A stylish and sporty SUV.

2020 Cadillac XT5 Review | CarMax

The Cadillac XT5 offers stylish luxury in a practical, sporty package. As a compact luxury SUV, this popular utility vehicle is ready to be whatever you need it to be—as a sporty get-about, comfortable cruiser, or sophisticated out-of-towner. From its distinctive design and tech-laden interior to its torquey base-model turbocharged engine, the 2020 XT5 is everything you need a luxury utility to be and more.

While we currently do not have many 2020 Cadillac XT5s on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Cadillac XT5 with similar features.

Below are average prices for prior model years of the Cadillac XT5.

  • 2017 - Average prices less than $28,0001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $30,5001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $34,0001

Here's what you'll learn in this 2020 Cadillac XT5 review:

Key Specs and Features:


  • The 2020 Cadillac XT5 with AWD, the 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine, and nine-speed automatic transmission, gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined.2

Cargo Space:

  • 30.2 cubic feet behind the second row
  • 63 cubic feet with seats folded down

Towing Capacity:

  • The 2020 Cadillac XT5's towing capacity is an estimated 3,500 lbs. with the 3.6L V6 engine when properly equipped.3

Seating Capacity:

  • Seating for five passengers.
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Engine Options:

  • 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine making 237 hp on the base Luxury and Premium Luxury trims
  • 3.6L V6 engine that produces 310 hp standard on Sport models

Tech Features:

  • Eight-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity
  • Available Cadillac Connected Apps and Cadillac 4G LTE with available Wi-Fi hotspot4
  • Rearview Camera


The Cadillac XT5 has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured on the following ranking lists:

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Vibrant and Luxurious Interior

With the 2020 Cadillac XT5, you can expect bright and expressive interior colors and trim themes with a rich selection of authentic materials and coordinating decor, like the available Jet Black/Kona Brown theme with its luxurious leather seats and door inserts. Meanwhile, the XT5's center console's carefully tailored design enhances storage solutions while giving you plenty of cup holders, a nice addition to any drive.

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2. Torquey Base Engine and Optional V6 Power

When it comes to performance, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 has plenty to offer with its 237-hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Serving as the base-model engine, it's ideal for stop and go, city-style driving, thanks to its 258 lb-ft of torque. If you're looking for a bit more power under the hood, the 3.6L V6 engine is also available on Cadillac XT5 Sport models, giving you even more horsepower and towing capability.

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3. Enhanced and Easy-to-Use Technology

The Cadillac XT5's user-experience interface gives you enhanced connectivity and personalization, making every mile behind the wheel that much more pleasant and smooth. The interface features a rotary wheel providing extra tactile control to the center touchscreen and ensuring the entire experience is accessible and user friendly. Additional technology includes one-touch phone pairing, wireless charging, and USB and USB-C ports. The entire package comes together with a high-definition instrument cluster display boasting crisp, vibrant graphics.

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4. Comfort and Space

Whether you're after legroom to stretch out or space for your sports equipment or luggage, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 is ready to accommodate your travel needs. There are 30.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and over 60 cubic feet of cargo hauling space in total. Room for elbows, heads, and legs is also plentiful: the 2020 Cadillac XT5 offers 39.7 inches of front headroom, 41.2 inches of rear legroom, and 56.3 inches of rear shoulder room—all that adds up to a roomy and comfortable ride.

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5. Advanced Driver-Assistance Features

The tech-laden 2020 Cadillac XT5 makes driving fun and easy with key driver-assistance features, including a high-resolution HD rearview camera with surround view and automatic parking assist with braking. With the XT5 you also get a rear pedestrian alert system and available night vision as well as available all-wheel drive on the XT5 Sport model.

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What You Need to Know

Available Trims

  • Luxury: 18-inch wheels, an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bose® stereo system, simulated-leather upholstery, and more.
  • Premium Luxury: Additional standard features include blind-spot monitoring, leather upholstery, and a hands-free liftgate.
  • Sport: 20-inch wheels, a 3.6L V6 engine, all-wheel drive, and more aggressive and striking exterior styling cues.

Available Colors

  • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Dark Mocha Metallic
  • Garnet Metallic
  • Manhattan Noir Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Red Horizon Tintcoat
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Shadow Metallic
  • Stellar Black Metallic


  • 30.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 63 cubic feet with rear seats down
  • Seats five passengers
  • Standard eight-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard
  • Standard comfort features including heated front seats, an eight-way power front driver seat, and a heated steering wheel

Cadillac XT5 Average CarMax Prices

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the Cadillac XT5.

  • 2017 - Average prices less than $28,0001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $30,5001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $34,0001

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2020 Cadillac XT5, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

NHTSA Safety Ratings - 2020 Cadillac XT5

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 has been rated 5/5 stars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Cadillac XT5, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Cadillac XT4

New for the 2019 model year, the Cadillac XT4 is a five-passenger compact utility vehicle with a daring design and powertrain to match. The sportiness begins with a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine that makes 237 hp. Meanwhile, cargo capacity measures 22.5 cubic feet with seats up and 48.9 cubic feet with seats down. Technology features include an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen and driver-assistance features such as an available surround-view camera system. All 2019 models also include:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • LED headlights and tail lights
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Eight-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Cadillac XT6

Debuting in 2020, the Cadillac XT6, is a compelling choice if you're after a three-row SUV with a long list of features. For starters, this seven-passenger utility vehicle offers ample room for your passengers and belongings: you'll find 12.6 cubic feet behind the third row and 78.7 cubic feet with rear seats folded down. Standard technology features on the 2020 Cadillac XT6 include an eight-inch diagonal touchscreen, wireless charging, and a Bose stereo system. The XT6 also includes the following standard features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Eight-inch touchscreen
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Power liftgate with programmable height
  • Power-folding third-row seats

Cadillac Escalade

If big and bold is on your shopping list, then the Cadillac Escalade is a large SUV that's worth a test drive. The Escalade's cavernous interior boasts an impressive total cargo capacity of 121 cubic feet inside the ESV model with 15.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row for 2017–2019 Escalades. 2017–2019 Escalades also feature an eight-inch diagonal infotainment touchscreen as well as available OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi antenna for hotspot capability.4 Standard features for 2017–2019 models include:

  • 22-inch wheels
  • Surround-view camera
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • Automatic parking
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel

The Bottom Line

The Cadillac XT5 is a stylish, sporty, and exceedingly comfortable SUV—offering all the luxury and sophistication you could want. And thanks to its standard turbocharged engine, modern interior, and long list of helpful driver-assistance technology and accessible infotainment features, you're sure to love every moment in the driver seat.

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1Based on prices on carmax.com in December 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
3Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
4OnStar features require activation and most require a paid OnStar plan to use. Wi-Fi hotspot functionality may also require an additional data plan. Limitations and restrictions apply. See onstar.com for more information.
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