2021 Cadillac XT5
The Cadillac XT5 receives seveal minor changes and updates for the 2021 model year, which represents the fifth model year of the first-generation XT5.
Changes, Updates, New Features
- Deletion of four exterior color options
- Addition of two exterior color options
- Satin Steel Metallic is no longer an extra-charge color option, and is now included in the base price
- Addition of a new 20-inch wheel option
- Deletion of four LPO-level (dealer-installed) wheel options
- Addition of Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto
- Deletion of universal tablet holder
- Power tilt and telescoping steering column no longer available on Luxury models, and is replaced with manual tilt and telescoping steering column
See detailed 2021 Cadillac XT5 changes, updates and new features here: 2021 Cadillac XT5 change log.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The 2021 Cadillac XT5 continues to be offered as a five-door midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV).
Models & Trims
The Cadillac XT5 is offered as a retail or fleet model, with the Luxury being the base model. Additionally, it is available with either a front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain configuration
2021 XT5 Trims:
- Premium Luxury
The 2021 XT5 offers a total of eight exterior colors and six interior color options with three different seat trims.
The 2021 XT5 color options include:
- 8 Exterior Colors:
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Stellar Black Metallic
- Wilder Metallic
- Shadow Metallic
- Garnet Metallic
- Dark Moon Metallic
- Rift Metallic
- Infrared Tintcoat
- 6 Interior Colors:
- Jet Black
- Cirrus with Dark Titanium
- Cirrus with Jet Black
- Kona Brown Sauvage with Jet Black
- Sedona Sauvage with Jet Black
- Maple Sugar with Jet Black
The 2021 Cadillac XT5 offers the following engine and transmission choices:
|Engine||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)|
|2.0L LSY I4||9-Speed Automatic||237 / 177 @ 5000||258 / 350 @ 1500 – 4000|
|3.6L LGX V6||9-Speed Automatic||310 / 231 @ 6600||271 / 366 @ 5000|
Like all first-generation units of the Cadillac XT5, the 2021 XT5 continues to ride on the regular wheelbase variant of GM’s C1 platform shared with the following vehicles:
- GMC Acadia (second generation, 2017 – present)
- Chevrolet Blazer (rumored mid-size Chevrolet crossover, expected for 2019 MY)
A longer-wheelbase variant of the same architecture underpins the following models:
- Chevrolet Traverse (second generation, 2018 – present)
- Buick Enclave (second generation, 2018 – present)
- Cadillac XT6 (upcoming full-size Cadillac crossover, expected for 2020 MY)
Assembly of the 2021 Cadillac XT5 takes place at the following plants:
- GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee operated by GM USA, supplying North American markets
- GM Jinqiao Cadillac in Shanghai operated by GM China supplying the Chinese market
The 2021 XT5 followed the regular GM model year rollover sequence, and launched in the third quarter of the 2019 calendar year.
We expect that the first-generation XT5 will live on through at least the 2023 model year, and that an all-new, future Cadillac XT5 will launch thereafter.
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