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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 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUV)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class (Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2018 Cadillac XT5 is a solid luxury crossover, but so are its rivals. Shop carefully.
7.0
The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties.
7.5
The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.
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Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
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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.
7.5
With the new 2018 XC60, Volvo has cached all the XC90’s good data, and trimmed some fat from its code.
MSRP From     
$40,595$42,650$43,470$52,200$40,050$41,500
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
Engine     
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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-DoorxDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleRX 350 FWDGLE 350 SUVGLC 300 SUVT5 AWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2018 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2018 BMW X32018 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2018 Lexus RX2018 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class2018 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class2018 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2018 Volvo XC60