2017 Cadillac XT5 vs. Its Competition

2017 Cadillac XT5
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The XT5 is the newest arrival in the world of luxury crossover SUVs.

It will face the outgoing Audi Q5, an aging design that's held up remarkably well in styling and performance, though its diesel models have fallen under scrutiny along with the rest of the VW Group's diesel lineup.

The Mercedes GLE is the updated version of the M-Class, with new drivetrains and new interior trim added to its excellent safety scores.

And the new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has sport-sedan-derived underpinnings and well-designed, flamboyant interior, and it might be a more direct rival than the GLE.

The Lexus RX has a radical new shape this year, one much like the Nissan Murano; both have attractive interiors and lots of rear-seat space, if not the drivetrain refinement of the German offerings.

Finally, the new Jaguar F-Pace promises a lighter-weight body and available diesel power when it goes on sale early in 2016.

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Quick Specs
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The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is an evolutionary improvement over the SRX in most ways, but it’s part of a larger leap for Cadillac.
7.0
The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age.
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The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace does an excellent job of putting just as much emphasis on sport as on utility.
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The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
MSRP From   
$39,395$40,900$41,990$39,150
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name   
FWD 4-Door2.0 TFSI Premium20d AWDGLC 300 SUV
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport Utility Vehiclequattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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