2017 Cadillac XTS Release Date and News

With an up-to-date and spacious cabin, and an available turbocharged V6 engine, the 2017 Cadillac XTS is a compelling choice in the full-size luxury sedan segment. Additionally, it comes with top safety scores, an available all-wheel drive system, impressive list of high-tech features, and cushy yet controlled ride. Its release according to recent news should be expected in May 2017.

2017 Cadillac XTS front angle, headlights and grille

This is the only old school front-wheel drive Caddy model available, and will now be entering its six year of production with the 2017 XTS. Known for its interior roominess and comfort, the XTS will undoubtedly endear itself to shoppers looking for these most sought after traits. However, it does this while jeopardizing its handling and performance.

2017 Cadillac XTS side view, exterior, alloy wheels

For the better part of it, the XTS is essentially a carryover model and it requires quite a bit of effort to notice its changes. Its interior, however, comes with noticeable changes especially if you are tech savvy. For one, the center console comes with several additions such as a revised CUE infotainment system, a wireless cell phone charger, a new surround-view camera, and a remarkable array of high-tech features to make your life inside its cabin a memorable one.

2017 Cadillac XTS rear view, exterior, red color, alloy wheels, taillights and tailpipe

In terms of the available competition, the 2017 Chrysler 300 offers the most formidable front. With its optional AWD, a variety of V6 and V8 power, and awesome list of upscale features, the corporate sedan is among our favorites in the segment. You will also find the 2017 Hyundai Genesis amazing particularly due to its recent redesign and attractive cabin layout.

2017 Cadillac XTS front angle, headlights and grille, gray color

Other possible contenders in the segment include the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2017 Audi A6 sedans. Even in the face of luxury-and performance laden competition, the 2017 Cadillac XTS is still a solid choice in the segment.

Trims Available – Cadillac XTS

Four main trims are offered for the 2017 XTS: Platinum, Collection, Premium Collection, Luxury Collection, and the Base model.

2017 Cadillac XTS Exterior Changes & Review – 2017 Cadillac XTS

2017 Cadillac XTS Platinum, side view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The base’s list of standard features includes LED taillights, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, rear parking sensors, remote start, 19-inch wheels, leather seating surfaces, adaptive suspension dampers, lockable pass-through, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, an eight-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, xenon headlamps, and rear air springs.

2017 Cadillac XTS rear view, white color, taillights and tailpipe

Standard equipment include Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a 4G LTE connection, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB connectivity, HD and satellite radio, an eight-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, an 8-inch color touchscreen, a CD player and an 8-speaker Bose sound system.

2017 Cadillac XTS interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob, dashboard

The XTS Luxury Collection adds extended wood interior trim, front and rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, illuminated door handles, visible dual-exhaust outlets, a navigation system, driver and passenger memory settings, automated parallel-parking system, a rearview camera, a heated rear board seats, rain-sensing wipers, ventilated front seats, and interior LED parking.

Other features available as options include surround-view camera system, rear cross traffic alert, lane-departure warning prevention and warning system, a vibrating safety-alert driver seat, a blind-spot monitor, and a navigation system.

2017 Cadillac XTS interior, leather seats and stering wheel

Next up is the Premium Collection trim that offers standard 14-speaker Bose sound system, adjustable thigh support, a 12.3” touchscreen display, a heads-up display, automatic adaptive headlights, a 110V power outlet, and automatic climate control (tri-zone).

2017 Cadillac XTS interior, rear seat entertainment

The Platinum Collection includes a faux suede headliner, special 20-inch wheels, door panels, audio and sunshade control, upgraded leather upholstery, unique outside styling and color accents, a deluxe rear armrest, chrome accented wheels, and all the contents of the W20 Livery package.

2017 Cadillac XTS Engine Specifications

2017 Cadillac XTS engine

A naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 engine comes under the hood of the FWD 2017 Cadillac XTS. A six-speed automatic transmission transfers the power – 304 horsepower and 264 lbs. ft. of torque to the standard FWD or the optional XTS4 – a moniker for AWD system.

2017 Cadillac XTS interior, engine

For those who thirst for more power, an available 3.6L twin-turbocharged engine provides the extra pep rated at 410 hp and 369 lbs. ft. of torque.

It only takes about 5.4 seconds for the XTS Vsport to saunter from 0-60 mph.

2017 Cadillac XTS Price & Release Date

A base MSRP starting from $45,295 will be featured on the window sticker once the 2017 Cadillac XTS goes for sale in MAY 2017.

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2017 Cadillac XTS exterior, gray color, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Cadillac XTS rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Cadillac XTS trunk, cargo space

2019 Mercedes-Benz G- Class

Intriguing Facts About the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The newest 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class model actually does sound like a dream come true. The G-Class is a model that has been everywhere and has done it all. From being a luxury car for the rich and the famous to going down trenches in unreachable terrains all over the word. Unfortunately, the car has not been getting the attention that it once had.

