Its 2022 Cadillac XT5 offers attractive exterior design with two engine options as well as a spacious comfortable cabin. It’s not as athletic than other European rivals however when it comes to providing comfortable long-range performance and a broad selection of features it is a good choice. XT5 is a great entry into the class.
The Cadillac XT5 brings distinctive Cadillac style to the red-hot compact-luxury-crossover segment. The styling may not be as extravagant as the large Cadillac Escalade, but the XT5 isn’t as slick as the other models in the class neither. It comes with a Sport model, Cadillac makes a play for those who love the look of a sporty SUV. Other buyers will prefer trims that are more “traditionally Cadillac” Luxury and Premium Luxury trims. In terms of dimensions the XT5 is between the market. It is a little smaller than the well-known Lexus RX, the XT5 is nearly exactly the same size as that of the Lincoln Nautilus and the new Genesis GV70. There are also competitors like that of the Volvo XC60, BMW X3 as well as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 63. If you’re in the market for an elegant five-passenger SUV the XT5 offers a high level of luxuriousness with among the more spacious cabins available in the market.
Trims and Pricing
In 2021, the Cadillac XT5 is available in three trim levels including High-end, Luxury and Sport. It comes with front wheel drive on all models, while all-wheel drive is available. Its Premium Luxury model is by far the most well-liked model and is our choice also. We’ll go over the reason why.
The Luxury is the most affordable among the trims of the XT5. It starts at $45,190 (including the $1,195 fee for destination) It is equipped with alloy wheels that measure 18 inches and active aero shutters. It also comes with roof rails, auto headlights and a powered liftgate. A touchscreen infotainment system that measures 8 inches is equipped with the wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto.
Its Premium Luxury Trim ($49,990) includes 18-inch alloy wheels with nickel-finish and a power liftgate that is hands-free and illuminated door handles along with rain-sensing windshield wipers. The 310 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine comes an option. We believe that this Premium luxury trim can be popular with the majority of buyers because it’s the most affordable model that comes with the power-hungry engine.
The Sport ($57,090) changes from luxury to a performance SUV. The 310-hp V6 is as standard, along with all-wheel drive. Real-time semi-active suspension as well as Brembo brakes are also included along with the majority of features of comfort and ease features are available in Premium Luxury. Premium Luxury model.
Engine and Performance
The Cadillac XT5 offers a choice of two engines one of which is a 235-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, or a 310-hp 3.6-liter V6 that is mated to a 9-speed automated transmission. Both engines are efficient but the standard four-cylinder has less power as the lower-end engines of many of the competitors to the XT5. Its V6 motor is than the competition in terms of performance however it doesn’t feel like it’s as smooth when you press it to the limit.
In comparison, the Lexus RX 350 is powered by 295-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine that is paired with an eight-speed automated transmission. The Lexus RX450h features an engine that is hybrid and has 308 horsepower. It features an 3.5-liter V6 motor. This Lincoln Nautilus offers a 250-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder that comes with an eight-speed auto transmission. The Genesis GV70’s top-of-the-line engine is 300 horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. it comes with a turbocharged 375 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 is also available also. This Volvo XC60 is powered by the most powerful engine available in this segment. It is turbocharged and supercharged. the 2.0-liter engine is able to produce 316 horsepower.
One of the best features for the 5-passenger Cadillac XT5 is its pleasant and elegant interior. The driver’s position is excellent and the instruments are simple to see. However, the temperature control is positioned slightly below the ideal level and the 8-inch infotainment panel is a bit small in a time of increasing screen dimensions. There’s plenty of headroom and legroom to adults sitting in the second row, and the XT5 offers a comfortable and mostly quiet ride. The ride quality is improved by having models with semi-active suspension that is included for this trim. Sport trim.
If you plan to take long distance trips The XT5 has plenty of room for their equipment. It offers thirty cubic feet of storage area behind the rear row and expands by 63 cu.ft. when the seats in the second row folded down. These measurements are superior to most of the XT5’s rivals.