The Hot New Cadillac XT5

This vehicle comes as a crossover utility vehicle. There are many good luxury crossover SUVs, and it is unfortunate that the 2019 Cadillac XT5 doesn’t quite stand out among its peers. It is like one of the black stripes on a zebra’s body. The XT5 is quite comfortable, but some touches might make you feel like demanding for your money from the salesperson. This midsize four-door CUV has no sporty trims like Cadillac’s sedan models. The XT5 maintains the Platinum, Premium Luxury, Premium, and base trim levels. Cadillac builds the in Tennessee by the GM Spring Hill factory.


Does it come with anything new?

In 2018, most models were upgraded with heated steering wheels. The 2019 version adds three new colors: Dark Mocha Metallic, Red Horizon Tintcoat and Shadow Metallic. The instrument mid-panel of the Platinum trim level now comes with micro-suede instead of the original Provence leather. The Premium Luxury and Luxury trims have 20-inch 12-spoke wheels. The Platinum trim level now has standard Driver Assist Package while the Luxury trim level now offers a standard Driver Awareness Package.


What drives it?

Its strong spirit and character drive this vehicle, but seriously, it is driven by an engine, just like other vehicles. It has a standard stalwart 310 hp 3.6.-liter V-6 engine that works with an 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic transmission. This transmission sends power to all four or the front wheels. The high-end Platinum model is the only one that has standard all-wheel drive. The XT5 is not made for off-road purposes, just like other comfort-oriented vehicles in its segment; they include Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Audi Q5, Lexus RX, and BMW X3.


What are the pros and cons of the XT5?

The 2019 Cadillac XT5 beats most of its rivals with its generous interior space. It has strong V-6 power, low base price, and comfortable interior. It also blends tight, controlled handling with a soft, pleasant ride. We don’t like the fact that it has a frustrating infotainment system thanks to its clunky gimmick and voice controls, a boring Front-wheel drive model and just one engine although the majority of its competitors have more. You are also likely to struggle to see the back because the XT5 has small mirrors and windows.


What does the XT5 offer in the safety department?

The XT5 comes with many safety features, we have listed some of the most important ones. It has Forward Collision Alert which initiates braking or a warning when the car is involved in a potential collision. The Advanced Security package comes with an Interior Movement Sensor which detects movement in the car and warns the owner before opening the doors. The XT5 also has Safety Alert Seats that alert the driver of a possible accident using vibrations in the driver's seat cushion. Both the IIHS and the NHTSA have given the XT5 some pretty good safety scores.


What does the future hold?

The future is looking good for the XT5, we expect the first generation, which was released in 2017, to maintain its place, albeit with a few upgrades. However, from 2022-2023, we expect to see the brand new Cadillac XT5.

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