You can now attack the 2013 Cadillac XTS configurator with tame abandon. Why tame? Because there are hardly any options; understandable for a temporary flagship – just about everything is standard or included in a trim package.

The proceedings begin at $44,995 (plus $920 for destination) for the front-wheel drive XTS Standard, rising in increments of about $5,000 through three additional trims: Luxury, which adds ornamentation like dual stainless exhaust tips, LED spotlights and light pipes, and more seat functions; Premium, which upgrades the CUE system to a 14-speaker Bose system and adds the 12.3-inch reconfigurable dash cluster, plus tri-zone climate control; and Platinum, which swaps for 20-inch wheels and installs power and manual rear shades. Step over to the all-wheel drive XTS and the bar moves up to $51,835 and begins at Luxury, moving through Premium to top out at $61,305 for the AWD Platinum.

There are five colors from which to choose, and on all but a few models there are just two cost options that aren't already checked: the $75 engine block heater and the $350 compact spare tire. On the Luxury trim you can add the $1,450 UltraView power sunroof and $795 upgraded CUE system, on the Premium you can add the $250 power rear sunshade. There is nothing else for your fancy to do.

The only shocker we found were interior options: the trims below Platinum get four color options, including a couple of contrasting two-tones like the beautiful caramel and jet black (inset). The Platinum trim only gets two interior color choices, caramel not one of them. Checking all two boxes on the Platinum leaves you with a heady $62,725 for the lot. We'd advise you not to take our word for it, though, and get over to the configurator and start virtually outfitting one for yourself.


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      HUMANMPC2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      The people that buy this car doesn't concern themselves with performance numbers,don't care or know whether if it is front /rear wheel drive, they want a big smooth riding vehicle , & all know is that they have the top dog caddy & money isn't a factor with those types of people
      ss1591
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am willing to bet that this will be the #1 car that Cadillac sells for the next two years. Most drivers 55 plus could careless about rear wheel drive any how and with all wheel drive it will be the perfect car for them.
      Tina Dang
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car is actually really nice, as I see it more and begin to differentiate it from the ATS. The price is steep, but I guess you get what you pay for. The new ES makes a compelling alternative, but I'm just glad to see a true large supremely comfortable Cadillac again, that is not that horrid DTS. 5 Stars Caddy!
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm surprised, where are all those RWD fanboys bitching that this is FWD like that's the final word in luxury.
      darkness
      • 2 Years Ago
      So $61,000 for a gussied up Impala, car prices are getting dumber by the day.
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @darkness
        Platform sharing doesn't mean it's a "gussied up Impala."
        SJ
        • 2 Years Ago
        @darkness
        Did you know the 3 series tops out at nearly $60k? And Im not talking about the M3.
      Ermir Shkurti
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honestly who in this world would buy this glorified impala over an Audi A6 or a 535i for 62k????
        GreaseMonkeySRT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ermir Shkurti
        The only thing shared with the Impala is the chassis architecture. You could say the engine and transmission is the same, however they still vary. Does it make you cry that your Audi A6 borrows an architecture from Volkswagen?
          Ermir Shkurti
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GreaseMonkeySRT
          The A6 and the 535 are much better cars than this caddy over all. They have better engineering, better brand image, better resale value, better handling, arguably better styling, better engines, faster etc etc etc.... Seriously Caddy what r u thinking. They should undercut the germans by at least 10k in pricing to be competitive. No wonder they went bankrupt...
          GreaseMonkeySRT
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GreaseMonkeySRT
          They are better cars TO YOU. They are a lot of people that would prefer this Caddy over the A6 and 535. There's an ass for every seat.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ermir Shkurti
        [blocked]
        SJ
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ermir Shkurti
        1. The impala isnt even out yet genius 2. People buy the ES350 when its based on the camry 3. The 2014 RLX is based on a platform shared with TL and Accord. 4. If by glorified you mean it looks totally different from the Impala and has more features than I guess it is a "glorified" impala.
          Ermir Shkurti
          • 2 Years Ago
          @SJ
          Sorry about the glorified impala reference. I take that back. Still nobody with common sense would buy this over the Audi A6 or the 535 or even an e350. It bugs my mind
      Sgt Beavis
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is one very expensive Impala.. :-P
      amrit123
      • 2 Years Ago
      62k fully loaded!!? I know they're different cars, but I'd rather spend that much money on a 2013 Shelby Mustang.
        TopGun
        • 2 Years Ago
        @amrit123
        This is a silly comment amrit. I'm with Sir Duke...I think Cadillac will do very well with this car as it provides a large segment of the population with actual disposable dollars with an option that looks (unexpectedly) good in the metal.
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @amrit123
        Compare apples to llamas much?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @amrit123
        [blocked]
        Autoblogist
        • 2 Years Ago
        @amrit123
        $62k fully loaded!! I know they're different, but I much rather spend that on a starter condo.
          darkness
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Autoblogist
          $1000+ a month car payment is retarded
        Sir Duke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @amrit123
        You see, that's the beauty of America, you could buy that Shelby Mustang. There's 80+ million baby-boomers in this country most of whom won't be caught dead in a Shelby Mustang. Let's make a friendly wager, by this time next year, the XTS will be outselling the Shelby 'Stang by at least a 25:1 ratio.
      Foreman Skeen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a bad looking car for what it is... and I'm sure it rides like a cloud, but no way I'd pay that much for this car!
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Foreman Skeen
        My guess is you wouldn't pay any amount for this car.
      Unni
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would have loved it , if it came with a strong hybrid power train or a Voltec. Cadillac needs to get up and get some Strong hybrids and Fuel cells.
        GreaseMonkeySRT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Unni
        It's coming: http://www.cadillac.com/elr-electric-car.html?seo=goo
          Unni
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GreaseMonkeySRT
          ELR is compact size 4 seat, This is a full size ,thatz why i though a strong hybrid would have been better option
      Ak74
      • 2 Years Ago
      M3 sedan base price $53,450
      Ak74
      • 2 Years Ago
      63K for a small cady? I'll take Porsche or loaded M3. Way too overpriced.
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