2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV
- New standard safety features and driver aids on upper trim levels
- Larger, higher-output wireless device charging pad
- Part of the first XT5 generation introduced for 2017
- Combines a soft, pleasant ride with tight and controlled handling
- Interior space is generous, larger than most rivals
- Seats are built for long-haul &mdash
- and long-commute &mdash
- Small windows and mirrors make it hard to see out the back
- Tech interface frustrates with clunky voice controls and gimmicks
- Only offers one engine
- most rivals offer two or more
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Which XT5 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
With a striking interior and exterior design, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 stands out from its more conservatively styled rivals. Its broad, angular front end and finlike taillights echo classic Caddy themes, while vertical LED accent lights reinforce that the XT5 is very much a modern Cadillac made for today's crossover world. It's also bigger and more substantial than many of the compact luxury SUVs it frequently gets compared to, making it a sort of in-between choice in terms of size, stature and price.
For 2019, the XT5 adds certain safety aids such as automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control as standard features on upper trims (previously they were options). New wheel designs and upgraded wireless phone charging round out the updates.
Although the XT5 cuts a handsome figure, it doesn't particularly excel in any one area. Some interior design choices, for example, impede space and usability, but none are major shortcomings. Overall, we think the XT5's distinctive styling, roomy interior and cushy ride make it a compelling alternative to its more established European, Japanese and American rivals.
Trim levels & features
The 2019 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 trim and comes standard on the top Platinum trim.
Highlights of the XT5 base trim include 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, a power liftgate with height memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated-leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats (eight-way driver, six-way passenger), a 40/20/20-split rear seat (folding, sliding and reclining), a power-adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, and remote ignition. All-wheel-drive models have heated front seats.
Tech features 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, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack.
The XT5 Luxury trim upgrades include a panoramic sunroof, front parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, heated front seats with adjustable lumbar and eight-way passenger adjustment, a heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, wireless smartphone charging, and a cargo management system. Now standard for 2019 are safety aids such as forward collision alert, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and GM's unique Safety Alert seat, which vibrates to warn of potential collisions to the left or right side of the car.
Available options include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a navigation system bundled with an upgraded 14-speaker Bose surround-sound system. Checking off the box for the navigation and Bose bundle also allows you to replace the standard halogen headlights with LED lamps as well as opt for three-zone climate control.
The Premium Luxury trim adds the above Luxury options plus 20-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, interior accent lighting, and an adaptive suspension that constantly adjusts to road conditions. There's also an optional Driver Assist package, which bundles adaptive cruise control, forward and reverse automatic braking, and an automatic parking system.
Finally, the Platinum includes Driver Assist plus standard all-wheel drive, unique 20-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, a hands-free liftgate, upgraded gauges, a head-up display, a top-view camera system, and a rear camera mirror, which projects a real-time image from a liftgate-mounted camera.
Noise & vibration3
Ease of use3
Getting in/getting out4.5
Child safety seat accommodation3.5
Audio & navigation4
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite XT5 safety features:
- Safety Alert Seat
- Generates vibrating pulse patterns in the driver's seat cushion to alert to 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 and can initiate braking if necessary.
Cadillac XT5 vs. the competition
2019 Cadillac XT5
2019 Lincoln Nautilus
Cadillac XT5 vs. Lincoln Nautilus
Previously known as the MKX, the rechristened Lincoln Nautilus has a lot in common with the XT5. It's similarly sized and priced and, of course, hails from an American luxury brand. Its optional turbocharged V6 engine offers power the XT5 cannot match, but its interior refinement is lacking.
Cadillac XT5 vs. Lexus RX 350
The RX 350 offers an impressive array of standard features at an attractive price less than the XT5. Add in traditional Lexus reliability and resale value, and it's clear why the RX 350 remains one of the most popular midsize crossovers. The XT5, however, is roomier and more fun to drive. The RX is a bit of a snooze unless you opt for the F Sport trim, and you'll either love or hate the RX's styling.
Cadillac XT5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
With a deft balance of comfort and performance, the GLC brings the hallmarks of Mercedes quality to this SUV class. That includes elegant and refined design, plenty of room for rear passengers, and impressive fuel efficiency from its standard four-cylinder engine. But it is considerably smaller than the XT5 in terms of passenger and cargo space.
2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV for Sale
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 represents the GM luxury division's commitment to competing worldwide in the international luxury market. The XT5 replaces the SRX crossover, which was Cadillac's best-selling vehicle until production ceased in 2016. Interior materials quality is a noticeable improvement on the SRX. And smart engineering means the XT5 is lighter as well, which improves handling, ride quality and fuel economy. It's also roomier: Compared to the SRX, the XT5 has a wheelbase that's 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, 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. 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.
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 touch-operated 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, but we'd still like a traditional volume knob.
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. Common active safety features, including low-speed automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist, have been added to most 2019 XT5 trim levels as standard equipment.
Making sense of the luxury crossover SUV market takes some serious research. Luckily, Edmunds has full reviews to help you figure out which 2019 Cadillac XT5 is right for you.
2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV Overview
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV is offered in the following styles: Luxury 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Premium Luxury 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 XT5 SUV 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 2019 XT5 SUV.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 XT5 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including Luxury, Platinum, Premium Luxury, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV here.
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