Cadillac automaker has decided to extend it crossover lineup with one new model. It is the brand new and improved 2018 Cadillac XT5. This model has been on a market for just two years. Since then, it has managed to take the place as one of the best selling vehicles in its segment. Although the Cadillac XT5 is relatively new model, still the engineers have given it some small yet noticeable refreshments. So, the new XT5 will get some new exterior colors, revamped interior, refreshed exterior styling and modern technology.
However, the powertrain will most likely stay unchanged, and the standard features as well. But this time, we can expect some more available features and gadgets and optional AWD configuration.
2018 Cadillac XT5 engines and performances
Speaking of the engine of 2018 Cadillac XT5, we believe that there won`t be some big news. The new Cadillac is supposed to use the same engine as the last year`s model. It is a 3.6-liter V-6 gas engine. This unit will be able to deliver 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The front-wheel drive system will be standard as on the current model. However, there is some news about the drivetrain this time. So, we will now see it will optional all-wheel drive configuration too.
As for the fuel consumption, the XT5 is rated at 17 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined. This is with FWD system. For AWD, fuel efficiency will be 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined. Its top speed will be 130 mph. As for the acceleration, it will be able to hit 60 mph in 6.6 seconds which is not bad at all.
Technology, exterior and interior design
When it comes to exterior design of the new 2018 Cadillac XT5, there won`t be many surprises too. It will keep its unique styling and sharp look. It will keep riding on 18-inch wheels and all the lights will get LED technology. The things we will notice are the revised black chrome mesh grille and refreshed taillights.
Furthermore, the automaker has deleted Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic exterior colors. However, it introduced three new ones. Those are: Harbor Blue Metallic, Deep Amethyst Metallic and Bronze Dune Metallic.
Inside, the automaker has continued with its elegant and luxurious style too. The cabin will be comfortable and handsome. The seats will be upholstered in faux-leather. Moreover, the rear seats can be split-folded if needed for more cargo room. The heated and cooled seats and heated steering wheel will be available as well. 2018 Cadillac XT5 will be equipped with Satellite radio, Premium sound system, climate control, WiFi Hotspot and so on. The safety will be on the highest level. It will be provided with airbags, Brake assist, lane keeping system, traction control, blind spot monitor, cross-traffic alert and many others more.
Release date and price
2018 Cadillac XT5 should go on sale in late 2017, or perhaps in early 2018. As for the pricing, it should start at roughly $40,000.