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