2022 Cadillac XT5: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

John Diether
Automotive Editor - February 17, 2021

Model Preview

The Cadillac XT5 will carry into 2022 without major change. According to reports, Cadillac will start offering its Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system on the XT5. The midsize, two-row crossover joined the lineup in 2018 and has received a sprinkling of equipment updates since then. The XT5 is due for a full redesign within the next two years.

The XT5 provides a roomy interior for five, along with 30.2 cubic feet of cargo space. With the rear seat folded, capacity expands to 63 cubic feet. In terms of utility, the XT5 ranks between Cadillac's compact XT4 and the three-row XT6.

As expected, the XT5 covers all the bases when it comes comfort and convenience. Even the base trim carries heated power front seats, remote start, a power liftgate, and adaptive LED headlights. The Premium Luxury and Sport also get leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free power liftgate, driver memory settings, and more.

The XT5's infotainment system gained wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto last year. Standard features also include Bose sound, satellite radio, four USB ports, and an 8-inch touchscreen with auxiliary voice and dial controls.

Cadillac XT5

Cadillac's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder continues as the base engine, producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With the 2.0-liter under its hood, the XT5 is EPA-rated at 22 miler per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 24 combined. The available V6 engine provides boost to 310 hp and 271lb-ft of torque, although efficiency slips to 21 mpg combined. All-wheel drive is optional with either engine on the base Luxury and mid-level Premium Luxury trims. The line-topping Sport comes exclusively with the V6 and AWD, plus an adaptive suspension system. All models use a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Every XT5 comes with lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, and front collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking. Other driver assistance feature remain optional, including adaptive cruise control, surround-vision, automated parking, and reserve automatic braking. With the newly available Super Cruise system, the XT5 can virtually drive itself — although driver supervision is required.

Pricing & Release Date

We expect the 2022 XT5 is to arrive at dealers sometime in late summer.

We expect pricing will be similar to the 2021 XT5, which goes from $44,990 to $56,090 (including destination fees).

The 2021 XT5 will face competitors such as the Lincoln Nautilus, Volvo XC60, and Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV.

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