What exactly are trim levels?
Shopping for a new car can be intimidating, especially with all the jargon that’s used in the auto industry. For some, it may even seem like car salesmen are speaking an entirely different language. That’s why we at Crest Cadillac have created a post explaining car trim levels. What exactly are trim levels? Why do brands use different names for different trims? We have the answers.
According to Autotrader Writer Nick Palermo, trim levels (also called grades) are basically different versions of the same model with different options and features. For example, a standard or base trim level will have basic features—a balanced engine, conservative design, and comfortable interior. However, if you’d like something that’s a little more distinct, you can opt for upper-level trims. For example, the XTS has standard, Luxury, Premium Luxury, Platinum, and Platinum V-Sport TT trim levels.
Cadillac has fairly straightforward trim level names. The Luxury trim level comes with amenities like heated seats and heated steering, CUE with navigation, and rain-sensing wipers. You can upgrade to Premium Luxury for 20-inch wheels, tri-zone climate control, and a Bose® Studio Surround® 14-speaker sound system. Or, you can opt for the Platinum V-Sport TT—which is a performance-tuned model—with a twin-turbocharged engine and special design features.
Keeping it Simple
Some car brands use acronyms for their trims (for instance, Toyota “S” means Sport while “LE” refers to the Luxury Edition); however, Cadillac keeps it simple. Still curious about which trim level might be right for you? Visit our dealership to learn more about our wide selection and the many options available to you.