2014 Cadillac XTS

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2014 Cadillac XTS
2014 Cadillac XTS

Key specs

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The good:

  • Twin-turbo V-6's power, refinement
  • Intuitive transmission on open roads
  • Platinum's luxurious interior
  • Roomy backseat
  • Large trunk

The bad:

  • Unnecessarily firm ride
  • Shift refinement in heavy traffic
  • Rear visibility
  • CUE's lack of physical knobs
  • Backup camera not standard

6 trims

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Notable features

  • New available twin-turbo V-6 engine
  • New available self-parking feature
  • New available dual-screen rear entertainment
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Many available active-safety features

2014 Cadillac XTS review: Our expert's take

What is the 2014 Cadillac XTS?

The 2014 Cadillac XTS is Cadillac's flagship luxury sedan. It competes with the Audi A6, Lexus GS, Lexus LS, Infiniti M37, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz S-Class [JB6]and BMW 5 Series. The Cadillac XTS is offered in Base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum trim levels, and the high-performance XTS Vsport is available in Premium and Platinum trims. All-wheel drive is offered in all but the base trim.

What's New on the 2014 Cadillac XTS?

New for 2014, the Vsport edition adds a twin-turbo, 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 410 horsepower. A self-parking system, automatic high-beams, a dual-screen rear entertainment system, and a wood-trimmed rear-seat armrest with radio and sunshade controls are also available.

How Does the 2014 Cadillac XTS Compare to Other Luxury Sedans?

The Audi A6 and Infiniti M37 are both sportier sedans, unless you step up to the Vsport version of the XTS. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Lexus LS offer a smoother ride. The Caddy's interior, however, is just as luxurious as the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Lexus GS.

What Features in the 2014 Cadillac XTS Are Most Important?

The 2014 XTS comes standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 305 hp and runs on regular gas. A 410-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 that runs on premium gas comes in the Vsport. All models except the base trim are offered with all-wheel drive. Standard performance features include a six-speed automatic transmission, adaptive suspension with Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo front brakes and rear air springs.

Significant standard features include 19-inch aluminum wheels, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lamps, a CUE multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen, a choice of two Bose stereos (including a surround-sound system), leather upholstery, a 60/40-split folding rear seat with a lockable pass-through, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Available features include 20-inch aluminum wheels, LED accents, adaptive headlights, a power sunroof, a two-screen rear entertainment system, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats.

Standard safety features include an electronic stability system, all-wheel antilock disc brakes, front and rear side-impact airbags, front knee airbags and side curtain airbags. A safety alert seat, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, and a backup camera are all available.

Should I Buy the 2014 Cadillac XTS?

The roomy interior, refined materials, advanced technology and responsive handling make the Cadillac XTS a compelling option for many drivers. However, without the upgraded V-6, acceleration is sluggish. In addition, the lack of physical knobs and buttons may annoy some, and a rear-wheel-drive model is a surprising omission. Ultimately, performance fans will want to upgrade to the XTS Vsport or look elsewhere.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


6ft lady in comfort and style

Very spacious pretty for a car. I owned a srx and giving up that space wasn't so bad after all. I miss the trunk space


Cadillac xts money pit

This car is the worst Cadillac I have ever owned. The car has a new problem every week. Shocks going out, rough ride, Cue system lockup....too many more to mention. Stay away from this car unless you have money to burn!


Worst reliable car I have ever owned.

Worst reliable car I have ever owned. I owned this vehicle 1.5 years and put 49,000 miles on it. It broke down and left me stranded 8 times. Each repair took from two days up to two weeks.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 50,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
4 year, 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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