2017 Cadillac XT5 Price, Engine Performance

Cadillac has unveiled its plans for the upcoming 2017 Cadillac XT5, which is going to replace the current SRX model. The current Cadillac SRX has set an impressive sales record and gained popularity among consumers. It emerged as one of the company’s best-selling car models. The new car will enter the auto market as 2017 Cadillac XT5, and is going to feature comprehensive redesigns. You should expect elegant exterior and interior revisions with high-tech infotainment features. Due to stiff competition in the current SUV market, the automaker has combined the philosophy of craftsmanship, modern elegance designing, and great performance, thanks to the upgraded powertrain performance. It is going to face competition from other upcoming top models such as Mercedes-Benz GLE Class, BMW X5, and Audi Q5.

2017 Cadillac XT5 front

2017 Cadillac XT5 – A lot of New Features:

Featuring a luxurious SUV crossover styling, the new 2017 Cadillac XT5 is going to adopt strong steel and lightweight aluminum body construction. It shares exterior design platform with the upcoming CTS sedan. The lightweight material will enhance the car’s aerodynamic performance and fuel economy. The exterior body surface is going feature uninterrupted lines which are separated by elegant crisp edges. The wheels seem pushed further to the corners while the overhangs have been reduced. The sides adopt a smooth but more muscular designing with character lines extending from the tail lights to the front doors.

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 comes with a standard 18-inch alloy wheels and an optional 20-inch alloy wheel. With the new 112.5-inch wheelbase, you can be sure the car will be more stable on the road. The wheelbase has been increased by around two inches and the track is one inch wider than that of the predecessor. To manage suspension, this car has been fitted with Continuous Damping System. The overall dimensions including length, width and height remain unchanged to give the vehicle a planted stance.

Generally, the new chassis gives the upcoming 2017 Cadillac XT5 a lean and sleek exterior outlook. The front end is going to appear more aggressive featuring hard angles with vertical integrated LED headlights. The new egg crated shaped grille is quite bigger than that of the SRX model. The rear end comes redesigned with new LED indicators and a double exhaust system. Consumers should also expect more effective bumper lines with wider fenders and wheel arches. Consumers will have to choose from among the seven exterior colors available for this model.

Interior Design:

Inside the car, XT5 presents all the features you expect of a luxurious and comfortable modern SUV. The spacious interior design features two rows of seats, capable of accommodating up to 5 passengers. You will be capable of taking the car for longer trips without much fatigue, thanks the sufficient headroom and leg room. There is also sufficient cargo space at the rear end. The interior cabin trimming adopts a mixture of fine leather, wood, carbon fiber and high-quality plastic panels.

Comfort is enhanced by the high-quality leather material upholstering on the seats. The rear seats adopt 60/40 split folding while the dashboard has been given a fresh look with an 8-inch display screen, where most controls and tuning are managed. Expect a more responsive CUE infotainment system and re-arranged on-wheel buttons on the steering wheel. Other standard interior features include automatic climate control, Wi-Fi hotspot with 4-G connectivity, smartphone integration featuring Apple Car Play, premium High Definition (HD) sound system with satellite radio, USB port interface, Bluetooth audio integration and others.

The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 comes with advanced driver assistance and safety features including automatic front and rear braking systems, lane keeping assists, Rear cross Traffic alert system, blind spot alert system, adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assist, premium airbags and safety belts among others. The automaker is also going to introduce Head Up Display (HUD), which is a totally new feature that enables the driver to view vital information like engine RPM, speed limit, and other functions without disrupting his/ her eye contact with the road.

2017 Cadillac XT5 interior

2017 Cadillac XT5 – Engine Performance:

Under the hood, 2017 Cadillac XT5 has lined up a standard 3.6-liter V-6 DOHC motor featuring 24-valve direct fuel injection. This engine is rated to deliver up to 310 horsepower and 270 ft-lb of torque. It will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which will send power will be to a standard front-wheel drive system and an optional all-wheel Drive (AWD) variant.

This is an advanced powertrain with auto-start technology, Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and cylinder Shut Down system. However, the manufacturer is still silent on some of the powertrain details like acceleration, top speed, and fuel economy. There are rumors that the Cadillac is going to offer a standard 2.0- liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine for the Chinese market though much of its details have not yet been confirmed.

2017 Cadillac XT5 rear

2017 Cadillac XT5 – Price, Release Date:

There is still no official announcement from the manufacturer on the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Price. However, consumers are anticipating that the new luxurious Cadillac XT5 will make its debut in the auto world towards the end of this year or probably in the first quarter of 2017. The base version of 2017 Cadillac XT5 will go for about $39,000 while the XT5 platinum trim level will go for up to $62,500.

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