2018 Cadillac XT5: Changes, Specs, Price

Fast growing and competitive mid-size luxury crossover SUV
segment was expanded with the new name for the 2017 model year.
Cadillac introduced its revamped and renamed vehicle the XT5 at
both LA Auto Show and Dubai Motor Show in 2015. The model
replaced brand’s top-selling model SRX and was the second
vehicle in the lineup that adopted new naming convection after
the CT6 sedan. The brand uses XT for crossovers and that means
crossover Touring or in the particular case “crossover touring
5”. With new name it also brought more daring look, lighter
construction, innovative technologies, better interior and
performance. All this leaves very little room for progress of
the upcoming 2018 Cadillac XT5.

New for 2018:

There won’t be many changes if any for the 2018 model. This
model is fresh in every meaning of that word and it will be
mostly carry over for the new iteration.

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2018 Cadillac XT5: Styling

The Cadillac XT5 is stylish, attractive crossover SUV from the
exterior point of view. Its new design is softer and more
detailed than on the model it replaced. It is styled to arrest
all attention and it does just that.

Sharp edges, pronounced fenders, strong character line,
accentuated elements and plenty of chrome are mixed into the
package that looks great on the road. The model’s front side
will certainly attract the attention first with heavily
accentuated headlights and chromed grille. However, the model
looks nice from every angle and has a lot to show. The
taillights are also attractive and stylish, wheels also
complement its look.

Power is in details:

Nice and detailed design will also continue inside. The model
will feature tasteful not too flaring inferior that can compete
with the finest brands from Japan and Germany. High-quality
materials will be used for all surfaces and adored with
metallic and wood accents and contrasting stitching. There will
also be comfortable seats and loads of modern tech and
features.

All 2018 Cadillac XT5 models will have an 8-inch screen CUE
infotainment interface, voice commands, tilt and telescopic
steering wheel, dual zone climate control, remote start,
keyless entry and ignition, etc. As standard features will also
be power front seats, Bose sound system, leatherette
upholstery, 18-inch wheels, etc.

The higher trim levels will upgrade with larger wheels up to
20-inches, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front
seats, three zone climate control, more safety aids, etc.

Safety highlights:

For the safety of passengers the models will employ a number of
advanced systems. Some of them will be forward collision
alerts, frontal pedestrian detection, forward collision
mitigation, distance indicator, lane departure warning and
intervention, etc.

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2018 Cadillac XT5: Powertrains

Under the hood of the 2018 Cadillac XT5 will be the last
generation of the 3.6 liter V-6 engine. This engine features
stop-start technology and cylinder deactivation for better fuel
economy and can produce 310 hp and torque of 271 pound feet.

Combined with this engine will come an eight-speed transmission
and standard will be front wheel-drive.  However all trims
will offer choice for the all-wheel drive system. This advanced
system can distribute all of available power to either front or
rear wheels and further between each wheel. That will be done
depending on traction and conditions in way which will provide
the best efficiency.

On the other hand the version for the Chinese market will use a
turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine. It has capability
to produce 258 hp and torque of 295 lb-ft.

Fuel economy:

As for the fuel efficiency, the standard configuration with 3.6
liter engine and front wheel drive will return 19 mpg city and
27 mpg highway. All-wheel drive will be slightly less frugal
with 18 mpg city and 26 highways.

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2018 Cadillac XT5: Arrival, Price

We should expect the arrival of the new 2018 Cadillac XT5 in
the spring of 2017. Considering that model will be almost
unchanged the price range should also stay in the current
boundaries.