2023 Cadillac XT5


What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Cadillac XT5? What does it compare to?

With the XT5, Cadillac has a stylish five-seat crossover SUV that competes against the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, among others. 

Is the 2023 Cadillac XT5 a good SUV?

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While not as fun to drive as its European competitors, the 2023 XT5 has a pleasant personality and can be loaded up with some nice tech features. It scores a TCC Rating of 6.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

What’s new for the 2023 Cadillac XT5?

Aside from some new paint colors, the XT5 largely carries into 2023 with no changes. Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trim levels return.

More hunchback than a traditional two-box SUV, the XT5 cuts a sporty profile but winds up a little too muddy in its details outside and a bit bland inside. 

The standard 235-hp 2.0-liter turbo-4 can be swapped out for a 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6, which we think better suits the XT5’s luxury mission. Front- and all-wheel drive options are paired with a smooth 9-speed automatic transmission. 

While the XT5 rides smoothly, it’s far from sporty. It leans into corners and has a hefty overall feel. That 4,000-lb-plus curb weight dents fuel economy to the tune of 24 mpg combined in the thriftiest configuration.

On the flip side, the XT5 is spacious inside, with good room for second-row passengers and a decent cargo area even with its somewhat sloping roofline. 

It also performs well in crash tests and comes with a good array of crash-avoidance tech as standard. 

How much does the 2023 Cadillac XT5 cost?

The 2023 XT5 starts at around $46,000 and can climb quickly from there. That’s not bad for its 8.0-inch touchscreen and wireless Appel CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, though real leather costs extra.  It takes the Premium Luxury trim to unlock the V-6 engine, though it incurs a reasonable $1,000 upcharge. 

Where is the 2023 Cadillac XT5 made?

In Spring Hill, Tennessee.

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