The XT5 is one of the Cadillac’s best selling mid-size crossover SUVs which is in its first generation and has debuted in 2017. The 2018 model year has also gained some changes which included some new exterior color shades and the new base trim which also comes available with all-wheel drive system. As well, the carmaker has added the Rear seat reminder system and a host of other features. However, this time we will talk about the newest version of the popular crossover which will enter the dealerships as the 2019 Cadillac XT5. The 2019 version will also receive some new exterior colors but also delete a few ones. Furthermore, inside the cabin, the carmaker will introduce the latest wireless smartphone charging, and there will be some rearrangement of the equipment and which will depend on a trim level. Under the hood, there shouldn’t be any upgrades at all.
On the other hand, some serious upgrades are expected for the 2020 model year which should offer the new 2.0-liter inline-4 unit besides the familiar V-6. As well, it should add some new features and the carmaker should refresh it in the terms of exterior styling. So, the front and rear sections will be revised with new grille and bumpers.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Cadillac XT5
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 will use the same engine as its predecessor. It is a 3.6-liter V-6 which is able to make 310 horses and 271 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with front-wheel drive. However, the all-wheel drive is available for all the other trim levels except the Platinum where it comes standard.
On the other hand, some sources claim that we might see a more powerful 3.0-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine which should power the XT5 V-Sport model. As well, a 4-cylinder unit is expected to appear in 2020.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 won’t show any changes in the exterior styling. However, it will offer some new color shades, precisely the four of them. Those are Manhattan Noir Metallic, Shadow Metallic, Red Horizon Tintcoat, and Dark Mocha Metallic. Furthermore, the carmaker will also delete three exterior colors which include Red Passion Tintcoat, Midnight Sky Metallic, and Deep Amethyst Metallic. As well, the 20-inch Ultra Bright wheels with Midnight Silver accents will be now offered in the Luxury trim too. However, the Luxury and Premium Luxury models will also be available with 20-inch 12-spoke fully polished wheels.
The cabin of the 2019 Cadillac XT5 will only feature changes in the technology front and color combinations. The current Wireless Phone charging will be replaced with the second generation which will be more powerful. As well, the carmaker will add the driver awareness package on the Luxury trim level and the driver assist package on the Platinum model. What’s more, the Carbon Plum color with Jet Black accents will no longer be available.
Release date and price
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 will probably hit the market in late 2018. The price is not yet confirmed. But it could be slightly higher than the price of the current model which is around $40,000.