Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Cadillac XTS Premium

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Cadillac XTS Premium

4: Smooth Ride

This being a large luxury car, the priority for its ride quality should be on comfort, and the XTS doesn’t disappoint. It’s a smooth operator, dealing with imperfections in the road and gracefully gliding through corners. The best part: this handling feel is standard on the XTS. GM’s magnetic ride control is one part of the equation, but the superb rear air suspension and brembo brakes are all equally important to the ride.

While the company’s past sedans (ATS and CTS) have had a sportier feel, the XTS has no such pretensions. In essence, the exterior sets up the attitude of the car as both the exterior design and driving dynamics are softer than the new Cadillac sedans we’ve come to expect.