2018 Cadillac XTS vs. Its Competition

2018 Cadillac XTS
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Cadillac XTS is a bit more traditional than most of its rivals.

Shop the Genesis G80 if you’re more adventurous and you’ll find a supremely high-value sedan that’s as refined as it is serene.

The Lincoln Continental delivers lots of flavor and personality, something we’ve not come to expect from Lincoln.

If you’re looking for incognito, the Acura RLX slips under the radar but is pleasant to drive and well-equipped.

Looking for something more European? The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the finest cars ever built, with a price to match its sophistication.

The Volvo S90 is one of our go-to recommendations for its Swedish style and strong value.

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2018 Acura RLX2018 Acura RLX
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E400 Coupe)2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2018 Volvo S902018 Volvo S90
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2018 Genesis G80 Sport2018 Genesis G80
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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2018 Cadillac XTS is best experienced from the back seat, but even the driver will find it a pleasant luxury sedan.
6.3
The 2018 Acura RLX brandishes some exotic hardware, and wraps it in anonymity.
7.7
We’re not fans of mismatches, but the 2018 Lincoln Continental’s lithe road manners and retro theming pair awfully well.
8.3
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes to excess--the right kinds of excess--to preserve its best-of status.
7.8
With its graceful styling and gentle demeanor, the 2018 Volvo S90 is one of our favorite luxury sedans—at any price.
8.3
Plush, safe, and well-equipped, the 2018 Genesis G80 remains a pure luxury sedan, even as rivals get increasingly sporty.
MSRP From     
$46,295$54,900$45,160$52,950$48,100$41,750
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Livery Package FWDSedan w/Technology PkgPremiere FWDE 300 RWD SedanT5 FWD Momentum3.8L RWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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