2018 Cadillac XT5 vs. Its Competition

2018 Cadillac XT5
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

You’re not hard-pressed for choice when it comes to dropping in the neighborhood of $50,000 on a compact luxury crossover.

Both the BMW X3 and Volvo XC60 are all-new this year and there’s a lot to like about both packages, which offer a wide range of engines.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class remains fresh and is available in a Bahn-storming, surprisingly value-laden GLC43 AMG version.

Across Detroit, the Lincoln MKC does the small luxury thing fairly well, and it’s often discounted.

And then there’s the segment’s benchmark, the Lexus RX.

It’s a jack-of-all-trades that offers mid-size space at compact-like prices.

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2018 BMW X3 (X3 M40i)2018 BMW X3
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUV)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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Quick Specs
The 2018 Cadillac XT5 is a solid luxury crossover, but so are its rivals. Shop carefully.
The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties.
The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.
Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.
With the new 2018 XC60, Volvo has cached all the XC90’s good data, and trimmed some fat from its code.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Sport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-DoorxDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleRX 350 FWDGLE 350 SUVGLC 300 SUVT5 AWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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