What Is The 2016 Cadillac XT5 Like?

In the automobile industry, it is common for manufacturers to introduce a new vehicle model in the event that the present model has not achieved much success. Indeed, it is always the aim of all motor companies to ensure that their vehicles record high sales. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 was introduced onto the market as a successor to the SRX, a crossover which did not get the success that the manufacturer felt it deserved.

The 2017 Cadillac XT5

This vehicle is likely to run on a new modular platform known as the “Chi”. This will considerably lower the manufacturing costs. The Caddy, as they are popularly known, will face competition from other mid-size crossovers such as the Audi Q5 and the BMW X5.

Exterior and interior design

The exterior of the car will feature two vertical LED lights as well as a bigger grille. At the back of the 2017 Cadillac XT5, mirrors can be found on the doors. The back of the car appears to curve slightly, it has two exhaust pipes and a tail gate.

For the interior, the car has borrowed quite a lot from the ATS. For instance, the dashboard and the layout of seats will be similar to that of the ATS. The Cadillac XT5 has a satellite navigation system, LTE connectivity, an infotainment system, heated and ventilated seats. For high end models, Wi-Fi is an optional extra and can be installed. Lastly, there will be a storage compartment under the floor of the car.

What Is The 2016 Cadillac XT5 Like?


The base model is fitted with a 3.6 liter, V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower of force and 270 pounds of torque. The six speed automatic transmission has been replaced with the new nine speed automatic transmission, this new transmission provides a smoother and faster ride.

There are reports that Cadillac are working on a 2.7 liter, V6 turbo engine. Lastly, it is expected that GM and Cadillac will produce a hybrid form of the 2017 Cadillac XT5. This will result in a powerful V8 supercar that can combine the power of a conventional and an electric engine.

Fuel economy

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is likely to give a mileage of 16 miles per gallon on city roads and 24 miles per gallon on highways, this is not bad for a 3.6 liter, V6.


Although the exterior dimensions of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 have not changed from previous models, the modular platform on which the crossover runs has seen a notable change. The new car is be about 270 pounds lighter than the SRX.

Release date and price

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is already available on the market. The base price will is in the neighborhood of $ 35,000. The price is very slightly lower than that of its predecessor, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 will offer a better interior and more fuel efficiency.

Since this car is intended to replace the SRX, it is clear that the model will undergo significant adjustments and upgrades. In this regard, any buyer can expect to see a powerful but efficient Cadillac model.

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