From nose to tail, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 suv style is pure Cadillac, which shares the same avant-garde design theme and the V-6 3.6-liter with the brand’s line of sedans and more than some design elements with the full-sized Caddy SUV. However, its mediocre driving dynamics does not coincide with the sports sedans ATS, CTS and CT6, and its cockpit does not pamper the occupants as does the Escalade, which makes the XT5 a kind of black sheep in the Cadillac family. While the interior design of the XT5 can be considered delicate, it is very practical and spacious, and is full of many standard features of high-end entertainment and entertainment. While there are more luxurious and better-driving luxury crosses available in Europe and Japan, the unique style of XT5 and well-packaged interior may be enough to keep it running for some shoppers.
The XT5 wireless smartphone charging platform is updated for 2019 and now offers 15 watts of juice (compared to last year’s 5 watts) to accelerate charging times. Other changes are limited to four new colors (Shadow Metallic, Red Horizon Tintcoat, Dark Mocha Metallic and Manhattan Noir Metallic) and a new Kona Brown leather interior with Sapele wood details.
Our chosen 2019 Cadillac XT5 suv is the Premium Luxury version with front wheel drive. By avoiding the expensive Platinum model of high specs by selecting this mid-range setting, the expense is reasonable and still offers many premium features, including a Bose 14-speaker audio system, board navigation, emergency braking Automated, Lane maintenance assistance and LED headlamps with automatic high lights.
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The passenger space is good, and the accommodation is as luxurious as you would expect from a modern Cadillac. The materials used throughout the 2019 Cadillac XT5 ‘s cockpit appear on a large scale when examined individually, but when viewed as a whole, the result is a design that seems out of focus. The completely black interior of our test vehicle seems less busy than the two-tone black and beige theme, but the tan edge of synthetic carbon fiber seemed out of place in the decidedly unsporty XT5. The layout of the inside is good, and the driving position is nice. The heavy-duty steering wheel seems unattractive, but provides the driver with controls for common functions without having to reach the dashboard.
All XT5 models come well connected from the outset, with details such as a 8.0 inch touchscreen entertainment and entertainment, Apple display, Android Auto and a Wi-Fi 4G LTE hotspot integrated as standard rate. Four USB ports are conveniently located throughout the cockpit so that everyone can have a place to charge your mobile device, and a wireless inductive load pad is provided between the two front seats. Even the base XT5 obtain Bose audio with eight speakers. Audiophiles can be upgraded to a 14-speaker system in Luxury and Premium Luxury versions; Platinum models offer the enhanced sound system as standard equipment.
Even the luxury crosses should be practical, and the XT5 excels in this category. The above-average load space, many smaller object storage bins, and an easy-to-fold back seat allow this Caddy to easily transform from a luxury liner to a cargo king. The cargo hold of the XT5 had capacity for 10 awesome suitcases with the back seat in place. Folding the rear seat with 40/20/40 separation is easy: pull a lever in the charging compartment and the corresponding backrest backs forward to create a completely flat floor. Once folded, we managed to place 24 accessories inside.
One of the hallmarks of a luxury vehicle is a discreet motor train. The engine and transmission of the XT5 do little to disturb the serenity of the cabin when crossing, but lack refinement when pressed strongly. Although the V-6 of 3.6 liters of the XT5 is not rival for the engine in a performance-oriented SUV, like the Porsche Macan S, it compares favorably with the Lexus RX350 and the Volvo XC60. In the daily operation of light feet, we found that the Cadillac engine is impressively silent and well insulated from the cockpit; However, with a strong accelerator, the hardness of the engine manifests itself in an unflattering way. There is the right power to circulate on the road and to move through the heavy traffic of the city, and the standard functions of automatic stop/start and fuel saving of the XT5 work perfectly.
Find a winding road and the XT5 can tackle it with confidence, although it will not make the hairs on the back of your neck rise even when equipped with optional adaptive suspension. The body’s balance is well controlled and the XT5 feels substantial and planted, which is especially comforting on the long road roads. However, in sections of broken pavement, our platinum tester felt nervous and allowed the abrupt impacts to resonate in the cockpit. This is a disappointing trait, especially given that the suspension does not coincide remotely with the sportsmanship of Macan. The management is accurate but lacks visceral comments, another missed opportunity to attract enthusiastic drivers.
XT5 ‘s EPA fuel economy estimates are parallel to those of other V-6 engine rivals. Four-wheel drive costs 1 mpg both in the city and on the road, a small concession for greater confidence in inclement weather. In our real-world trials, however, XT5 ‘s performance was worse than expected; Our XT5 Platinum 2017 with all-wheel drive achieved only 23 of the 26 mpg pledged during our 200-mile road fuel economy test.
Operating and reliability costs
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 suv shock test results are good, and two optional driver support packages allow buyers to select only the functions they want. Unfortunately, those who value high-tech assistance, such as adaptive cruise control or automatic emergency braking, will be disbursing money. Key security features include:
Automatic emergency braking available, available rail maintenance assistance, adaptive cruise control available
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Cadillac’s standard warranty coverage matches or exceeds those of most XT5 rivals. The Caddy also offers scheduled courtesy maintenance for three years or 36.000 miles, tying the Volvo XC60.
The limited Warranty covers 4 years or 50.000 miles. The powertrain warranty covers 6 years or 70.000 miles. Courtesy maintenance is covered for the first visit.