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2014 Cadillac XTS 3.6L V6 FWD User Reviews
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XTS Platinum offers best interior for the price.By Norm Crowe, Nov 22, 2015The 2.0T used in the rest of Cadillac cars would have been a better choice with 30 more lb-ft of torque than the V6 and at lower operating rpms and better highway fuel economy. This would differentiate the XTS from its platform siblings Impala and LaCrosse. I purchased a used XTS VSport Platinum, similar to your car reviewed. On a highway trip I averaged 32.2 mpg with the Adaptive Cruise Control set 65 mph, over both directions of 300 miles each. I no longer wish for a 2.0T in this car and it's efficiency of about 40 mpg in my Verano Turbo on the same route. I choose the XTS over the Lincoln MKS Ecoboost both for the interior and the exterior and everything in between. Aside from paying more for the XTS the road presence is striking bar none. In the used market the Vsport Platinum was only slightly more to similarly priced VSport Premium. The real metal, wood, and leather slathered on the doors, around the whole seat-not just the sitting surface and on the instrument panel is a site too see! I also can spot and XTS from quite far away. The body style really stands out. Two dyno graph plots show a mid-operating range dip in torque. The tuners have stepped in and have released another ~100 horsepower and torque with an ecu and transmission tune. This cleans up the power output to really fulfilling XTS Vsport commercial "blowing the doors off the competition" with 500 HP and matching torque. The seats are nice with enough room to move around and adjust for 6.5 hours in it. Plenty of room to relax the left foot behind and to left the brake pedal which is missing on some front wheel drive cars today. The trunk is huge and very deep. So much so I might consider a divider to keep myself from crawling toward the back of it to fetch things. But the width is on the small side that my, smaller than a staff bag, full of golf clubs has be turned slightly to fit the driver. I love CUE! The navigation allows all the tablet/smartphone finger movements also allowing just everything inside the car to be controlled by voice commands. Once you get CUE's haptic feedback timing down I don't even have to wait for the vibration and the command is taken. Plus it looks dazzling at nighttime as does the led interior lights. The lighted door handles and lighted ground under an opened door is the cherry to top the sundae. The adaptive cruise control works perfect and is seamless to passengers as is the lane departure warning when switched from audible beep to a vibration to the butt cheek of the side if the car that needs attention. The automatic braking, front or rear, can surprise but works well to stop the car. The rear climate control is great for when Fluffy wants it cooler than us in the front. I like the semi-short wheel base length for missing the curb on tight turns and the window height when looking out the back and side is perfect compared with today's car designs of shorter height windows. The backup camera, with steering wheel guided lines, has me centered in the parking spot on the first try. I really like the ride quality and steering. When I put it into a turn it holds the line with plenty of feedback. Blame it on the magnet shocks or traditional hydraulic steering(today's electric steering is void of any feedback) but it goes where you put the wheel. Maybe it is the height but avoiding things on the road at highway speeds is easy. Put it Sport mode and it really stiffens up where you can feel allot more bumps. Though I switched modes over slow speed bumps and only the front end changed. The rear end is riding on airbags. Nonetheless it performs well. ...moreUnmistakeable styling, Platinum has all the amenities.
Stiff ride on 20Trim 2014 Cadillac XTS 3.6L V6 Turbo Vsport AWD Platinum
Age Group 45-54
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