2017 Cadillac XT5
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is a midsize luxury crossover that replaces the second-generation Cadillac SRX.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 evolves and refines Cadillac’s Art & Science design language.
Up front, a large and stylized grille with three horizontal bars wears the new Cadillac Crest logo. A front-view camera is neatly tucked below the Crest. Headlamps run horizontally into the front fender and vertically down the front via a “teardrop”. The outer edge of the headlight and the “teardrop” feature signature LED accent lights.
The teardrop runs into another signature LED accent light in the lower fascia. These lower accent LED lights are not integrated into the lower intake, but are instead part of a separate decorative lower fascia treatment. The hood, meanwhile, features surface styling elements that integrate with that of the headlights. Windshield washer sprayers are hidden beneath the hood, allowing for an uninterrupted design of the hood.
From the side, the XT5 has a different presence than other Cadillac vehicles such as the ATS, CTS, and CT6. That’s because unlike those vehicles, the XT5 rides on a front-drive platform that is limited to a cab-forward stance, defined by a relatively short hood and even shorter axle-to-dash ratio. By comparison, subsequent crossovers from Cadillac are expected to ride on rear-drive architectures, enabling the vehicles to have cab-rearward proportions as well as a longer dash-to-axle ratio.
The XT5’s profile is defined by a prominent character line that runs from the front door to the taillamp. The line gradually rises as it reaches the end of the vehicle, following the door handles, with the handles of the rear doors being positioned higher than those of the front doors.
A monochrome Cadillac Crest sits slightly below the door-mounted side mirror, just aft of the front door seam. The vehicle has four pillars, but only three are visible from the outside of the vehicle, since the third (C-pillar) is not visible from the outside. Finished in chrome, the daylight opening (DLO) tapers at the rear, while another chrome accent spans the lower section of the vehicle. The XT5 is offered with a choice of 18- and 20-inch wheels.
The rear end of the XT5 is defined by a large liftgate and large LED taillamps that run vertically and horizontally. At the top, an integrated spoiler houses the wiper, enabling enhanced operation by protecting it from ice and other debris. Though the spoiler is most prominent at the top of the vehicle, it actually wraps around the window of the liftgate. It’s trimmed in white at the top and in black on the sides. Unique “wraparound” surface styling at the junction of the liftgate window and body give the XT5 a wide stance.
The Cadillac Crest sits prominently in the middle of the hatch door. It is complimented by the model designation (XT5) to its left and the engine designation (3.6) to its right. A chrome trim piece spanning the width of the vehicle is placed below the Crest yet above the license plate cutout, integrating the rear-view camera. The hatch door features the AWD designation (if equipped) on the bottom left of the liftgate, along with more surface styling as it runs into the black/grey bumper cover. This cover is covered with a chrome accent spanning the width of the vehicle, and by parking sensors below it. The black/grey bumper is interrupted in the center by an integrated backup light.
Rounding out the design of the rear end are two red reflectors on each side of the grey/black bumper cover. Immediately below them are integrated exhaust outlets — one on each side that are exclusive to the Platinum trim level. A metal-look skid plate spans the distance between the reflectors and tailpipes. The metal-look skid plate is also exclusive to the new Platinum trim.
The XT5’s roof features two integrated roof rails for roof rack attachments as well as a stylized fin at the rear end of the roof, which houses the vehicle’s various communications antennae.
Following the unveiling of the all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5, we have yet to hear a single negative comment about the crossover’s interior. To the contrary, the feedback has been quite positive, and the cabin seems to be just the right amount of attractive design blended with high quality materials. Let’s take a look at the various elements that make the XT5 interior so great.
Cadillac says that the XT5’s cabin “brings a new level of sophistication to showcase Cadillac’s evolving design language”, which was most recently presented on the upcoming CT6 Sedan. The design is “based on a philosophy of clean, modern elegance and craftsmanship”, according to Cadillac.
“Our focus for the interior was sophistication and simplicity, ensuring an economy of lines to reduce visual noise and clutter,” says Cadillac executive director of global design, Andrew Smith. “A feeling of space is the ultimate luxury, so we sought to emphasize that. We also use a greater variety of authentic materials and palette of colors to deliver expressive interiors in all trim levels.”
There is “a lean, taut, liquid quality to the surfaces with flowing, uninterrupted lines separated by crisp edges”. A strong visual aesthetic is achieved “with proportions that convey the driving experience and the lightweight construction underneath the surface.”
