2015 Cadillac XTS | new car review
The XTS definitely has a fresh and agressive look to it
It's a lot cheaper than its competitors
Won't be easy to convince to people to opt for this instead of their favorite German luxury sedan.
Following in the footsteps of its younger siblings, the ATS and CTS, the XTS follows Cadillac’s design DNA quite strictly. The large grille, taut expression and pronounced head lamps, coupled with striking creases along the side, are enough to prove that the American is here to shake things up. Quite frankly, it’s good to see some innovative design in an otherwise rather dull and unimaginative segment of the market.
Alcantara on the headliner; plush leather on the seats, centre armrest and doorpanels; a scattering of grain wood finishing around the interior, and the beautiful Cadillac centre console to top it all off, what more could you ask for? A few minutes in the spacious rear seats that offer 40 inches of legroom, is all it takes to realize just how roomy and well built, the cabin really is.
The Bose sound system fitted in the XTS is quite unique, really. Sure, it’s got 14 speakers which are enough to give you that concert hall performance, but it’s got two personal surround sound speakers fitted atop both the driver and front passenger seat as well, which take the experience of in-car entertainment to levels not all have experienced before.
What’s on offer?
The American beauty is powered by a 3.6 litre normally aspirated V6 engine which is mated to a 6 speed transmission and puts out a respectable 304 horsepower. The Twin Turbo treatment that the V-Sport version receives, bumps the power up to an almost ridiculous 410 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The Magnetic Ride Control further enhances the drive by scanning the road ahead 1,000 times per second and automatically adjusting the suspension.
The 2015 Cadillac XTS is extremely pleasing to the eye, is filled with features, and stands with pride beside its German counterparts. With a starting price of AED 245,000, it’s an absolute steal, because it’s significantly less than the Audi A8 and the 7-Series. Now all that’s left to change, is your perception.
|Specifications||2015 Cadillac XTS 3.6L||2015 Cadillac XTS Vsport|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.6 litre V6||3.6 litre Twinturbo V6|
|Max Power |
|304 hp @ 6,800 RPM||410 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
|358 Nm @ 5,200 RPM||500 Nm @ 5,600 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed automatic||6 speed automatic|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||7.0 secs||5.5 secs|
|Top speed||210 km/h||250 km/h|
|Price||AED 245,000||AED 278,900|