2018 Cadillac XT5; Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry
Cadillac’s SRX compact SUV was remodeled and reborn for 2017 as the XT5; it carries over with only minor changes for 2018. Along with getting a classy face-lift, Cadillac says the XT5 is more luxurious than the vehicle it replaces, both inside in terms of luxurious cabin materials and on the road in terms of driving refinement. Does it live up to the hype? We tested the mid-level Luxury trim in our upcoming 2018 Compact Luxury SUV Challenge.
Our SUV was equipped with a standard 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as all-wheel drive; front-wheel drive is standard.
Standard on the Luxury trim level are goodies like leather seats, a moonroof and 4G LTE internet access. Extras on our model, like a Bose surround system, the Driver Awareness Package of safety features and Bronze Dune Metallic exterior paint, brought the final price to $52,560, including a $995 destination charge.
How does the XT5 measure up to the competition? The SUV went nose to nose against six other compact luxury SUVs — the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, 2018 Audi Q5, 2018 BMW X3, 2019 Infiniti QX50, 2018 Lexus NX 300 and 2018 Volvo XC60 — in our latest multicar comparison. Check back June 4 to see which competitor came out on top in the our Challenge.
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