The importance Cadillac placed on the interior is vital for the vehicle’s success in the marketplace: “We believe that luxury crossover customers particularly focus on interior design and materials,” says Smith. “This design direction is predicated on modern craftsmanship and the artistic integration of technology.”
Horizontal Surface Orientation
Interior surfaces inside the XT5 are wider and more horizontal in orientation compared to the SRX that it replaces. Cadillac says that the new horizontal surface orientation emphasizes efficient use of space.
Like all Cadillac models, the cabin is assembled with cut-and-sewn wrapped panels compared to molded surfaces typically used on mainstream vehicles.
The XT5 offers five interior color and trim choices. Decorative trim options range from carbon fiber to two types of aluminum and three types of genuine wood.
Notably, the pillars and headliner appear to be the same color as the color of the dashboard, rather than a common gray color of the SRX.
The cabin of the new Cadillac XT5 is full of small yet important details, including:
Electronic Precision Shift
The 2017 XT5 introduces Electronic Precision Shift – the first electronically-controlled transmission shifter in a Cadillac.
A first for a Cadillac and for a General Motors vehicle, Electronic Precision Shift essentially digitizes a vehicle’s shifter, improving the driving experience by:
- Reducing noise and vibration
- Delivering smooth, precise and responsive shifting
- Allowing further use of cabin space
In the Cadillac XT5, the “further use of cabin space” translates to the “floating” center console, defined by a storage space beneath the shifter that isn’t only utilitarian, but also gives the interior a unique design element.
As for the shifter, it’s shorter and of a different, more modern shape compared to traditional gear selectors found in today’s Cadillac vehicles such as the SRX that the new XT5 replaces. But the Electronic Precision Shift shifter isn’t so much a shifter as it is a multi-directional joystick of sorts.
Using the new Electronic Precision Shift shifter is fairly simple, though it might take some getting used to by those accustomed to a traditional shifter. The concept, however, is the same: to select a gear, the driver simply depresses and holds a small button on the shifter while moving the joystick to the spot on the legend:
- Drive is selected by pulling the joystick back
- Neutral is selected by pushing the joystick forward
- Reverse is selected by first pushing the toggle to neutral and then moving it to the left
- Park is accomplished by a press of the “P” at the top of the joystick
Floating Center Console
The center console “floats” above a storage space below it, which will surely be appreciated by those looking to store a handbag or other items.
There is also an open storage space just ahead of the new gear selector (below the HVAC control). The space doubles as a wireless smartphone charger (See “CUE” section below).
An oversized moonroof is available on the XT5, creating a sense of spaciousness in the cabin while also offering both front- and rear-seat passengers the opportunity to enjoy the sky above (whenever it’s safe to do so, of course).
Power-Sliding Cupholder Cover
As seen in the third-generation CTS, the 2017 XT5 features a power-sliding cupholder cover. Though not a groundbreaking feature, it does represents a unique detail that aids in creating a high-tech ambience.
From everything we have seen thus far, the A-pillars of the new XT5 appear to be much thinner compared to those of the SRX it replaces. Likely made possible by the use of high-strength and ultra high-strength steel, the thinner A-pillars is very much welcome since the second-generation SRX had some of the thickest A-pillars imaginable.
The 2017 XT5 steering wheel is the same as the all-new wheel design introduced by the 2016 CT6 sedan. With the Cadillac Crest prominently in the center, it features healthy grip support and an amalgamation of on-wheel buttons, which are re-arranged compared to the steering wheels of current Cadillac. Specifically, the lower vertical areas receive a new set of buttons that previously resided on the left and right horizontal sections.
Sliding And Reclining Rear Seats With More Space
The 2016 XT5’s new C1XX platform enables 3.2 inches (8.1 cm) more rear-seat legroom over the outgoing SRX. Added comfort for rear-seat passengers is furnished by the crossover’s rear seats, which recline and slide fore and aft. By comparison, the rear seats of the SRX were capable of reclining but not sliding back and forth.
What’s more, the rear end of the driver and passenger center console features two A/C vents for the rear passengers. Above the A/C vents is a new panel with HVAC and audio controls.
The details of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 cabin also extend to the very back thanks to a useful and attractive (yes, attractive) cargo area.
The EPA trunk volume is rated at 30 cubic feet (849 liters) behind the second row. The rear seats fold at a 60/40 (left/right) split, increasing the crossover’s hauling capacity to 63 cubic feet (1,784 liters).
