The 2018 Cadillac XTS comes equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 304 hp @ 6800 rpm horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. @ 5200 rpm of torque. The car takes 6.4 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds. All the trims are powered by the same engine, hence, there is no change in the performance figures as you go up the trims.

2018 Cadillac XTS 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Platinum 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Premium Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Premium Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
B9Q Coachbuilder Funeral Coach 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
V4U Coachbuilder Limousine 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
W20 Livery Package 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
W30 Coachbuilder Stretch Livery 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Armored 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
When it comes to the initial acceleration, the 2018 Cadillac XTS finds it difficult to catch up to its rivals. It is the slowest car in the lot and takes forever to reach from zero to 60MPH, however, things start to change as the car gains momentum. The 2018 Cadillac XTS finds itself more comfortable in the mid-range and certainly goes head-to-head with rivals on the quarter-mile section of tarmac.
The braking on the 2018 Cadillac XTS is quite sure-footed and has an evident bite to it. Although it is not the best braking car in its segment it's not the worst either. The ride takes some time to come to a complete halt but it does so with composure and the car doesn't sway away from its path. During the emergency braking test, the car decelerates from 60MPH to zero in 121 feet which is a little slower than 2018 BMW 5 Series.

2018 Cadillac XTS vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 Cadillac XTS6.4 sec13.6 sec-121 ft.
2018 Genesis G804.9 - 5 sec13.5 - 13.6 sec180 ft.-
2018 Genesis G905 - 5.3 sec13.6 - 13.9 sec180 ft.-
2018 Lincoln Continental5.4 sec14.9 sec-111 ft.
2018 Cadillac CTS3.7 sec11.6 sec-121 ft.
2018 BMW 5 Series6 sec12.3 sec-80 ft.
2018 Cadillac ATS3.8 sec14.2 sec-129 ft.
2018 Cadillac ATS-V3.8 sec10.7 sec157 ft.-
2018 Cadillac CT65.1 sec12 sec157 ft.-
2018 Infiniti Q704.4 sec14.1 sec179 ft.-
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 sec14.6 sec163 ft.-

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2017 Cadillac XTS 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
B9Q Coachbuilder Funeral Coach 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Platinum 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Premium Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Premium Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
V4U Coachbuilder Limousine 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
W20 Livery Package 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
W30 Coachbuilder Stretch Livery 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.
Armored 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec13.6 sec121 ft.

2017 Cadillac XTS vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 Cadillac ATS3.8 - 5.7 sec14.2 sec-129 ft.
2017 Cadillac ATS-V3.8 sec10.7 sec157 ft.-
2017 Cadillac CT64.7 - 6.4 sec12 - 14.7 sec157 ft.-
2017 Cadillac CTS3.7 - 5.7 sec11.6 - 14.2 sec-121 ft.
2017 Infiniti Q704.4 sec14.1 sec179 ft.-
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 - 6.2 sec14.5 - 14.7 sec163 ft.-
2017 Buick LaCrosse5.8 - 7 sec14.4 - 15.6 sec170 ft.-
2017 Genesis G905 - 5.3 sec13.6 - 13.8 sec180 ft.-
2017 Lincoln Continental5.4 sec14.9 sec-111 ft.
2017 Cadillac CTS V-Sport Sedan3.9 - 4.5 sec11.97 - 12.9 sec-124 ft.
2017 Lincoln MKZ4.8 - 5.2 sec13.4 sec-108 ft.
2017 Cadillac XTS6.4 sec13.6 sec-121 ft.

2016 Cadillac XTS 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec17.6 sec123 ft.
Platinum 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec17.6 sec123 ft.
Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec17.6 sec123 ft.
Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec17.6 sec123 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec17.6 sec123 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec17.6 sec123 ft.
4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec17.6 sec123 ft.
Armored 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec--
Funeral Coach 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec--
Limousine 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec--
Livery Package 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec--
Stretch Livery 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)8.8 sec--

2016 Cadillac XTS vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2016 BMW 7 Series4.4 - 5.1 sec12.8 - 13.4 sec109 - 118 ft.
2016 Kia K9006.2 - 10.2 sec14.6 - 17.5 sec130 ft.
2016 Lincoln MKZ8.5 sec18.3 sec121 ft.
2016 Cadillac XTS8.8 sec17.6 sec123 ft.
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class6.4 sec14.6 sec104 ft.
2016 Acura RLX5.8 sec14.4 sec120 ft.
2016 Porsche Panamera8.9 sec17.5 sec112 ft.
2016 Audi A64.6 - 6.5 sec13.3 - 14.8 sec111 ft.
2016 Hyundai Genesis7.6 sec15.9 sec109 - 112 ft.
2016 Lincoln MKS7.5 sec15.5 sec-
2016 Jaguar XJ3.8 - 9.2 sec12.1 - 17.2 sec105 - 124 ft.

