2017 Cadillac XT5 – Review, Price, Photo and Specs

December 28, 2016 2017, CADILLAC

2017 Cadillac XT5 Review

Those who are on the lookout for a quality car as far the year 2017 is concerned, have reasons to believe that the 2017 Cadillac XT5 could be a great choice. Hence it would not be a bad idea to have a closer look at this car and look at the various specifications and features. Let us first get started with the takeaways and weak links so that customers can know where to get started. We will then have examine the various features such as engine power, pickup speed, exteriors, interiors, safety features and last but not the least price.

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Main Takeaways

It offers a very smooth and supple ride and comes with a wonderful interior design. Further it also has a unique and responsive all wheel drive system. This is specifically suitable for those who wish to run the car in difficult terrains like hills and uphill drive. Hence it can easily negotiate rough and difficult roads quite easily.

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Weak Links

The rear end styling is not very impressive and compared to man other models and makes in the market, many customers believe that it has quite a few things to offer. The instrument cluster is also not very impressive and according to many it is too simplistic and hollow. However, when one looks at the various reviews and scores it come out with a health 7.0 rating out of a total 10.0 which is not bad according to many. Let us now try and have a closer look at the various features which go in the making the 2017 Cadillac XT5 an exciting and good proposition.

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Why this Interest And Excitement

The reason why this x15 model is being so closely followed is because it has quite a few expectations from the customers. They believe that it will come with a number of vastly improved features when compared to the previous versions. Further the customers today have many choices coming in from other manufacturers and therefore they draw a comparison of all models of Cadillac with those brands and models. Hence when they look at this model they believe that it will give the other makes and models of 2016 and 2017 a run for their money. Where does the truth lie?

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It would be not wrong to mention here that Cadillac is not anymore a car which follows others. With this model there are many who believe that it will be starting a new games. While there are many new models of Cadillac which have come, the SRX crossovers still continue to be popular. Hence it would not be out of place to mention here that the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is an improvement on the time-tested and proven SRX crossovers.

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Great Chassis

As is the history and practice of Cadillac the x5 also boasts of a highly quality chassis. Compared to the previous versions the XT5 has been able to reduce weight by almost 300 pounds. Hence it has now become 600 lbs leaner when compared to the much talked about Mercedes Benz GLE350. However, the designers of Cadillac state that this car has been designed in such as a way that it is like a safety cage without compromising on the weight of the car. This is done with the help of durable and stiffer constructions of the chassis. The new crossover architecture could perhaps be complimented for this.

 

A Few More Options Which It Offers

It would also be pertinent to mention here that the AWD – All Weather Drive feature comes with a new torque vectoring technology and it offers three different driving models Snow/Ice, Sport and Tour. With each option you have changed power application. However, there is something common in all the three options. The AWD facility can be used whenever needed. This certainly is great news. Though the AWD option adds around $2500 to the cost and also adds to the weight, customers seem to like it. This is because they can take it off whenever it is not required.

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Looks And Appearances

There could be one word to describe this new XT5 styling. It is sharp but not exactly seductive and provocative. The exteriors have well and truly been softened quite a bit compared to the previous models, the shadow of the previous model still continues to haunt. The rear styling according to many customers leaves much to be desired. The front has been done artfully but the rear certainly is a disappointment for many.

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The Cabin of 2017 Cadillac XT5

Though the exterior could be a disappointment for a few, especially the rear, the cabin certainly more than compensates for it. Whether is the real wood, supple leather, and the best of brushed metal surface, you will certainly be overwhelmed by the design features as far as the interiors are concerned. The cabin is spacious and the sunroof is panoramic to say the least. The infotainment features are intuitive and quick and come with Android Auto, and 4G LT Hotspot and the best of display resolution and usability. The analog gauges and driver displays are still an eyesore and they should have gone through some much needed changed.

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2017 Cadillac XT5 Power, Transmission & Safety

As far as the power, pickup and safety features are concerned, it is almost the same as the previous models and there has not been too many changed that have been made. However, there are some new safety goodies which have found place. These include facilities for monitoring of blind spot, rear cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist and also lane departure warning. It also comes with an automatic low speed braking, backup camera and parking sensors.

 

Final Words

Priced at around $55,000 it certainly in an expensive car but when one looks the various features, functions, speed, power, pickup, safety parameters and a new gorgeous look for the interiors, there are reasons to believe that it is a car which offers the best value for money at all points of time. It certainly will be great news for Cadillac lovers as far as 2017 is concerned. It also boasts of the best of after sales services and spare parts have never been a problem with Cadillac and the same is expected of this model too.

John Goldberg