They don’t call us road warriors for nothing. More often than not when traveling for work, at some point or another you’re gonna be needing a car. Our car reviews are short and sweet – to the point so you know which car to pick out when either booking a car share or when you get to the lot! Today’s review is a 2018 Cadillac XTS.
Driving a 2018 Cadillac XTS for $18/day
I’ve recently re-thought how I can save money and earn tons of miles for my ground transportation needs. Ditching ride share for renting cars at Hertz (through United), I’ve been able to rack up just shy of 40,000 MileagePlus miles YTD 2018! Thanks to President’s Club status, I’m able to get upgraded cars for the price of a Full Size (or less). I’ve really been getting lucky with the upgrades lately and have had some great choices to pick from such as a Volvo S80, Infiniti G50, Infiniti FX and a Jaguar.
This thing drives like you’d expect a Cadillac would…kind of like you’re floating down the road on a cloud. A bit larger and more spacious than the sporty ATS and CTS, the model I drove had ALL the bells and whistles with the exception of a sun/moon roof. Seriously, this thing was loaded: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Self Parking, Heated & Cooled Seats. While cruise control was standard and not radar and there wasn’t a heads up display, those are certainly things that aren’t must haves.
The gas mileage is what really shocked me. Driving on the highway I was averaging almost 40 MPG and in the city was getting around 21-22 MPG, which for Chicago isn’t bad. It never felt like I was driving an underpowered car but really appreciated the fact that the fuel economy was so great.
Sometimes You Just Need a Button
The only issue that I have with the controls (besides the limitations of the Apple CarPlay platform) would be the buttons. These futuristic flat “touch screen” buttons to control most audio and climate functions, are a miss. There were times where the button wasn’t registering my finger as it pressed it. Plus, the entire panel turns out to be a secret door which opens up way to easily if you brush against it.
With that being the main strike against it, I wasn’t mad about driving around in a brand new Cadillac. Especially for $18/day.
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