The 2013 Cadillac XTS is an all-new full-size, five-passenger sedan that brings a new level of technology to this luxury brand. Building on the sharp and edgy design language introduced on the smaller CTS, the new Cadillac XTS finally gives Cadillac a competent luxury sedan to go up against the likes of the Volvo S80, Lincoln MKS and Lexus ES. The Cadillac XTS comes standard with a front-wheel drive layout starting at $44,075, but it can also be equipped with a Haldex-based all-wheel drive system starting at $50,915.

Instead of a big, fuel-thirsty V-8 that most buyers expect from a full-size American luxury sedan, the new Cadillac XTS uses a more advanced and more fuel-efficient V-6. This direct-injected 3.6-liter engine produces 304 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque while still delivering decent fuel economy numbers (especially for a car weighing in at 4,000 pounds) of 17 miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and a combined rating of 21 mpg. Adding the all-wheel drive only lowers the fuel economy by 2 mpg on the highway and 1 mpg in combined driving.

All Cadillac XTS models come standard with advanced features such as remote start, leather seats, Magnetic Ride Control and Cadillac’s all-new CUE infotainment system. A new Driver Assist Package adds in advanced safety features including front and rear automatic stopping to prevent the driver from running into undetected obstacles. Some of the different trim levels of the Cadillac XTS (Luxury, Premium and Platinum) add to the already plush cabin with richer leathers, premium woods, better sounds systems and even a microfiber suede headliner.

A list of cars similar to the XTS includes the 2012 Hyundai Azera, 2012 Lexus ES350 and 2013 Audi A6.

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