The 2023 Cadillac XT5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by General Motors. The Cadillac XT5 is a two-lane mid-size SUV sold in Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport types. The Luxury and Premium Luxury models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Cadillac XT5 Sport is powered by a 3.6-liter V6. This engine is also optional for Premium Luxury. The Cadillac XT5 Luxury and Premium Luxury models as front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive as an option, Sport has an all-wheel drive.
The Cadillac XT5 features technologies such as a streaming video rearview mirror, a 360° viewing backup camera, and GM’s Electronic Precision Shift’s first application in the Cadillac, which replaces the standard hydraulic converter with an electronic controller. This results in a weight saving of 278 lb (126 kg) compared to the Cadillac SRX, which comes with a new lightweight chassis. The Cadillac XT5 Driver Assist package includes automatic seat belt fastening, flexible cruise control, improved forward automatic emergency braking, and reverse automatic emergency braking. You can also add a number of features, such as three-zone automatic climate control, rear-seat entertainment system, and navigation-enhanced infotainment system.
The Cadillac XT5 is spacious and comfortable inside, with many standard and available features. However, many competing luxury mid-size SUVs are more athletic and affluent, helping them make the most of their money, even at higher prices. The Cadillac 2023 XT5 does not include standard technology like many of its competitors. Again, as standard, 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless Android Auto, offer remote start and keyless entry. As the options quickly outperformed the price of a well-equipped XT5, those looking for a better deal on a mid-size luxury crossover may consider other options.
2023 Cadillac XT5 : Interior
Inside, the 2023 Cadillac XT5 interior looks beautiful and the controls are easy to understand. The 2023 Cadillac uses an 8-inch touchscreen, which is now a small size for a luxury car. The volume and the presence of menu selection buttons contribute to ease of use, but some buttons do not always respond. The design of the XT5 spoils some of the looks, primarily the three-quarter rearview and the narrow rear window. Driving tools such as the XT5’s blind-spot monitoring and rear-end motion warning are very useful. While the XT5 offers a wide head and foot distance from the front, it doesn’t feel as wide at the width of the cabin, especially at the elbows.
The information entertainment and technology embedded in the XT5 is competitive in its class. For example, the optional 14-speaker Bose audio system sounds clear and powerful, making connecting to Bluetooth easy and straightforward. The XT5 also offers useful charging ports for your devices. The standard voice controls aren’t the best, so we recommend using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration. As for advanced security systems, Cadillac offers you several standards, but you will have to pay extra to access others, such as adaptive cruise control.
2023 Cadillac XT5 : Engine
The main engine of the XT5 is a four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 235 horsepower. Cadillac has enough power to move around the city and on the highway, but he never feels so energetic. The optional 310-horsepower V6 provides good acceleration and feels more powerful on the highway, but it’s not as slim and powerful as some of the engines offered by rivals. Both engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly and does not hesitate to slow down. This Cadillac has better gasoline than many of its classmates. With the main engine and front-wheel drive, the Cadillac XT5 gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The Cadillac XT5 V6 models are less economical, with an EPA rating of 19/26 mpg city/highway.
2023 Cadillac XT5 : Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Cadillac XT5 an overall safety rating of five out of five, five stars in front and side collision tests, and four stars when overturned. The Road Safety Insurance Institute has not yet tested the Cadillac XT5, but it has given it the highest “Good” rating in five crash tests conducted on almost the same model in 2021. Standard driver assistance device, Cruise control, blindspot, rear camera, emergency brake, rearview camera, collision warning, rear stop sensor, head lift display, pedestrian brake, night sight assistant, lane exit warning, lane holding aid, lane change alert, seat reminder, lane change alert, stop the camera to look around and parallel and perpendicular park help.