2018 Cadillac XT5
2018 Cadillac XT5 pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which XT5 does Edmunds recommend
Edmunds' Expert Review
overall rating3.5 / 5
With a smooth driving character and poise to match its chiseled looks, the 2018 Cadillac XT5 builds on the success of the brand's previous small crossover SUV, the SRX. The XT5, now in its second year of production, is an all-new, ground-up overhaul.
The XT5 is longer than its predecessor and yields more rear-seat legroom, but it's also lighter and more fuel-efficient. On the road, the XT5 feels confident and reassuring whether pointed straight ahead over long highway miles or turning quickly on winding roads. All-wheel drive is optional, but it's meant more for inclement-weather driving than any kind of off-road adventuring. An available towing package enables the XT5 to pull up to 3,500 pounds behind it.
Although the XT5 cuts a handsome figure, we've found in our testing that it doesn't excel in any particular area. The V6 engine, which is the only engine Cadillac offers, won't wow you with its performance or fuel economy, while some interior design choices impede ease of use and visibility.
The XT5 is in the mix with other crossovers you might consider. It offers more cargo space and a more attractive price than the Lexus RX 350, but less passenger and cargo room than the Lincoln MKX. The Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are all a bit smaller but typically offer better fuel economy and a broader range of engines. Still, with its distinctive styling, spacious interior and a pleasant ride and drive, the Cadillac XT5 merits a close look.
trim levels & features
The 2018 Cadillac XT5 is a five-passenger SUV available in four trim levels: XT5 (base), Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum.
A 3.6-liter V6 engine (310 horsepower, 271 pound-feet of torque), an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard across the lineup. All-wheel drive is optional on all but the base XT5 trim and comes standard on the top Platinum trim.
Highlights of the XT5 base model's standard features include 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front passenger seats, a power liftgate with height memory, a 40/20/20-split folding rear seat (with sliding and reclining functionality), keyless ignition and entry, and remote engine start. All-wheel-drive models have heated front seats.
Tech features for the base XT5 include an 8-inch touchscreen, voice controls, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, OnStar services (includes a 4G LTE data connection and Wi-Fi hotspot), four USB ports, wireless device charging, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio.
Luxury trim upgrades include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, a panoramic sunroof, front parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring. Available options are ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a navigation system bundled with an upgraded, 14-speaker Bose surround-sound system. Opting for the navigation and Bose bundle also allows you to replace the standard halogen headlights with LED lamps.
An optional Driver Awareness package for Luxury trims adds automatic high beams, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, pedestrian detection, forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking. The Advanced Security package includes an alarm that senses vehicle movement inside and out, a locking steering column, door lock and latch shields, and locking wheel lugs.
The Premium Luxury trim adds 20-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension that constantly adjusts to road conditions, ventilated front seats, interior accent lighting, a navigation system, the upgraded Bose sound system, and the features of the Driver Awareness package. Options are three-zone automatic climate control and the Driver Assist package, which bundles adaptive cruise control, an enhanced collision mitigation system and an automatic parking system.
Finally, the Platinum includes most of the previously mentioned standard and optional features, but adds all-wheel drive, unique 20-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, a hands-free power liftgate, a rear camera mirror (projects a real-time image from a liftgate-mounted camera), a top-view camera system and a head-up display. While the Advanced Security package is standard, the Driver Assist package remains optional.
noise & vibration3
ease of use3
getting in/getting out4.5
child safety seat accomodation3.5
audio & navigation4
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite XT5 safety features:
- Safety Alert Seat
- Generates vibrating pulse patterns in the driver seat cushion to alert to potential collisions on the left or right side of the car.
- Vehicle Interior Movement Sensor
- Part of the Advanced Security package, 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 and can initiate braking if necessary.
2018 Cadillac XT5 for Sale
The 2018 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 XT5 replaces the SRX crossover, which was Cadillac's best-selling vehicle. Those are big shoes to fill, but the 2018 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, 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 engine with 310 horsepower. 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-size 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 forward visibility, large 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 2018 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 combined (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 2018 Cadillac XT5 at a dealership near you.
2018 Cadillac XT5 Overview
The 2018 Cadillac XT5 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Luxury 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Premium Luxury 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Cadillac XT5?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Cadillac XT5 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 XT5 3.5 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 2018 XT5.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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