Cadillac's big XTS sedan is given a major upgrade for 2014 by means of an optional twin-turbo V6 with 410 horsepower.
Although it may be a good-looking large luxury sedan, the Cadillac XTS is not exactly a performance model. Part of the reason is the fact that it's front-wheel-drive but perhaps it's also due to its 3.6-liter V6 producing just 304 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. Those aren't bad numbers, but considering the XTS's size and price, but there's also nothing wrong with even more power. And for 2014 Cadillac has delivered. Buyers will now have the option to equip their XTS with the same twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 that's available in the new CTS.
The turbo engine packs 410 hp and 369 lb-ft for an upgrade of 106 hp and 35 lb-ft over the naturally-aspirated option. Both XTS engines are paired with a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Additional XTS updates for 2014 include automatic parking assist and electric power steering for FWD models. All-wheel drive remains an option, as do 20" wheels. 19" wheels come standard along with GM's advanced Magnetic Ride Control suspension system. Higher XTS trim levels also receive Intellibeam headlights as standard and buyers can now tack on a new rear-seat entertainment system featuring DVD screens that can fold out of the front seatbacks. Updated pricing has yet to be announced.