The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is the first of many new crossovers to come from Cadillac, and it has an important job: continue to cement Cadillac as a crossover favorite.
The outgoing Cadillac SRX was Cadillac’s best selling model, meaning the XT5 has big shoes to fill. MotorWeek had a go in the 2017 XT5 to see if the shoe fits. For the most part, it does.
Praise was awarded for the XT5’s excellent powertrain combination in the 3.6-liter LGX V6 and eight-speed automatic. Driving dynamics were a high point, too. Even the interior scored high marks for its material usage.
But, CUE was (of course) knocked for being laggy and lacking real buttons or knobs. The gauge cluster also came under fire for not looking the luxury crossover part.
Overall, the XT5 seems ready to tackle the segment. Check out the review for yourself up above.