2021 Cadillac XT5 vs. Its Competition

2021 Cadillac XT5
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The XT5 is certainly worth comparing to Europe’s heavy hitters.

The Audi Q5 is almost ready for a rework, but it’s aging gracefully.

BMW’s X3 isn’t cheap, but it's worth the money thanks to terrific accommodations and a comfortable ride.

The Volvo XC60 is this segment’s personality champ, and a well-equipped version runs a little less than most rivals.

The Lincoln Nautilus impresses with its style and turbocharged power.

The refreshed Lexus remains popular for its comfy ride and good standard safety and convenience features.

2021 Cadillac XT52021 Cadillac XT5
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2021 Audi Q5 Sportback2021 Audi Q5
2021 BMW X32021 BMW X32021 Lexus RX2021 Lexus RX2021 Lincoln Nautilus2021 Lincoln Nautilus
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2021 Volvo XC602021 Volvo XC60
Quick Specs
The 2021 Cadillac XT5 is a comfortable SUV, but competitors offer more personality and refinement.
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.
The 2021 Lexus RX stays strong in an increasingly crowded class with styling that stands out and powertrains that don’t.
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is calm, smooth, and offers good power, but it makes no attempt to be sporty.
The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Sport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LuxuryPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleRX 350 FWDStandard FWDT5 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility Vehiclequattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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