2021 Cadillac XT5 – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2021 Cadillac XT5

MSRP: $43,995 - $55,095
3.95

Reliability

4.2/5

Interior

3.4/5

Safety

4.9/5

Performance

3.4/5

Strengths

  • Excellent reliability rating expected
  • Great gas mileage
  • Plenty of legroom

Weaknesses

  • Cabin materials are one step under several competitors
  • The quality of the ride is not good
  • Less upscale than rivals

Review 

The Cadillac XT5 from 2021 finishes at the back of our medium-sized luxury SUV class. While the XT5 does not impress much, as many class rivals are more sporty and upscaling, it has a greatly predicted reliable rating. The 2021 Cadillac XT5 plays in the most popular segment of luxury: the two-row crossover. This is done with the traditional nebula Cadillac, which crosses the line between big segments with the pledge to make more money than the Germans offer. And while the competitive size is cheaper than many, in some ways, you lose out. 

Style is still subjective, but inside and outside of Germany and elsewhere, most of its rivals are stronger. The Sport Trim black-out adds a bit of pizazz, but the look is not unforgettable. The powertrain choices are less than enthusiastic. The V6 is not so much a power improvement as it is shared with many non-luxury GM cars but is refined but not as powerful as what rivals offer. Any of the technology is attractive at his price point, but we would like to recommend an inspired interior and a faint driving experience to many of the rivals of the XT5, no matter which segment they belong to.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Cadillac XT4, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power235 @ 5000 rpm
Transmission9-spd auto w/OD
MPG22 City / 29 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
Cadillac XT5 2021 Specs and Features

Price

The MSRP of the 2021 Cadillac XT5 is ranging between $43,995 – $55,095.

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

The new upgrades in the Cadillac XT5 2021 include the following features:

  • No noticeable changes

2021 Cadillac XT5 Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 Cadillac XT5 are listed below:

1. Luxury 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the Luxury 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $43,995. 

Specs and Features: It has features of 2.0L I-4 Engine, 235 @ 5,000 rpm Horsepower, 9-spd auto w/OD Transmission, 258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, 18″ silver aluminum wheels, heated mirrors, ABS and driveline Traction control, Key Fob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, Front-wheel Drive type, 2 – 1st row LCD monitor, Leatherette seat trim, Front and Rear Park Assist Parking assist, Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic, Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, and SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio.

2. Luxury 4dr All-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the Luxury 4dr All-wheel Drive is $45,995. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as Luxury 4dr Front-wheel Drive. The only feature is the All-wheel drive.

3. Premium Luxury 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the Premium Luxury 4dr Front-wheel Drive is $48,795. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on Luxury. It comes with Rainsense Windshield wipers – rain-sensing, Driver and passenger Lumbar support, Leather seat trim, 1st and 2nd-row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass sunroof.

4. Premium Luxury 4dr All-wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the Premium Luxury 4dr All-wheel Drive is $50,795. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as Premium Luxury 4dr Front-wheel Drive. The only feature is the All-wheel drive.

5. Sport

Price: The MSRP of the Sport is $55,095. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on Premium Luxury. It comes with a 3.6L V-6 Engine, 310 @ 6,600 rpm Horsepower, 271 @ 5,000 rpm Torque, All-wheel Drive type, and 20″ silver aluminium wheels.

2021 Cadillac XT5 Configuration
2021 Cadillac XT5 Configuration

2021 Cadillac XT5 Interior

What is the seating capacity?

While other medium-sized luxury SUVs are three-row, the XT5 can seat five in two rows. The sitting areas are spacious, and the legroom in the cabin is fine. However, larger passengers may want to avoid the rear seat, particularly because the SUV has a sunroof since the headroom is tight.

How many Child Car Seats are there?

The XT5’s rear outboard seats are equipped with two full LATCH connectors, and the upper anchor is in the rear middle seat. For other hardware, tether anchors may be confused, and the bottom anchors may be placed too deeply into the seats.

Interior Quality

In terms of the cabin’s design and quality, the XT5 doesn’t really meet class standards. Some reviewers argue that the final design is somewhat scattered, as though the plan is not simple. Also, several competitors fit and finish superior.

Cargo Space

The cargo capacity is typical for the class in this Cadillac. The back seats have a capacity of 30.2 cubic feet. Fold down those seats and increase the space to 63 cubic feet.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The CUE infotainment system is user-friendly, and controls include a rotary pushbutton and secondary buttons. However, the system can respond to inputs slowly, and sunlight can make seeing the display difficult. Furthermore, most competitors have bigger touch screens than the XT5.

  • Standard features: an 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto Wireless, Apple Carplay, Bose Audio eight-speaker, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB port, and Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Available features of infotainment: wireless charging devices, navigation, Bose 14-speaker, and rear-seat entertainment.
  • Other standard features: automatic double zone temperature control and remote
  • Additional features available: Auto climate control  tri-zone and a sunroof
2021 Cadillac XT5 Interior
2021 Cadillac XT5 Interior

Should I Buy a 2021 Cadillac XT5?

Yes, it is a good car for buyers because the Cadillac XT5 from 2021 finishes at the back of our medium-sized luxury SUV class. While the XT5 does not impress much, as many class rivals are more sporty and upscaling, it has a greatly predicted reliable rating.

You may also Ask for

Is the Cadillac XT5 being discontinued?

The XTS was originally scheduled to stop in 2017, but it was extended to cover its life cycle. For the model year 2018, the model got an update/facelift. The XTS will live its lifecycle and finish in the calendar years 2020-2021, with the Cadillac CT6 taking its place.

Is XT5 Cadillac a good car?

Yes, a good luxury midsize SUV is the Cadillac XT5. It has powertrains that are capable and fuel-efficient, and decent to handle. There’s plenty of passengers and cargo space in the cabin. But the true feather in the cap of the XT5 is its excellent expected reliability.

Is it expensive to maintain Cadillac XT5?

The estimated Cadillac XT5 maintenance and repair costs are between $80 and $1498, with an average of $176.

For more information about the latest Cadillac XT5, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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