not so much so that they need a second mortgage to pay for it.
Cadillac hasn’t made many changes to its XTS sedan. The standard charging function of the automobile’s wireless smartphone now offers more charging power thanks to reinforced inmates and a larger loading surface. Otherwise, the XTS is not modified.
We prefer the 410 hp XTS V-Sport dual-engine VT-6 to the 304 HP standard V-6. That raises the cost of our preferred XTS considerably, but it remains many thousands cheaper than its German rivals. The V-Sport comes standard with total traction instead of the classic front-wheel drive configuration, and includes adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, rear armrests with built-in audio and sunshade controls, and Massager Adjustable 22-way leather front seats. The V-Sport is the top adjustment of the XTS and almost all of its available features are included as standard, but we would like to pay $350 for a compact spare tire.
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The 2019 Cadillac XTS Sedan comes standard with front-wheel drive and a 304 hp V-6 engine, while the first-line V-Sport models have a 410 HP double Turbo V-6 with total traction. Both engines are combined with a six-speed automatic, and the entry-level motor can be paired with total traction, if desired. We do not have recent test data for a non-sporting XTS, but the powertrain has not changed since we recorded a time of 6.6 seconds from zero to 60 mph in a front-wheel drive model. A total traction variant of the 304 HP car needed 7.2 seconds to complete the same task. These figures are respectable, if not impressive, and will not leave the XTS owners frustrated on the freeways.
The V-Sport engine adapts much better to the XTS’s great luxury attitude. It provides effortless power both out of the line and when it accelerates to pass, and its time from zero to 60 mph is right in the mix with most competitors with 5.2 seconds. The XTS is large and feels its size on the road. Our test car featured adaptive suspension available, and the march was soft and spacious even on rough surfaces. There are very few comments on the road through the great steering wheel, and it is hard to imagine a driver taking the XTS for a pleasure trip. The XTS is simply not a sports sedan, and Apostaríamos that most people who buy this car are perfectly happy with their luxury tuning.
Fuel economy and MPG in the real world. We haven’t tried a XTS on our fuel economy test on the real world road of 200 miles, but its EPA freeway rating of only 23 MPG suggests that the powerful V-Sport engine is not as efficient as competing comparable engines Pray higher. The XTS of lower power and front wheel drive wins a rating of 28 mpg on the road.
The 2019 Cadillac XTS Sedan is huge and comfortable, although several in this class are surpassed by the leg space in the back seat. Cadillac pulled out all the stops to equip the XTS, but you’ll have to open your wallet to enjoy them. The rear seat audio controls, indoor ambient lighting system, and 22-way heated and cooled massage front seats are available, but of our favorite luxury car features, only the Electric steering wheel and front seats are standard. Cautious customers should be aware that the Cadillac massage seat function, while it is nice, is not as well executed as Mercedes-Benz.
The Cadillac infotainment system has all the features of an excellent offer, but its untrustworthy and delicate touch controls are frustrating, especially when attempting to operate the system while driving. A 8.0 inch touchscreen, Apple display, Android Auto, an eight-speaker Bose audio system and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot are standard; Navigation, a 14-speaker Bose audio system and a 12.3 inch digital display screen are optional.
The XTS’s long rear overhang has a great benefit: it allows for an extra large cargo hold, which offers 18 cubic feet compared to 16 in the G90 and the S-class, which was enough for seven hand-held suitcases during our tests. It is relatively normal for cars in this class to have fixed rear seats, but the XTS seats are folded almost flat, which means much more luggage space in case of trouble.
The XTS achieved good results in its crash tests (although it received incomplete evidence from the Institute of Road Safety Insurance) and offers many driver assistance technologies at higher levels. However, none of these technologies are standard, and child seat anchorages may be difficult to locate. Key safety features include: Front and rear automatic emergency brakes available, adaptive cruise control available, blind spot monitoring available
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Cadillac’s warranty coverage periods coincide primarily with those of its luxury competitors, and its six-year warranty or 70.000-mile power train is one of the best in its class. But Genesis offers longer coverage periods in most categories, and Lincoln Continental’s unlimited road assistance plan has no equal in the industry.
The limited Warranty covers 4 years or 50.000 miles. The powertrain warranty covers 6 years or 70.000 miles. Courtesy maintenance is covered for the first visit.