The 2018 Cadillac XT5

The 2018 Cadillac XT5

2018 Cadillac XT5

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 is certain to be one of Cadillac’s best-selling vehicles. The demand for capable and stylish crossovers (which the XT5 undoubtedly is) continues to grow. That also means the small SUV market is a crowded field. So, how does this one stand out? Obviously, it’s beautifully styled and remarkably comfortably. I don’t need to elaborate – it’s a Cadillac. But what even diehard Cadillac fans will find surprising is the offering an astounding amount of features that come standard in every XT5.

Refined

An eight-speaker Bose audio system is now standard. It includes Bose Active Noise Cancellation that emits negative waves to nullify the sound of the wind, road, and engine. Even on the highway, your music is clear and sharp without dialling up the volume to harmful levels. And you can even upgrade to the Bose Centerpoint audio system with 14 speakers for a concert-like music experience.

But that’s not the only impressive tech that Cadillac has included. A wireless charging pad eliminates the hassle of wires usually associated with smartphone charging. You just set your device on the pad, and it will charge as you drive. Plus, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can control your music and apps with natural voice commands. And with 4G LTE WiFi, you can stay connected on the go with multiple devices. Oh, and all of these features are standard on the base model XT5.

Power, too

At the risk of offending some buyers, I will say that most choose the XT5 for its style, flexibility, and elevated comfort. In other words, they do not buy the XT5 for its performance. Nevertheless, the 2018 XT5 is a genuine thrill to drive. While an increasing number of manufacturers are starving their crossovers with turbocharged 4-cylinders, it’s nice to see Cadillac offering a standard 3.6L V6 engine. It’s good for 310 horsepower and pairs exceptionally well with the smooth eight-speed automatic transmission.

Smart & Confident

The 2018 XT5 will offer an available Rear Camera Mirror. Unlike typical rearview mirrors, the Rear Camera Mirror does not simply reflect an image of a vehicle’s rear window. Instead, it uses a camera on the rear of your XT5 to display a live HD image of the road behind you. Why? Because this increases your field of view by roughly 300%. Obstacles like passengers’ heads, headrests, and vehicle pillars are removed from the equation entirely. The result is a much safer and more useful rearview mirror.

If that’s not good enough, you can also add Surround Vision. Surround Vision uses cameras on each side of the vehicle to build an overhead, 360-degree view of your surrounding. It becomes active automatically when you’re driving at low speeds or in reverse. It’s particularly useful for navigating parking lots. While the XT5 is naturally quite agile, it has blind spots like any vehicle, so the extra awareness can’t hurt.

The X(T5) Factor

While Cadillac offers tons of these remarkable available features, it’s frankly going to be difficult to convince buyers not to stick with the standard trim. The base model of the 2018 Cadillac XT5 comes with so many features that other automakers charge extra for (you can even add All-Wheel Drive to the base model). Here is just some of the XT5’s standard equipment.

  • 3.6L V6 direct-injection 310-hp engine and 271 lb.-ft. Torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 18″ blade silver painted aluminum wheels
  • Bose® 8-speaker premium audio system
  • OnStar® 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Charging
  • Rear Vision Camera & Rear Park Assist
  • Rear power liftgate with memory height
  • Keyless Access, Passive Entry and Push-Button Start
  • Handcrafted cut-and-sewn interior
  • Okapi deco wood trim

The 2018 XT5 is now available at Capital Cadillac. Stop by and test drive one today.

 

The 2017 Cadillac XT5

Meet the 2017 Cadillac XT5

What’s the first priority of a luxury crossover? Well, if you consider the 2017 Cadillac XT5, everything.

Experience First

Driver and passenger experience is the first priority of the 2017 Cadillac XT5. Even the XT5’s base model delivers first-class comfort, technology, and style. It includes Rear Vision Camera and Rear Park Assist. The interior is crafted and stitched by hand, featuring premium materials like Okapi wood accents. The standard audio system is built and optimised by Bose for immersive sound quality in every seating position. Connectivity is also a major strength for the XT5. Wireless device charging, OnStar 4G LTE WiFi, Bluetooth and voice recognition are all standard. Other standard and available premium comfort features include:

  • UltraView Sunroof covering both rows of seating
  • Bose audio system is upgradable to 14 speakers
  • Semi-aniline full leather seats

But the XT5 will also be as comfortable on the road as you are in the seats.

Performance First

Performance is also the 2017 Cadillac XT5’s first priority. The 2017’s new engine is a 3.6L V6 with direct-injection, 310 horsepower, and 271 lb.-ft. torque. It’s paired with an automatic eight-speed transmission to improve efficiency and keep the engine at peak acceleration. Add All-Wheel Drive and 20”, polished aluminum wheels; and real time suspension damping, and your XT5 is ready to conquer any terrain from rough pavement to ice. You can also monitor all of your performance and diagnostics with Cadillac’s available head-up display. Finally, the elegant HUD can display crucial information like current speed and remaining fuel. As impressive as the new display is, it can’t take the honour of being the XT5’s most exciting innovation.

Safety First

Finally, safety is the XT5’s first priority. The Luxury trim level includes Front and Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This technology gives you improved peace-of-mind when driving and decreases the likelihood of collision. But you can still upgrade to the comprehensive suite of safety technology which delivers an almost supernatural level of road awareness. The Driver Awareness Package includes the following:

  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Front Pedestrian Detection
  • Front Automatic Braking Performance Suspension
  • Surround Vision

If you need improved road vision, you can add High-Intensity Discharge headlamps with Adaptive Forward Light. Not only will your headlamps project brighter and further, but they’ll also turn corners with you, lighting up the road ahead. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 also has an available Rear Camera Mirror that streams live HD video of what’s behind you without any obstructions. Needless to say, the XT5 is among the safest SUVs in existence.

With a remarkable array of standard features, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 delivers the luxury you expect from Cadillac while offering the crossover flexibility that’s become increasingly popular with Canadian drivers. To experience for yourself, book a test drive today.