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2018 Cadillac XT5

Original MSRP Range
$40,595 - $63,395
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
18 - 19 MPG City / 25 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2018 Cadillac XT5

What We Like

Abundant standard infotainment tech; one of the biggest cargo areas in the segment; serenely quiet cabin; distinctive Cadillac style

What We Don't

Lower fuel economy and performance than most competitors; panoramic sunroof significantly reduces headroom; a bit pricey

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.0/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.1/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 Cadillac XT5?

The XT5 was all-new last year, so for 2018 there are only the most minor updates, including an additional USB port. See the 2018 Cadillac XT5 models for sale near you

Which XT5 is the Best?

The base XT5 offers a tremendous amount of value for the money, especially given all its standard tech features you often have to pay extra for with competitors. As you move up the trim lineup, however, the XT5 gets awfully pricey, and that value proposition disappears. A $65,000 XT5 Platinum, in particular, is questionable.

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How Much Does a 2018 Cadillac XT5 Cost?

The XT5 is offered in four trim levels: base XT5, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum.

The base XT5 ($40,600) comes standard with 18-in wheels, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, adjustable-height power lift gate, roof rails, proximity entry and keyless start, remote ignition, a backup camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats (8-way driver, 6-way passenger), 40/20/40-split back seats (folding, sliding, reclining), a power-adjustable steering wheel, simulated leather upholstery, OnStar emergency communications, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, four USB ports, wireless smartphone charging, Cadillac's 8-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and an 8-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

The Luxury ($46,600) adds front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic warning system, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming interior and driver-side mirrors, driver memory functions, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel and a cargo management system. The optional Driver Awareness package adds forward-collision warning, low-speed forward automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams and the Safety Alert Seat (see Safety section). Heated rear seats, tri-zone climate control, integrated navigation and a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system can be bundled together. Opting for that bundle opens the door to optional LED headlights.

The Premium Luxury ($55,600) includes the above options plus 20-in wheels, an adaptive suspension, selectable driving modes and ventilated front seats.

The Platinum ($63,400) adds unique exterior trim, a hands-free lift gate, a head-up display, a surround-view parking camera, Cadillac's rear camera mirror, a configurable gauge display, upgraded leather upholstery, leather-wrapped dash, a sueded microfiber headliner and the choice of unique interior color choices.

Available on the Premium Luxury and Platinum, the Driver Assist package adds forward and reverse automatic braking, automatic parking and adaptive cruise control.

XT5 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
XT5 AWD 4dr$43,595 / $41,4156 Cylinder31018 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XT5 AWD 4dr Luxury$49,095 / $46,6406 Cylinder31018 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XT5 AWD 4dr Platinum$63,395 / $60,2256 Cylinder31018 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XT5 AWD 4dr Premium Luxury$55,595 / $52,8156 Cylinder31018 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XT5 FWD 4dr$40,595 / $38,5656 Cylinder31019 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XT5 FWD 4dr Luxury$46,595 / $44,2656 Cylinder31019 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
XT5 FWD 4dr Premium Luxury$53,095 / $50,4406 Cylinder31019 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Cadillac XT5 Safety

Is the 2018 Cadillac XT5 a Safe Car?

Each XT5 comes with airbags (driver and front-passenger, front and rear side-curtain and driver-knee), rear parking sensors, a backup camera and OnStar emergency communications (automatic accident notification, an SOS button and stolen vehicle locator).

The Driver Awareness package (optional on Luxury, standard Premium Luxury and Platinum) includes forward-collision warning, low-speed forward automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams and the Safety Alert Seat that vibrates the driver seat in response to the above warning systems. Available on the top two trims, the Driver Assist package adds forward and reverse automatic braking, automatic parking and adaptive cruise control.

Government crash test scores unusually differ by drivetrain, with the AWD XT5 getting a 5-star overall rating and the FWD model getting a 4-star one. The 4-star frontal and 5-star overall are the same with both drivetrains. The non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the XT5 the best-possible ratings for crashworthiness and crash avoidance technologies. It missed out a Top Safety Pick award because of a Marginal headlight score.

Frontal Crash Rating
Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Crash Rating
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance6 Years/70,000 Miles
Maintenance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Power Liftgate Release

Competition

2018 Cadillac XT5 vs the competition

 2018 Lexus RX -- Given the XT5's exterior size, V6 engine and heftier price, the midsize Lexus RX should be considered as well. Its finely crafted cabin is particularly impressive. You can also get an RX hybrid.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC -- Mercedes' well-rounded lineup of GLC compact crossovers isn't quite as large as the XT5, but it boasts a lovely interior, excellent engines and, surprisingly, better value when we compared the XT5 to the GLC 300. Read our comparison article, Cadillac XT5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC: Which Is Better?

 2018 Acura RDX -- The RDX certainly can't match the XT5's style, but its size compares quite favorably to the XT5. As we noted in our comparison between the XT5 and RDX, the Acura is the more sensible shoes alternative. Read our comparison article, Cadillac XT5 vs. Acura RDX: Which Is Better?

Used BMW X5 -- BMW wrote the book on midsize SUV's that are involving to drive. It costs considerably more than the XT5, so considering a used or certified pre-owned on is recommended.

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