2015 Cadillac XTS vs. Its Competition

2015 Cadillac XTS Vsport
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Cadillac XTS is about as long as short-wheelbase BMW 7-Series or Audi A8–or about the length of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class–and measures up in almost every conceivable way in the segment, if you're not looking for performance and perhaps prestige.

For rear-seat passengers, we'd rather find a seat in the back of the XTS than a comparably price E-Class or Audi A6.

The Lexus ES 350 offers better road feel, but is slightly smaller inside.

Lincoln's MKS is both smaller and lacks CUE's intuitive controls to operate the infotainment system.

The Hyundai Genesis is now comparable in size and priced more aggressively than the XTS, making it an interesting alternative for those unconcerned with brand prestige.

2015 Cadillac XTS Vsport2015 Cadillac XTS
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2015 Lincoln MKS 4-door Sedan 3.7L FWD Angular Front Exterior View2015 Lincoln MKS
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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E550 4MATIC)2015 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Quick Specs
If you're looking for a car that offers comfort, technology, and safety as its greatest virtues, the 2015 Cadillac XTS does everything a big luxury sedan should.
The 2015 Audi A6 may look a little sedate, but it's a brilliant performer–thanks to its diesel-driven TDI, the supercharged A6, or turbocharged S6 versions.
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is no longer just a great luxury-car value; it's a legitimate alternative to the heavyweights.
Little has changed with the 2015 Lincoln MKS; it continues to offer understated and reserved luxury with an available high-power turbocharged engine option that spices things up somewhat, at least in a straight line.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup is many vehicles in one, with comfort and luxury across the board and sporty manners for those who want them.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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