The rear liftgate can be opened via hands-free operation, with gesture control beneath the rear bumper. The driver simply walks up to the vehicle with the key fob on his or her person, waves a foot slightly under the bumper, and the liftgate opens. The feature is standard on the range-topping Platinum trim level.
Upon opening the liftgate, customers are greeted with two brushed aluminum horizontal accents and two metal tracks that run longitudinally along the cargo area. The tracks are part of a new rail-based cargo management system. The outgoing SRX had a similar system called U-Rail.
To us, it’s these metal accents that are responsible for the “attractive” part of the cargo space.
A 12-volt outlet can be found on the driver’s side wall.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is offered in seven exterior colors and five interior combinations.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is offered in seven exterior colors:
- Crystal White Tricoat (G1W)
- Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic (G1M)
- Dark Granite Metallic (GXG)
- Radiant Silver Metallic (GAN)
- Red Passion Tricoat (G1E)
- Silver Coast Metallic (GWT)
- Stellar Black Metallic (GB8)
Each color is an extra-cost option with the exception of Radiant Silver Metallic, which is included in the price of the vehicle.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is offered in five interior color combinations, three seat trims, and one seat type:
XT5 Interior Color Combinations
- Sahara Beige with Jet Black accents
- Jet Black
- Cirrus with Dark Titanium accents
- Carbon Plum with Jet Black accents
- Maple Sugar with Jet Black accents
XT5 Seat Trim
- XT5 (base): leatherette seating surfaces
- Luxury and Premium Luxury: leather seating surfaces with mini-perforated inserts
- Platinum: semi-aniline full leather seats with Chevron perforated inserts
Regardless of trim level, the 2017 XT5 offers a single seat — a front bucket seat (AR9 production code).
The XT5 is packed full of technology, leading some to describe it as a computer on wheels.
New CUE Infotainment System
The CUE infotainment system is upgraded for the XT5 with a faster and more powerful processor that provides “best-ever response and accuracy”. The screen appears to be an eight-inch unit as seen on other 2016 (and prior) model year Cadillac models, but unlike those models, it does not appear to be capable of opening to reveal a storage space.
The volume control remains a capacitive touch slider in the 2017 XT5, while tuning is accomplished on the touch screen; neither the volume nor tuning features have redundant physical controls. The updated CUE system also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration as standard features. The XT5 also features an integrated wireless charger for mobile devices via a slot designed into the center console.
However, one notable change is the addition of physical controls for the vehicle’s HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system via three switches, one to adjust the driver’s-side temperature, another to adjust the passenger-side temperature, and the third to adjust the fan speed.
New Instrument Cluster
Given Cadillac’s past ineptitude to design an attractive instrument cluster, we’re happy to say that the 2017 XT5 features an instrument cluster that represents a huge improvement over any other modern Cadillac we’ve seen so far. The cluster features two rather attractive analog gauges on the far left (the tachometer) and right (the speedometer). A large digital display resides in the middle to display everything else.
Rear Camera Mirror System
Cadillac’s patented Rear Camera Mirror system, introduced on the Cadillac CT6, makes its way to the XT5.
The system works via a high dynamic range camera, which records wide images behind the car. It then streams the image to video processing software and projects the unobstructed view to a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) applied over the conventional inside rearview mirror.
The result is the removal of such obstacles as the roof, rear pillars and rear seat passengers, thereby enhancing the driver’s rear vision by 300 percent, and delivering a better view of what’s behind the vehicle.
Another new notable technology of the 2017 XT5 is the reconfigurable Head-Up Display (HUD), a feature that is unavailable on the second-gen SRX.
The HUD enables the driver to view vital vehicle information such as vehicle speed, engine RPM, speed limit and certain infotainment functions, all without breaking eye contact with the road ahead. The technology increases safety and convenience while also decreasing driver fatigue.
OnStar 4G LTE With Wi-Fi- Hotspot
Like all Cadillac models in 2016, XT5 features 4G wireless connectivity, with a standard integrated Wi-Fi hotspot.
A Surround Vision feature enables a “bird’s eye” view of the perimeter around the car to assist in parking.
