Now in its sixth model year, the 2023 Cadillac XT5 arrives with a pair of new exterior colors, updated infotainment technology and a standard compact spare tire on all trims. While still in its first generation, the new XT5 is marketed by Cadillac as a “remarkably powered compact luxury SUV”.
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What’s new in the 2023 Cadillac XT5?
As previously mentioned, the 2023 XT5 arrives with three new exterior colors: Argent Silver Metallic, Lush Blue Metallic and Radiant Red Tintcoat. The SUV is also available in five other sophisticated colors such as Latte Metallic and Stellar Black Metallic.
The Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system with integrated navigation is now standard on Premium Luxury and Sport trims. Previously, this system was only an available add-on for these models. However, all new Cadillac XT5 trims now have a standard compact spare tire.
The exterior of the 2023 Cadillac XT5 hasn’t changed much other than new color options. Highlights for the SUV include jewel-like LED headlights, available 20-inch eye-catching wheels and an available hands-free power tailgate. The XT5 Sport’s trim draws even more attention with accents such as roof rails, a mesh grille, side window surrounds and red brake calipers.
From the start, the new Cadillac XT5 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. But the XT5 Sport elevates your driveability even further with its 310 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine generating 271 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting.
Fuel Efficiency for the 2023 Cadillac XT5 Trims:
- Luxury & Premium Luxury FWD – 22/29/24 MPG City/Highway/Combined
- Luxury & Premium Luxury AWD – 21/27/23 MPG City/Highway/Combined
- Sport AWD – 18/26/21 MPG City/Highway/Combined
Front-wheel drive is standard on the Luxury and Premium Luxury trims, while the Sport trim comes with all-wheel drive as standard. However, you can easily upgrade to all-wheel drive on those two lower trims. Other sport-specific performance features include Brembo brakes, a chassis with real-time damping suspension and a heavy-duty cooling system.
Inside, the Cadillac XT5 shines with premium materials and premium features. You can customize your Cadillac SUV with cut-and-sewn leather, carbon fiber trim, natural wood trim, and Galvano accents. Heated front seats are standard on all models, as is an eight-way power driver’s seat. You can upgrade to even more luxury with features like a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats and an UltraView panoramic sunroof.
New for 2023 on Luxury and Premium Luxury models is the Cadillac User Experience infotainment system with standard integrated navigation. You can take your vehicle technology to the next level with an available Wi-Fi hotspot that allows you to connect up to seven devices. Connect your smartphone wirelessly via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or dual Bluetooth connectivity.
Other tech highlights available include the Night Vision system with a thermal image that detects pedestrians or large animals, Amazon Alexa built-in, and the 14-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system.
The Cadillac Smart System package of driver assistance features is standard on every 2023 Cadillac XT5. This includes features such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Safety Alert Seat, Rear Seat Reminder, Rear Park Assist, HD Rear Vision Camera and Teen Driver. You can also choose even more with Lane Changer Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Pedestrian Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and a rear view camera washer.
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