2018 Cadillac XT5

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$40,595–$63,395 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Cadillac XT5. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2018 Cadillac XT5

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

2018 Cadillac XT5 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.


2018 XT5 Video

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Gorgeous

by Cady from Canada on July 15, 2018

Most excellent suv verry nice looking drive well a lot of features for a base model awd love it and recommended nice color specs and fiell economy Read full review

(5.0)

Most reliable car suv

by Bignini from Canada on July 12, 2018

I own a srx also 2014 collection, and just lease a xt5 base awd, love it technologie is awsum beautiful suv smooth drivind recommende it Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Cadillac

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, 24-hour consumer relations center hot line, Free OnStar service for six months and Vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 100,000 miles

    Every certified Pre-Owned Cadillac comes with a 6 year or 100,000 mile Certified limited warranty coverage
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection 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.
For complete details,

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