Although not the most exciting vehicle, Cadillac XT5 has quickly become the most sold vehicle of the brand since its launch in April 2016, largely due to the continuous change in the buying dynamics of the consumer, in which car buyers are increasingly passing through other types of vehicles, such as sedans. The 2018 model year will represent the second year of the 2018 Cadillac XT5 in the market, for which it receives some updates and new features.
The 2018 Cadillac XT5 represents the latest efforts to soften the brand. Park next to an older SRX and there is a family resemblance, but the XT5 is anonymous against its previous designs. A heavy side profile gives way to precious little details on the XT5. It is an exercise in restraint, something that has rarely been seen of Cadillac. But that does not really work for us. We like the headlights aggressively swept, with their LED running bands running deep into the front bumper. Things collapse quickly after, unfortunately. A little bland grid does little to channel the Cadillac brash elegance of anything. At the rear, the XT5’s rear lights try to echo forward, a look that is largely successful. Again, there is a banality to design that says little.
The 2018 Cadillac XT5 can be equipped with the latest safety technology, such as lane departure prevention, blind warning, forward collision attenuation, pedestrian detection and, of course, a help. Available features include 20-inch wheels and tires, climate-controlled leather seats, Bose surround sound, tri-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, automatic parking and more. The Cadillac XT5 offers a basic wheel drive finish for 2018.
A 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque is the only engine available. It provides rugged power with a hint of torque to direct an undesirable tie on one side under acceleration on front wheel models. The V-6 fits well with the 8-speed automatic transmission, but we are not great fans of the shifting of the wire drive.
Each of these trim levels is well equipped, but prices can be quickly increased with options. Although the base price starts a hair of more than $ 40,000 once a mandatory destination load is included, a loaded XT5 Platinum checks out at an inexcusable $ 70,000.