Driver Assistance Systems
Cadillac’s Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages are available to aid vision and collision avoidance. These include automatic:
- Front and rear braking for low-speed conditions
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- Full-speed range Adaptive Cruise Control
- Automatic Parking Assist
Depending on the market, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 offers two new engine choices and an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain shares nothing with the Cadillac SRX that the XT5 replaces.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Engines
The 2017 XT5 offers with two engines:
- A naturally-aspirated six-cylinder in North America, and
- A turbo-charged four-cylinder in China
3.6L V6 LGX (North America)
In North America, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is powered by GM’s all-new 3.6-liter V6 engine. The motor carries GM production code LGX and earlier this year debuted on the 2016 Cadillac ATS and 2016 Cadillac CTS sport sedans; it is also featured on the 2016 Cadillac CT6 full-size sport-luxury sedan.
The dual-overhead cam (DOHC) 3.6L V6 LGX is a clean-sheet design, having very little in common with the 3.6L V6 LFX it replaces. In the XT5, the LGX makes an estimated 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque while also delivering impressive new fuel-saving technologies such as automatic engine Stop/Start and Active Fuel Management (otherwise known as AFM and cylinder deactivation).
AFM allows the engine to seamlessly and automatically switch to a fuel-saving 4-cylinder mode under low or moderate loads, while Stop/Start automatically stops and starts the engine when the vehicle is at rest in traffic stops, saving fuel and reducing emissions. In the XT5, Stop/Start also has the added benefit of enhancing the quietness expected of a luxury vehicle like a Cadillac.
2.0L Turbo I4 LTG (China)
In China, the XT5 is offered with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine — the 2.0L turbo LTG. The engine is also available on the ATS Sedan while being standard on the ATS Coupe, CTS Sedan, and CT6 Sedan.
The engine has automatic Stop/Start technology. Cadillac describes the turbo four as being “powerful yet compact”, but has yet to provide estimated power figures. Even so, we’ll note that the Turbo I4 LTG makes 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque in the ATS and CTS, though it will likely be rated at a bit less in the XT5 due to its traverse-engine and front-wheel drive setup.
As of this writing, Cadillac has not made a peep about an XT5 V-Sport. However, a potential, sporty V-Sport variant of the crossover will likely add a third engine option in the form of the 3.0L twin-turbo V6 LGW.
A “full-out” XT5-V is highly unlikely for the new midsize crossover.
Cadillac has yet to announce what engine(s) will power the XT5 in other markets such as Europe, Russia, or the Middle East. But our bets that Europe will get the turbo four, while Russia and the Middle East will get the six-banger.
No matter the engine, the new XT5 features a new 8-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment.
Though the brand has not provided any other details on the transmission itself, we should note that the XT5 debuts Electronic Precision Shift — the first electronically-controlled transmission shifter for a Cadillac.
The technology essentially digitizes the shifter, providing the benefits of reduced noise and vibration while allowing further use of the cabin space with a storage space beneath the new “floating” center console.
By default, the Cadillac XT5 sends power to the front wheels; a new and advanced all-wheel drive system is offered as an option.
The XT5’s AWD system uses a “twin clutch” design to continuously and automatically deliver outstanding traction in various driving conditions. Cadillac says that the system was specifically engineered for strong performance in wet, snowy, or icy conditions, while also being capable of providing enhanced stability in dry weather.
The twin clutch design allows the XT5’s AWD system to transfer up to 100 percent of available torque to either the front or rear axles. In addition, the system’s electronically-controlled rear differential can direct up to 100 percent of available torque to either wheel laterally. The ability to move power across the rear axle was designed for “split-coefficient” surfaces, such as when there is more water, ice or snow on one side of the road surface than the other. In this respect, the system is similar to the AWD system of the new Buick Envision.
Furthermore, the Cadillac XT5’s AWD system is driver-controlled and includes a new “disconnect” feature that disables the rear drive unit for improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
The XT5 name is the result of the overhaul of Cadillac’s new vehicle nomenclature, wherein cars have the CT# name structure while crossovers are known as XT#.
Identifying competitors to the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is not an easy task, since the CUV straddles the compact and midsize CUV spaces. From a size perspective, it fits squarely in the midsize luxury crossover category, while being priced (based on our expectations) at the level of a compact luxury CUV.
