Cadillac XT5

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Cadillac XT5
ManufacturerGeneral Motors
ProductionJanuary 2016–present
Model years2017–present
AssemblySpring Hill, Tennessee, United States (Spring Hill Manufacturing)
Shanghai, China (Shanghai GM)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact luxury crossover SUV (D)
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
PlatformC1XX platform[1]
RelatedGMC Terrain
GMC Acadia
Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet Equinox
TransmissionAWF8F45 (8-speed) (2017-2019)
GM 9-speed Hydramatic 9T65 (2020-)
Wheelbase112.5 in (2,857 mm)
Length189.6 in (4,815 mm)
Width74.9 in (1,903 mm)
Height65.9 in (1,675 mm)
Curb weight
  • 3,985–4,113 lb (1,808–1,866 kg) (FWD)
  • 4,257–4,356 lb (1,931–1,976 kg) (AWD)
PredecessorCadillac SRX

The Cadillac XT5 (short for Crossover Touring 5) is a compact luxury[2][3] / D-segment crossover SUV manufactured by General Motors. It was introduced at both the Dubai Motor Show and LA Auto Show in November 2015. The XT5 replaced the Cadillac SRX crossover when it was launched in spring 2016. It is the second model to use Cadillac's new alphanumeric naming scheme (after the CT6) and the first in the Crossover Touring (XT) series. The XT5 is manufactured at GM's Spring Hill Manufacturing plant. The Chinese-market XT5 is manufactured in Shanghai by SAIC-GM.

As of 2017, the XT5 was Cadillac's best selling model in the United States and globally.[4]


Cadillac XT5 (rear view)

The XT5 features technology such as a streaming video rear-view mirror, 360° view backup camera, and the first application in a Cadillac of GM’s Electronic Precision Shift, which replaces the standard hydraulic shifter with an electronic controller. This, together with a new lightweight chassis, results in a weight savings of 278 lb (126 kg) versus the outgoing SRX.


The XT5 was initially available with only one engine, depending on the market. In the United States, it was a 3.6-liter V6 used in other recent Cadillac models, producing 310 hp (231 kW) and 271 lb⋅ft (367 N⋅m) torque.[5] The V6 includes automatic stop-start and cylinder deactivation to improve fuel economy. In China, the XT5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing an estimated 258 hp (192 kW) and 295 lb⋅ft (400 N⋅m) torque. The XT5 is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The AWD system, provided by GKN Driveline, is completely new for this model and utilizes features like twin-clutch differential at rear axle with active torque vectoring, allowing the system to distribute 100% of torque to either front or rear axle as well as to either left or right rear wheel. In an addition to that, the AWD system allows the driver to disconnect the rear drive unit and leave the car in FWD mode for improved fuel efficiency.[6][7]

Trim levels[edit]

The 2017 XT5 is offered in four trim levels. Above the base XT5 are "Luxury", "Premium Luxury" and range topping "Platinum". The base price of the entry front-wheel drive 2017 XT5 at launch was $38,995 in the United States.

2020 update[edit]

For the 2020 model year, the XT5 received several mid-cycle updates. The trim levels changed to Cadillac's "Y" strategy, with Luxury as the base, and Premium Luxury and Sport as separate higher levels. The exterior design received only minor changes, with a new bright metallic patterned grille on the Premium Luxury, and a new darker grille on the Sport.

Cadillac XT5 (China)

GM's newest 2.0 L turbocharged I4 engine, producing 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb⋅ft (350 N⋅m) torque, replaced the previous engine in China, and became the new base engine in the North American market, joining the V6. A new rotary controller for the Cadillac CUE system was added, along with updates to the rear camera mirror and electronic precision shifter.[8]

Other uses[edit]

With the demise of the Cadillac XTS in 2019, the XT5 is now going to be Cadillac's platform for funeral coaches, available through GM's approved coachbuilders.


Calendar year United States China[9]
2016 39,485[10] 34,775
2017 68,312[11] 63,588
2018 60,565[12] 74,761
2019 49,879[13] 62,575
2020 35,223[14] 62,091
2021 28,380[15] 52,977
2022 27,340[16]


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