XT5 is a star in the Cadillac range; prices for 2023 start at $44,195

Cadillac’s compact five-passenger XT5 crossover utility vehicle returns for 2023 with no major changes and comes in three trim levels, with a starting price of $44,195 (plus $1,395 freight).
The XT5 base Luxury ($44,195) and midlevel Premium Luxury ($49,945) models still come with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which was introduced three years ago, while the top-of-the-range Sport ($57,095) comes with the 3.6-liter V-6. That engine is available on the Premium Luxury model for an additional $1,000.

Luxe and Premium Luxe come with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available for $2,000 more. The Sport model only comes with all-wheel drive.
For 2023, there are three new exterior colors: Radiant Red Tintcoat and Opulent Blue Metallic, both for an additional $625, and Argent Silver Metallic.
There is also a super-premium Crystal White Tricoat exterior for an additional $1,225, which was included with our 2023 XT5 Sport test vehicle.
Also new for 2023, the Cadillac User Experience with Navigation is now standard on Premium Luxury and Sport, and a compact spare tire is now standard across the line.

A year ago there were some changes, mainly to the Sport model. It was upgraded to Brembo front brakes, along with red front and rear calipers; and 20-inch, 12-spoke wheels with Pearl Nickel finish.
Other premium colors for the $625 price include Latte Metallic, Rosewood Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic, and Wilder Metallic (forest green). Last year, color-coded floor mats were added for both rows of seats.
The turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 237 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque. EPA ratings are 21 mpg city/28 highway/24 combined with front-wheel drive, or 21/26/23 with all-wheel drive.

Sport models have the naturally aspirated V-6, with 310 horsepower and 271 foot-pounds of torque.
A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models. It comes with Cadillac’s Electronic Precision Shift.
With the updates three years ago, all three trim levels received a new grille design, available in two textures. Cadillac says the Premium Luxury model emphasizes “bright finishes and contemporary decor,” while the Sport has a darker, more aggressive look.
Joining Cadillac’s lineup in place of the SRX in 2017, the XT5 is a stylish, car-like premium sport utility intended for a range of consumers from young families to empty nesters and retired baby boomers.

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