2017 Cadillac XTS

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Cadillac XTS. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18-22 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

Notable Features of the 2017 Cadillac XTS

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

2017 Cadillac XTS Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: 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 and the V-Sport trim level uses a twin-turbo version of the V-6 that produces 410 hp.
New for 2017
The standard gauge cluster has been revised, and new technology aimed at teen drivers lets parents review their teen's driving behavior, mutes the audio system until the driver and front-seat passenger are wearing their seat belts, and can warn the driver when a predetermined speed is surpassed.
Significant Standard Features

  • 304-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 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

  • 410-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6
  • All-wheel drive
  • 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

What it is: 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 and the V-Sport trim level uses a twin-turbo version of the V-6 that produces 410 hp.
New for 2017
The standard gauge cluster has been revised, and new technology aimed at teen drivers lets parents review their teen's driving behavior, mutes the audio system until the driver and front-seat passenger are wearing their seat belts, and can warn the driver when a predetermined speed is surpassed.
Significant Standard Features

  • 304-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 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

  • 410-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6
  • All-wheel drive
  • 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 2017 XTS Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

All the bells and whistles of the best luxury cars

by joneangel from Sacramento, CA on October 19, 2018

While researching affordable used cars (my budget was around $25,000) I used cars.com. I knew I could afford a new car in that price range, but you've got to have some creature comforts. I looked at a ... Read full review

(5.0)

Evolvhealth4u ready to buy

by Evolvhealth4u from Chicago, IL on September 30, 2018

This is my next car for sure, coming from an Escalade and wanting to stay with Cadillac I wanted to go back to a sedan after driving an Escalade for 14 years this is the best choice for me. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Cadillac XTS currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Cadillac XTS has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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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 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper (2012-2017 models)

  • Powertrain warranty

    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.*
* 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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