The approaching 2017 Cadillac XT5 will replace the well-known Cadillac SRX model. This will be a very difficult task considering the fact that SRX was Cadillac’s best-selling model. Also this was a second-best seller in the compact luxury SUV segment.
However, the replacement of this model, the XT5 will be better than SRX in almost every segment, starting from its spacious cabin to the extraordinary engine capabilities. Also, it will be more fuel-efficient, quieter, and certainly more luxurious. The interior design will be probably the biggest difference compared to the SRX model, and the styling will be more evolutionary. In the following review, you can find out more interesting fact about this model.
2017 Cadillac XT5 – First Impression:
The exterior design of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is fantastic and it looks a lot more sophisticated than the SRX. The reason lies in the adoption of Cadillac’s new design language. This new design we have already seen on the new CT6 luxury sedan and CTS model.
At the front fascia, we can feel the presence of the new styling cue. The upright incorporated LED headlights drop down close enough to a divided set of LEDs on the air intakes. When all the lights are working, the front side of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 looks so aggressive.
The front grille of the resulting is slightly redesigned and also quite larger than in the SRX model. Other elements at the front fascia are also modified including the effective bumper lines LEDs, the wide fenders, big air intakes and the wheel arches. At the back, we can notice a lot of similarities to the CTS Sedan. We can notice horizontal lines that will run from taillight to taillight. The light on the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is in a more visible position than in the CTS sedan, resting on the top of the bumper.
Some of the available exterior colors include: Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Dark Granite Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic and Red Passion Tintcoat.
The interior design of the approaching model is certainly more luxurious than we used to in the SRX model. A lot of high-quality materials are provided including wood, aluminum and premium leather. Probably the most notable thing you’ll notice about the cabin of the XT5 is the cut-and-sewn wrapped panels. Some of the interior features include a new Rear Camera Mirror System, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 4G hotspot. Also heated and cooled seats, 40-20-40 folding rear seats, steering wheel with numerous controls for cruise settings, air condition, and so many others. When it comes to safety, we can expect Lane Keeping Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and also Automatic Parking Assist. The available interior color is Sahara Beige w/Jet Black Accents, leatherette.
2017 Cadillac XT5 – Powertrain Specs:
The new XT5 for 2017 comes with 3.6 liter V6 engine that will be capable of producing a torque of 271 ft-lbs. and 310 hp at 6700 rpm. The power is routed to the front wheels trough the 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission system.
The other engine option will be 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 258 hp of output. However, this engine option will be offered only on China market so far.
The optional drive type is all wheel drive. A lighter chassis and also a start /stop give the 2017 Cadillac XT5 excellent fuel consumption: 19 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway (FWD). The all-wheel drive version will have 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2017 Cadillac XT5 – MSRP and Expected Release Date:
This model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $39.999. Release date of this crossover SUV is expected to be somewhere in 2017.