Cadillac has announced base pricing for the 2013 XTS, its all-new, full-size luxury sedan. The car goes on sale this spring with a starting MSRP of $44,995 (*including destination charges).

The front-drive XTS will be available in four specifications: Base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum. All-wheel-drive will be available with any of the three trim packages. Cadillac will be deploying CUE, its new capacitive touch infotainment system, as standard equipment and every XTS will be equipped with Magnetic Ride Control.

Not mentioned today was the specific availability of Cadillac's new safety suite or any further pricing information about the specific packages. Cadillac did say it will be releasing a CUE Apple iPad app next month that will replicate the XTS' center screen. Click past the jump to read the full press release, then comment on whether you think Caddy's pricing is a fair shake in Comments.
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High-tech Cadillac XTS is New Definition of Luxury
CUE, new in-car user experience, and Magnetic Ride Control standard


DETROIT –The 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan, Cadillac's most technologically advanced car yet, will be available at U.S. dealerships later this spring with a starting price of $44,995 including destination

The all-new XTS is the only car in its class with standard Magnetic Ride Control, the world's-fastest reacting suspension technology. Also standard and making its debut in the XTS, is CUE, Cadillac's breakthrough in-vehicle user experience for control and connectivity.

Three option collections will be offered on the XTS: Luxury, Premium and Platinum. The XTS Platinum model represents the highest level of technology and luxury, including a unique front appearance, wheels and interior colors, materials and trim. An advanced all-wheel-drive system, using Haldex technology to transfer power front-to-back, and side-to-side along the rear axle, will be offered on all three trim levels above the standard model.

"The all-new XTS redefines our approach to the luxury sedan by combining advanced technology, stunning design and confident performance," said Don Butler, vice president Cadillac marketing. "XTS brings new and exclusive technology, while still delivering the space and elegance that is Cadillac's DNA."

Cadillac is preparing for the debut of CUE first automotive use of capacitive touch, the technology used by many of today's best tablets and smartphones.

A new CUE iPad Application, which replicates the center screen that is the hub of the system, is being used to familiarize dealers with the experience as well as provide videos and information. The App will be opened to the public via the App Store in May as the XTS launches.

"We're taking advantage of the fact that CUE is parallel technology to tablets," Butler said. "CUE is intuitive, in part because its control and command structure aims to be consistent with popular devices millions of people already use. The App adds to this by literally putting CUE into your hands, even before you can get into the car."

Cadillac also will use OnStar to provide live assistance to XTS owners for CUE questions. And Cadillac dealerships will contain certified technology experts to familiarize shoppers and drivers with the system.


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      Kuro Houou
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think this car is going to get people in the show room that's for sure. The front end needs some toning down, way to much chrome and looks a bit like a plow up front. But the interior looks very nice and luxurious, very spacious too. I wouldn't mind taking one for a spin. Should have been RWD though!
      map0557
      • 2 Years Ago
      I guess I'm a Geezer - goin' on 55 and a current DTS owner, and I will unapologetically say I LOVE the car! It's roomy, comfortable, quiet, handles well (not a BMW or Audi) for what it is, and gets tolerable gas mileage, again for what it is: a big luxury car. All that said, I have high hopes for the XTS but also some misgivings. Unlike some of the other posters here, I think the styling is a hit. Huge improvement over the DTS; much more so than the first to second gen CTS styling changes. Not a fan of the V-6 though. I've driven the CTS as a loner car, and I don't care what the stated horse-power is, it feels slower off the mark than the DTS V-8. It also gets lousy mileage for a small car - the RWD CTS barely matches the DTS on my back-roads commute (18 - 19 MPG range) and the AWD version averaged 16-17 MPG; horrendous in my opinion. Maybe the FWD in the XTS will help in this regard..... I'm also concerned about visability. I test-drove the LaCrosse before settling on a pre-owned DTS, and the side and rear visability was terrible. Since the XTS uses the same platform, I'm worried it might have the same issue. That being said, I'll reserve judgment until I actually see and drive the new XTS in person. I think they have priced it right.
      benzaholic
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Certified technology experts" available at dealerships? Yeah, right. As for the XTS, it looks modern, it looks like part of the General Motors family, and it looks like a Cadillac. I think it's got a fighting chance to be at least modestly successful.
      stclair5211
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is why they should NEVER have been bailed out. Doing the same old crap as "old" GM. BMW or Mercedes would never do a car like this. THERE IS A REASON!!! It's fine, but it is no standard of the world.
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        @stclair5211
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        Joe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        and yet your avatar is an american flag with an eagle.. what the hell is wrong with you?
          Hazdaz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Joe
          You must be new here. There is a LOT wrong with him and a few other trolls that only come out to bash GM. Traitors like them would rather have seen GM fail which would have plunged the US into a depression, than loan them money to keep them alive. Yet its funny, these same idiots never seem to pipe up when it comes to giving oil companies - who are raking in record profits - tax-breaks and other corporate welfare to the tune of billions of dollars each and every year. Its funny what these guys are programmed to vilify when their only outlet for information is nonsense like FAUX News.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Joe
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        CBJMNWLD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        Hey jackhole! Two words that refute your moronic claim: R-Class. OR 5 Series GT Please please go have a sweet cup of STFU.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
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      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like a Buick. More GM garbage that is not going to sell.
      Ak74
      • 2 Years Ago
      FWD don't have to read the rest. Not interested
        Adrian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        This isn't made to be a track car. It's a luxury cruiser. Audi's A8 is FWD/AWD, too, do you see that as a problem?
          stclair5211
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Adrian
          Audi is a real luxury car and brand with a reputation built over decades. The fact you mentioned them when talking about this? Yes this is a problem.
          Basil Exposition
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Adrian
          @stclair5211 You gotta be kidding me. You think Audi is more "real luxury" with a longer good reputatuon? Just 10 years ago they were knows as tarted up VW also-rans with quality issues and even worse before that, at least in the US. Audi and Cadillac product and reputation, at least in this country have paralelled eachother pretty closely. Though Caddy started on a higher pinnacle, both sunk down pretty low there for a while before staging a comeback and now both are close to MB/BMW, but not quite there yet. Don't pretend like Audi is on some other level than Caddy.
          miketim1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Adrian
          @ Carfan HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA !
      JESSE
      • 2 Years Ago
      i'm 34 and would happily drive this baby!
      t0f
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh
      rich cyr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems kinda pricey. By about 6k.
      donnieorama
      • 2 Years Ago
      FWD--shame on you, Cadillac.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      The senior citizens will be big pimpin!
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Teleny411
        I don't disagree. This car is largely made to appeal to them as it repalces the STS and DTS which were priamrily bought by the blue-hairs. They buy their fair share of Caddys though so I don't begrudge them going after that clientele as long as they continue to give us the ATS, CTS, V-Series, and other more performance-oriented cars then we can all live together happily.
      untitledfolder
      • 2 Years Ago
      Grandma is rolllllllllllllin'
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