CR recently published its list of the 10 Most Reliable Cars for the 2022 model year, which is compiled using owner satisfaction data, along with its own road test review scores. The publication says it studies 17 trouble areas when ranking vehicles based on reliability, which includes minor nuisances like squeaky brakes and broken interior trim to larger problems like out-of-warranty transmission repairs or trouble with four-wheel-drive systems.
The 2022 Cadillac XT5 found itself on the list this year thanks to a perfect reliability score of 89. The Cadillac XT5 also received near-perfect scores for the individual “trouble areas” identified by CR, with the only major reported issues relating to the vehicle’s in-car electronics. It does not publish exact problems owners reported, so it’s not clear what issues they experienced with the in-car electronics.
The least reliable vehicles in the Cadillac XT5’s segment were the Tesla Model Y and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which tied with a reliability score of just 18. The Lincoln Corsair had a similarly poor performance with a reliability score of 20. The only other model in the ‘Luxury compact sport utility vehicle’ category to beat the 2022 Cadillac XT5 with regard to reliability in this study was the Buick Envision, which received a reliability score of 90.
CR assigns the 2022 Cadillac XT5 an overall score of 82 based on a predicted reliability of 5/5, a road test score of 78/100 and a Predicted Owner Satisfaction of 3/5.
As before, the 2022 model year Cadillac XT5 is offered with two engine options: the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Both engines connect to a GM nine-speed automatic transmission.