2014 Cadillac XTS: What's Changed

2014CadillacXTSsedan
  • Most significant changes: All-new twin-turbo V-6, automatic parking assist and Intellibeam automatic high-beam control system
  • Price change: TBA
  • On sale: Summer 2013
  • Which should you buy, 2013 or 2014? Price will weigh heavily, but the twin-turbo engine is tempting

When the 2014 Cadillac XTS goes on sale later this summer, the large sedan will be what the automaker calls "one of the most technologically advanced production cars in the brand's history." Topping the list of upgrades is a new twin-turbo V-6 engine that's borrowed from the 2014 CTS sedan.

Cadillac said the optional twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 is good for 410 horsepower and 369 pounds-feet of torque; that’s compared with the standard naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V-6's 304 hp and 264 pounds-feet of torque. The twin-turbo engine comes only with all-wheel drive while the standard V-6 comes with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The twin-turbo requires premium gas; fuel-economy figures have not yet been announced.

Other new-for-2014 features include automatic parking assist and electric power steering, standard on front-wheel-drive models; Intellibeam automatic high-beam control; an available DVD entertainment system with twin screens that fold out of the front seatbacks; an available front passenger seat memory feature; a revised rear-seat armrest with wood trim, radio controls and sunshade control; and an opaque sunroof shade.

The 2014 XTS will again be offered in a base version and three trim levels: Luxury, Premium and Platinum. The highest level, Platinum, will include a unique front-end design, wheels and interior colors, materials and trim, Cadillac said.

Editor’s note: This post was updated on May 17 to clarify that the 2014 Cadillac XTS will be offered in a base model and three additional trim levels: Luxury, Premium and Platinum.

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Comments 

Pete

The 2013 Cadillac XTS is offered in four (4) trim levels. Base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum. Do you mean to say the Base model has been dropped of '14?

Others

When this model is launched, Cadillac will not have single model with V8 engine. Great.

J

Others,

Wait til the Escalade

Ria

I purchased a brand new 2013 cadillac XTS, the car was 9 days old and the check engine light came on. I was informed that the problem was related to the "air flow sensor system". After being in the repair shop for days, the Cadillac/GM company refused to provide me with a new vehicle. Cadillac informed me that the consumer is responsible for being knowledgable of all recall issues before a purchasing and afterwards. At this time the airflow sensor system is not on recall. Be ware!

Jerry

I also purchased a 2013 XTS and had the same problem described above with the "check engine" light coming on. It took 4 trips to the dealer after the previous 3 fixes didnn't work. They changed something out the last time and the problem seems to be solved.

I would never go for the Turbo version on the 2014 where you have to burn premium...as if regular wern't enough. The standard engine is powerful enough, and get's about 19 MPG in stop and go traffic with regular fuel. I'm satisfied!

Barry Harper

I bought a 2014 XTS on Feb.14 on the 16th the check eng. light came on .Dealer said it maybe moisture in the gas . Kept it for a few days ,drove home and light came back on . Last time dealer had it for 15 days , changed Air box and sensors , The light came back on before I left the dealer . GM eng. said it had to go to a higher level . 27th of March I have car but light is still on and waiting for GM's answer .

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