Cadillac XTS

The Cadillac XTS (X-Series Touring Sedan) is a full-size luxury sedan from Cadillac.[3] It is based on an enlarged version of the Epsilon II platform. The XTS replaced both the Cadillac STS and DTS,[4] and is smaller than the DTS but larger than the STS. It began production in May 2012 at the Oshawa Assembly Plant and launched in June as a 2013 model. The XTS is available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

For the Chinese market, the Cadillac XTS was assembled by Shanghai GM. Production began in February 2013. In addition to the LFX 3.6 V6, the Cadillac XTS was also offered with an LTG 2.0 turbo engine in the Chinese market. In the Chinese market, the Cadillac XTS with an LFX 3.6 V6 engine is called XTS 36S, and the version with the LTG 2.0 turbo engine is called XTS 2.0T.

The Cadillac XTS Sedan was available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and the Middle East (except Israel), with left-hand-drive only.


2013 Cadillac XTS

The Epsilon II-platform is used for the XTS and is shared with the Chevrolet Impala and Buick LaCrosse. The optional twin-turbocharged engine, available only in the V-Sport, has an estimated 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 km/h) time of 6.7 seconds.[5] The XTS is one of two large sedans currently offered by Cadillac (the other is the CT6), and rivals the Lincoln Continental in size and price. The XTS is manufactured in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (Oshawa Car Assembly) and in Shanghai, China (Shanghai GM).



In addition to the base XTS, there are five trim packages labeled "Luxury", "Premium Luxury", and "Platinum", with the optional XTS V-Sport offered in both "V-Sport Premium Luxury" and "V-Sport Platinum". Some of the standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, 4G LTE connectivity, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, leather seat-upholstery, 8-way power front seats, parking assist and comprehensive safety equipment like ABS, stability control, dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags front and rear, and a driver side knee airbag. Optional equipment and technology is extensive, including separate climate controls for rear seat passengers, coupled with 8" LCD screens that flip up from the front passenger seat-backs, allowing an internal DVD player to display content with wireless headphones. The interior can be outfitted in a large assortment of color combinations, along with four types of wood selections. Cadillac's CUE system is standard with an 8-speaker Bose sound system, including HD Radio and SiriusXM. An optional 14-speaker Bose sound package includes AudioPilot noise compensation technology.


The XTS is available with two engines, a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo for China only, and a 3.6-liter with 304 hp (227 kW) and 264 lb⋅ft (358 N⋅m), with available twin-turbocharging on the XTS V-Sport providing 410 hp (306 kW) and 369 lb⋅ft (500 N⋅m) together with cylinder deactivation. The XTS is available in both front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive (standard on V-Sport vehicles) which includes a limited slip differential and torque vectoring.[6]

XTS Powertrains
Displacement Fuel GM Type Configuration Aspiration Power Torque Transmission Note Years
2.0 L (1,998 cc) Gasoline LTG I-4 Turbocharged 272 hp (203 kW) at 5,500 rpm 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) at 1,700-5,500 rpm 6-speed automatic China 2013-2019
3.6 L (3,564 cc) Gasoline LFX V6 Natural 304 hp (227 kW) at 6,800 rpm 264 lb⋅ft (358 N⋅m) at 5,300 rpm 6-speed automatic 2013-2019
3.6 L (3,564 cc) Gasoline LF3 V6 Turbocharged 410 hp (306 kW) at 6,000 rpm 369 lb⋅ft (500 N⋅m) at 1,900 rpm 6-speed automatic VSport 2013-2019


For 2018, the XTS received a midcycle refresh including new front and rear styling.

Other versions

A long-wheelbase version XTS, called the XTS-L, as well as limousine and hearse versions were available for fleet and coachbuilder markets, however they are no longer manufactured as of late 2019.

XTS Platinum concept

Cadillac XTS Platinum concept

General Motors exhibited a concept sedan called the XTS Platinum at the 2010 North American International Auto Show after privately unveiling the vehicle to automotive journalists on August 11, 2009.[7] The concept was all-wheel drive and was powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 plug-in hybrid system estimated at 350 hp (260 kW).[8] Its interior was based on hand-cut-and-sewn materials and uses Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays in place of traditional gauges and screens.[8] A Platinum version of the production XTS went on sale in 2013.


Calendar Year United States China[9] Global
2012 15,049[10]
2013 32,559[11] 14,683
2014 24,335[12] 32,390
2015 23,112[13] 22,285 48,851
2016 22,171[14] 33,291
2017 16,275[15] 41,645
2018 17,727[16] 65,010
2019 11,304[17] 42,234

See also


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