2013 Cadillac XTS
Arriving this summer is Cadillac’s all-new 2013 XTS sedan. Designed as a domestic alternative to large imported luxury cars like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6, it replaces both the DTS and STS. Power is the direct injected 3.6-liter V6 from the CTS; a smart Haldex all-wheel-drive system with electronic limited slip rear is available. The XTS is also the most hi-tech Cadillac yet with the new CUE system, Cadillac User Experience, taking connectivity to a new level for its class. There’s even an iPad for tutoring. Magnetic Ride Control and front HiPer Strut suspension keeps the ride smooth, but also very capable, as we found out on our first drive through Southern California.
BEN DAVIS: So Cal was a great place to experience magnetic ride control. Whether I was tackling the asphalt chaos of downtown LA or carving the canyon roads of Mulholland, the suspension was always dialed in.
JOHN DAVIS: With a comparably sized V6, the XTS is priced well under its rivals, starting at $45,000.
Engine: 3.6-liter V6
Price: Starting at $45,000