2021 Cadillac XT5

MSRP range: $43,995 - $55,095
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MSRP$46,120
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$43,548

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2021 Cadillac XT5 Review

  • Above-average cargo capacity
  • Generous legroom and headroom
  • Relatively affordable compared to other midsize SUVs
  • Small windows and mirrors make it hard to see out of the back
  • Not a lot of cabin storage for small items
  • Lets in too much exterior noise
  • Wireless compatibility for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Part of the first XT5 generation introduced for 2017

The XT5, Cadillac's midsize crossover SUV, is getting a bit dated. This current generation debuted for the 2017 model year. Most rivals, including the Lincoln Aviator and Mercedes GLE, benefit from fresher designs. Still, Cadillac has done a nice job keeping the XT5 up-to-date. For instance, the 2021 XT5 now comes with wireless functionality for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That means you no longer have to use a cord to connect your phone to make these systems work.

We do like the Cadillac XT5. Strengths include a stylish exterior, a sizable cargo area, and easy entry and exit. Yet the reality is that other SUVs offer a more complete luxury experience. You can read more of our take in our XT5 Expert Rating.

  • EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
    7.4/10
    The Cadillac XT5 offers a roomy cargo area, effortless smartphone integration and relatively good value in the midsize luxury SUV segment. But it isn't a standout in any particular area and fails to match the level of luxury found in most of its contemporaries.

Which XT5 does Edmunds recommend?

The Luxury trim is attractively priced, but it excludes desirable features such as a blind-spot monitor or power-folding mirrors. There aren't any packages for the Luxury either, so there's no way to upgrade. Since that's the case, we think it's worth stepping up to the Premium Luxury for those features as well as its versatile lineup of packages.

Cadillac XT5 models

The 2021 Cadillac XT5 is a two-row midsize SUV sold in three trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport. Luxury and Premium Luxury models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Optional for the Premium Luxury and standard on the Sport is a 3.6-liter V6 with 310 hp and 271 lb-ft on tap. Both engines are connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is standard on Luxury and Premium Luxury models, and all-wheel drive is optional. The Sport has AWD as standard.

Luxury
The base Luxury trim starts you off with:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Remote engine start
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Eight-speaker Bose audio system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Four USB ports (two USB-A and two USB-C)
  • Wi-Fi hotspot

Standard driving aids include:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure mitigation (warns you of a lane departure when a turn signal isn't used and can automatically steer to maintain lane position)
  • Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible behind or in front of the vehicle when parking)
  • Safety Alert Seat (vibrates the driver's seat to alert you when any of the safety systems activate)

Premium Luxury
The Premium Luxury trim adds a few features and opens the door to several notable option packages:

  • Automatic wipers
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated, power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Front-seat lumbar adjustment
  • Leather upholstery
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle's path while you're in reverse)

Optional extras for the Premium Luxury include:

  • Smart Towing package
    • V6 engine
    • Seven-pin wiring harness for trailer connection
    • Heavy-duty cooling system
  • Tri-zone climate control (paired with ventilated front seats and heated rear seats)
  • Navigation system (paired with 14-speaker Bose audio system)
  • Enhanced Visibility and Technology package
    • Digital instrument panel
    • Digital rearview mirror (allows you to see out the back even with a fully loaded cargo area)
    • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line onto the windshield)
    • 360-degree camera system (gives you a top-down view of the XT5 and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
    • Automated parking system (steers into a parking spot with no driver intervention)
  • Driver Assist package
    • Enhanced Visibility and Technology package
    • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Cadillac and the car in front)
    • Rear automatic braking (brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)
  • Platinum package
    • Driver Assist package
    • Tri-zone climate control (paired with ventilated front seats and heated rear seats)
    • Navigation system
    • 14-speaker Bose audio system
    • 20-inch wheels
    • Sport-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers
    • Upgraded leather upholstery
    • Leather dash and door trim
    • Faux suede headliner
    • Illuminated front sill plates
  • Night vision system (displays an infrared image of the area in front of the vehicle in the infotainment display)

Sport
Includes all of the Premium Luxury trim's standard features and the V6 engine. The above options are also available for the Sport. Specific enhancements include:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Sport-tuned all-wheel-drive system
  • Sport-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers
  • Heavy-duty cooling system

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Cadillac XT5.

