2015 Cadillac XTS

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$44,660

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2015 Cadillac XTS
2015 Cadillac XTS

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

7 trims

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Notable features

  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Twin-turbo V-6 engine available
  • Self-parking feature available
  • Many active safety features available

2015 Cadillac XTS review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Cadillac XTS?

The five-seat XTS is Cadillac's flagship sedan, which competes with mid-size models like the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Lexus GS. Trims include Standard, Luxury, Premium, Platinum, Vsport Premium Twin Turbo and Vsport Platinum Twin Turbo, along with commercial options including W20 Livery Package, W30 Coachbuilder Stretch Livery, B9Q Coachbuilder Funeral Coach and V4U Coachbuilder Limousine. Front-wheel drive is standard on all but Vsport, and all-wheel drive is optional on Luxury, Premium and Platinum.

What's New on the 2015 Cadillac XTS?

Notable changes include the addition of 4G LTE internet connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot for the OnStar communication system (a three-month/3-gigabyte data trial is included). Additionally, lane departure prevention (only for front-wheel-drive models) and power-folding side mirrors are available. Platinum models feature a refreshed rear-seat armrest with radio and sunshade controls, and can be equipped with 22-way power-adjustable front seats with seat heaters, seat ventilation and massage.

How Does the 2015 Cadillac XTS Compare to Other Sedans?

The Cadillac XTS is diverse enough to aptly compete with a range of luxury cars. At its highest price, it offers considerable value compared with import luxury sedans. At its lowest price, it still includes many of its highlighted features, such as the Cadillac User Experience multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery and adaptive suspension with GM's Magnetic Ride Control.

What Features in the 2015 Cadillac XTS Are Most Important?

The 2015 Cadillac XTS is powered by a 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Other standard features include adaptive suspension with Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo-brand front brakes and automatic load leveling for easier access to the cargo area. For more power, the standard V-6 engine can be swapped for a 410-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6. Buyers can choose between front- and all-wheel drive.

Significant standard features include 19-inch aluminum wheels, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, the CUE multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen, a choice of two Bose stereos (including a surround-sound system), leather upholstery, 60/40-split folding backseat with a lockable pass-through and an 18-cubic-foot trunk. Available features include 20-inch aluminum wheels, adaptive headlights, LED accents, a power moonroof, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a dual-screen rear entertainment system that can play DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.

Front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are required in all vehicles of this model year. Additionally, the Cadillac XTS gets front and rear side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. Optional driver assists include a backup camera, front and rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, forward collision warning, a blind spot warning system and a Safety Alert Seat that vibrates to warn drivers of an impending safety issue.

Should I Buy the 2015 Cadillac XTS?

The Cadillac XTS delivers refined performance, particularly with the available twin-turbo V-6. Ride quality feels firm, though. This makes the XTS stand out among other Cadillacs, but not in a good way. Shifting is much smoother on open roads than in heavy traffic. Rear passengers will appreciate the roomy backseat, and the trunk is large for a sedan. The Platinum's interior is especially luxurious, although the CUE system could do with physical knobs and there's no standard backup camera.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Fun to drive and comfortable to ride in.

I’ve owned Cadillacs since 1979. This is by far the best fit for size and comfort. Not a “boat” but big enough for a family trip.

1.0

Piece of xxxx

No this car was good very comfortable however car max is the xxxxtiest most unprofessional biggest shisters I have ever dealt with. The worst !!!

4.0

Had a accident 10/2019 director asst. Did not corr

Had a trauma acc. 10/2019.....xts dorector asst. Did not correct itself. Went out of control was flipped 4xs backwards. Car saved my life. Right seat belt came aloose on passenger side. Passenger hip broke into. I have a l1 cracked in spine Dx neuropthy diabetes. Numbness pain nerve are damage in feet. My complaining because injuries are for life

See all 32 consumer reviews

Warranty

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
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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