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 – Exterior:
The company claims to have reduced the total weight of the vehicle to 3999 pounds for the front wheel drive and 4277 pounds for the all-wheel drive. Hence, this makes the 2017 XT5 278 pounds lighter than its previous generations. Furthermore, the engineers have used a careful blend of sheet metal and paid close attention to detail to make the XT5 appear longer and sleeker than the SRX.
2017 Cadillac XT5 – Engine Specs:
The XT5 uses the same engine that 2016 CTS and ATS sedans use. It is a 310 hp version of the 3.6-liter V-6, 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, 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 is capable of reaching a speed of 60 miles per hour from zero in a mere time span of 6.6 seconds and has a top speed of 130 miles per hour.
2017 Cadillac XT5 – Dimensions:
|Passenger Volume||104 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||4334 pounds|
|Cargo Volume||30 cu ft|
2017 Cadillac XT5 – 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 real wood and premium brushed metal surfaces. Furthermore, the front seats are heated and well-padded at the same time. The engineers have certainly tried to make the Cadillac XT5 more comfortable for everyone by including lumbar support for drivers and front seat passengers alike. It also has a bigger storage area than most of its counterparts in the luxury cars industry.
However, to the trained eye, the interior has some inconsistencies too. The first and foremost is that there is evidence of cost cutting despite everything looking and feeling smooth. Another is that the lower surfaces of doors are manufactured using low-grade plastic and cheap material. But Cadillac does not fail to wow us. It has installed a phone slots, which is very inconspicuous and tucked behind the console compartment lid. In addition to this, it also has dual USB ports for charging and Apple AirPlay and Android Auto. It has also been installed with an infotainment system and an 8 inches touchscreen which has high resolution.
2017 Cadillac XT5 – 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 $64,000. The vehicle is available for purchase in markets.
All in all, the XT5 has proved itself to be a worthy successor to the SRX. It has also given its competitors a run for their money and is sure to be a hit in not only the US but also the global market. But remember to spend money on something that is endurable and will most likely compensate for the cost in the long run.