Average user rating: 4.7 stars
7 total reviews
5 star reviews: 71%
4 star reviews: 29%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • brakes
  • ride quality
  • handling & steering
  • appearance
  • safety
  • technology
  • driving experience
  • visibility
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • interior

Most helpful consumer reviews

4/5 stars, Excellent so far
Florida senior. ,
Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Traded in my basic 2019 XTS for the 2021 Premium Luxury model 6 cyl awd. Much easier getting in and out of the vehicle than the XTS. I really like sitting up higher and since I’m getting older, with the 360 camera i don’t have to strain my neck to be sure there’s no obstacles around. It drives and rides just as nice as the car. I’m well pleased with it and look forward to driving it for many years. I would recommend this vehicle. The models below don’t show the 6 cyl and which is what I bought.
5/5 stars, Stylish Caddy
Stacia ,
Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Great vehicle that I purchased 2 weeks ago.
5/5 stars, Classy
Alexa ,
Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Mine is red, just love it in and out...in my opinion cadillac .front and back lights are beautiful 😍
5/5 stars, Good selection for downsizing
Neff Fleisig,
Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
I had an escalade previously, but I wanted something smaller and easier to park


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$43,995
MPG & Fuel
22 City / 29 Hwy / 24 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.0 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 9-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 237 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 189.6 in. / Height: 66.1 in. / Width: 74.9 in.
Curb Weight: 3915 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 30.0 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite XT5 safety features:

Safety Alert Seat
Generates vibrating pulse patterns in the driver's seat cushion to warn of a potential collision on the left or right side of the car.
Vehicle Interior Movement Sensor
Part of the Advanced Security package, it alerts the driver before opening the doors if any movement has been detected inside the vehicle.
Forward Collision Alert
Issues an alert if a potential collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian seems imminent. The system can initiate braking if necessary.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover16.9%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Cadillac XT5 vs. the competition

2021 Cadillac XT5

2021 Cadillac XT5

2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Volvo XC60

Cadillac XT5 vs. Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 and the XT5 have a similar amount of cargo space and interior room. We like the XC60's tasteful interior design, well-executed driving aids, wonderfully comfortable seats and available plug-in hybrid powertrain. Though we prefer the Volvo to the Cadillac overall, the XC60's ride is a little more lively than you might expect.

Compare Cadillac XT5 & Volvo XC60 features 

Cadillac XT5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

There's no ignoring the fact that the Mercedes-Benz GLE is more expensive than the XT5. We think it's worth the extra spend, however, since the GLE is far and away our favorite SUV in the class. It's more refined and enjoyable than the XT5 in almost every single way, and its breadth of optional powertrains is vast.

Compare Cadillac XT5 & Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class features 

Cadillac XT5 vs. Lexus RX 350

Even if you aren't enamored with its styling, the Lexus RX 350 is a perfectly agreeable SUV. It's quite affordable by luxury SUV standards, especially when you consider it comes with features that often cost extra on rivals. Like the other vehicles listed here, we prefer the Lexus over the Cadillac.

Compare Cadillac XT5 & Lexus RX 350 features 

FAQ

Is the Cadillac XT5 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 XT5 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.4 out of 10. You probably care about Cadillac XT5 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the XT5 gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg to 24 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the XT5 has 30.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Cadillac XT5. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Cadillac XT5?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Cadillac XT5:

  • Wireless compatibility for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Part of the first XT5 generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Cadillac XT5 reliable?

To determine whether the Cadillac XT5 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the XT5. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the XT5's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Cadillac XT5 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Cadillac XT5 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 XT5 and gave it a 7.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 XT5 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Cadillac XT5?

The least-expensive 2021 Cadillac XT5 is the 2021 Cadillac XT5 Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $43,995.

Other versions include:

  • Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $50,795
  • Premium Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $48,795
  • Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $55,095
  • Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $43,995
  • Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $45,995
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What are the different models of Cadillac XT5?

If you're interested in the Cadillac XT5, the next question is, which XT5 model is right for you? XT5 variants include Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Premium Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), and Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). For a full list of XT5 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Cadillac XT5

2021 Cadillac XT5 Overview

The 2021 Cadillac XT5 is offered in the following submodels: XT5 SUV. Available styles include Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Premium Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). Cadillac XT5 models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 3.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 310 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Cadillac XT5 comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Cadillac XT5 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Cadillac XT5?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Cadillac XT5 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 XT5 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 XT5.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Cadillac XT5 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 XT5 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Cadillac XT5?

2021 Cadillac XT5 Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2021 Cadillac XT5 Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,120. The average price paid for a new 2021 Cadillac XT5 Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $2,572 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,572 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $43,548.

The average savings for the 2021 Cadillac XT5 Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 5.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 7 2021 Cadillac XT5 Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,865. The average price paid for a new 2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $3,341 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,341 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $52,524.

The average savings for the 2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 11 2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Cadillac XT5 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

The 2021 Cadillac XT5 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $61,750. The average price paid for a new 2021 Cadillac XT5 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $3,289 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,289 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $58,461.

The average savings for the 2021 Cadillac XT5 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is 5.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 8 2021 Cadillac XT5 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Cadillac XT5s are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Cadillac XT5?

2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
23 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/27 highway MPG

2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
24 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2021 Cadillac XT5 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase112.5 in.
Length189.6 in.
Width74.9 in.
Height66.1 in.
Curb Weight4206 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Cadillac XT5?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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