2014 Cadillac XTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,053 - $49,600
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
304-410
Seats
5
Color:  Crystal Red Tintcoat
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,053 - $49,600
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
304-410
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.9 Comfort 4.2 Styling 2.9 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

As Cadillac's newest flagship sedan, the XTS is large in size and rich in amenities. Its chiseled exterior design and sophisticated – albeit unintuitive – infotainment system make it far more contemporary than the dated DTS it replaced. Ride-wise, the 2014 XTS favors comfort like a Lexus GS, rather than the dynamic demeanor of a BMW 5 Series.

Cadillac XTS Models & Trims

Premium $22,567 - $25,226
Horsepower: 304 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5, 20 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Platinum $21,851 - $24,556
Horsepower: 304 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $17,053 - $19,172
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Luxury $19,032 - $21,227
Horsepower: 304 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Livery Package $45,800
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Stretch Livery $47,310
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limousine $48,635
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Funeral Coach $48,255
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Armored $49,600
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.43

7 Reviews

5 star 57% 4 star 29% 3 star 14% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

It is a very comfortable ride especially on the highway.

Great ride. Good gas mileage. Very comfortable interior. Very poor technology not at all user friendly.

- John R

What do you mean Cadillac?

Now that it has reached 97,000 miles everything is wrong with it transmission slipping battery is dying

- Shelia O

Hugs the road. Uses a lot of gas.

I love the ride. Car is very comfortable. I do not like not having a bench seat.

- Sheila W

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,567 - $25,226
$21,851 - $24,556

Horsepower

Horsepower
304 - 410 (hp)
304 - 410 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (FWD: 305 hp [227 kW] @ 6800 rpm
264 lb
3.6L Twin Turbo SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (410 hp [306 kW] @ 6000 rpm
369 lb
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
3.6L TWIN TURBO SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (FWD: 305 hp [227 kW] @ 6800 rpm
264 lb
3.6L Twin Turbo SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (410 hp [306 kW] @ 6000 rpm
369 lb
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
3.6L TWIN TURBO SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 (in.)
42.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 (in.)
39 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40 (in.)
40 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 (in.)
37.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18 (cu. ft.)
18 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Standard
Standard

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/40R20
P245/40R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.7 (in.)
111.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 (ft.)
38.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
202 (in.)
202 (in.)

Width

Width
72.91 (in.)
72.91 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4006 - 4215 (.lbs)
4006 - 4215 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 (hp)
305 (hp)

Torque

Torque
264 (ft. lbs.)
264 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Standard
Standard

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Standard
Standard

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Recall Aug 28, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 28, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V518000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured April 11, 2013, to June 27, 2013, and 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured May 13, 2013, to November 5, 2013. The affected vehicles may have left the factory with the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) set to "manufacturing mode."
Consequence:
In manufacturing mode, the vehicle's air bags will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers are to reprogram the SDM to the correct mode, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14532.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Mar 17, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 17, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V116000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, through March 7, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a cavity plug on the brake booster pump connector may dislodge allowing corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector.
Consequence:
The corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector may cause a resistive short and melt the connector, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealant to the connector cavity plugs, re-route the vacuum pump vent hose and replace the front body wiring harnesses as needed, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's number for this recall is 14062.
Recall Sep 9, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 9, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V541000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to August 22, 2014, and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to September 2, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged.
Consequence:
Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic parking brake software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14471.
Recall Jul 2, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 2, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V409000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Impala vehicles. Improperly torqued fasteners may cause the steering intermediate shaft and the steering gear and/or the lower control arm and the lower ball joint to separate.
Consequence:
If any of the components separate, the vehicle may have a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM began to notify owners on June 27, 2014, and dealers will inspect the fasteners for correct torque, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac) or 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14378.

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