The competition in the luxury automobile segment is growing with time. GM’s luxury wing Cadillac is one of the top players in the segment and its XT5 is among the top-selling models from the brand’s stable. While its other models have received a mixed response from buyers and critics, the XT5 has brought Cadillac laurels over the years.
Of course, the XT5 has undergone a number of revisions since its inceptions to cope with the competition from the likes of Rolls Royce and newcomers like Infiniti.
And while 2019 XT5 has kept the same engine options, 2020 version will get a 2.0-liter turbo and hybrid powertrains. More about this future XT5 model you can find on SUV Trend.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Luxury Design
The XT5 crossover has been known for its bold design and the 2019 model is not going to be any different. You get the square, aggressive front with more sharp lines and fewer curves on side profile. The huge grille at the front is attention catching, beyond doubt. The headlamps are now LED powered. The rear door is slanted which adds to the already abundant cargo space. It will be sold in a few trims-XT5, Luxury, Platinum and Premium Luxury.
The cabin is not only lavish in 2019 Cadillac XT5, but it is also gorgeous. The seats are made of high-quality leather, which is quite common in Cadillac vehicles. Its cabin is also roomy even for tall adults. Cadillac has used various noise insulating tech and materials inside the cabin and they work well. The dashboard layout also looks nice and the CUE infotainment system, aided by the 8-inch display works well. The cabin has provisions for both wireless charging and USB. Three persons can be accommodated in the back seat if they are not too big.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Engine Options
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 is powered by a beefy 3.6L V6 direct-injection engine 310 HP. It is clubbed with an 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox. Despite its huge body size, the XT5 is pretty fast. Even with a full load, it reaches 60 mph from 0 in only 6.6 seconds- which is impressive. For a car, this large, mileage is also pretty good. The suspension is great and it soaks in the bumps very well. Despite its size, maneuvering the vehicle in city traffic is not that hard.
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 is loaded with safety features and amenities to the hilt but the Platinum trim gets the most of these- as expected. The around view camera feature works well. You get Rear Park Assist in base trim. Luxury trim gets features like Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rainsense front wipers along with an Automatic-dimming rearview mirror. Premium Luxury trim gets the Driver Awareness Package which comes with Lane Keep Assist, front pedestrian detection, Forward Collision Alert etc. The Platinum trim gets Advanced Security Package and Surround Vision.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Price and availability
The expected price of base trim of upcoming Cadillac XT5 is $40,000 and top trim’s price may be around $65,000. The release date could be in late 2018.
Summing it up
The 2019 Cadillac Escalade gets most things right as far as luxury is concerned. It offers enough amenities and the performance is also superb. However, it is priced a bit steeply compared to some rivals.