As the ATS, CTS, and CT6 all demonstrate, Cadillac can build brilliant-driving sedans. But the brand's SUVs lack the same magic. Built on a new platform, the Cadillac XT5 is a descendant of the SRX but it’s neither here nor there. Battling a field of worthy competitors, the XT5 isn't as rewarding to drive as a German compact luxury SUV, nor does it pamper you like a Lexus RX.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Much more smooth than previous model it replaced (SRX). Cylinder shut off on highway has led to as high as 35 mpg for a 25 mile stretch."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"acceleration is the strongest thing I like about this engine"

RON I., FL (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"The XT5 has 310 horsepower yet gets 26/27 mpg. Plenty of acceleration and very spry driving on gravel or highway. Great improvement over previous models"

RICHARD O., CO (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Drives beautifully. It is a smooth ride, yet feel of the road is excellent. The fuel saving features work very well including auto stop and V6/V4 switching."

ROBERT H., IL (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Excellent performance out of the new V-6 engine and 8-speed transmission. On a recent trip, I averaged 28.3 mpg, greater than the Govt. fuel mileage rating of 27 highway."

RONALD B., SC (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Driving experience great! Excellent ion is quick. Noise level is also excellent. Styling is right on! The Cadillac cue is very easy to work. I love the car play."

RICHARD L., FL (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Car drives well and styling is OK. They've made the CUE system better than it was. However the 'stop-start' feature doesn't work. I will have to take it to be repaired."

PETER K., GA (2017 Cadillac XT5)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Rides and handle effortlessly"

BILL L., FL (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"seats are narrow and not supportive"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Look, ride, sound system, room, mileage, interior space"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"The ride of the car is extremely smooth, and handles much better than the SRX it replaced. The adjustment for the seats will meet any drivers needs and the the system operates the heating and ventilation automatically for the driver to optimize comfort."

LAWRENCE T., MI (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"The engineers got it right in comparison to my 2009 SRX. I had a good ride with the SRX but the XT5 is so much better. More room for the driver and passengers. Very thoughtful interior styling"

RICHARD O., CO (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Seats are extremely hard and uncomfortable."

MARK L., MA (2017 Cadillac XT5)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Drives great, gets good gas mileage, fun to drive, good sound system"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Way more car for money than any German models I looked at"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Cadillac XT5)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The car has a luxurious look and much better styling than the SRX that it replaced. The new signature headlamps give the car a distinctive look, along with the redesigned grill."

LAWRENCE T., MI (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Excellent engine, Overall gas mileage to date 27 mpg on regular gas. 22 around town, 31 on the highway at 75 mph"

RON I., FL (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Looks great"

BILL L., FL (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"Exterior styling is all new, modern, with clean lines and good visibility. Interior is likewise well-designed, with comfortable seats, easy to read and use controls, and overall simple yet stylish."

RONALD B., SC (2017 Cadillac XT5)

"very butch looking"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Cadillac XT5)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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