We all know how good the Cadillac SRX model was. Its replacement will certainly have a very complicated mission to replace it. However, according to Cadillac, the substitute of the well-known Cadillac SRX will be even better, and they expect that this new model will be able to continue the tradition of the SRX, and to stay the best-selling model in the Cadillac lineup. Named 2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum, the new model is expected to be flagship model from Cadillac, and also very famous around the world. When you compare this new model with the SRX, you can see that this car will be better in almost every segment. It is going to be more efficiency, more luxurious, and quieter. Its styling will be modernistic, and the engine capabilities will be better. Read our review, and find out something more about the new 2017 Cadillac XT5.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum – Premium Style:
From the outside, the anticipated 2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum is very appealing and definitely looks more stylish than its predecessor SRX. This model will hit the dealerships with the new design language from Cadillac, already seen on the CTS and CT6 models. We can feel the charisma of the new design language at the front side. For example, the front fascia contains very stylish LED powered headlights that drop down to the front bumper. Also, the fog lights and the big air intakes will be integrated into the mentioned bumper. The front grille of the upcoming model is slightly modified and a bit larger than in its predecessor SRX model. The rears fascia will be very similar to rear fascia of well-known CTS model. The horizontal lines will run one taillight to the other. Mentioned taillights use the same system as the headlights – upgraded LED technology. At the sides, this model rides on huge wheels made from aluminum, probably 20-inch in size with the platinum trim.
The interior design of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum will be very luxurious and will contain a lot of high-quality features. With the platinum trim, wood, aluminum, and trim will be the standard materials inside the cabin. Of course, all seats will be wrapped in the premium leather. Some of the standard interior features with the platinum trim include rear air conditioning, with separate controls, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback, Heated front seats, Dual zone automatic, Heated Mirrors, Parking Assist, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Android and Apple CarPlay, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and many others. Some of the standard safety features are ABS, Traction control, Stability control, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and many others as well.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum – Engine and Maximum Power Output:
Beneath the hood, the resulting 2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine with the capability of generating 310 hp at 6700 rpm as well as 270 ft-lbs. at 4900 rpm. The power will be routed to the front wheels via an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission system. If you want all-wheel drive mode, you can choose that option. The fuel consumption will be better thanks to the start /stop and lightweight chassis. It is rated ar 19/27 mpg in the city/highway with the front wheel drive mode and 18/26 with the all-wheel drive model.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum – MSRP and Expected Release Date:
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $63.000. This model will hit the dealerships next year, probably in the beginning.