The all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5 represents the GM luxury division's commitment to competing worldwide in the international luxury market. With Cadillac's focus on quality, comfort and performance, it should do quite well.
The 2017 XT5 replaces the SRX crossover, which was Cadillac's best-selling vehicle. Those are big shoes to fill, but the XT5 is up to the task. The quality of the interior materials are a noticeable improvement from the last generation. Some smart engineering means the XT5 is lighter as well, which improves handling, ride quality and fuel economy. It's also roomier: Compared to the outgoing SRX, the XT5?s wheelbase is about 2 inches longer, allowing Cadillac to maximize interior space.
Not coincidentally, the XT5's 112.5-inch wheelbase is also shared with the GMC Acadia and so are many elements of its engineering. That includes the standard, transversely mounted, 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter direct injection V6 engine. However, at least for the time being, the Acadia uses a six-speed automatic transmission while the Cadillac's V6 feeds an eight-speed, paddle-shiftable automatic that includes overdrive ratios in both seventh and eighth gears. All-wheel drive is available on higher trim levels.
Interior comfort is top-notch, with two rows of seats that offer ample room for full-sized adults in both front and back. Cadillac's CUE infotainment system comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an upgraded Bose speaker system is available. Physical switches have been reintroduced, replacing most of the controversial capacitive controls from the previous model. The switches mean that controls react more positively and operate more intuitively than before.
With excellent outward visibility, oversize side mirrors and an optional rear-facing camera display in the rearview mirror, the XT5 is easy to maneuver. Handling is secure, the suspension is supple and the brakes are strong. A full host of active safety features, including blind-spot monitoring and emergency brake assist, make the 2017 Cadillac XT5 an exceptionally safe car as well.
The XT5's upgraded powertrain pays off in better fuel economy compared to the old SRX. Front-wheel-drive XT5 models return 22 mpg (19 city/27 highway). Add all-wheel drive to the mix and those mileage ratings drop a uniform 1 mpg each.
Making sense of the luxury crossover SUV market takes some serious research. Luckily, Edmunds has full reviews to help you figure out which XT5 is right for you. Edmunds is also a great place to find the best price on a 2017 Cadillac XT5 at a dealership near you.
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Vehicle 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Review Wow - what a ride - Love how incredibly quiet the interior is. Often I can't tell if the engine is running form inside the car based on hearing. Mind you I bought the base model and it's fully loaded. The Luxury has a sun roof and a lot of safety features but I felt the base model came with SO MUCH that it was perfect, and it is. Great fuel economy ( Don't love the stop feature when you are at a stoplight but it's becoming a lot more common, I get it) Living in Florida, A/C is important and this system delivers in spades. Love hat we can remotely start the car and cool it off first. Sound system is insane! Inclusion of apple car play is seemless. The interior is really plush and again for a base model- I'm so impressed.
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Available Cadillac XT5 2017 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Platinum, Base
Exterior Colors: Crystal White Tricoat, Stellar Black Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Radiant Silver Metallic, Dark Granite Metallic, Bronze Dune Metallic, Harbor Blue Metallic, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Deep Amethyst Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic, Silver Moonlight Metallic
Interior Colors: Sahara Beige w/Jet Black Accents leather, Jet Black leather, Cirrus w/Titanium Accents leather, Sahara Beige w/Jet Black Accents leatherette, Maple Sugar w/Jet Black Accents premium leather, Jet Black premium leather, Cirrus w/Dark Titanium Accents leather, Carbon Plum w/Jet Black Accents leather
Popular Features: 3500lb Towing Capacity, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Rear Bench Seats, Remote Start, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Heated seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, AWD/4WD, Upgraded Stereo, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights, Cooled Seats, Alarm, Adaptive Cruise Control, Heads up display, Towing Hitch, 360-degree camera, Rear Entertainment System
Engine/Mechanics: 6 cylinders
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, front wheel drive
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