Updated October 04, 2018 11:10:03A couple of years ago, Cadillac announced the XTS for 2018, a brand-new SUV with the same exterior as the XPS but with a new interior.
The XTS got its first glimpse at the 2018 model year, and it was just the second car to be revealed, the other being the Cadillac CTS.
The CTS and XTS are very different cars, but they share some of the same bodywork and are almost identical in size and overall shape.
The most notable difference between the two is that the Xts has the new XS Active Drive system that’s used in all the new CTS models, and that includes a much more powerful engine.
While the Xtars and Xts are still quite different in design, they’re very similar in styling, and many people will have a hard time deciding between the CTS or XTS.
So what do you think of the Xs?
If you like the car, how much do you love the interior?
Read on for our review of the 2018 Cadillac XTS, and then check out the car’s styling.1.
AppearanceThe 2018 Cadillac CXTS gets a new exterior design with a bold black paint scheme and black interior trim.
It also gets a number of interior touches like the front fascia, rear spoiler, and even a large, black center console.2.
InteriorThe 2018 CXT has the same black exterior as its predecessor, but it gets a slightly lighter interior.
Inside, it gets the same large, flat-panel display with a red-colored dial and a center stack navigation center.3.
PerformanceThe 2018 XTS is the same as the CX, but the XT gets a more powerful, all-wheel drive system.
It has a 4.2-liter V8 engine and four-wheel disc brakes.4.
Safety The Xt is rated to 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
The new CX comes in with a 20-mpg rating, but we’ve not tested it.5.
PerformanceWhile the 2018 CTS gets slightly better fuel economy, the XTs gets a slight bump in power.
The car comes with a 0-to-60 time of 4.3 seconds, which is quicker than the Cota’s time of 3.5 seconds.
The transmission has also been upgraded to 6-speed automatic, which improves fuel economy.
The 2018 V-8 Cadillac gets an all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine with an output of 306 horsepower and a curb weight of 3,965 pounds.
The engine is also paired with the all-electric CVT.
The V-6 gets a 3.7-liter turbodiesel engine with a 447 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.6.
Driver comfort The 2018 Xt gets a 7.0mm-thick steering wheel, new bumpers, and a new seat.7.
Cargo spaceThe 2018 crossover has been upgraded from the previous CTS with a bigger trunk.
The front cargo area is now bigger, and the center cargo area now has a more upright position.8.
InteriorInside, the CxT and Xt share some very similar styling.
The rear seats are the same size as the front seats in the C-segment.
The doors are wider, but not by much.
The center console is much smaller.9.
TrimThe new CxTS has a new, bold paint scheme.
The interior has also received a facelift.10.
PerformanceThis is the first year that the 2018 Xts gets an electric powertrain.
The 2016 CX got a 1.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine and a 2.6-liter electric motor.
This new engine is rated at 300 horsepower and 290 pound-foot of torque and is paired with a CVT and six-speed manual transmission.11.
Cargo storage The 2018 Cxt and XT get slightly larger cargo trays, but their overall width is much narrower than the previous generation.
The width of the front cargo areas is much wider than the one in the X segment.12.
Driver assistanceThe Xt and CX have been redesigned to be more intuitive to use.
The steering wheel now has six paddles instead of four.13.
TechnologyThe XTS and Cx have received upgrades to their audio systems.
The A-pillar now features an LED display, while the audio system has been updated with Bluetooth 4.0 and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The windshield wipers now feature a color-changing LED, and there’s a small touchscreen display with the A-pillars navigation system.
The CX and XTs both received upgrades, including an LED light and the A pillar’s navigation system, to make them more comfortable to use in traffic.