2018 Cadillac XT5

Pros: Good overall interior space; refined drivetrain; high-grade interior materials; fine balance of ride and handling

Cons: Only one engine choice; top trim levels get expensive; not all testers like CUE touchscreen interface; rear-seat headroom is tight for tall adults

CG Says: The 2018 Cadillac XT5 has few changes after its debut last year. The base model is now available with all-wheel drive and additional USB ports are available. The Cadillac XT5 replaced SRX last year as Cadillac’s premium midsize SUV. A 310-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 is the sole engine; it mates to an 8-speed automatic transmission and has an automatic engine start/stop feature and cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The AWD system is capable of sending 100% of available power to either the front or rear axle, and the driver can select front-wheel drive mode for improved fuel economy. Also, an electronically controlled rear differential can send up to 100% of available power to either rear wheel for better traction in slippery conditions. Available technology features include a wireless charger for cell phones and a rearview mirror that displays a camera image with a wider field of vision than a conventional mirror. Available safety features include automatic front and rear braking for low-speed conditions; lane-keep assist; rear cross-traffic alert; surround-view camera; LED headlights; and adaptive cruise control. The XT5 improved on the SRX in every way, with better interior appointments, more rear-seat room, and improved fuel economy, and a full roster of cutting-edge safety and technology features. It’s a strong contender in the premium midsize SUV class.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Cadillac
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base: $41,190
AWD Base: $44,190
Luxury: $47,190
AWD Luxury: $49,690
Premium Luxury: $53,690
AWD Premium Luxury: $56,190
AWD Platinum: $63,990

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

2017 Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover
2018 Cadillac XT5
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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