2019 Cadillac XT5

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$41,695

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

22

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

189.5” x 66.0”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Appealing interior with premium materials
  • Versatile sliding backseat
  • Backseat legroom

The bad:

  • Short on backseat headroom
  • Touch-sensitive controls for climate and audio systems
  • Dark plastic body cladding
  • Unexceptional V-6 power

4 trims

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Notable features

  • New Sport Package available
  • Five-seat SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • V-6 engine, eight-speed automatic standard
  • Rearview camera mirror available
  • Advanced active safety systems available
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2019 Cadillac XT5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Cadillac XT5?

One of the hottest segments in the automotive industry is the luxury SUV class, and one of Cadillac's entrants is the five-seat XT5. The XT5 is 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, and competitors include the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

What’s New on the 2019 Cadillac XT5?

An upgraded wireless charging system is designed to charge devices faster. Meanwhile, a newly available Sport Package features a gloss-black grille, LED headlights, clear-lens taillights, side steps, 20-inch gray aluminum wheels and sport pedals.

What Features in the 2019 Cadillac XT5 Are Most Important?

All XT5 models come with the Cadillac User Experience multimedia system. CUE includes an 8-inch touchscreen, four USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Navigation, wireless device charging and a Bose surround-sound stereo are available.

Other standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable steering column, remote start and a power liftgate. Convenience options include a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, a head-up display, a panoramic moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a 360-degree camera system and a rearview camera mirror.

Available active safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, front and rear automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning.

Should I Buy the 2019 Cadillac XT5?

The XT5 is slightly bigger than the compact luxury SUV norm, and a benefit of the extra size is good backseat legroom. Unfortunately, backseat headroom is limited, and the V-6's power underwhelms. We're also not fans of CUE's touch-sensitive controls for the air conditioning and audio systems, which can be frustrating to use.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most recent consumer reviews

1.0

Worst car

My car was in the shop for all sorts of problems. Worst car I have ever had, and I am 74 years old. I had problems with power stearing, engine mounts, lights etc.

5.0

Great value

The XT5 has met all of our expectations in handling, performance and comfort. The 3.6 engine has excellent mileage and power. Interior is very comfortable and stylish. The XT5 appearance does distinguish itself from a lot of SUV's out there. I bought vehicle from a lease return and it looks like it belongs on the show room floor

5.0

Used 19 XT5

Bought car after lease expired. car is really reliable. No major problems. 1 drawback is not great gas mileage. 3.6 engine is very responsive. Overall good reliable car.

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Safety

Based on the 2019 Cadillac XT5 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
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
5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
New: 4 years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; CPO: One year/unlimited miles bumper-to-bumper
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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