Abundant standard infotainment tech; one of the biggest cargo areas in the segment; serenely quiet cabin; distinctive Cadillac style
Lower fuel economy and performance than most competitors; panoramic sunroof significantly reduces headroom; a bit pricey
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
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.
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.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
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?