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2014 Cadillac XTS

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$10,449 — $26,853 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
19-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2014 Cadillac XTS exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Cadillac XTS
  • 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

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2014 Cadillac XTS Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.6
45 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Just excellent, needs a spare tire.

by Jthudson from Salisbury, NC on November 15, 2019

Wonderful car. Attractive inside and out. Wish it had a spare tire. Comfortable, safe, and feels like it could drive itself. Quiet motor and smooth ride. Back seats fold down. Nice large back seat. ... Read full review

(2.0)

worst car I ever owned

by Nate from CHICAGO on September 26, 2019

cue system in all model Cadillacs the system freezes or screens crack. Cadillac will not repair if out of warranty. Sun roofs wont open. Class action law suit has been filed against Cadillac. Cost ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Cadillac XTS currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Cadillac XTS has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Cadillac

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 50,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    4 year, 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The XTS received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

A

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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