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; pricey
There are only minor equipment updates for 2019. Most notable are safety features, as all but the base trim now includes forward-collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.
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 nearly $66,000 XT5 Platinum, in particular, is questionable.
The XT5 is offered in four trim levels: base XT5, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum.
The base XT5 ($41,695) comes standard with 18-in wheels, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, adjustable-height power liftgate, 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, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and an 8-speaker sound system with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. Heated seats are included with all-wheel drive.
The Luxury ($48,495) adds forward-collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic warning system, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming interior and driver-side mirrors, driver memory settings, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charging and a cargo management system. 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 ($54,195) includes the above options plus 20-in wheels, an adaptive suspension, selectable driving modes and ventilated front seats. Its optional Driver Assist package includes adaptive cruise control, higher speed automatic emergency braking, reverse automatic braking and automatic parking assistance.
The Platinum ($65,695) includes the Driver Assist package and adds unique exterior trim, a hands-free liftgate, 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 colors. It is only available with all-wheel drive.
|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||1 Year/1 Visit|
2019 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.
2019 Lincoln Nautilus -- The SUV formerly known as MKX gets a new name and a makeover for 2019. It's similarly sized, equipped and priced as the XT5 and, obviously, also hails from an American automaker.
2019 Acura RDX -- The RDX's size compares quite favorably to the XT5 and its complete redesign for 2019 yields a more stylish, dynamic and overall appealing SUV competitor. You also get more features for your money than in the XT5.