Test Drive Review: 2014 Cadillac XTS-4 VSport Platinum

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.

 

4 thoughts on “Test Drive Review: 2014 Cadillac XTS-4 VSport Platinum

  1. Already drove one don’t like it you can feel each turbo kick in its not seamless like BMW twin turbo little let down but then again that’s what Gm is good at letting its customers down

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  3. I like CUE as it works well on my 2014 XTS VSport. The looks are the most distinguishable on the road…from every angle. And the nighttime lighting makes Cadillac stand out from the rest.

    Currently tuning the ecu with HPTuners to see 530+ lb-ft of torque, from from the stock 369 lb-ft. It really moves for 4,000+ lbs car.

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