2013 Cadillac XTS First Drive

By Matthew Askari | May 27, 2012
With so many genuinely good luxury sedans coming out of Germany and Japan, how does Cadillac make American luxury relevant? With the launch of the all-new 2013 Cadillac XTS, one thing is clear—Caddy did its homework. The XTS greets the North American market laden with functional technology that will make you a better and safer driver. But the XTS is stocked with all the traditional goodies, too: comfortable plush seats covered in soft, stitched leather; ample leg and head room for all; and an attractive and cohesive cabin that feels fresh, modern, and luxurious. There are unique features too. Caddy has outfitted the XTS with what are quickly becoming standard safety features such as the blind spot monitoring and collision avoidance, but there's also a lane departure warning system that is spatially oriented—if you veer in to the left lane for example, the left side of the driver's seat vibrates, calling your attention to the road. There's also a full-color head-up display that features a digital speedometer, but also a neat digital read-out of the speed limit on whatever road you happen to be driving. The XTS is introduced with one available engine— a 3.6-liter V-6 that can produce 304-hp.  Click here to read the full review of the 2013 Cadillac XTS.