The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is an important product in a branding sense, but the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is really the more important launch between the two. The XT5 arrives at a time when crossover sales are hot, and luxury market share is up for grabs between quite a few brands.
The 2017 XT5 will be right on time, arriving in a few short months, and Cadillac has fired up the crossover’s online configurator. As promised, the XT5 will start at a compelling $39,990 in base trim with front-wheel drive. For those looking for all-wheel drive, stepping up to the luxury or platinum trim will be required.
We decided to see how far we could take Cadillac’s luxury crossover, so we got to work building our own, daring greatly with out pseudo checkbook.
We selected the platinum trim, which arrives with the works including the Ultra View sunroof, rear camera mirror, surround vision and a heads up display among plenty of other goodies. We chose the premium Red Passion Tintcoat, an extra $500, and continued on our way.
Next we selected the Driver Assist package to the tune of $2,340, which includes front and rear automatic braking, automatic park assist, adaptive cruise control and more. Finally, after glancing over the remaining options, all quite unnecessary if you ask us, we came to our grand total: $66,335 for an optioned out, packed to the gills 2017 XT5 Platinum.
Honestly, that’s not so bad. The content present in the XT5 may far outweigh the value proposition when comparing it to certain German rivals. And that’s exactly what Cadillac is hoping for with the XT5. Head to the link here to build your own example of XT5.