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2020 Cadillac XT5 review

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Cadillac XT5 highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Plenty of standard features
  • Great cargo capacity
  • Generous legroom and headroom

Cons

  • Small windows and mirrors reduce visibility through the back
  • Minimal storage space within the cabin
  • Cabin materials don't block exterior noise

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 25 highway, 20 combined

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A stylish and sporty SUV

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.

All Cadillac XT5 years

What is new for the 2020 Cadillac XT5?

  • The XT5 is available in a new trim called the Sport.
  • The Base and Platinum trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • XT5 trims have been upgraded with Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear A/C Seat(s), Running Boards, and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Luxury trim now comes with Leatherette Seats as standard equipment.

2020 Cadillac XT5 trims

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Luxury:

Premium Luxury:

Sport:

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Cadillac XT5

1. Vibrant and luxurious interior

2020 Cadillac XT5 Review:Front Seats | CarMax

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.

2. Torquey base engine and optional V6 power

2020 Cadillac XT5 Review:Engine | CarMax

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.

3. Enhanced and easy-to-use technology

2020 Cadillac XT5 Review:Dash | CarMax

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.

4. Comfort and space

2020 Cadillac XT5 Review:Cargo | CarMax

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.

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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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

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.6 out of 5

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RepairPal gave the Cadillac XT5 an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Cadillac XT5 1st out of 29 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

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Cadillac XT5 features and specs

Luxury 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Parking
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

237

Torque (ft-lbs)

258

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

19.4

Wheelbase

112.5"

Overall length

189.6"

Width

74.9"

Height

66.1"

Leg room

F 41.2"/R 39"

Head room

F 39.7"/R 38.4"

Front tires

P235/65R18

Rear tires

P235/65R18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

2020 Cadillac XT5 FAQ

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Color options

Exterior 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

Interior details

  • 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

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