A brand that once showed a person’s wallet was known as a Cadillac. Known as a very masculine car, it however showed a rapid decline in sales. The company tried to garner in new gen customers with its V series but it was too outdated in its looks. So when the cross over boom hit, Cadillac decided to go with 2017 Cadillac XT5 which is aimed at getting sales up to where they should be for a brand of this stature.
2017 Cadillac XT5 – New Body and Interior Design:
From the very first feature one notices about interiors of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is the stitch wrapped panels in contrast to molded body work. XT5 uses a brand new gen rear camera to video system.
A like most 2016-2017 Cadillac models, XT5 has 4G internet hotspot options in certain variants, enhanced by AppleCar Play and Android Auto engineered for smart phone incorporation. The center console embraces a modernized CUE system with faster processing speeds and a larger display. Wood grain inserts installed on door fabric panels and air vents constructed into 2017 Cadillac XT5’s instrument cluster. The DIC in the midpoint of advice bunch is digital, with a contemporary edge as its temperature gauge, speedometer, tachometer and gas meters are analog needle versions. The steering wheel contains usual upgrades for cruise command buttons. There is a reported third passenger entertainment arrayset up on the rear middle console, opposite to the center seat to provide you with that extra bit of entertainment on the go.
Wheelbase: 112.5 Inches (2,857 MM).
Length : 189.5 Inches (4,815 MM).
Width : 75.0 Inches (1,903 MM).
Height : 66.0 Inches (1,675 MM).
Est. curb weight: 3,999 / 1,814 (FWD), 4,277 / 1,940 (4WD).
Horizontal line detailing and box lines give it a classic SUV look, while the angled head lamps bring out the 2017 Cadillac XT5 in it. Chrome, big on every Cadillac model in 2017 maxes out on grills and optional fenders that give the vehicle a built look.
2017 Cadillac XT5 – Transmision and Engine:
Engine : 3.6L V6 DI VVT.
Output : 310 HP.
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic with Electronic Precision Shift.
Cadillacs are known for their smooth ride quality and such a refined drive train it is evidently setting new records in its segment. Only time will tell if these come out in the final production car.
2017 Cadillac XT5 – Pricing and Verdict:
A hefty price tag of 37,800 $ makes your average customer ask a lot of questions. Fortunately, this time it seems like Cadillac has most of their answers and this car might be their most successful on in years to come.
There are of course a few concerns over safety as the 2017 Cadillac XT5 SUV offers less safety options compared to BMW and Audi counter parts, it makes up for it in brand reliability and quality. With it beating competition in its prototype stage, things look good for the new kid in town.