As such, the XT5’s most direct rivals include:
- Lexus RX
- Acura MDX
- Lincoln MKX
- Volvo XC90
Here’s a list of all possible XT5 competitors, whether in price or size:
Compact Luxury CUV Competitors:
- BMW X3
- Mercedes-Benz GLK/GLC-Class
- Audi Q5
- Volvo XC60
- Acura RDX
- Infiniti QX50
- Lincoln MKC
- Lexus NX
Midsize Luxury CUV Competitors:
- BMW X5
- Mercedes-Benz ML/GLE-Class
- Audi Q7
- Volvo XC90
- Acura MDX
- Infiniti QX70
- Lincoln MKX
- Lexus RX
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 rides on an all-new structure and chassis that enable the crossover to be space efficient, lightweight, and deliver agile driving dynamics. Specifically, the architecture is the regular/short-wheelbase version of General Motors’ upcoming C1XX platform. It features a transverse engine orientation sending power to the front wheels as standard; an all-wheel drive system is optional.
The XT5 benefits from GM-Cadillac’s latest prowess in vehicle lightweighting techniques. It is 278 pounds (126 kg) lighter than the second-generation SRX it replaces.
|Model:||2017 Cadillac XT5||2016 Cadillac SRX||+ / – XT5|
|Est. curb weight (FWD) (lb / kg):||3999 / 1814||4277 / 1940||-278 / -126|
|Est. curb weight (AWD) (lb / kg):||4277 / 1940||4442 / 2015||-165 / -75|
The new Cadillac crossover is also lighter than several competitors. For instance, the XT5 is:
- 100 pounds (45 kg) lighter than the Audi Q5, despite the Cadillac being seven inches longer
- Over 650 pounds (295 kg) lighter than the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
But lighter weight doesn’t mean that the Cadillac XT5 makes compromises in other areas such as rigidity, space, or crash performance. Cadillac says that the crossover achieves the weight savings with “no compromise to body rigidity and crash performance.”
The XT5’s wheelbase measures in at 112.5 inches (2857 mm), an increase of two inches (50 mm) compared to the 110.5 inch (2807 mm) wheelbase of the 2016 SRX it replaces, enabling the XT5 to have 3.2 inches (8.1 cm) more rear-seat legroom than the SRX. What’s more, the XT5’s rear seat reclines and slides fore and aft. By comparison, the rear seats of the SRX were only capable of reclining, and not capable of sliding back and forth.
To achieve this, engineers applied many of the same techniques used on the Cadillac CTS and ATS sport-luxury sedans – the lightest cars in their respective segments. These include the use of laser welding, ultra high-strength steel and advanced analytics that ensure a stronger structure, and excellent crash performance with less overall bulk.
“The new XT5 takes the lessons learned from Cadillac’s highly acclaimed lightweight and agile luxury cars and adjusts the formula for the unique desires of the crossover vehicle customer,” says David Leone, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “Reducing mass and bulk not only improves driving dynamics, it enables us to improve interior space and fuel efficiency.”
Other Uses Of C1XX Platform
The 2017 GMC Acadia rides on the same C1XX platform as the Cadillac XT5. A longer variant of the C1XX platform will be used to underpin the next-gen Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.
In addition, we believe that GM will use the C1XX platform in the rumored Buick Enspire, as well as its twin from the Opel-Vauxhall divisions.
The XT5 is 278 pounds (126 kg) lighter than the SRX it replaces thanks to the new lightweight structure that utilizes new and improved materials and advanced design methods. But the new structure isn’t only lighter, it’s also stiffer and stronger than that of the SRX. Together, the new structure joins forces with lightweight suspension components to deliver a solid and connected driver experience.
The front suspension design is MacPherson Strut, while the rear utilizes an independent five-link suspension. In the front of the XT5’s underbody is a diagonal “A-frame” front chassis brace that enables a more solid feel for the driver as well as increased stiffness during turning maneuvers.
18-inch wheels are standard on the XT5, while 20-inch wheels are optional. The XT5 doesn’t offer Cadillac’s acclaimed Magnetic Ride Control, at least not on the 2017 model year vehicles, but models equipped with 20-inch wheels have the Continuous Damping Control system to manage ride control in real time. The system is similar to that used in the Buick Regal GS.
There are also additional ride bushings on the rear cradle that provide added ride comfort for rear seat passengers. These bushings are exclusive to the XT5 Platinum trim level.
