Roomy interior and trunk, seat comfort, fit and finish, quietness, braking, transmission.
Frustrating CUE driver interface, ride not plush enough, visibility, small trunk opening.
Cadillac's XTS is a large front- or all-wheel-drive sedan, a cousin of the Buick LaCrosse. It's posh and quiet inside, with a beautifully-executed interior. But a somewhat jittery and ordinary ride, and a 3.6 V6 engine that sounds coarse when prodded, kept our $57,000 version from feeling luxury-car special. Handling is sound but unexceptional. The roomy interior has comfortable seats. However, the touch-activated CUE infotainment interface, is unintuitive and frustrating to use, and the high rear deck impedes the view aft. The blind-spot warning system vibrates the driver's seat. Reliability is as yet unknown. A turbo version is new for 2014.
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