Vital Stats

Base price: $44,995 (includes destination)
This car’s price: $56,805 (includes destination)
Top-of-the-line price: $62,225 (for Platinum model)
EPA fuel economy: 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway with six-speed automatic transmission
Standard safety features: Rear-view camera, ten airbags, Driver Awareness package that includes safety alert seat, automatic collision preparation, forward collision alert, side blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning
High tech: Cadillac Cue telematics system, a technology powerhouse; Brembo front brakes
Chief competitors: Audi A6, Hyundai Genesis, Lincoln MKS

Key Points

• This is Cadillac’s new flagship, replacing the DTS
• The XTS is an excellent value in its segment
• This 4,215-pound car has a 304-horsepower V-6 engine: first time since 1914 that the largest Cadillac does not come with a V-8
• Engine is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission, falling short of the eight-speed automatic of many competitors, including even the 2013 Chrysler 300
• Luxury amenities include fourteen-speaker Bose audio system, ambient interior lighting, and a heated steering wheel
• White Diamond tricoat paint, the only option on this car, adds $995 to the price
• The rear seat has forty inches of legroom