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Cadillac's XT5 luxury SUV is neither as sporty to drive as its German competitors nor as pampering as a Lexus RX. It's powered by either a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V6.
Both are linked to a nine-speed automatic. With the V6, the XT5 feels lethargic in everyday driving, despite posting decent outright acceleration in our tests; the four-cylinder turbo feels more energetic, in spite of its lower horsepower rating. The XT5 handles soundly, and the ride is firm yet absorbent. Comfortable front seats, excellent fit and finish, and a quiet cabin lend the XT5 a luxurious aura. The controls are easy to use, and the gear selector has been improved over its original setup. FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection are standard; BSW and RCTW are standard on all but the base model.
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2022
Cadillac's XT5 luxury SUV is neither as sporty to drive as its German competitors nor as pampering as a Lexus RX. It's powered by either a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V6.
Both are linked to a nine-speed automatic. With the V6, the XT5 feels lethargic in everyday driving, despite posting decent outright acceleration in our tests; the four-cylinder turbo feels more energetic, in spite of its lower horsepower rating. The XT5 handles soundly, and the ride is firm yet absorbent. Comfortable front seats, excellent fit and finish, and a quiet cabin lend the XT5 a luxurious aura. The controls are easy to use, and the gear selector has been improved over its original setup. FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection are standard; BSW and RCTW are standard on all but the base model.
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2017-2021
2017 Redesign Year
The XT5 is Cadillac's new luxury crossover and replaces the heavy and dated SRX. It's powered by a new 3.6-liter V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic.
Despite decent measured acceleration, it feels a bit lethargic in everyday driving. Cadillac's convoluted Cue infotainment system is a little more manageable, but the unintuitive gear selector is maddening. A rear-camera system that displays in the rearview mirror comes on top versions. The XT5 handles soundly, though the ride is too stiff unless you opt for the active damping suspension that comes on top-trim versions. Occupants are treated to a quiet cabin, supportive seats, and impressive cabin fit and finish. Changes for 2020 included a new nine-speed automatic transmission and a more intuitive gear selector. A new 2.0-liter turbo four cylinder became the base engine. For 2021, Cadillac's touch-screen infotainment system has been improved, letting drivers perform tasks through the screen or a center control knob. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity is new.
$36,850 - $48,075
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$33,100 - $43,950
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$27,750 - $39,700
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$25,025 - $33,875
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$21,100 - $27,825
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