2016 Cadillac XTS

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Cadillac XTS base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    17-21 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    304-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2016 Cadillac XTS exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Cadillac XTS

  • Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring now offered
  • Surround Vision camera system now available
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Self-parking feature available
  • Many active safety features available

2016 Cadillac XTS Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Cadillac XTS full-size luxury sedan is offered with front- or all-wheel drive. A 304-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 is standard, while the Vsport trim level uses a twin-turbo version of the V-6 that produces 410 hp.
New for 2016
A Surround Vision camera system that provides a 360-degree overhead view of the XTS is now included in the available Driver Awareness Package. Cadillac has enhanced its Cadillac User Experience multimedia system to make the available navigation feature easier to use. CUE also now supports Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring using the system's dashboard screen. Android Auto capability is due later in the model year. Wireless charging of compatible smartphones is also new, and the Platinum trim level gets a new grille.
Significant Standard Features

  • Adaptive suspension with Magnetic Ride Control
  • Brembo-brand front brakes
  • Leather seats and wood interior trim
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Cadillac User Experience multimedia system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Adaptive headlights and automatic high-beam control
  • Rear-seat entertainment system
  • Head-up display
  • Forward collision warning and automatic braking
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Safety Alert Seat vibrates to warn driver of an impending safety issue
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Cadillac XTS full-size luxury sedan is offered with front- or all-wheel drive. A 304-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 is standard, while the Vsport trim level uses a twin-turbo version of the V-6 that produces 410 hp.
New for 2016
A Surround Vision camera system that provides a 360-degree overhead view of the XTS is now included in the available Driver Awareness Package. Cadillac has enhanced its Cadillac User Experience multimedia system to make the available navigation feature easier to use. CUE also now supports Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring using the system's dashboard screen. Android Auto capability is due later in the model year. Wireless charging of compatible smartphones is also new, and the Platinum trim level gets a new grille.
Significant Standard Features

  • Adaptive suspension with Magnetic Ride Control
  • Brembo-brand front brakes
  • Leather seats and wood interior trim
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Cadillac User Experience multimedia system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Adaptive headlights and automatic high-beam control
  • Rear-seat entertainment system
  • Head-up display
  • Forward collision warning and automatic braking
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Safety Alert Seat vibrates to warn driver of an impending safety issue

Latest 2016 XTS Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Awesome Sedan

by Glazeman from Dallas, TX on February 19, 2018

This is a great full-size sedan with lots of power and a really tight turning radius for front-wheel drive. Cadillac has maxed out the creature comforts on this one, and appears to have fixed any CUE-... Read full review

(5.0)

Best Road Car I've Ever Owned

by Rudy from Adel on December 12, 2017

This car is smooth. safe and quiet. Gas mileage hit 28+mpg while gliding down Interstate 80. Driver Fatigue is 0.1 on a one to ten scale. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Cadillac XTS currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Cadillac XTS has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Free Scheduled Maintenance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Cadillac

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, 24-hour consumer relations center hot line, Free OnStar service for six months and Vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 100,000 miles

    Every certified Pre-Owned Cadillac comes with a 6 year or 100,000 mile Certified limited warranty coverage
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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.*
* 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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker