View Local Inventory
SAVE

2018 Cadillac XTS

$46,395 — $72,495 MSRP
Sedan
5 Seats
18-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
 — 
Compare 5 trims

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

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

What to Know

about 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

We have arrived in style and comfort.

by Veetuch from Greensboro, NC on November 13, 2018

Excellent style and comfort. It is like riding on your living room couch. Plenty of leg room and no one is cramped. We have taken our XTS on long 600 mile trips and you arrive relaxed and ready to go. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Back to What You Expect of Cadillac

by VA Belle from FL on November 10, 2018

Cadillac has finally realized that their customers are not looking for a sports sedan, but a true luxury vehicle. I traded my 2016 XTS for the 2018 model just for that reason. The suspension is much ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Cadillac XTS currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 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 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

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

  • Powertrain

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

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

Latest 2018 XTS Stories

Change year or vehicle

0 / 0 0 Photos
0 / 0

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