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2018 Cadillac XT5

$40,595 — $63,395 MSRP
SUV
5 Seats
21-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Attractive styling
  • Appealing interior with premium materials
  • Versatile sliding rear seat
  • Copious backseat legroom
  • Integrated multimedia screen

The Bad

  • Very short on rear headroom
  • Touch-sensitive controls for climate control and audio
  • Dark plastic lower body cladding
  • Manually controlled all-wheel-drive system
  • Unexceptional engine performance
2018 Cadillac XT5 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Cadillac XT5
  • Five-seat SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • V-6 engine, eight-speed automatic standard
  • Rearview camera mirror available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Small SUVs are riding a wave of popularity, and nearly every luxury brand has thrown its raft into the pool. We tested seven all-new, recently redesigned or just updated contenders to see who comes out on top.

What it is: One of the hottest segments in the automotive industry is the luxury crossover category, with every major automaker having a player in this lucrative field. The five-seat XT5 is Cadillac’s entry in this popular class. It's powered by a standard 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are available.

New for 2018

A new base trim level with all-wheel drive is now offered.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
86 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Cadillac takes SUV up a notch

by New XT5 Owner from Southern New Jersey on November 12, 2018

Comfort first, my 6-foot plus family members have plenty of headroom and legroom, front and back. The flexibility in dash readouts minimize distraction while driving with everything ready at a glance. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Zero defects

by Vette from CALIFON on October 24, 2018

The car is very comfortable, handles well, and is nicely compact. The performance is on par with the competition, but requires the driver to step on it! The transmission tends to stay in a higher gear ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Cadillac

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper (2012-2017 models)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The XT5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker