2021 Cadillac XT5 at Budds’ Chev in Oakville, ON
For those driven by performance, and demanding of luxury, nothing but the best will do. It’s the type of passion and discerning taste that separates Cadillac, and their customers, from the competition. Perhaps there’s no vehicle more emblematic of this than the 2021 Cadillac XT5; standing for Crossover Touring, the XT5 brings unparalleled luxury and power into the compact crossover segment, creating a transcendent driving experience. Read on to learn more about the unrivalled 2021 Cadillac XT5, at Budds’ Chev, your home for the absolute best from Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC in Southern Ontario.
While you can argue that luxury is a state of mind, there’s no escaping the tantalizing and tangible luxury of the 2021 Cadillac XT5. Evoking awe from the moment you lay eyes on its sleek lines and powerful stance, the XT5 is equally inspired by sturdy utilitarian ideals as it is sporty performance. A newly designed grille gleams between the standard jewel-like LED headlamps, which switch from high to low beam lighting as vehicles approach—thanks to IntelliBeam® technology. Available active cornering lamps dart around curves, highlighting the road ahead, while admirers are left watching the available 20” alloy wheels and standard jewel-like taillamps disappear into the night. Inside the 2021 XT5 you’re granted access to the extravagance synonymous with the name Cadillac, a palatial interior tastefully decorated with natural wood, cut-and-sew leather, and galvano accents. Despite this opulent display, the XT5 doesn’t forget its purpose, providing impressive utility thanks to 60/40-split folding rear seats offering up to 1.78 cubic metres of space. If luxury is simply a state of mind, the 2021 Cadillac XT5 is that state of mind, personified.
2021 Cadillac XT5 Dimensions
|2021 Cadillac XT5 Exterior (FWD Luxury)||Dimensions (mm/inches)|
|Width (w/o mirrors)||1,902/74.9|
|2021 Cadillac XT5 Interior (FWD Luxury)||Dimensions (mm/inches unless specified otherwise)|
|Front Head Room||1,008/39.7|
|Front Leg Room||1,046/41.2|
|Second Head Room||975/38.4|
|Second Leg Room||991/39.0|
|Passenger Capacity||5 passengers|
|Passenger Volume||2,959 L|
|Cargo Volume (to 1st row)||1,784 L|
The 2021 Cadillac XT5 doesn’t just set the itinerary to adventure, it flies first class. A turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, standard on the Luxury trim, propels the XT5 forward with 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while retaining exceptional fuel efficiency thanks to its 9-speed automatic transmission. However, the 3.6L V6 found in the Sport trim is what really sets this Cadillac apart from the other vehicles on the road—quite literally—thanks to 310 horses and 271 lb-ft of torque that will plant you firmly into the plush leather bucket seats of the XT5. Electronic Precision Shift gives you immediate access to the impressive roar emanating from the dual exhaust of the XT5, while a variety of driver-selectable modes have been finely calibrated to ensure your Cadillac performs peerlessly in any condition—all at the press of a button. Comfort is king, and the exceptionally smooth ride of the XT5 is in part thanks to the available Real-Time Damping system which scans the road every two milliseconds, adjusting the suspension accordingly, as well as the Stabilitrak system which regulates engine torque and brake pressure to ensure low-traction surfaces are no match for this capable crossover. The XT5 Sport trim ups the ante even further, featuring a heavy-duty engine cooling system, Electronic Positraction, and twin-clutch Sport Control AWD. When it comes to thrilling driving performances, there isn’t a vehicle out that can match the 2021 Cadillac XT5.
2021 Cadillac XT5 Performance
|Engine||Drivetrain||Transmission||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Efficiency (estimated; L/100 km)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder||FWD||9-speed automatic transmission||237 @ 5000 rpm||258 lb-ft||11.2 City/8.9 Highway|
|2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder||AWD||9-speed automatic transmission||237 @ 5000 rpm||258 lb-ft||11.2 City/8.9 Highway|
|3.6L V6||AWD||9-speed automatic transmission||310 @ 6600 rpm||271 lb-ft||13.4 City/9.4 Highway|
Safety & Technology
Luxury can come in many forms, such as the comfort provided by knowing just how safe the 2021 Cadillac XT5 really is. 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and Electric Power Steering Assist provide an element of mechanical safety, creating the feeling of complete control, a feeling confirmed by the impressive range of advanced intelligent safety features found in the XT5. The Front Pedestrian Braking and Forward Collision Alert systems utilize haptic seat feedback, warning you of potential collisions and even applying the brakes at certain speeds, while the available Rear Cross Traffic Alert keeps a close eye on hard to see angles when in reverse. Further haptic signals are sent thanks to the Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert system, keeping you safe day and night, whereas the infrared sensors found in the available Night Vision system keep you apprised of any hazards the night may bring, no matter how dark out. An 8” diagonal colour Driver Information Centre screen adds Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability, removing the need to take your eyes off the road by allowing hands-free, voice-activated control and connectivity, while standard OnStar® functionality works in tandem with the available Cadillac Connected Services to provide emergency services and accident response. The 2021 Cadillac XT5 provides smart and impressive safety technology, because safety is a luxury you should never be without.
Cadillac XT5 Model Changes
The 2021 Cadillac XT5 has seen a number of changes and upgrades despite only being a few years old, with its new 9-speed automatic transmission and standard turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine providing a formidable base model. A reworked front and rear fascia has helped refine the already stellar aesthetic of the XT5, while new options and standard features have helped this already enviable compact SUV cross over into legendary territory. Nonetheless, the prior model years of the XT5 all offer their own outstanding versions of a luxury driving experience, and are all worthy of your time. You can learn more about how the Cadillac XT5 has changed over the years, and why a pre-owned XT5 is an incredibly prudent decision, here.
2021 Cadillac XT5 Trim Levels
XT5 LuxuryStarting at $44,098
- 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine
- 9-speed automatic transmission
- Rotary controller w/ jog functionality
- Front and Rear Park Assist
XT5 Premium LuxuryStarting at $51,098
- Lane Change Alert w/ Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- UltraView® power sunroof
- Wireless charging
XT5 SportStarting at $56,098
- 3.6L V6 engine
- Sport Control AWD (All-Wheel Drive) System
- 20-inch 12-spoke Pearl Nickel-finish alloy wheels
- High-Gloss Black exterior accents