2017 Cadillac XT5 combine a large interior with a pleasant ride, plenty of external visibility and a striking design. If you are shopping in the competitive compact luxury SUV segment, the XT5 is a glimpse was. The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 still pressure to overhaul the brand’s his occupation. As the 2017 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 brings a fresh design, lightweight construction, ample space passenger and an unknown name. The number following refers to the location of the vehicle in the hierarchy of the brand, the higher the number, the more premium vehicle.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Interior
The 2017 Cadillac XT5’s interior offers focus on the design and quality of materials, while base models come with leather surfaces, most versions will have a choice of four leather seat surfaces. The higher-end learning features in the Platinum trim look and feel special. Unfortunately, Cadillac continues to piano-black trim around the infotainment displays, a choice that use fingerprints stressed.
Cadillac XT5 model comes with an infotainment system called Cadillac User Interface (CUE). Although we dislike expressed for this system in the previous Cadillacs, a faster processor, and small design tweaks reduce a headache. CUE now react quickly to input, but the show can sometimes appear confusing, especially when using the optional navigation. Fortunately Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard on all models and a friendlier user experience.
The 2nd row will amply to feel normal size adults, with plenty of knees- and legroom – enough to stretch your legs. Even though the size of the 2017 XT5 is more or less the same as the 2017 Cadillac SRX replaces, Cadillac added 3.2 inches of rear legroom by moving the front and rear wheels closer to the corners. Behind headroom is a bit tight, but you can go behind seatbacks to give yourself some extra space. The 2nd row also slides forward and back, whether for the benefit of legroom or storage. Backseat passengers will also appreciate the two USB ports for charging devices.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Engine
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 comes with a 3.6-liter V6 310 horsepower and 271 pound-liver feet of torque and is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. While the front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is available on all finishes, except for the base and are able to do sending 100 percent of its power to either the front or rear wheels. Power can be further divided to individual wheels depending on traction needs in rain, snow, ice or other surface conditions.
An automatic engine stop-start function to help save fuel at traffic lights are also standard. The EPA rates front-drive models 22 mpg combined (19 city / 27 highway), while the AWD XT5 get combined score of 21 mpg (18 city / 26 highway). When equipped with the optional trailering package, the XT5 has 3500-pound towing capacity.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Safety
The standard Cadillac SRX 2017 model’s safety features add antilock disc brakes, curtain airbags, traction and stability control, airbags, driver knee airbag and OnStar support that auto crash alerts, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance included.