2018 Cadillac XTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black Raven
MSRP
$31,178 - $51,756
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MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
304-410
Seats
2-5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.8Comfort 4.5Styling 3.7Value 4.1

What's New

For 2018, the XTS receives a new front-end design with Cadillac’s signature LED headlights, new front-seat architecture and a new CUE cloud-based infotainment setup that is vastly superior to the old system. The new XTS design actually shortens the car’s overall length by 1.1 inches.

Cadillac XTS Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $31,178 - $34,149
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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chevronDown icon Luxury $34,462 - $37,441
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Premium Luxury $42,247 - $45,670
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Platinum $45,267 - $49,054
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Livery Package $46,295
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Stretch Livery $47,805
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limousine $49,130
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Funeral Coach $48,750
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Armored $50,095
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
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chevronDown icon Platinum V-Sport $47,823 - $51,756
Horsepower: 410 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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It is mechanically reliable, stylish, and fun to drive..

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I have no complaints about my car. It is stylish, economical to operate, and fun to drive. I expect that I will own it for about 2 years.

Robert M
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Heated seats and steering wheel for winter use is a plus

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Best vehicle I have ever owned, would recommend anyone buying it. Very comfy and heated seats, never had an issue with it

Bill G
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LEARN about all the gadgets before you take it on the road

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Too many push buttons. no real complaints. easy too handle

Fran R
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$31,178 - $34,149
$34,462 - $37,441

Horsepower

Horsepower
304 (hp)
304 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (304 hp [227 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (304 hp [227 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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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
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Standard
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Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
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Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available
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Standard

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Not Available
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Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Not Available
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Not Available
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Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45R19
P245/45R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.7 (in.)
111.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

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

Length

Length
200.9 (in.)
200.9 (in.)

Width

Width
72.9 (in.)
72.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4021 (.lbs)
4021 - 4200 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
304 (hp)
304 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
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Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system *
  • Traction control, all-speed brake and engine controlled *
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, side impact, knee and head curtain side impact for driver and front passenger, head curtain and seat side impact for outboard rear passengers (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, front passenger seat (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar and Cadillac connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.) *
  • Cadillac Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Cadillac Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Cadillac vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions with outboard comfort guides
  • Teen Driver configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Daytime Running Lamps, upper and lower auxiliary
  • Automatic Parking Assist includes parallel and perpendicular parking assist and Front and Rear Park Assist *
  • Front and Rear Park Assist *
  • Rear Vision Camera (Upgradeable to (UVH) Surround Vision when (PCW) Driver Awareness Package is ordered.) *
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (Upgradeable to (UVZ) Forward/Reverse Automatic Braking when (PCX) Driver Assist Package is ordered.)
  • Surround Vision
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning *
  • Lane Departure Warning *
  • Forward/Reverse Automatic Braking
  • Brake Assist designed to assist the driver in stopping or decreasing vehicle speed *
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, side-impact, knee and head curtain side-impact for driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Aug 30, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 30, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V576000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox, Impala, Cruze, Volt and Bolt EV vehicles, GMC Terrain vehicles, Buick Lacrosse and Regal vehicles, Cadillac XTS and XTS Professional vehicles and 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance.
Consequence:
A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle's brake system, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18279.

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