A luxury crossover with sleek lines, a bold concept, and a whole lot of seating room is now available for an MSRP of $45,000 to $55,000. If you’re looking for an SUV that boasts the same stylized hood and grill of earlier sedan models, with a modern finish, the most recent safety features, and a high customer rating, check out the new 2017 Cadillac XT5, on sale now.



How It Handles


Cadillacs are best known for their roomy interiors and flashy finishes, but what about the drive? The XT5 is replacing the former top model, the SRX, and Cadillac has done things a little differently this time. The XT5 has been built far lighter to support better handling, faster driving, and less fuel consumption. While it’s only available with a 3.6L V6 engine, the extra torque suits this model, giving you more power than the average inline 4 option of some other 2017 models.



Inside Your Ride



The XT5 has been expanded by two inches, when compared to its SRX brethren; this might not sound like much, but it’s noticeable when inside the vehicle. Luxury leather seating and a power tilt steering wheel make it easy to find your comfort zone in the car. An 8” touch screen interface allows for internal control of your vehicle, from climate control to smartphone commands, so you can rock music from your own playlist, or cool off on a hot day.



Features That Make It Worth a Second Look


Driver memory settings, heated seats, and a 14 speaker Bose stereo system are some of the options you can implement when purchasing the new Cadillac. A navigation system, automatic pedestrian sensor, and panoramic sunroom also work to make your ride more enjoyable. The base model doesn’t include many of these features, but you can pick and choose which to include when you buy.




Trim and Safety Features


For 2017, Cadillac changed things up a little with four trim types. The most basic of these includes 18 inch wheels, a rear-view camera, and LED day-lights, while the most luxurious, the Platinum trim, offers all-wheel-drive, 20 inch wheels, hands free lift gate, heated outer rear seats, and more. Trim choice is more of a personal preference than a necessity, and many buyers choose to go with the base or luxury trim rather than shelling out extra for additional features that may never be used.


When it comes to airbags and crash test, the XT5 offers the most recent upgrades to vehicle safety. From antilock brakes to OnStar support, drivers of the latest Cadillac model will find themselves feeling safe throughout the duration of their ride. Crash notifications and front, curtain, and driver knee airbags reduce injury in an accident.



Cons of The Latest Model


While there are plenty of good things to say about the 2017 Cadillac XT5, there are always a few cons to consider. As far as price goes in comparison with other models, it’s a little steep for what you’re getting with the base model. The base trim also excludes four-wheel drive, which is an essential to most SUV owners, who purchase the all-terrain vehicle in the hopes of better driving in poor weather, or during off-road activity.



Overall First Impression


The negative feedback on this vehicle is fairly minimal, with plenty to be said about aesthetics, handling, and the new design. At Nanaimo Wheaton GM, we see a lot of SUVs hit the lot, and we feel confident in saying that this is definitely one of the better models out there. With flat folding rear seats for extra storage on long drives, and a rear camera mirror with self-cleaning action to keep your vision clear at all times, this is one convenient ride.


For more information on the new Cadillac 2017 XT5, or new and used SUVs available through Nanaimo Wheaton GM, call us today. We are always happy to meet new clients and help you find the right wheels for your lifestyle. Check out our official webpage for a glimpse at available vehicles and upcoming deals.