2018 Cadillac XTS

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$46,295–$72,495 MSRP range
(4.6) 5 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2018 Cadillac XTS base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    17-22 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

  • Shift refinement in heavy traffic
  • Rear visibility
  • CUE's lack of knobs, real buttons
2018 Cadillac XTS exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2018 Cadillac XTS

  • Updated exterior styling
  • Revised CUE multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity standard
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Many active safety features available

2018 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 engine is standard, and the V-Sport trim level uses a twin-turbo version of the V-6 that produces 410 hp.

New for 2018
The XTS gets updated front and rear styling, and the car gets new tire designs to improve ride comfort and reduce noise. There's also more sound-deadening material, too. The XTS also gets an updated version of the Cadillac User Experience, or CUE, multimedia system.

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What Drivers Are Saying

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

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Too early to tell if MOST reliable Cadillac owned

by Long time Cadillac Owner from Norwell, MA on April 16, 2018

I love the many features about my STX, but it sure takes a long time to learn everything it can do - I am still learning, but I expect I will learn it all soon. Read full review

(4.0)

Zero Wow factor

by IndyTimbo from Indianapolis, IN on February 9, 2018

Had this for one month while I was in between cars due to my previous one getting totaled. I am surprised to say this but overall I wasn't impressed. I will say though sure this car is fun to drive ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Cadillac XTS currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 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

    36 months / 36,000 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.

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