When it comes to mainstream luxury, Cadillac has firmly grasped everything. However, in terms of the definition of mainstream luxury cars, Cadillac's automotive product lineup has not broken this appearance, and continues to follow a well-known road with cars such as 2020 XT5.
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For the 2020 model year, the Cadillac XT5 received a new engine option, the proven 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This option of equipping XT5 provides buyers with another option, namely the opportunity to increase efficiency without sacrificing a lot of performance. However, after spending a week on the new XT5 Premium Luxury FWD 2.0-Turbo test car, if you do n’t mind the same price as the purchase, I can easily recommend such a setting instead of the still available 3.6-liter V6 option. More equipped V6 models
Cadillac has gained a greater reputation in the process of achieving better luxury brand awareness, especially in the newly launched 2021 Escalade and other cars. When seeing a large list of equipment on the new Escalade, it is refreshing that many of the assembled components of the XT4 and XT5 crossovers have entered the flagship SUV. Such a move fully illustrates everything that XT5 provides. This is a respected cabin space. The XT5 Premium Luxury test car that I filled is equipped with comfortable heating and ventilation seats. Surprisingly.
The performance of the new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is basically the same, there is no lag of the turbocharger, and it is willing to complete the work without feeling unsafe or inappropriate when overtaking is required. I will say that the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine does not inspire you to gain the extra confidence that the 3.6-liter V6 engine has. It has a powerful horsepower of 73 horsepower, but only 237 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque 13 pound-feet of torque. Most buyers of XT5 will ask them when choosing a 4-cylinder engine and make a decision during a long test drive, otherwise, digital games may be a little deceptive. Overall, the driving characteristics of the two engines remain basically the same, partly because the four-cylinder turbo engine is lighter than the V6 model. In addition, the fuel efficiency of the four-cylinder turbo FWD at 21 mpg, 28 mpg and 24 mpg is higher than that of the V6 FWD models at 18 mpg, 26 mpg and 21 mpg.
Both engines are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which has a somewhat gentle shift, but is not completely lazy. In most cases, the gearbox can find the right gear. The use of 9th gear is sometimes mixed with a 4-cylinder turbo engine. In this case, it does not know whether to maintain the selected gear or frequently downshift to maintain high-speed driving.
The interior of the Cadillac XT5 retains some monotonous themes, except for my test car with color carbon fiber decoration. You can choose from a suitable color selection list (internal and external) to make the XT5 more personalized. Surprisingly, just like the smaller XT4 crossover, the XT5 has enough internal space and its appearance exceeds our expectations. The front heated and ventilated seats are comfortable, while the rear seats are only enough to accommodate a pair of adults (outside heated seats) and a "smaller" middle seat space.
The simplified method of the instrument panel is controlled by the redundancy on the touch screen, which can be imitated by the central control knob and physical buttons. These buttons and physical buttons surround the physical volume knob behind the gear lever.
XT5's adaptive cruise control system, lane keeping assist system, blind spot monitor, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and an improved 360-degree camera system all use numerous security features and smart technologies. In order to maintain a luxurious tradition, the XT5 runs smoothly, and its real-time shock absorption suspension system can prevent sloppy under most road conditions.
Overall, the use of the new XT5 and 4-cylinder turbo engines is a good way to expand the good things. XT5 is already a popular choice for mid-size two-row luxury crossovers with respectable V6 engines, and choosing other engines is a step in the right direction. My only doubt is that the cost of the optional 4-cylinder engine is about the same as the V6 XT6 equipped in the same interior class. It boils down to whether you want to have a little advantage in fuel efficiency, or you want to get more power from the V6, and you have to sacrifice a little extra gasoline. The price of the XT5 Premium Luxury FWD 350T (2.0 Turbo) test car I recently loaded is $ 63,715, including a $ 995 destination fee.