The 2017 model of Cadillac XT5 continues the auto manufacturer’s push to revamp its entire lineup. Just like the new luxury sedan CT6, this model also introduces fresh design, an unfamiliar name, ample passenger space, and lightweight construction. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury offers a combination of a pleasant ride, striking design and great outward visibility. If you wish to buy a compact luxury SUV, the XT5 is certainly worth consideration.
From now on, the sedans from Cadillac go by ‘CT’ (Cadillac Touring) whereas their crossover will be known as ‘XT’ (Crossover Touring). The hierarchy of its lineup is signified by the number that follows XT/CT. So, if the number is on the higher side, it means it is a more premium model. Coming to XT5, it replaces Cadillac SRX, which was the bestselling model from Cadillac. The Huge popularity of SRX means that XT5 has got big shoes to fill.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury – Luxury Features, Improved Construction, and Interior
With Premium Luxury trim, navigation system and driver awareness package are offered as standard. 20-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, interior accent lighting, illuminated door handles and continually adjusting suspension dampers are other standard features offered with Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury 2017.
Connectivity features offered with base trim, including smartphone integration and 4G LTE, are also available with Premium Luxury trim. Buyers of this trim can also opt for 3 zone auto climate control system. A Driver Assist package is also available, which includes automatic parking system, adaptive cruise control, and improved collision mitigation system.
Trim levels of Cadillac XT5 are:
- Base XT5
- Premium Luxury
While Platinum is the range-topping trim level, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury is still a high trim level, offering most basic features with certain additional features as standard.
While this new 2017 XT5 Premium Luxury is nearly the same size as present SRX model, its wheelbase is longer by about 2 inches. With wheels being pushed farther against rear and front bumpers, extra interior space is offered.
In the interiors, there is more focus on better quality of materials used. Apart from improved interior, this model also features a much lighter construction as compared to SRX. With lost weight, it offers better driving capability, fuel economy, and better acceleration.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury – Main Power Production Unit
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury offers a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission unit. This engine generates 310 hp along with 271 lb-ft of torque. Front Wheel Drive is offered as standard while All Wheel Drive comes optionally with this trim.
This model also comes standard with an automatic engine stop-start feature, which helps in saving fuel at stop lights. With FWD, this model offers a combined fuel economy of 22 mpg (19/27 mpg on city/highway) whereas with AWD, the combined fuel economy is 21 mpg (18/26 mpg on city/highway).
2017 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury – Competitors and Price
The MSRP of 2017 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury FWD variant is $51,895 while the AWD variant costs $54,390.