2018 Cadillac Model Changes
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An updated CUE system is no longer being called that. Expect it's un-acronymed name: Cadillac User Experience. The new system improves response times and the touch screen. It also allows more custumization and interaction via WiFi.
The available heated steering wheel will now switch on automatically when needed.
One new color: Satin Steel Metallic.
New Cadillac User Experience.
Plug-In Hybrid version arrived late 2017 model year. 31-mile range on a charge, then 452 mile range on gasoline (highiway).
Automatic heated steering wheel offered.
V-Sport offers an optional full sport exhaust system by special order.
The Escalade drops its old-fashioned, puny 8-speed automatic for a shiny new GM 10-speed. Basic design shared with the Camaro ZL1 automatic, this transmission is tuned for performace, keeping the 420-horsepower V8 near peak power output more of the time. Fuel mileage suffers, now 14 city/23 highway for rear-wheel-drive and 14/21 for all-wheel-drive.
New Tire Fill Alert (standard) helps when inflating tires by chirping the horn when the pressure is correct.
A back seat reminder uses simple logic to help prevent child deaths in locked vehicles: if the driver opened the back door of the XT5 before starting the engine, when the engine is turned off a chime sounds and the instrument cluster displays a message reminding the driver to check the back seat.
Optional heated steering wheel is now automatic.
Along with a freshened appearance top help the last front-wheel-drive Cadillac car look more like its brothers the CTS and CT6, the 2018 XTS sees chassis improvements to make it handle better, too. The changes result in a quieter interior, smoother ride and over one inch shorter length.
The XTS also receives the new Cadillac User Experience (CUE) interface.
Rear view camera is now standard. LED headlights replace xenon. Redesigned front cornering lamps are optional instead of standard.
Magnetic ride control with rear load leveling air springs previously standard is now only available on Premium and Platinum trims.