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 a 3.6-liter V6 engine or a 2.0-liter turbo-four.
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.
The XT5 handles soundly, and the ride is firm yet absorbent.
Comfortable front seats, good fit and finish, and a quiet cabin lend the XT5 a luxurious aura.
The controls are easy to use and the gear selector is improved.
FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection are standard, while BSW andRCTW are standard on all but the base model.