2015 Cadillac XTS 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.2 sec15.3 sec123 ft.
Platinum 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.8 sec123 ft.
Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.2 sec15.3 sec123 ft.
Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.8 sec123 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.2 sec15.3 sec123 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.8 sec123 ft.
4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.8 sec123 ft.
Armored 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--
Funeral Coach 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--
Limousine 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--
Livery Package 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--
Stretch Livery 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--

2015 Cadillac XTS vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class5.1 - 6.4 sec13.7 - 14.6 sec104 ft.
2015 Acura RLX6.5 - 6.6 sec14.3 sec120 ft.
2015 Hyundai Equus8.6 sec16.7 sec127 ft.
2015 Porsche Panamera4.8 - 6 sec13.5 - 14.5 sec112 ft.
2015 Audi A66 - 8.1 sec13.8 sec111 - 114 ft.
2015 Hyundai Genesis5 - 6.2 sec13.6 - 14.6 sec109 - 112 ft.
2015 Lincoln MKS7.9 sec15.9 sec-
2015 Jaguar XJ4.6 - 5.6 sec12.7 - 14.3 sec106 - 124 ft.
2015 BMW 7 Series4.8 - 6.4 sec12.3 sec109 - 118 ft.
2015 Kia K9005.5 sec13.9 - 14 sec130 ft.
2015 Lincoln MKZ7.1 - 7.8 sec15.3 sec121 ft.
2015 Audi A76.1 sec-106 ft.
2015 Audi A85 - 5.9 sec13 sec114 ft.
2015 Cadillac XTS6.2 - 6.7 sec15.3 - 15.8 sec123 ft.

2014 Cadillac XTS 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.2 sec15.3 sec115 ft.
Platinum 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.8 sec115 ft.
Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.2 sec15.3 sec115 ft.
Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.8 sec115 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.2 sec15.3 sec115 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.8 sec115 ft.
4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.8 sec115 ft.
Armored 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--
Funeral Coach 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--
Limousine 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--
Livery Package 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--
Stretch Livery 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec--

2014 Cadillac XTS vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2014 Lexus LS 4605.5 - 5.9 sec14 - 14.1 sec-
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class4.5 - 6 sec13 - 14.6 sec109 - 121 ft.
2014 Lincoln MKZ7.4 - 7.8 sec15.3 - 15.8 sec121 ft.
2014 Audi A77 sec13.6 sec106 ft.
2014 Audi A85.5 sec13 sec121 ft.
2014 Cadillac XTS6.2 - 6.7 sec15.3 - 15.8 sec115 ft.
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class5.1 - 5.2 sec13.4 sec108 ft.
2014 Acura RLX5.8 - 6.6 sec14.3 sec120 ft.
2014 Hyundai Equus6.4 - 8.6 sec14.8 - 16.7 sec131 ft.
2014 Porsche Panamera4.4 - 6 sec13 - 14.5 sec109 - 112 ft.
2014 Audi A65.5 - 5.6 sec13.8 - 14 sec111 ft.
2014 Hyundai Genesis7.8 sec16.1 sec133 ft.
2014 Lincoln MKS7.9 sec15.9 sec-
2014 Jaguar XJ3.8 - 5.7 sec12.1 - 14.3 sec106 - 125 ft.
2014 BMW 7 Series4.8 - 6.4 sec12.7 sec109 - 112 ft.

2013 Cadillac XTS 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)
Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.2 sec15.7 sec173 ft.
Platinum 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.9 sec15.4 sec173 ft.
Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.
Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)6.6 sec15.2 sec173 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.
Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.
4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.
Professional 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.
Livery Package 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.
Armored 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.
Funeral Coach 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.
Limousine 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.
Stretch Livery 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)7.3 sec15.8 sec173 ft.

2013 Cadillac XTS vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2013 Audi A65.2 sec14.1 sec-111 ft.
2013 Volvo S807.7 sec15.6 sec-118 ft.
2013 Lincoln MKS5.2 - 6.9 sec13.9 - 15.4 sec--
2013 Infiniti M37x9.6 sec17.3 sec-115 ft.
2013 Lexus LS 4605.4 - 5.9 sec14 sec--
2013 Lincoln MKZ6.6 - 7.6 sec15 - 15.3 sec-121 ft.
2013 Cadillac XTS6.6 - 7.3 sec15.2 - 15.8 sec173 ft.-

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