That is until now. Ever since the spy photos pf the car were seen many people thought that it is only a mere update. Actually it is much more than that. The car is going thought a full generational makeover. We are going to see new panels, a different kind of a design and additional features.

This model is still up for grabs and they spy photos do reveal a model which is under development. Still, the vehicle is prepared for a release in late 2018, which also means that its appearance in showrooms can be expected somewhere in the first quarter of 2019. There is still a long ways to go until we get the final product, but much of it has already leaked.

What Might the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class be?

The newest 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is going to raise the price a little bit. Compared to the outgoing model the next-generation one will most likely see a higher pricing. If we compare it to the base MSRP of the current car which goes for $119,900, the newest version will probably go all the way to $125,000.

Of course the most powerful and top trims will go even beyond that and could be well worth around $220,000, which is expected due to the powerful engine the car has. But the price boost has been expected to happen because this is a new generation model. The latest G-Class cars only got some updates which did not developed the car in any significant way. This was merely done to give the vehicle a chance to sell better.

But they finally realize that better sales numbers demand more innovations and updates. Adding a completely new car in this sense is what is best. A new generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a great decision as it will help for the brand to grow and gain back some of its popularity.

Some Rumors about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The rumored 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been on people’s lips for a period of time now. Actually the vehicle has been lacking a redesign for a while now. Some of the pieces have not changed for 40 years since the vehicle’s inception. This means that the car has been desperate for an entire overhaul. The lack of changes that the car has gotten in recent times has led its ancient demeanor and body only worsen the car. The latest car really has an embarrassing on-road performance. The chassis is also ancient at best and it has a low center of gravity as well. The engine is very powerful, but it only undermines what the car already had and how the setup was made.

Before the spy photos, we only had the rumors about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class to work with. A lot of people were saying that this should happen and that it was an important factor for the brand which would only drive it forward. Finally, all of those rumors are coming true. Fiction is becoming a reality. The G-Class is no longer a rumor, the news about the new-generation vehicle became a fact. A news that we impatiently awaited for.

Expect a lot of Exterior Changes for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

If you take a look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class and how it looks now, you would barely notice any difference. Mind you, the vehicle is under a lot of camo and has lots of things still hidden beneath it. The car has a lot of things going for it and one of them is the new kind of a design. Although it has a traditional front end, the front part is wider. It only gets to be wider once you go down the body of the car. The vehicle is adding some width to it and it will balance the model out a bit. It will also add more room on the inside.

They have decided to keep the staple pieces of the car. Those parts which have been familiar to the model for years are still there. The flared fenders are still there as well as the flat side glass and roof, with the vertical windshield also bring brought back as well. The rear end has a door with the spare tire on it which can swing back but they are probably going to make the tailgate a bit different and add some changes for it additionally. The tow hitch is also visible, which confirms that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will still be a utilitarian car.

Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Going to Add New Colors?

Speaking about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class colors and some newest accessories that the vehicle might have, we are still lost about this information. The bottom line is that the car will surely be fitted with some new and additional modifications. These will help it stand out compared to the previous model. The colors are probably the only thing that the company was constantly updating on this vehicle, so we do not see it lacking now. Still there are no information what the new ones are going to be. The camo is still heavy on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class so it is really hard to spot or even guess which the added ones are going to be.

New Dimensions and Size

One of the things about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class that wasnoticed is that the vehicle is going to grow. Actually the model is much wider than the current and outgoing G-Class car. We are still not certain how much the numbers have changed, but it is apparent that they decided to give it a few more inches. By expanding the size of the car we get more interior roominess. Their bottom point is to give us a lot more room on the inside and that way enhance the comfort. The car will see its expansions made and with the help of other interior modifications bring a new style for the vehicle and its legacy.

Talking About the Interior Redesign of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The only thing missing with the reveal of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is at least a few pictures of the inside. Sadly, the company did not release any pictures of the interior of the car. It is probably a few months away until we get to see what the reality of the inside is going to be like. We are more than sure that car is going to get a treatment which will give it more comfort. All in all, the interior is getting bigger, thus we are expecting greater comfort.

This will be followed with added materials and pieces which will help with the car’s comfort. If you look at the direction the new S-Class and E-Class models have been going, you can get an idea where the G-Class could be heading. It is probably not going to be as swoopy as those models, but you can bet that the comfort is going to be high and exceptional. Also, the standard rear bench design will be applied here and a roomy cargo bay.

