2013 Cadillac XTS Configurator Launched

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2013 Cadillac XTS

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If you haven't read our first drive review of the 2013 Cadillac XTS, do it now, and take that knowledge with you as you build your own XTS with the newly-launched configurator.

Starting from $44,995, the XTS isn't exactly affordable for many, but it's a far cry from priced out of competition with the likes of the Lexus GS, Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series, even though it's slightly larger.

An open question is how well buyers will like Cadillac's new CUE system in comparison to Audi's MMI, BMW's iDrive, and Mercedes-Benz's COMAND systems, but the slick interface and button-sparse design is certainly intriguing.

As for how we'd build an XTS, why not go for the gusto and get an all-wheel drive Platinum model in White Diamond Tricoat paint, with Platinum/Cocoa leather interior? This nearly maxed-out version of the XTS clocks in at $62,300 total. Spendy, but still on par with its German and Japanese alternatives.
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Comments (4)
  1. Had one car with the lovely tricoat paint, and will NEVER have another. Any minor scratch requires large sections of panels to be repainted, and a perfect match is nearly impossible. Doing even minor repairs will be noticed at resale time, and it will HURT you.

  2. This actually doesn't compete with any of the car mentioned above! It's direct (and only realistic) competitor is the Lincoln MKS! Bringing FWD to a RWD competition is like bringing a butter knife to a gunfight!

  3. Actually, the Audi A6 is FWD/AWD, just like the XTS, and it competes for the same buyers.

  4. Power wise, the higher trim levels of this car make it overpriced.300 horses and 260 lb/ft of torque? 7k simply for awd? And the top of the line 61k package is still mated to the v6? Ridiculous. I'm sure it will get sales, but I don't see it being in extreme competition. If I was going to buy an American luxury sedan, I'd get the 300 luxury series for the luxury and power before I buy this.

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