The 2017 XT5 replaces the second-generation SRX in Cadillac’s most portfolio. Based on preliminary specifications released by Cadillac so far, the XT5 is just slightly shorter (by 0.8 inch), narrower (by 0.2 inch), and taller (by 0.3 inch) than the 2016 SRX. More importantly, the Cadillac XT5 also weighs 278 pounds less than the SRX riding on a wheelbase that’s 2 inches longer. It’s produced in Tennessee rather than in Mexico (for the U.S. market) and is also just slightly more powerful than the SRX thanks to the all-new 3.6L V6 LGX engine.
|Model:||2017 Cadillac XT5||2016 Cadillac SRX||+ / – XT5|
|Body style:||5-passenger midsize luxury crossover||5-passenger midsize luxury crossover||Same|
|Driveline:||FWD or AWD||FWD or AWD||Same|
|Manufacturing location:||Spring Hill, Tennessee, USA||Ramos Arizpe, Mexico||U.S. vs. Mexico|
|Engine (base in USA):||3.6L V6 DI VVT LGX||3.6L V6 DI VVT LFX||Generational change in engines|
|Power (hp / kW):||310 / 231||308 / 230||+2 / +11|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm):||270 / 366||265 / 358||+5 / +8|
|Transmission :||8-speed automatic with Electronic Precision Shift||6-speed automatic||2 speeds more|
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||112.5 / 2857||110.5 / 2807||+2 / +50|
|Length (in / mm):||189.5 / 4815||190.3 / 4834||-0.8 / -19|
|Width (in / mm):||75.0 / 1903||75.2 / 1910||-0.2 / -7|
|Height (in / mm):||66.0 / 1675||65.7 / 1669||+0.3 / +6|
|Est. curb weight (FWD) (lb / kg):||3999 / 1814||4277 / 1940||-278 / -126|
|Est. curb weight (AWD) (lb / kg):||4277 / 1940||4442 / 2015||-165 / -75|
It is highly unlikely that Cadillac will make a full-out XT5-V from this generation of the XT5.
We believe this to be the case due to the inherent limitations of the XT5’s front-drive, transverse-engine platform. The architecture’s configuration results in a nose-heavy weight distribution, which is unfavorable when it comes to performance vehicles.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 was unveiled at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show on November 9, 2015.
For all markets outside of China, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is produced at GM’s Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, United States.
The Cadillac XT5 is assembled at plant in China for the Chinese market.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 has been confirmed to be offered in these four trim levels:
- XT5 base (FWD only)
- Luxury (FWD or AWD)
- Premium Luxury (FWD or AWD)
- Platinum (AWD only)
On February 10, 2016, Cadillac announced that the 2017 XT5 has a base price of $38,995, plus a destination fee of $995 for a base MSRP of $39,990. The range-topping XT5 Platinum tops out at $63,495, combining unique exterior and interior trim and the highest technology available, such as Cadillac’s innovative rear-view camera mirror
All-wheel drive remains an option on the Luxury and Premium Luxury models, while being standard on the Platinum trim.
New for the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is a range-topping Platinum trim level. Here’s what the new trim offers:
XT5 Platinum Exclusive Features
Following are features exclusive to the XT5 Platinum:
- Unique grille
- Bright skid plates
- Integrated exhaust outlets
- Suede headliner
- Extended leather and suede trim
- Unique satin rosewood or bronze-weaved carbon fiber
- Rear Camera Mirror with lens cleaning system (DRZ)
- Carpeted front and rear premium floor mats (compared to non-premium floor mats on non-Platinum models)
- Head-Up Display (UV6)
- Surround Vision providing birdseye view of vehicle (UVH)
- 8-inch color gauge cluster with driver personalization, warning messages and vehicle information (UHS)
- 20″ by 8″ (50.8 cm x 20.3 cm) 12-spoke fully polished wheels (SLW)
- Power-programmable hands-free open and close liftgate (TC2)
XT5 Platinum Standard Features
Following are features that are standard on the XT5 Platinum but are not exclusive to it, meaning that they are offered as options on other trim levels of the XT5:
- Continuous (real-time) Damping Control System (F45)
- Performance suspension with driver select modes (FE5)
- All-wheel drive with driver mode select (F48)
- Electronic positraction twin-clutch axle (G99)
