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.