Preview: 2013 Cadillac XTS

Looking ahead to the 2013 Cadillac XTS

Eli Blueby Eli Blue

The 2013 Cadillac XTS is one of the most awaited luxury large sedans this year. From the debut of the game changing CUE infotainment system with 8 inch touchscreen to Magnetic Ride Control suspension system, let's take a look at its specs.


The XTS engine is a 3.6 liter direct injection V6 for 304HP and all-wheel-drive with a 6 speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is a paltry 17/28 mpg with front wheel drive and 17/27 mpg with all wheel drive. Magnetic ride control on the front and rear . Other goodies include an auto brake system for quick stops when detecting collisions, all speed cruise control, and a cross traffic alert system with vibrating seats to let you know of cars coming from either side.


The XTS maintains regal and boxy dimensions with an aggressive boxy grille and vertical LEDs on its headlights and tail lights. Its tail lights resemble tail fins and nineteen inch wheels are standard.


Powered by Linux OS, the new CUE infotainment system, is an 8 inch touchscreen with pinch and pull capabilities, voice recognition, and proximity sensors that automatically pull up relevant menus based on your fingers distance to the screen. Additionally, the console lifts up to reveal a separate compartment for phone or tablet storage. Steering wheel controls consist of a small joystick and the dashboard is fully customizable to change display style (simple, Performance, or Balance) and layout. want the odometer on the right? Simply drop and drag. The CUE plugs up to four devices and syncs media to combine music between devices. No more fumbling with the AUX cable to connect multiple devices.


Look for the XTS to hit dealerships in May 2012 with a base price of $40,000 up to $60,000 for a fully upgraded vehicle.