- P235/55R20 all-season, H-rated, blackwall tires (QNU)
- Automatic tri-zone climate control with individual climate settings for driver, right-front passenger (CJ4) and rear passenger heated outboard seats (KA6)
- Locking wheel lugs (PB4)
- Driver Awareness Package (Y65) that includes:
- Safety Alert Seat
- Forward Collision Alert (UEU)
- Following Distance Indicator (UE4)
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning (UHX)
- Front pedestrian detection (UKJ)
- IntelliBeam headlamps (TQ5)
- Front Automatic Braking (UHY)
- Lighting accent with light pipes in console and doors with illuminated sill plates (TSP)
- Memory Package (AAB) that recalls two “presets” for:
- Power driver seat
- Outside mirrors
- Power tilt and telescoping steering column
- Driver personalization features
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (UFG)
- Heated driver and front passenger seats (KA1)
- Ventilated driver and front passenger seats (KU9)
- Power UltraView sunroof with double-sized glass roof that opens over first row; tilt-sliding with Express-Open and power sunshade (C3U)
- LED Headlamps (T4L)
- IntelliBeam Headlamps (TQ5)
- Front park and cornering lamps (TY4)
- Advanced Security Package (Y61) that includes:
- Locking steering column (N06)
- Door lock and latch shields (NWM)
- Self-powered Theft-Deterrent Alarm System (UTR)
- Vehicle inclination sensor (UTU)
- Vehicle interior movement sensor (UTV)
- Locking wheel lugs (PB4)
- Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System (IO6) with:
- Embedded Navigation
- AM/FM stereo
- Embedded navigation
- 8-inch diagonal color information display
- Three USB ports
- Two auxiliary power outlets
- Auxiliary input jack
- Natural Voice Recognition
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration for compatible smartphones
- Bose Studio Surround Sound 14-speaker audio system (UQS) with surround amplifier
- Door lock and latch shields (NWM)
- Outside body-color heated and power-adjustable mirrors with power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming (DR4)
XT5 Platinum Optional Features
These features are available offered on the Premium Luxury or Platinum trim levels of the XT5:
- Driver Assist Package (Y66) includes:
- Adaptive cruise control (KSG)
- Automatic Safety Belt Tightening (AX7)
- Automatic Park Assist (UFQ)
- Automatic Collision Braking (UGN)
- Front and Rear Automatic Braking (UVZ)
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is available in all markets where Cadillac does business, including:
- United States
- Middle East
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 begin arriving at dealerships across the U.S. and Canada in April of 2016. In China, the XT5 will launch on April 12th, 2016.
Download the 2017 Cadillac XT5 order guide.
Here are the complete 2017 Cadillac XT5 specifications:
2017 Cadillac XT5 Specifications Overview
|Body style / driveline:||5-door, 5-passenger front engine transaxle; front-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive midsize luxury crossover|
|Construction:||steel body-frame-integral (BFI); galvanized steel front fenders, hood, roof, door panels, one-piece body side outer panels and lift gate|
|EPA vehicle class:||sport utility vehicle|
|Manufacturing location:||Spring Hill, Tennessee, USA|
2017 Cadillac XT5 Engines
|Item||2.0L I4 VVT DI Turbo||3.6L V6 VVT DI|
|GM Production Code:||LTG||LGX|
|Market:||China||Rest of world|
|Displacement (cu in / cc):||121.9 / 1998||222.6 / 3649|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm):||3.38 x 3.38 / 86.0 x 86.0||3.74 x 3.37 / 95.0 / 85.8|
|Block material:||cast aluminum||cast aluminum|
|Cylinder head material:||cast aluminum||cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing (VVT)||DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing (VVT); cylinder deactivation|
|Fuel delivery:||direct high-pressure fuel injection||direct high-pressure fuel injection|
|Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):||258 / 192 @ 5300 (est.)||310 / 231 @ 6700 (SAE certified)|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):||295 / 400 @ 3000 (est.)||271 / 367 @ 5000 (SAE certified)|
|Recommended fuel:||premium recommended but not required||regular unleaded|
