Cadillac has a big surprise regarding its upcoming XT5 SUV model. According to reports, the manufacturer will make the new 2022 Cadillac XT5 more competitive by adding a new Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system and more features. Still, the forthcoming SUV will rely on the previous generation, meaning it should come without a significant change regarding its outside look.
The XT5 mid-size model joined the Cadillac’s lineup in 2018 and has received a sprinkling of equipment updates since then. Moreover, the XT5 could be fully redesigned from much available information within the next two years. Cadillac’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder continues to power the base model, while the line-topping Sport version comes exclusively with the V6 engine.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Facelift
The upcoming 2022 Cadillac XT5 will carry into the 2022 year without significant changes. Like before, the same design language is present, and Cadillac XT5 looks assertive and is very noticed on the road.
Crisp, clean lines, and hard-edged elegance, make this SUV more adorable than any other in its class. Like before, the Caddilac XT5 features a massive attractive grille and beautifully automatic on/off LED headlights. Moreover, the version with the most visual appeal is the range-topping Sport. This trim features more aggressive design details and much bigger 20-inch alloy wheels. This year Cadillac will introduce a few new paint choices, including Wilder Metallic, Dark Moon Blue Metallic, and Infrared Tintcoat.
The cabin of the new 2022 Cadillac XT5 is mostly the same as its predecessor. Generally, the forthcoming model host the same seating layout and cabin that is quiet and elegant. The materials inside, including optional semi-aniline leather, aluminum, and real open-pore wood, exuding the quality of this SUV. The XT5 provides a roomy interior that’s comfortable for five occupants. It also has a 30.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity that can be expanded folding rear seats to 63 cubic feet. In terms of utility, the newest XT5 slots between Cadillac’s compact XT4 and the three-row XT6 models.
The Cadillac XT5, in terms of technology, has an excellent 8-inch touchscreen with auxiliary voice control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bose sound system, satellite radio, four USB ports, and more. From many reports, the next generation model should also include a new Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Powertrain Specs
At the moment, there is no official Cadillac’s statement of the XT5 engine. More than likely, the manufacturer will use the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as the base engine. Overall, this engine is still potent, producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
The current model with the same engine has a fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 24 combined. However, a more powerful V6 engine comes exclusively with the line-topping Sport version. This model powers a mighty V6 powertrain that provides 310 hp and 271lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is optional, and all models use a nine-speed automatic transmission standardly.
Release Date and Price
We expect the new redesigned 2022 Cadillac XT5 SUV to arrive at dealers sometime this year, probably at the end. Besides more standard features, this model keeps the same attractive styling as its predecessor.
So, expect pricing to be similar to the outgoing model, which goes from $44,990 to $56,090. Like before, XT5 will try to face competitors such as the Lincoln Nautilus, Volvo XC60, and Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV.