* Model: 2020 XT5 Sport AWD
* Exterior color: Radiant Silver Metallic
* Autogenous color: Cirrus and Jet Black
* Engine: 3.6-liter, V-6
* Horsepower: 310
* Transmission: 9-speed automatic
* Fuel economy: 25 mpg highway, 18 mpg city
* Local Dealer: Integrity Cadillac, 6025 International Drive
* Price (as tested): $59,740
The Tennessee-made Cadillac XT5 bunched SUV has agilely become the brand’s acknowledged vehicle.
Cadillac, which alveolate to bulge authoritative iconic affluence sedans in the 20th century, is bound acceptable an SUV- and crossover-focused company.
Our Spring Hill, Tennessee-made tester is in top-of-the-line Sport trim with all-wheel-drive, a $2,000 upgrade. It appearance a cottony 3.6-liter V-6 agent that makes 305 horsepower. A turbocharged four-cylinder agent (237 horsepower) is the abject offering.
The XT5 is a abstraction in contrasts. It’s comfortable but not extravagant, stout but not decidedly sporty, and beautiful but not flashy. This array of aseptic arete is what makes the XT5 a acceptable accommodation car for those who appetite abundance and achievement after over-the-top pricing.
Still, our tester, provided for a one-week analysis drive on Chattanooga streets, has an MSRP of $59,740 afore discounts. In a chic area the Lexus RX350 is the gold standard, the XT5 at atomic has the chops to compete. Cross-shopping these two models is recommended. Your best may appear bottomward to claimed taste, or a bent against Tennessee-made artefact in the case of the XT5.
Cadillacs are accessible locally at Integrity Buick GMC Cadillac. Late this anniversary the dealership had 27 XT5s in agenda account starting at $36,040 with discounts. At this point, inventories are still abundant with 2019 models.
WHAT IS IT?
The Cadillac XT5 is a bunched affluence SUV with two-row basement for five. With a V-6, the XT5 gets 25 mpg artery and 18 mpg city. GM offers a four-year or 50,000-mile assurance with six-year or 70,0000-mile advantage of the power-train.
For 2020, appraisement on the XT5 band is Affluence ($45,000), Premium Affluence ($49,790) and Sport $56,090.
WHAT WE LIKED
Our account of “likes” includes the cream-colored covering interior, comfortable seats, handsome auto and bedlam dash.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Driver foot-room is pinched, rear mirror afterimage is sub-optimal and the center-stack punch for authoritative the complete arrangement and altitude controls takes time to master.
The XT5’s angular contour is stately, abnormally in Radiant Silver Metallic. For 2020, the archetypal gets new caster choices, new bumpers and a new grille. The 20-inch, 12-spoke auto ability be the best adorable affection of the vehicle.
Our tester appearance an adorable two-tone interior, Cirrus and Jet Black. The birr is apple-pie and bare of dials and switches. A basic barometer array is a avant-garde touch.
The 3.6-liter V-6 is bland and strong. Mated to a nine-speed automated manual the agent makes 305 horsepower. The aftereffect is an SUV that’s ablaze on it’s anxiety and responds agilely if you accord it the spurs.
The XT5 is the pride of the Caddy agile from a sales perspective, and appeals to a ample swath of accessible customers.
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