The forthcoming 2019 Cadillac XT5 is a powerful 2-row luxury SUV for five passengers. It comes with amazing levels of safety technology and advanced cabin features. Furthermore, it is one of the most powerful vehicles in the midsize-SUV class. Not much has been changed since the last year’s model.
The new optional exterior color is added, and the highway fuel-efficiency is improved. All other mechanical updates are mostly the same. Four trims are available for this model: base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum. Going through the trims, there are various option and features available.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Unique Design Language
Cadillac XT5 owns a very distinctive and edgy design with some crisp lines all over the vehicle. Honestly, there are no big changes in terms of design. There is no need for changes, as this Cadillac possesses a unique design language with somewhat stronger and tighter proportions and jeweled headlights.
The top trim will get you exclusive 20-inch wheels and as mentioned above, a new color is available too. It is a Harbor Blue Metalic and it will cost additional $630. The other colors like Bronze Dune, Crystal White, Dark Granite, Deep Amethyst, Radiant Silver, Red Passion and Stellar Black is still available. This luxury compact crossover is keeping the same dimension as before. It is not the longest or tallest vehicle in this category, but a rear roof pillar and a stubby hood give XT5 even more compact appeal. It is 189.5 inches long and its width without the mirrors is 75 inches. Brushed chrome accents and also an LED headlights just boost the exterior a little bit. A panoramic sunroof is available on all trims, except the base XT5 model.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Interior
The cabin of the forthcoming 2019 Cadillac XT5 is not only elegant but quiet as well. There are many different materials offered, aluminum, wood and carbon fiber makes the most of interior materials. The cabin is roomy, very nice combination of colors are present too. There is also a sliding second row, and it offers more space for the passengers. The split-rear seat folds flat, so hauling larger items should not be a problem. The infotainment system is excellent, with a color head-up display and a rear camera mirror. One can also choose few combination and interior colors. The Carbon Plum color, Cirrus, Jet Black and Sahara Beige will be available in Luxury and Premium Luxury trim. The Sahara Beige is also set for the base one and Maple Sugar and Jet Black for the Platinum trim.
All XT5 models are coming with a big list of standard features. Cruise control, power front seats, electric parking brake, a power liftgate and keyless entry are just some of them. If that is not enough, the list goes on with a telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, 4G LET with a Wi-Fi, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. With higher trims, the customers can get some premium features, from 14-speaker audio system to a tri-zone climate control and ventilated seats. Like we already said, have in mind that this is a very luxury SUV.
The upcoming 2019 Cadillac XT5 is very safe car from the crash test results. It comes with features like Front and Rear Park Assist, Automatic Parking Assist, Electric Parking Brake and front and rear head curtain. Also, in this model, we expect Rear Camera Mirror, Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, rear child security and many others.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Engine
Only one engine is available for the 2019 Cadillac XT5. Some of XT5’s competitor is using a smaller turbocharged engine, but Cadillac has other plans. This vehicle is using a larger, naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6. It can produce up to 300 HP and 275 lb-ft of torque.
Furthermore, this engine also features technologies like Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing. But not only that, it also uses a direct injection and auto start/stop technology as well. This will all give the new model better fuel economy.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Fuel Economy, Acceleration and Top Speed
This V6 runs on a gasoline, and it is mated with a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission. This combination will give decent fuel economy on the city/ highway 19/26 mpg for the FWD system and 18/26 mpg for the AWD. The new model is expected to come with accelerate time better than current one model that gives 6,6 sec from 0 to 60 mph. The top speed will be same like in the previous model 130 mph.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Price and Release Date
The price for the base model of 2019 Cadillac XT5 is around $42,000. All-wheel drive system will cost additional $3,000. Top line Platinum trim starts at about $64,000. The Premium Luxury model with added AWD system and features like navigation, 20-inch wheels and sunroof will cost around $57,000. The 2019 Cadillac XT5 will hit the markets in the first half of 2019. The main opponents are BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Lexus RX model.