Expect Improved Engine Specs

One of the things that we want for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class to improve are its engine specs. There is probably going to be both a diesel and a gasoline option to go. Here in the US we are expecting to get 4.0-liter biturbo V-8. This is an engine that can provide 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.  As far as transmission goes, the rumors say that it may utilize a seven-speed automatic transmission. The G-Class will undoubtedly also add a 4WD or a modern AWD for low range gears.

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Top Speed and 0-60 mph

The engine for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will improve and so will the vehicle’s performance. There are no confirmation to say in what way they are planning to update the engine. But we can assume that the acceleration to reach 0-60 mph will be at around 5 seconds with a standard top speed of 155 mph. These are for now the closest estimations that we can make but will probably get some added information soon.

Can the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class improve its Fuel Efficiency?

There are no information to confirm if the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class’s fuel efficiency will improve. People are hoping that it does and that it will make the vehicle much more useful and efficient. This is possible but without the information and the possibility of this car going through changes, we are not sure how much it improves. For now the mpg rating is still a secret.

Are the new Refinements for the 2019 Cadillac XTS Good Enough?

While waiting for the second-generation model, we are getting a facelifted 2019 Cadillac XTS car instead. The next generation vehicle might take some time to make. And although we expected to see it this time around, the thing we are getting is a facelifted version of the XTS. This is merely going to make certain refinements and make the car more competent for the market. But, we still see the XTS as a model that is capable of offering enough competitive prowess for other models in the segment.

Cadillac only has two SUVs in their roster, with the XT5 and the Escalade as the two of them. But the design they are implementing to all of their models is shifty at best. The majority of their vehicles look almost identical, no matter the segment.

Stepping into the next model season, their idea is to implement the current design of their cars to all of other models on their lists. One of those models is also the XTS. This is positioned between the CT6 and the CTS in the lineup. But with the newest design language makings its way to this model, we are going to see a near identical lineup of cars. Which you will have rather hard times to differentiate from.

The 2019 Cadillac XTS Facelift

But the 2019 Cadillac XTS will still have good things about it. The facelift is good enough to give any of the rivaling models on the market a run for their money. They have decided to update the exterior design. Also, they will bring about the majority of their changes to the front fascia. Under the skin of the car the chassis also gets updates. While on the inside the model will be granted some newest technology additions and even new color choices on the inside.

The new 2019 Cadillac XTS may seem to be more refining than anything else. And the verdict whether it’s a good thing is still up for debate. This car will probably be able to oppose any of its competitors in a grand way. Even with the high rivalry level that the full-size luxury segment holds. So this is what we have for now, while we are waiting for the second generation XTS. The release date is getting closer. So,  review about the car was necessary. And as we state it here, the vehicle will gain more praise than taunts in our opinion.

When is the Release Date of the 2019 Cadillac XTS set for?

The newest 2019 Cadillac XTS model has only been announced recently. Yet, it is still unclear exactly when it comes out. Most of the rumors place it already in 2018. We are assuming that the sales will begin somewhere in the middle of the year. Or even in the second quarter of 2018.

Either way, the vehicle is pretty good when you look at it. And we are assuming that it will have good sales. This is why many are already interested in the release date. And we are hoping that the interest will gain momentum even more. The vehicle will start its sales soon then.

How Much does the Price Increase Come to?

The newest 2019 Cadillac XTS will be available at a higher price compared to the outgoing model. But the price of the car is not going to go so much. And we do not see it tipping above 1.000 dollars more than before. The minor changes that have been introduced will account for the vehicle’s price range. And it seems like a fitting one to have for this newest version of the XTS car.

As a reminder, the current roster of XTS trims starts with the entry level which is sold for $45,595. The Luxury trim costs $49,595, while the Premium Luxury is offered for $56,095. The Platinum starts at $64,895 and the V-Sport Premium Luxury costs $64,095. The highest model in the offer is the V-Sport Platinum that is available at a price of $72,695.

Restyling the Outside of the 2019 Cadillac XTS

The design of the 2019 Cadillac XTS is actually nothing new, as it is the same DNA which the CT6 model has been using. Actually most of the newer Cadillac models look like this now and the transferred design language actually makes all the vehicles seem very much alike. But the good thing for the XTS is that it has never used it before, so it is something new for it and not essentially bad. Even with the dated design which is very much familiar to the other models, the XTS will enjoy a new kind of a design which it will benefit from.

The front end adds a new grille design where they made it bigger and taller with vertical louvers. It is finished with chrome and there are chrome surrounds as well. It is flanked with new headlights which are bulky and have a new modern and very interesting design which also features LED lights as standard parts of them. The corner vents have also been redesigned and come with silver surrounds and added square fog lights. The air dam is still there but is made to be smaller than before.

