Cadillac XTS

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Cadillac XTS
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Manufacturer Cadillac (General Motors)
ProductionCanada and US: May 2012–October 2019 [1]
China: February 2013–2020
Model years 2013–2019
2014–2020 (China)
AssemblyCanada: Oshawa, Ontario (Oshawa Car Assembly)
China: Shanghai (Shanghai GM)
Designer Tim Kozub [2]
Christine Park (interior)
Body and chassis
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Platform GM Epsilon II LWB
Related Chevrolet Impala (Tenth Generation)
Buick LaCrosse (Second Generation)
Saab 9-5 (Second Generation)
Wheelbase 111.7 in (2,837 mm)
118.7 in (3,015 mm) (XTS-L) [3] [4]
Length201.9 in (5,128 mm) (2013-2017)
200.9 in (5,103 mm) (2018-2019)
205.2 in (5,212 mm) (XTS-L) [5] [6]
Width72.9 in (1,852 mm)
Height59.1 in (1,501 mm) (2013-2017)
59.4 in (1,509 mm) (2018-2019)
Curb weight FWD: 3,995 lb (1,812 kg)
AWD: 4,180 lb (1,896 kg)
Predecessor Cadillac DTS
Cadillac STS/SLS
Successor Cadillac CT5

The Cadillac XTS is a full-size, four-door, five-passenger, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive luxury sedan from Cadillac [7] based on an enlarged version of the Epsilon II platform shared with the Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Impala and manufactured from 2013–2019 over a single generation.


The XTS replaced the smaller Cadillac STS and larger DTS. [8] Production began in May 2012 at the Oshawa Assembly Plant and launched in June as a 2013 model. Marketed globally, in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and the Middle East (except Israel), with left-hand-drive, the XTS was also assembled by Shanghai GM with production beginning in February 2013.

In addition to the LFX 3.6 V6, the XTS was also offered with an LTG 2.0 turbo engine in the Chinese market. In China, the XTS was marketed with an LFX 3.6 V6 engine as the XTS 36S, and with the LTG 2.0 turbo engine as the XTS 2.0T. An optional twin-turbocharged engine, available only in the V-Sport, had an estimated 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 km/h) time of 6.7 seconds. [9]


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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. [10]

XTS Powertrains
DisplacementFuelGM TypeConfigurationAspirationPowerTorqueTransmissionNoteYears
2.0 L (1,998 cc)Gasoline LTG I-4Turbocharged272 hp (203 kW) at 5,500 rpm260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) at 1,700-5,500 rpm6-speed automaticChina2013-2019
3.6 L (3,564 cc)Gasoline LFX V6Natural304 hp (227 kW) at 6,800 rpm264 lb⋅ft (358 N⋅m) at 5,300 rpm6-speed automatic2013-2019
3.6 L (3,564 cc)Gasoline LF3 V6Turbocharged410 hp (306 kW) at 6,000 rpm369 lb⋅ft (500 N⋅m) at 1,900 rpm6-speed automaticVSport2013-2019


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

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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. [11] 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). [12] 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. [12] A Platinum version of the production XTS went on sale in 2013.


Calendar YearUnited StatesChina [13] Global
201215,049 [14]
201332,559 [15] 14,683
201424,335 [16] 32,390
201523,112 [17] 22,28548,851
201622,171 [18] 33,291
201716,275 [19] 41,645
201817,727 [20] 65,010
201911,304 [21] 42,234
20201,199 [22]

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