The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 combines a striking design, plentiful exterior visibility, and a pleasing ride quality. It is worth a look if you’re shopping in the competitive compact luxury SUV segment. Additionally, it offers a superb handling and abundant interior space. The Cadillac XT5 release date should be expected this spring as a 2017 year model.
Similar to the new 2017 CT6 luxury sedan, the automaker has also revamped its lineup that includes the XT5 by offering it a generous passenger space, lightweight construction, fresh design, and an unfamiliar name. Moving forward, Cadillac says it will rebrand its sedans and crossovers by calling the latter “XT” meaning Crossover Touring, and the former “CT” meaning Cadillac Touring.
For starters, the new 2017 Cadillac XT5 replaces the SRX. The SRX happened to be the best-selling Cadillac model, which means the XT5 has got its work cut out for it already. There are some few changes, though. The new XT5’s wheelbase relative to the SRX stretches about 2” longer. The result of this is additional interior space. Other changes that distinguish it from the latter include cool new tech features, liftgate-mounted camera, higher-end leather upholstery, and additional driver aides.
Besides the improved 2017 Cadillac XT5 interior. The new model also comes with a lighter curb weight thanks to the extensive use of lightweight materials. Again, the change here brings forth rewarding improvements in terms of fuel consumption reduction, brisk acceleration, and better riding quality. Furthermore, the exterior visibility is better than before courtesy of the enlarged and relocated side-view mirrors.
We could go on and on, but suffice to say, the new Cadillac XT5 2017 is appealing and value can be found in its pleasing road manners, adequate interior space, and distinctive styling in addition to the host of changes we’ve highlighted. Other options the segment offers include the 2017 Lincoln MKX, Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Audi Q5, and the 2017 BMW X3.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Review of Trims
Four trims are available for the 2017 Cadillac XT5: Luxury, Platinum, Premium Luxury, and the XT5.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Photos for Exterior & Interior
Some of the standard features available for the base XT5 include a leatherette upholstery, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, eighteen-inch wheels, voice commands, sliding and reclining rear seats, a power rear liftgate, LED daytime running lights, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, remote engine start, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, an auxiliary audio jack, four USB ports, and smartphone app integration.
The XT5 Luxury trim model upgrades you with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, front parking sensors, a retractable shade, a panoramic sunroof, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, interior accent lighting, an eight-way power front passenger seat, leather upholstery, and driver memory settings. Options here include a navigation system, automatic braking, a fourteen-speaker Bose stereo system, heated outer rear seats, ventilated front seats, automatic high-beam headlights, forward collision alert, locking wheel lugs, a locking steering column, a lane-departure warning and intervention, LED headlights, and a three-zone automatic climate control system.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury model gets you interior accent lighting, twenty-inch wheels, a navigation system, illuminated door handles, and adjusting suspension dampers.
The XT5 Platinum model offers you a top-view camera system, a hands-free power tailgate, an upgraded gauge cluster display, upgraded leather upholstery, heated outer rear seats, a heads-up display, a top-view camera, and premium floor mats.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.5 in. (112.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9.5 in. (189.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3 in. (75 in.)
Passenger volume: 105 ft³
Cargo volume: 30 ft³
Curb weight: 3985 lbs.
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 6.7 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Dark Granite Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs
2017 Cadillac XT5 Engine Specs
Motivation for the Cadillac XT5 2017 is offered by a 3.6L V6 engine that churns out 310 hp and 271 lbs. ft. of torque. The mill comes hitched to an eight-speed automatic and a standard front-wheel drive system. Also standard is the stop-start feature that saves fuel by shutting down the engine whenever the vehicle comes to a halt.
The EPA estimates the fuel economy for the AWD XT5 to stand at 18/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/27/22 mpg with the FWD.
Exterior Cadillac XT5 colors: Silver Coast Metallic, Dark Granite Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Stellar Black Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Red Passion Tintcoat, and Radiant Silver Metallic.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Price & Release Date
It is confirmed! The 2017 Cadillac XT5 MSRP starts from $38,995. It is set to for sale this spring as a 2017 year model.