My previous SUV was a Jeep 4wd. After 3 good years the warranty was up and I wanted a sportier SUV. I was looking at the AMG GL43 and the Porsche Macan GTS. Both great vehicles, fast, but expensive. Cadillac was offering 5 years 0 percent interest. So on a whim we went to look at the XT5. We opened the door of the Platinum and my first response was OMG. The interior design, materials,fit and finishes were 5 Star. The Cadillac has a nice exterior design, is very spacious, a large tilting back seat, with lots of storage. The engine and transmission are very smooth. The front seats, instrumentation, NAV, safety features are excellent. And the ride is very smooth especially for long road trips. Yes, this SUV is not as fast or sporty as the two German SUV?s that I was considering. But the XT5 is larger, quieter, well designed and is far less expensive. I drive it in the AWD mode all the time so the handling is acceptable for an SUV. For me, the Cadillac was the way to go. I would recommend this vehicle.
Poor fuel economy. Very uncomfortable front seats.
written on 12-13-2017
Luxury 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
So I discovered that the headrest does not adjust. This is now standard on Mercedes. glc, audi q5. The pain that i had in my neck extending down to my lower back was not bearable. I tried to sell the car privately and to lease swap it. But no good. The vehicle dropped 14K in value with less then 1500 miles. I finally got a dealer to up the price by 4K from the low ball offered even at Cadillac dealer that did not have any inventory. So I am thankfully finished with this car. It is beautiful, but for me the seat was so bad that I was willing to sacrifice over 11K to get rid of this car. As for GM financial. I have called 7 times to get a letter showing that the vehicle was paid off and purchased. i have been told so many different stories. All incorrect. The letter is not generated. It would be generated, It has been generated. Nothing. ON hold for hours. I will not ever walk into a GM dealership ever again.
My previous car was a 2017 Chevy Impala LT with every possible option you could get it was 38k while a premier would be 40k, but after 3 months me and my son couldn?t take it anymore it was the most uncomfortable vehicle I?ve ever had, and I?ve had over 30 so me and my husband went looking for an SUV, we wanted a smaller suv so we looked at several vehicles including a equinox, GMC Terrain and Acadia and a Lexus 300, finally we got to this Cadillac it was the best looking suv I?ve went and looked at and it was very comfortable and all the technology packages and we couldn?t be happier, the XT5 is a very nice mid sized suv, the only thing I don?t like about it is automatic start/stop but it?s one of those things you just got to get over since there putting it on almost all cars suvs and some trucks. But I would highly recommend the XT5
I find the Cadillac XT5 to be a nice blend of performance, comfort, ride and class. Since winter is almost complete I can say it handles very well in various types of weather. The quiet cabin is a nice atmosphere coming home from work or on longer trips. The appearance is stylish and classy. Mileage is ok and I have got used to the stop/start engine function. I really enjoy the smooth ride and the safety features of the vehicle including the LED lighting and driving visibility. It is competitively priced for a luxury SUV. I would highly recommend.
I love my XT5. I am in my mid-forties and never thought I would be so car crazy. This vehicle is perfect. Lots of tech features. Some of the things I have been pleasantly surprised by is the visibility and handling in bad weather conditions and at night. I also like the ability to switch transmission from front wheel, AWD, and sport mode. Sport mode is fun and it gives a little mid-life crisis sport car feel or at least as close as you can get when trying to be practical with a family of 5. I live in the Midwest and so deal with the four seasons. This car cruises through them all. If I had only one complaint is the start/stop feature and gas mileage - not great. I am completely used to it, but prefer it didn't have it and perhaps a bit better on gas. I looked at all the luxury models and this had the best combination of styling, technology, comfort, and overall handling. Wife loves the vehicle and the kids love the vehicle which isn't easy since all of them have their opinions and different preferences. I have been in a number of accidents unfortunately and the safety features make me feel really safe. I cannot recommend this SUV enough. I also think the styling competes and in some cases out class it's foreign competitors and brings something that is uniquely American to it.