Consumer Reports says 2013 Cadillac XTS misses its target

Just last week, GM invited us over to NYC to take a ride (not drive) in the new Cadillac XTS sedan. Our first impressions were very positive as the new Caddy drove very smooth and handled the potholes in NYC like a champ. Consumer Reports has just released their take on the new XTS that they recently added to their fleet.

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What do they think? Well, with an articled titled “2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan misses its target” they don’t seem very impressed.

“First impressions are that the XTS doesn’t quite balance ride and handling as well as some rivals, or as well as the Cadillac CTS Several luxury cars, including the Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, manage to have both an absorbent ride and a nimble feel that belies their size. The XTS we tried from GM lacks both their fleet footwork and ride isolation. At least there is a very spacious and well-finished cabin with surprisingly supportive, contoured front seats.”

Read the rest of their take here.

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Refresher: Power for the 2013 Cadillac XTS comes from a 3.6 liter V6 (LFX) engine making an estimated 300-hp. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and a front or all-wheel-drive layout. The Haldex all-wheel-drive system has an electronic limited-slip differential that splits torque between the rear wheels. Along with Magnetic Ride Control, the 2013 XTS borrows the Brembo braking from Caddy’s V-Series high performance models. Prices start at $44,995.

– By: Omar Rana