2023 Cadillac XT5: What Will the Second-Generation Bring?

2023 Cadillac XT5 front

The new 2023 Cadillac XT5 is a luxury SUV that’s entering the second-generation model. Launched for the first time in spring 2016 and refreshed last year, the XT5 has remained a popular choice by family ever since. However, considering that the competition has increased considerably, the manufacturer made a significant facelift for the sec-gen model.

GM Authority claims the new XT5 will be refreshed, but it will not be going all-electric, as the recently introduced Lyriq model. Instead, this SUV will gain more power, and it will ride on the updated version of the current C1 platform, called C1-2.

2023 Cadillac XT5 side

What’s New?

Design-wise, the new 2023 Cadillac XT5 will look more handsome, thanks to some small body modifications. First of all, the new SUV will ride on the updated version of the current C1 platform, very appropriately called C1-2. This platform is similar to those seen on the 31XX platform, which is being used on the models like the Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon.

However, on the XT5 the front fascia will reportedly be complete restyling, featuring a more attractive grille and better headlights. Probably, the manufacturer will borrow many design cues from the Lyriq model. We also expect a vast number of wheel sizes and more attractiveness on the back.

2023 Cadillac XT5 interior

Interior Changes

The interior of the 2023 Cadillac XT5 is a major focus for the manufacturer. So, we expect to see more premium materials and technology. However, as the outgoing model, the new one will keep the same seating layout. That means the XT5 includes the same comfort and enough room for all passengers.

Behind rear seats the current model offers a luggage area of 30.2 cubic feet that can expand to 63 cubic feet when the seats are down. From a recent report, the manufacturer will probably use the Escalade’s 38-inch curved OLED screen or even a bigger version. Along, the XT5 will include a satellite radio, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Wi-Fi, and an 8-speaker Bose audio system.

Two Potent Engines

Under the hood of the 2023 Cadillac XT5, some changes are made. The base engine that’s available with models Luxury and Premium Luxury trims will be a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit delivering more power than before. The current model makes 237 horsepower, while the new one should deliver around 250 horses.

Front-wheel drive is standard, while Cadillac offers all-wheel drive as optional. Premium Luxury and Sport models are both powered by a 3.6-liter V6, which makes 310 horsepower. Both engines come standard with a fuel-saving stop/restart and both use a 9-speed automatic transmission.

2023 Cadillac XT5 rear

2023 Cadillac XT5 Price, Release Date

In Luxury trim, the 2023 Cadillac XT5 starts at $43,995, while Sport trim costs $55,895. If you loaded up the Sport trim with options, the final amount could pass $66k.

In the same price line are premium crossovers like the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, BMW X3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. According to Cadillac, the redesigned second-generation XT5 will arrive sometime next, hopefully before summertime.


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