Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Cadillac XTS Premium

3: Real luxury: not faking it


Cadillac interiors have never been awe-inspiring, but the latest cabins from the American luxury brand are getting pretty close. Our tester is outfitted with impressively stitched tan leather that gives the Cadillac an upscale feel equal to that of most brands flagship models.

Thanks to CUE, the XTS features a cabin bare of knobs and buttons. This makes for an extremely modern look, although ergonomics take a bit of a back-seat to the aesthetics.

Passenger space is generous, and it would be surprising to feel cramped in any part of the car. Cargo space is also a superb feature of the XTS, with a huge trunk that will put you at ease when it comes to things like grocery hauls to golf-clubs.