Updated December 13, 2021
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The Cadillac XT5 (short for Crossover Touring 5) is a compact luxury / D-segment crossover SUV manufactured by General Motors. It was introduced at both the Dubai Motor Show and LA Auto Show in November 2015. The XT5 replaced the Cadillac SRX crossover when it was launched in spring 2016. It is the second model to use Cadillac‘s new alphanumeric naming scheme (after the CT6) and the first in the Crossover Touring (XT) series. The XT5 is manufactured at GM’s Spring Hill Manufacturing plant. The Chinese-market XT5 is manufactured in Shanghai by SAIC-GM.
As of 2017, the XT5 was Cadillac’s best selling model in the United States and globally.
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – Cadillac XT5
- Price: Starts at $50,640 CAD
- Comparable to: Volvo XC40, BMW X3
- Maintenance costs: Approximately $9,329 over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
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- Kelley Blue Book Review
- Car and Driver Review
- Edmunds Review
- USNews Review
- JD Power Review
- Motortrend Review
- Driving.ca Road Trip Review
At SUV Power Rankings we don’t just review a car ourselves and put our own spin and opinion on it; instead we take every review, preview, first look, etc. pull the important data points from those informative “views” and place them into our own algorithm to come up with the most unbiased scoring system available anywhere.
SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
Kelley Blue Book: 3.1 / 5
USNews: 7.5 / 10
Edmunds: 7.4 / 10
J.D. Power: 78 / 100
Car and Driver: 5.5 / 10
Motortrend: 7.1 / 10
What the critics have to say…
Cadillac has distilled Escalade-level luxury down to a smaller size with the 2022 XT5, but in the process its lost a good amount of the flagship’s prestige.Car and Driver
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
The Cadillac XT5 has usable performance for everyday driving. Our test vehicle had the V6 and all-wheel drive. The V6 engine is strong, but you’ll need to firmly press on the gas pedal to get it going. In Edmunds’ testing, our test XT5 did 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, which is an average time for a midsize luxury SUV. The transmission is smooth and downshifts appropriately when needed.Edmunds
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Is the Cadillac XT5 Reliable?
The 2022 Cadillac XT5 has a predicted reliability score of 79 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
Cadillac XT5 Warranty
Cadillac backs the XT5 with a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
The XT5 is comfortable, but so are the others in this competitive luxury class. The seat comfort and smooth ride are the highlights. The front seats have decent bolstering and offer plenty of adjustments, while the ride feels planted and is smooth during daily commutes.Edmunds
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
Passenger space is acceptable, and accommodations are as deluxe as expected from a modern Cadillac. The materials used throughout the XT5’s cabin appear upscale when examined individually, but when viewed as a whole, the result is a design that appears unfocused. The interior’s layout is good, and the driving position is agreeable. And for the 2020 model year, the XT5 received better interior materials, improved ergonomics, and upgraded features such as a new digital gauge cluster. Even luxury crossovers should be practical, and the XT5 excels in this category.Car and Driver
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
The infotainment and technology included in the XT5 are competitive in its class. For example, the optional 14-speaker Bose audio system sounds crisp and powerful, and Bluetooth pairing is easy and straightforward. The XT5 also provides a useful number of charging ports for your devices.Edmunds
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
Above-average cargo space, plenty of bins for stashing smaller items, and an easy-to-fold rear seat allow this Caddy to easily transform from luxury liner to cargo king. The XT5’s cargo hold accommodated an impressive 10 carry-on cases with the rear seat in place. Once folded, we fit 24 carry-ons.Car and Driver
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
Adding options can significantly boost the XT5’s price, but that’s par for the course in the luxury SUV class. Considering what you’re getting, there’s some value in the XT5. The exterior looks decently upscale, and the interior materials feel better than in previous models but they’re still below what most European rivals offer. The warranty stacks up with the rest of the competition.Edmunds
IS THE XT5 A GOOD SUV?
Yes, the Cadillac XT5 is a good SUV. It gets solid gas mileage and has capable turbo-four and V6 engine options. Its cabin is well built, with roomy seats and a decent amount of cargo space, and it comes with plenty of features. However, many other luxury midsize SUVs are more upscale and athletic than this Caddy.USNews
SHOULD I BUY THE XT5?
It’s hard to recommend the XT5 when so many competitors can do everything it can and then some. While the XT5 has a lower price tag than almost all of its classmates, most rivals are sufficiently superior to this Cadillac that they’re worth the extra money.USNews
THE FINAL WORD
Though the XT5 is a good all around vehicle it doesn’t match up well to its competitors. The lack of design focus seems to have left the vehicle unsure of what it really wants to be.