Today I picked up a new 2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport from one of our Sponsors, Crest Cadillac of Plano, for the weekend to test. This model has the new twin-turbo 3.6L V6 with 410 hp, and all wheel drive, so it delivers on the Sport promise.
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Darin Partin setup the test drive for me, and Alex Beydoun of Crest Cadillac met me at Reception with the details and keys. We looked at a custom ATS in the showroom (more on that in a future post) and then I headed out with the XTS.
My initial impression of the new power plant pulling out of Crest Cadillac was terrific — the XTS literally surged forward to merge smoothly into traffic and away.
The test XTS is a great selection — XTS Vsport Platinum, Crystal Red Tintcoat, and a compact spare with trunk mat are the only options needed or included. It rings the till at $71K, but is the real deal — full luxury, all wheel drive, full power, fully customizable Cadillac. Those looking for a bit of economy with their XTS VSport could select the non-Platinum variant, which loses the ultraview sunroof, rear shades, chrome wheels, and driver assist package, but comes in $10K less.
I am looking forward to getting to know this model further this weekend.