|Maximum engine speed (rpm):||7000||7200|
|GM-Estimated Fuel Economy FWD (city / hwy):||20 / 27||19 / 27|
|GM-Estimated Fuel Economy AWD (city / hwy):||19 / 26||18 / 26|
2017 Cadillac XT5 Transmission
|Type:||AWF8F45 paddle-shift Eight-Speed Automatic (MRC), electronically controlled, automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch|
|Application:||3.6L V-6 LGX & 2.0L I-4 LTG|
|Gear ratios (estimated)|
|Final drive ratio:||3.20|
2017 Cadillac XT5 Chassis & Suspension
|Configuration:||front-wheel or all-wheel drive with Electronic Transmission Range Selection (ETRS) system|
|Differential (FWD):||open with brake traction control|
|Differential (AWD):||twin-clutch rear differential with independent side to side torque delivery and driver-selectable disconnect|
|Front:||independent MacPherson strut-type; twin-tube struts; specifically tuned coil springs; direct-acting hollow stabilizer bar; isolated subframe; hydraulic ride bushings; available continuous damping control (CDC4 by ZF on offerings equipped with 20-inch wheels)|
|Rear:||independent premium five-link; twin-tube shock absorbers; tri-ball joint configuration; specifically tuned coil springs/isolators; hollow stabilizer bar; available rear cradle hydraulic bushings (CDC4 by ZF on all offerings equipped with 20 inch wheels)|
|Steering type:||Variable-assist rack-and-pinion with rack-mounted electric motor assist with belt drive|
|Steering ratio (18-inch wheels) (:1):||16.34|
|Steering ratio (20-inch wheels) (:1):||16.54|
|Steering turns, lock-to-lock (18-inch wheels):||2.96|
|Steering turns, lock-to-lock (20-inch wheels):||2.94|
|Turning circle (18-inch wheels) (ft / meters):||11.8 / 3.59|
|Turning circle (20-inch wheels) (ft / meters):||11.9 / 3.62|
|Chassis control:||StabiliTrak four channel system with ABS, yaw stability, traction control and AWD torque control (AWD models)|
2017 Cadillac XT5 Wheels & Tires
|Wheel Type||Wheel Size||Tire Manufacturer||Tire Type||Tire Size|
|Aluminum||18 x 8.0-inch||Michelin||all-season||P235/65R18|
|Aluminum||20 x 8.0-inch||Michelin||all-season or summer||P235/55R20|
2017 Cadillac XT5 Brakes
|Type:||four-wheel discs; front: dual-piston cast iron calipers with ceramic brake linings; rear: single-piston cast iron calipers with ceramic brake linings; four-channel ESC/ABS/TCS w/four-channel chassis control|
|Rotor type and diameter (front) (in /mm):||13.6 x 1.2 / 345 x 30 vented with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance|
|Rotor type and diameter (rear) (in /mm):||12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23 vented with Ferritic Nitro Carburized process for corrosion resistance|
2017 Cadillac XT5 Exterior Dimensions
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||112.5 / 2857|
|Length (in / mm):||189.5 / 4815|
|Height (in / mm):||66.0 / 1675|
|Width (in / mm):||75.0 / 1903|
|Track (front) (in / mm):||64.4 / 1638|
|Track (rear) (in / mm):||64.4 / 1638|
|Ground Clearance (in / mm):||7.8 / 200|
|Overhang (front) (in / mm):||38.8 / 987|
|Overhang (rear) (in / mm):||38.2 / 971|
|Approach angle (degrees at base curb weight)||15.8|
|Departure angle (degrees at base curb weight)||23.5|
|Base curb weight (Base trim, FWD) (lb / kg):||3985 / 1808 (estimate)|
|Base curb weight (Luxury trim, AWD) (lb / kg):||4257 / 1931 (estimate)|
2017 Cadillac XT5 Interior Dimensions
|Headroom (in / mm):||39.7 / 1009|
|Legroom (in / mm):||41.2 / 1046|
|Shoulder room (in / mm):||58.3 / 1482|
|Hip room (in / mm):||56.0 / 1424|
|Headroom (in / mm):||38.4 / 976|
|Legroom (in / mm):||39.5 / 1004|
|Shoulder room (in / mm):||56.2 / 1429|
|Hip room (in / mm):||54.7 / 1391|
2017 Cadillac XT5 Capacities
|Seating capacity (front / rear):||2 / 3|
|EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L):||104.5 / 2959|
|EPA Trunk Volume|
|Behind 1st row (cu ft / L):||63 / 1784|
|Behind 2nd row (cu ft / L):||30 / 849|
|Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg):||3500 / 1588|
|FWD (gal / L):||19 / 72|
|AWD (gal / L):||22 / 83|
|3.6L FWD (qt / L):||6 / 5.7|
|3.6L AWD (qt / L):||6 / 5.7|
|2.0T FWD (qt / L):||5 / 4.7|
|2.0T AWD (qt / L):||6 / 5.7|
|3.6L FWD (qt / L):||11.9 / 11.3|
|3.6L AWD (qt / L):||11.9 / 11.3|
|2.0T FWD (qt / L):||9 / 8.5|
|2.0T AWD (qt / L):||9 / 8.5|