2016 Cadillac XTS – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Cadillac XTS Release Date, Price, Review, Specs – In a nut shell, the new and improved 2016 Cadillac XTS will become a refreshed version of the 2013 Cadillac XTS. The changes expected will be subtle considering the success the previous model was associated with, and Cadillac wouldn’t want to jeopardize the sales figures expected from the new model upon its release to the market.

2016 Cadillac XTS
2016 Cadillac XTS

As expected the new XTS will come with premium tidbits and despite the fact that it will sport few changes, it will remain as competitive as other Cadillac models. The vehicle will definitely overwhelm the expectations of its fanatics owing to the fact that it comes with excellent features and functionalities.

2016 Cadillac XTS side view, exterior, black color, alloy wheels

The review below will touch on the exact specifics pertaining what to expect from the new 2016 Cadillac XTS – another vanquisher from Cadillac stable. Make sure to check out the rival vehicles which include 2016 Audi A6, 2017 Hyundai Genesis, 2016 Lexus ES and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.


Exterior Photos & Interior Colors – Cadillac XTS 2016

2016 Cadillac XTS exterior, front angle, headlights and grille, gray color

The new vehicle will make a comfortable seating arrangement for up to five adults. Standard equipment to expect from the XTS will include Cadillac CUE upgrades  which will include improved system speed and performance, faster, faster service reprogramming, more accurate map loading and voice command execution, redesigned navigation interfaces, expanded cities with 3D maps, and single press mute navigation voice/cancel route. Others are an Updated appearance on uplevel eight-inch cluster (PCW),  Driver Awareness Package now contains (UVH), Surround Vision, (AQJ) Front bucket seats with 22-way adjustability and massage feature – now standard on Platinum (GGC). The (TL1) Sport grille now comes standard on all Collections except Platinum variant only.


New colors on the XTS will include Red Passion Tintcoat (although only available at an extra charge), Crystal White Tricoat (also at an extra cost), Stellar Black Metallic (no additional charge on Platinum or Platinum Vsport variants). Colors deleted from the color palette include  Cocoa Bronze Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, White Diamond Tricoat, and Black Diamond Tricoat.

2016 Cadillac XTS interior, rear seat entertainment

Other novelties in the new 2016 Cadillav XTS will include Cadillac crest badging, Surround Vision, Wireless Charging, Body color molded splash guards.

2016 Cadillac XTS trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs of the New 2016 Cadillac XTS

Under the hood of the new XTS will be the same twin turbocharged 3.6L V6 engines in its V-Sport model. The V6 will be able to yield up to 410 lbs. and a maximum of 420 hp. The engine is known for its powerful and smooth performance on any type of road.

The transmission system is speculated to be a 6-speed auto transmission system gearbox and will have an AWD system. According to preliminary and speculative EPA ratings, you should expect the vehicle to offer a mileage of 18/28 mpg in the city/highway. The figures are neither amazing nor outright damning.

2016 Cadillac XTS engine

Another speculation hints out at the possibility of a 3.6L V6 DOHC and variable valve timing with gasoline direct fuel injection system. The power yield with the said engine comes to 305 horsepower @6,800 rpm and 264 pounds of torque @5,200 rpm.

In order to provide optimum performance and smooth drivability, there will be technical enhancements which will include but not limited to an automatic aft suspension leveling and automatic level control, independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent aft multi-link suspension with air springs and stabilizer bar, magnetic ride control responsive suspension features driver selectable and electronic control, automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters.

2016 Cadillac XTS interior, engine

Safety features to expect from the forthcoming new vehicle include 4-wheel disc brakes, ABS, immobilizer, Front Park Assist front radar parking distance sensors, radar parking distance sensors and rear vision camera, rear electronic limited slip-differential, electronic traction control, Bi-Xenon beam lenses, intelligent driver front airbag, intelligent passenger front airbag, headlight control with dusk sensor and active headlights, front and rear side airbag, anti-theft protection, front and rear curtain airbag, two height adjustable front seat and rear seat head restraints, and intermittent rain sensor.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.7 in. (111.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 10 in. (202 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.9 in. (72.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 104.2 ft³
Cargo volume: 18 ft³
Curb weight: 4006 lbs
Top Speed: 139 mph
0-60: 5.4 sec
MPG: 18/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Graphite Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

2016 Cadillac XTS Price & Release Date

Given the datum that the vehicle is scheduled to feature subtle changes, the price tag isn’t expected to change by a big margin. Having said that, expect the MSRP of the base model to be around $36,000.

2016 Cadillac XTS release date
2016 Cadillac XTS release date

The release date details are veiled in obscurity by Cadillac, however, considering our outstanding record on offering expert speculation which have a slight margin of error, we should expect the 2016 Cadillac XTS to grace dealership stores before the fall of this year.


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