The all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5 is made with the intention to replace the ongoing Cadillac SRX crossover. It is expected to debut this spring and bring many new improvements over the old SRX. It will be the first model of the all-new XT series of cars, while the second will be the considerably larger three-row crossover XT7.
The XT5 will be a bit bigger than the SRX and will be available in four trim levels. The new model will have some unique features, like the Rear Camera Mirror, capable of displaying live image from the rear camera. From the get-go, the new Cadillac XT5 looks really promising. Let’s take a look on the actual facts.
Cadillac XT5 Engine and Performance
There aren’t many reliable information regarding the engine that will be featured in the new Cadillac XT5.
However, the new model will likely have and improved version of the 2015 SRX’s 3.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine, capable of producing around 310 horsepower, with a maximum torque output of 305 pounds-feet.
Although not confirmed, we may see a new engine from the GM’s kitchen, likely a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6, that will lower fuel economy.
The plug-in hybrid models are becoming quite popular these years, due to their amazing fuel economy and we may even see an XT5 featuring on of these engines.
No diesel engine in sight, but, in order to as competitive as possible, the diesel engine needs to be offered as an option. The base XT5 will feature front-wheel drive, with the optional all-wheel drive, as well.
The new all-wheel drive technology is capable of sending 100 percent of torque to either wheel axle, which can be further distributed to individual wheels, depending on the terrain and weather conditions.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Price
It might be just too early to discuss prices, but since the new XT5 will basically replace the old SRX, the prices might just be very close and it might be safe to estimate that the base XT5, without any additional options will cost at around $40,000.
Around $1,500 more than the SRX, but the model well justifies the price. A fully loaded Platinum trim level will start at around $64,000, which is pretty high.
Exterior, Platform and Design of Cadillac XT5
The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 will use the new platform and ditch the old Epsilon II platform, featured on the current Cadillac SRX. Named Chi, the new platform will be available in regular and long wheelbase versions.
On the front, the new XT5 will surely feature a distinctive look, thanks to the large, chromium-trimmed grille and LED daytime light pipes running down from the sharp-angled headlights. The second part of the LED daytime pipes is located on the lower air intake openings.
The model will feature 18 or 20-inch alloy wheels. Also, the car should be more agile than the replaced model, thanks to the use of light-weight materials in the body frame.
Interior and Features
A classy crossover like the XT5 surely wont lack any technology, nor luxury elements. The cabin offers more space than the SRX. Premium leather upholstery, metal trims, leather coated steering wheel with contrast stiches are luxury feats that will be standard.
All the usual tech gadgets are there, including the Rear Camera Mirror system, instead of the standard rear view mirror, safety features, such as automated parking and adaptive cruise control and much more.