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Cadillac XT5

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 10:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The ultimate in luxury motoring

Sitting behind the wheel of the new Cadillac XT5 will change your day. No matter the stress and aggravation you may have encountered until then—the moment you enter this vehicle and hear the thud of the closing door, those worries will evaporate, replaced by a pleasing sense of tranquillity and refinement. It is a feeling the folks at Cadillac have been perfecting for decades. The XT5 is the epitome of that thinking and that idea. It is Cadillac’s crowning achievement in the pursuit of luxury motoring.

Everything about this sensory experience— the leather wrapped and stitched padded steering wheel, warm to the touch, the elegant use of brushed metal, real wood and the clarity of the Bose sound system—serves to transport you to a finer place. The seat features multiple power controls to create a seating position ideally suited to you—and it remembers you and what you prefer.

The XT5 is your oasis in a mad world.

The XT5 takes its place among the growing category of luxury cross-over vehicles. Cadillac has placed a premium on the driver’s experience, offering plenty of room and tactile comfort alongside all the features and performance worthy of this class. The XT5 is powered by a 310 horsepower, 3.6-litre V6—enough power to give you command of the road. The eightspeed gear box ensures smooth acceleration. The XT5 features three driving modes—touring, snow/ AWD and sport. With a push of a button you are ready for any driving condition.

Cars are becoming smarter and this Cadillac is no exception. Adaptive headlamps continually calibrate and reposition themselves to cast light precisely over your path of travel. The XT5 warns you if someone is in your blind spot, applies the brakes if it senses a pedestrian is near, cautions when straying out of your lane as well as delivering a heads-up display to ensure your eyes never leave the road.

AT A GLANCE
BODY STYLE: Luxury CUV DRIVE METHOD: FWD or available AWD
ENGINE: 3.6L, 6-cylinder (310hp, 217 lb/ft@5,000rpm)
DRIVETRAIN: Eight-speed automatic with electronic shifter and manual shift mode
FUEL ECONOMY: Highway: 8.71L/100km City: 12.38L/100km
WHEELBASE: 112.5 in LENGTH: 189.5 in WIDTH: 75 in HEIGHT: 66 in
CURB WEIGHT: 1,965.89kg
SEATING CAPACITY: 5
PRICING: FWD XT5 starting at: $47,775. As tested: $64,550. See dealer for details.