2017 Cadillac XT5

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Car expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, test drives the 2017 Cadillac XT5, a luxury SUV that dares. This car replaces the SRX and has new technology and signature features. Join Lauren as she takes this Cadillac XT5 for a test drive and check out the video car review!

 

2017 Cadillac XT5

 

Dare to be different! Modernizing the brand. 113 years old that’s rich with character and elegance.

Cadillac global growth of 7.5% in 2015, building the brand with big expansion in China up about 16.5%.

 

Proportion & Precision:
new architecture, shorter by over an inch. Width- added 25mm of track. More athletic stance, particularly from the rear. Slim vertical lighting. LED Light blades with vertical edge lighting, easy to spot. Lean taught surfaces. Long day light opening gives better visibility. More glass and better sight lines and forward visibility. Overall design has a strong shoulder with an inlayed metal look. Moved wiper up under the visor.

 

Inside: New interior design.
Craftsmanship and quality, Front is the same but more 2nd row room (3.2″ of leg room), 2nd row slides, tilts and 40/20/20 split rear seats. Seats 5 total.

It’s simple yet sophisticated. Interior is cut and sew in all door panels. Quiet ouch screen, radio bar and climate control is separate. More interior room while not changing exterior sizing.

Phone charging in center console. Larger center console with a pass through.

Premium – fine details, all materials are real: wood, aluminum and carbon fiber.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, updated CUE with faster response.
Optional Rear Camera Mirror, increases rearward vision. Cameras have auto wash feature.

High number of female buyers.

CT – Cadillac Touring – higher the # the higher the luxury.
XT – Crossover touring, the higher the # the more luxury.

 

Goal: Distinctive, sophisticated and agile

More content, agility, usable space, safety, fuel efficiency, acceleration, better NVH.

 

Engine: 310 hp & 271 lb-ft of torque
All new AWD system with a duel clutch, engine start/ stop technology and active fuel management.
Electronic precision shift like a manual or automatic.

Drive by wire with 16.5:1 ratio with improved can handling response.
Standard 18″ wheels optional 20″ wheels, platinum optional style.

 

Fuel Economy: city / highway / combined
19/27/22 FWD
18/26/21 AWD

Lane Keep Alert
Lane Keep Assist
Intellibeam automatic high beams
Adaptiv cruise control
Auto front braking with pedestrian safety.
Ventilated and heated seats

 

Platinum upgrades:
Hands free lift gate
Around view camera
Heads up display – color and customizable

Starts at $38,995
Platinum: $62,500

 

2017 Cadillac XT5 competes against:
Mercedes GLE350
AUDI Q5
BMW X6
LEXUS

 

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Aired: March 15, 2016

Car Courtesy of Cadillac
Destination: Tennessee
Music: by AudionautiX.com
Disclosure: Free Royalty Music