With Halloween in the rearview mirror and Thanksgiving next week, holiday shoppers are gearing up for another Black Friday extravaganza. Companies hope the draw of holiday capitalism, with slashed prices and limited inventory, will draw customers to stores for one of the most significant shopping days of the year. While you may scour ads for a deal on a new TV or microwave, you could score a sweet deal on cars, too, such as the 2018 Cadillac XT5.
CarsDirect is reporting Cadillac is offering a host of deals and savings on the 2018 XT5 that could add up to $9,000 off the crossover’s MSRP. However, it’s not as simple as walking into your local Cadillac dealership and demanding “The Black Friday Special.” Customers who opt for the Premium Luxury trim are eligible for $2,000 off. If you own a competitor’s vehicle, you get another $2,000 bonus. Buy the vehicle through GM Financial, and you just saved another $2,000. On top of all that, dealerships are offering an additional $3,000 in Flex Cash. Add all those savings up, and you have $9,000.
The Premium Luxury 2018 Cadillac XT5 is the second-highest available trim with a starting price of $55,190 (excluding destination charges and other fees). Shave $9,000 off that, and you have a $46,190 luxury crossover. That allows the XT5 to compete with crossovers from non-luxury automakers, which can get expensive when you begin adding packages and features.
The $46,190 price tag is even more compelling when you consider all the features you get with the 2018 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury trim. Standard is a 14-speaker Bose surround sound system, CUE, LED headlights, LED illuminated exterior door handles, interior lighting accents, ventilated driver and front passenger seats, performance suspension, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and tri-zone climate control.
Under the hood is a 3.6-liter V6 producing 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic gearbox sending power to the front wheels. The upgraded features, smooth powertrain, and attention to luxury make the XT5 a compelling Black Friday deal.
This new combination of deals comes after Cadillac offered up to $4,000 off a 2018 XT5 last month. Sales of the Cadillac XT5 fell 25 percent in the third quarter of 2018 with delivers down five percent in the first nine months of the year. Those are surprising figures when you consider how hungry consumers are for crossovers and SUVs. Hopefully, the Black Friday special on the 2018 Cadillac XT5 will help boost sales before the end of the year.