2017 Cadillac XT5

The start of something new: Cadillac enters the luxury crossover market with the XT5.

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One of the car industry’s most popular segments just got a serious boost of style and performance with the addition of the 2017 Cadillac XT5. After remaining fairly uninvolved in the crossover segment during its growth period, Cadillac debuts its first model for an upcoming line that will continue to expand on this versatile class.

The XT5, or crossover touring 5, resides on an entirely new and distinctive chassis that focuses on lightweight structure and efficiency. It helps improve driving dynamics and increase fuel economy—creating the best of both worlds—a fun-to-drive vehicle that doesn’t stiff you on gas mileage.

It’s also a great option if you’re looking for more cabin and cargo room for your daily commuter. Even though the new Cadillac is seven inches longer, it’s still lighter than competing crossovers such as the Audi Q5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE Class. That allows more storage space without slowing you down. Plus, with the help of the XT5’s new V6 engine and advanced all-wheel drive, there will be no shortage of momentum on the road.

As far as luxury goes, the Cadillac XT5 is stacked with special features and new technology, including Apple Carplay and Android auto compatibility, as well as an upgraded infotainment system. The dash and overall interior design feel clean and sophisticated. Most of its CUE features reside in a touchscreen, hands-free environment and even include a wireless charging station for your phone. Not to mention, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot so you never have to worry about going over your data plan again.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, 6-year/70,000 mile powertrain limited warranty, 4-year/50,000 mile premium care maintenance, 6-year/70,000 mile courtesy transportation, 6-year/70,000 mile roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $38,995

As Tested: $38,995

  • 19 / 27 mpg
  • EPA
  • 6.6 sec
  • 0-60
  • 310
  • Horsepower
  • 130 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 2.0-liter I4 VVT DI Turbo (LTG)
  • Horsepower: 310
  • Torque: 295 / 400 @ 3000 (est.)
  • Transmission: Eight-Speed Automatic: electronically controlled, automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch
  • Curb Weight: 3,985 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 112.5 in
  • Length: 189.5 in
  • Width: 75 in
  • Height: 66 in
  • Turning circle: 11.8 ft
  • Brakes: four-wheel discs; front: dual-piston cast iron calipers with ceramic brake linings
  • Suspension: front: independent MacPherson strut-type; twin-tube struts; specifically tuned coil springs; rear: independent premium five-link; twin-tube shock absorbers; tri-ball joint configuration
  • Traction: StabiliTrak four channel system with ABS, yaw stability, traction control and AWD torque control (AWD models)
  • 0-60 mph: 6.6 sec
  • 60-0 mph: 174 ft.
  • Top Speed: 130 mph
  • EPA City: 19 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 27 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 23 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: Automatic front and rear braking for low-speed conditions, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, full-speed range Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic Parking Assist

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