2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum Review, Specs, AWD

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum is a more luxurious variant of the famous XT5. Consumers all over the world have recently gone mad for crossovers and started preferring them over other types of transport vehicles. For years Cadillac has impressed us with its beautiful passenger cars, but now it seems determined to amaze us with its range of SUVs. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is a result of this phenomenon. The XT5 serves as a replacement for the aging SRX model by Cadillac.

Let us consider the specifications in more detail to get a better idea of this exciting new luxury crossover.

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum front

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum – Exterior:

The exterior features exclusive to the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum include a unique grille, integrated exhaust pipes, and bright skid plates. In addition to this, there are also 20 inches by 8 inches 12 spoke fully furnished spoke wheel and performance suspension with the option of selecting the driver mode. Furthermore, the XT5 Platinum comes equipped with back wall tires, which are H rated and suitable for all seasons.

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum – Engine Specs:

The XT5 uses the same engine that CTS and ATS sedans use. It is a 310 hp version of the 3.6-liter V-6 LGX engine, with 24 valves and direct fuel injection. Apart from providing 310 hp at 6700 rpm and a torque of 271-pound-feet at 5000 rpm. Available in AWD and FWD system. It also has 8-speed automatic transmissions with manual shifting mode. According to company officials, this choice of the engine should improve acceleration and fuel economy. The EPA ratings are 18 mpg for the city, but 26 mpg if you are driving on the highway.

Apart from this the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum is capable of reaching a speed of 60 mph from zero in a mere time span of 6.6 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph.

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum rear

Interior:

The inside cabin is certainly a sight for sore eyes. What makes it such a luxurious vehicle perhaps has to do with the cabin more than anything. The inside is lined with the highest quality leather available. Combined with satin rosewood or bronze weaved carbon fiber and premium brushed metal surfaces. In addition to these, the rear and front floor mats are carpeted using top notch material.

Moreover, some exclusive features include a rearview camera with lens cleaning system and surround vision providing full 360 degrees view of the vehicle. Apart from amenities, the XT5 Platinum also comes packed with a myriad of safety features like a driver awareness package, rear cross traffic alert and Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System with embedded navigation.

The driver assist package comes with additional optional features like the adaptive cruise control and safety belt tightening.

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum interior

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum – Price and Release Date:

The base price starts from $40,000 and does not include premium leather seating and the sunroof. If all amenities are added to this, the price comes to a hefty $63,000. The vehicle is available for purchase in markets.

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