Behind the Wheel: 2013 Cadillac XTS4 Platinum

By Trevor Dorchies | May 20, 2013
There once was a time where American city roads were populated with big, long, Cadillac cars, with huge tail fins and enough chrome to make any semi-truck driver blush. Today, oversized SUVs have taken over, despite gas prices being the highest they've ever been. Cadillac attempted to make the big, comfortable, luxurious sedan live on, but the DTS and STS had something to say about that. After giving it a rest for a couple of years to focus on the midsize sedan and SUV segment, Cadillac is back at it and has unleashed the XTS into the world for the 2013 model year. Almost a year after being available, the XTS continues to show why it was a good idea that Cadillac went back to what it knows best. Now, in its first full year on sale, the XTS has helped lead the charge for Cadillac alongside the all-new, much smaller ATS. The 2013 Cadillac XTS is powered by a turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 engine, rated at 304 horsepower, and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Would this be enough power to get the two-ton Cadillac up and going? We spent a week with the latest luxury land yacht to come from Detroit to find out. Check out our 2013 Cadillac XTS Road Test and find out for yourself.