2018 Cadillac SUV Crossover XT5 Review and Final Thoughts

When we talk about the 2018 Cadillac SUV crossover, we couldn’t be far away from the 2018 XT5. In this article, we would give you the review of this XT5 as well as our thoughts about this car so that you can understand easily what you are looking for now.


This crossover owns sharp handling and it is the point that we love about 2018 XT5. It is small but so smart in handling. Perhaps, new drivers should know the excellence of its handling surely. This car also provides comfortable trips and journeys wherever you want to go. The standard features also the next thing that we love on the car. Thanks for its SUV’s features so that we can have more flexibility in any ride.


But, this 2018 Cadillac SUV crossover is also offering some weaknesses especially on its interior. The engine doesn’t attract us too much, and you would know later after this paragraph. Then, the most problems come from the interior. Although it has good standard features, most infotainment systems aren’t as intuitive as other SUV crossovers. The rear-seat headroom is also not as comfort as you thought before. Read the details about the new XT5 below.

What Is It?

The 2018 XT5 is the smallest crossover that belongs to Cadillac so far. The rank is right one strip below the Cadillac Escalade. It is kind of the best alternative crossover if you don’t really know about small car. Because it is offered alongside the sedans, the XT5 owns higher starting price than ATS lineup. But, it is still lower than CTS sedan. The new model provides some new features, which could make you as the buyers smile. It has a rearview camera mirror that is able to switch a digital display in order to give the driver better sights when something blocks his view on the rear. The automatic heated steering wheel keeps your drive fun and relaxed. It also boasts Apple and Android system.

Under the Hood

The 2018 Cadillac SUV crossover XT5 offers unattractive engine options. It is a 3.6 L V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission. The maximum power is 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. This is the only engine offered by the manufacturer. With standard engine, the 2018 XT5 doesn’t provide better fuel economy. It is 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with front wheel drive. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive version produces 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The towing capacity of the car is about 3,500 pounds.

Exterior and Interior

The stylish exterior has been gained by this new XT5. Perhaps, this point of view is the only good things we got. It comes with 18-inch wheels. The interior of the crossover is also overwhelming. It owns some cutting edge technology such as power liftgate, wood trim, eight- and six-way driver and passenger seats. The most important part is the CUE infotainment system that brings an 8.0 touchscreen as well as Apple and Android integration.

Our Thoughts

Finally, we would share our final thoughts about this 2018 Cadillac SUV crossover. Cadillac is successfully doing good job in term of redesigned model of previous-year XT5. Comfortable interior must make a deal with the rear passenger seat headroom.


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