The 2019 Cadillac XTS Profile Update

The profile of the car will remain the same as they did not make any significant updates there. The only difference here is the inclusion of the new wheels which comes with 19-inch ones as standard and offer 20-inch ones as well. But the rear fascia of the car is very much different when compared to the outgoing model.

There is a license plate recess placed in the middle and there is a new insert in the lower part which also means less chrome. The upper part sees and added deck lid which comes with a center crease and there is a body line which connects the rear quarters. The taillights have also changed and come with a matrix layout and the high mounted brake light in the middle is a lot thinner now.

Besides this there is a choice of a total of 10 colors to choose from for your new 2019 Cadillac XTS. The module does look new compared to before and we are under the impression that this standard Cadillac style will give a very good look for the presence of the car.

The Interior of the 2019 Cadillac XTS

When speaking about the new look of the 2019 Cadillac XTS, you will find it pretty hard to spot the differences. It mostly seems the same as the previous and if you only look close you will spot the differences which are mostly comfort wise.

When it comes to comfort the vehicle adds some new leather which is sewn precisely in order to make the car look even more premium. The seats are also updated and they get new foam geometry and a wire frame structure to make the people sitting on them really happy. There are also heating pads which offer additionally options for enjoyment. The aesthetics also improve with the additional of three new color options added for the inside.

The next thing that they focused on updating is the infotainment system. Basically speaking, the current model was refined in order to make this one look better. The system adds an eight-inch LCD touchscreen and it has larger icons for use and comes with various smartphone integration options used. There are some extra features added for it, like personalized profiles, name recognition and a smartphone-like navigation system.

But the best part is that the system has a summary view option which enables you to see all the key applications which include audio controls, climate controls, phone controls, and navigation. The best thing is that it is all placed front and center at the driver’s view so you have no problems of reaching and getting to them while driving. Also standard equipment includes a Bose eight-speaker system and various kinds of phone integration options like a Wi-Fi hotspot, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and even a 4G LTE hotspot for multiple use.

What is Under the Hood of the 2019 Cadillac XTS?

The powertrain which is used to boost the engine of the 2019 Cadillac XTS is a model which is familiar to the Cadillac users, it is the 3.6-liter V-6. The non V-Sport trim visions will be able to make 304 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque of output with this engine.

Also the engine has shed some weight and is able to provide different performance ratings and gives it an improvement. The model sheds 18.5 pounds now. But if we go to the V-Sport versions, the output improves to 410 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Both versions come with direct fuel injection and both will be matted to a six-speed automatic transmission which will come with tap-shift technology.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

Estimations about the acceleration ability of the 2019 Cadillac XTS says that the vehicle is capable of reaching the 0-60 mph mark in 6.2 seconds. But the stats are still not official. Therefore, we are hoping to get some solid ones. Because the independent testers came up with these. But the V-Sport trims can do the same in 5.2 seconds. And also have a top speed of 137 mph, which is really impressive compared to the base versions.

Has the Fuel Economy of the 2019 Cadillac XTS changed?

Fuel economy stats for the 2019 Cadillac XTS have not really been improved. But the fuel usage is almost similar to before. Although the lighter engine is implemented there are not really any other things done which will change the usage of the fuel for the model. The base models will probably consume about 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway while the V-Sport versions do the same in 16 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway.

Newest Safety Characteristics

The newest 2019 Cadillac XTS model will update the safety with the interior technology. This is a part which is mostly transfer. So we are going to get all the usual and the familiar pieces of safety equipment of the current model. But the change which makes everything different is that it adds updates. These improvements are going to make everything work much better.

Dimensions and Trunk Capacity

With the debuting and returning 2019 Cadillac XTS, the change in the size is not going to affect so much. The vehicle will have usual features. The same that the previous mode had. The smallish update is going to renew the vehicle and give it some potentially great looks. But these are not going to include the changes in size. The appearance is already similar enough. So they decided to keep the car 202 inches long. Also,they will keep the wheelbase size of 111.7 inches. The width of the car will come to 72.9 inches. And the height is going to be 59.4 inches, This still leaves enough room on the inside with an interior capacity of 104.2 cu-ft. Plus a trunk where you can fit anything that you need which is 18.0 cu-ft.

Rivaling Cars

The mid-size luxury segment welcomes the returning 2019 Cadillac XTS with open arms. It is particularly interesting to see if the scarce updates are enough to keep the car going. But here is where we are certain that they will. It is true that the design language of Cadillac is not specifically impressive. In addition, it proved to be a one trick pony. However, we can still see it making good sales numbers.

The models that we can find here include cars as Audi A6 and the Mercedes E-Class models. Nevertheless, we can surely say that the XTS will be quite capable of making it big. And gaining great sales pitches as well. But only the time will tell. And they surely have enough of it. So let’s see what they get to make out of the car in the end.