Cadillac is now supplying what is essentially the new Town Car, as Lincoln – with Matthew McConaughey behind the wheel – has changed its direction. For years, both Lincoln and Cadillac have been the choice of limo converters; many are still in use in big cities, like New York and Los Angeles.
Cadillac’s XTS is most comfortable on long trips, and gets a respectful EPA estimated miles-per-gallon of between 19 City and 28 Highway. The field of sedans on the market is mind-boggling, and the amount of available technology goes from minimal to overwhelming. Dealers now offer courses in learning how to use the technology, which also helps improve customer evaluations of the dealership.
I do like the fact the Cad’s phone interface works well with most, great help in keeping your eyes on the road. (This is especially important if you have a teen driving the car – but why would you have a teen driving your relatively new Cadillac?)
Seating really is for four, not five passengers. The middle of the back seat is great for a youngster, but that’s all. The 3.6 liter, 304 HP V-6 engine has good acceleration and the six-speed transmission is seamless. Pricing starts at $46,395 and jumps to $65,695(!). And there is also a V model for more performance. AWD starts at $52,395, for folks living in cold and icy areas – or think they might vacation in cold or icy areas.
The XTS supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The XTS is a good value if you are looking for a luxury sedan. The XTS is available in a base model, Luxury, Premium and Platinum V-Sport. I understand Cadillac is planning for two new sedans in the future, in effect doubling down – and not abandoning, as many OEMs are – on the sedan market.
The Cadillac SUV market hit a home run with the Escalade. It’s now time – actually, well past time – for its sedans to do the same.