The upcoming, 2020 model year of this luxury crossover is coming with notable updates. There is a new styling, new dashboard design, new features and many other novelties, so it’s not hard to presume that the 2021 Cadillac XT5 will be a typical carryover model, with no bigger changes. We are about to see the same layout, which coquettes between compact and mid-size crossovers.
The 2021 Cadillac XT5 will have a lot of great things to offer. First of all, you may count on a typically smooth ride, which has always been Cadillac’s trademark. Also, the cabin is very spacious and comfortable, while the list of standard equipment feels impressive as well. From now on, the XT5 will be available with two engines, while the new Sport trim should solve those handling issues that characterize current models. We expect to see this model sometime in the last quarter of next year.
2021 Cadillac XT5 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, things will remain pretty much the same as in the current model. This means you may count on the same dimensions, which put this crossover somewhere between compact and mid-size crossovers. On one side, the XT5 features a pretty long wheelbase that measures 112.5 inches, which is more compared to the Lexus RX for example, or even the three-row Honda Pilot. On the other side, it is notable shorter and that short overhangs are the thing that makes this model look sporty and very attractive.
Mechanically, this model shares a lot with GMC Acadia and Chevy Blazer. It rides on a C1 platform, so you may presume it features an FWD layout, which is kinda a drawback when we talk about premium cars. Fortunately, you can get an all-wheel-drive in higher trims. Speaking about higher trims, there is a new Sport trim level in the offer, which comes with upgraded suspension and a couple of exclusive visual details.
2021 Cadillac XT5 Styling
When it comes to aesthetics, the recent update has brought some quite nice novelties. Therefore, you may presume that the 2021 Cadillac XT5 won’t feature too many changes. We expect to see the same design as in the 2020 model year, which has brought some quite interesting novelties. Considering that this model came just three years ago, visual changes were pretty mild. Practically, the only major thing you will notice is a new grille design. If features the same shape but comes with a new patter. The new Sport trim, which features darker grille and also comes with bigger wheels and a few more details.
It’s not hard to presume that the 2021 Cadillac XT5 will carry on with the same styling. Eventually, we could see things like new color options, new wheels and similar things.
On the inside, the recent update has also brought some interesting changes. Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is a new center stack, which includes a new infotainment system. You can operate via touchscreen, but also with a rotary knob that is positioned at the center console. Other than that, the XT5 now comes with new color schemes, though the overall layout is pretty much the same. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that the cabin is mostly made of soft-touch, high-quality materials.
Besides lots of luxury, this model also offers a lot of space. Due to a pretty long wheelbase, you can count on two pretty spacious rows of seats, with plenty of legroom. When it comes to the cargo volume, numbers are pretty average for the class. You can count on 30 cubic feet of cargo space behind the XT5’s second-row seats and 63 cubic feet with the rear seats. Also, rear seats fold completely flat.
2021 Cadillac XT5 Engines
The 2021 Cadillac XT5 will carry on with two engine options in the offer. A new turbo-four has been introduced recently. It is the GM’s new 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine is reserved for lower trims. A 3.6-liter V6 used to be the only engine in the offer. Now, it is reserved for the Sport trim, and can be coupled with AWD. If features a max output of 310 horsepower and also ensures pretty decent 3.500 pounds of max towing capacity. It returns around 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Numbers for the turbo-four are yet to come. When it comes to transmission, both engines come in pairs with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Release Date and Price
Considering that the 2021 Cadillac XT5 probably won’t feature any particular change, we expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of 2020. When it comes to the price, the base model now goes around 45.000 dollars. The new Sport trims would cost you around 56.000 dollars.