2014 Cadillac XTS Review

  • Performance
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
13 Jul 2014

Cadillac is one of the best car manufacturers in the world. Their latest ride provides classy features combined with a powerful engine and a smooth drive. Let’s look at the 2014 Cadillac XTS in detail:

Engine Specifications

The 2014 Cadillac XTS is the definition of class. The fabulous appearance of this Caddy has a powerful engine to match it. The engine base is standard across all variants. However, there are specific differences and additives to engines across the variants to enhance performance where needed. The engine is a 3.6-liter V-6. This engine is pretty powerful to begin with. But the variants of the 2014 Cadillac XTS that require more power have the same engine variant with a turbocharger. One can only imagine the power this engine will emit after it is paired with a turbocharger.

Performance Rating

There are two drivetrain options in the 2014 Cadillac XTS. Although the engine specs in both variants are the same, there is a slight difference in gas mileage. The engine with the front-wheel drive gives a better gas mileage. The front-wheel drive variant gives 18 miles to a gallon in the city and 28 on the highway. On the other hand, the all-wheel drive variant gives 17 miles to a gallon in the city and 26 on the highway. The difference is not much, but the all-wheel drive handles much better. The non-turbocharged engine variant of the 2014 Cadillac XTS emits a staggering 305 horses and 264 pounds of torque per feet.

If you think this is impressive, then you should consider the specs of the turbocharged engine. The gas mileage of the 3.6-liter V-6 with the turbo is 16 miles to a gallon in the city. If you are on the highway, you can get as much as 24 miles to a gallon. The turbocharger adds a significant amount of horsepower to the engine. This turbocharged engine variant of the 2014 Cadillac XTS generates a massive 410 ponies and 369 pounds of torque. If you want a car that has an impressive drive and packs a punch under the hood, the XTS turbocharged is the perfect ride for you.

Transmission Options

There is a single transmission option across all variants. The transmission model used in the 2014 Cadillac XTS is 6T80. It is a 6-speed auto and is controlled electronically. The gear shifting of this transmission is so flawless that you will hardly know when the gears are changing. This transmission incorporates state of the art technology for optimum comfort.

Drive Train Options

To provide a wide variety of options to the consumers, Cadillac has provided two drivetrain options in the 2014 XTS. The first is a front-wheel drive. It is pretty stable, but the handling of this variant is not as good as the all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive variant of the XTS is definitely worth the extra bucks. It is much more stable than a front-wheel drive and handles like a charm.

Interior Styling

One cannot expect anything but topnotch quality and comfort from a Cadillac. The 2014 Cadillac XTS definitely lives up to the expectations set by the company. Each and every aspect of the interior of this Caddy boasts comfort and class. The interior is simple and yet elegant. The best thing about the interior is the beautiful Cadillac logo in the middle of the steering wheel. If you want a sporty sedan that gives you comfort and performance, then the 2014 Cadillac XTS is perfect for you.

Exterior Design

The 2014 Cadillac XTS retains much of the classic Caddy styling. You can tell from afar that it is a Cadillac. However, the company has managed to add some unique aspects to its design. All in all, the 2014 XTS is a pretty car to own and is definitely a pleasure to drive.