The 2019 Cadillac XT5 has an upscale and comfortable ride with distinctive exterior styling. On the inside, the XT5 has a quiet interior with spacious front and back seats and plenty of cargo space. - Photo by Mike Antich

The 2019 Cadillac XT5 has an upscale and comfortable ride with distinctive exterior styling. On the inside, the XT5 has a quiet interior with spacious front and back seats and plenty of cargo space.

Photo by Mike Antich

As a company vehicle, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover creates an impression of success for any business and recognition that it is earmarked for its top performers.

From a driver’s perspective, it will allow the top talent within your company to maneuver through their workdays in both comfort and style. The Cadillac XT5 is also a productivity tool whose intelligent technology and the Cadillac user experience seamlessly helps drivers stay connected and productive.

The 2019 Cadillac XT5 is offered in four trim levels: Standard, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum trims. Automotive Fleet recently test drove the 2019 XT5 Platinum, which comes standard with all-wheel drive (AWD). The twin-clutch AWD system is engineered for strong and safe performance in wet, snowy, or icy conditions, while reinforcing vehicle stability in dry conditions. The AWD system can be disconnected from the rear axle to enhance fuel efficiency.

The 2019 Cadillac XT5 Platinum is powered by a 3.6L V-6 engine featuring fuel-saving Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation and stop/start technologies, which offers seamless transitions from stop to start.

The V-6 engine generates 310 horsepower and 271 lb.-ft. of torque. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift. 

Based on my test drive, the XT5 offered agile driving dynamics, exceptional responsiveness, and strong acceleration. Also noticeable is that the engine is impressively quiet and engine noise is well isolated from the cabin. 

The Cadillac XT5 is also a productivity tool whose intelligent technology and the Cadillac user experience seamlessly helps drivers stay connected and productive. - Photo by Mike Antich

The Cadillac XT5 is also a productivity tool whose intelligent technology and the Cadillac user experience seamlessly helps drivers stay connected and productive.

Photo by Mike Antich

Besides being a race horse, the XT5 is also a work horse. It offers 30 cubic feet of cargo space that can be made larger by moving the rear bench fore and aft, and the rear seat features a 60/40 split that can increase total cargo capacity to 63 cubic feet. The power liftgate has a programmable memory height and a hands-free feature on Platinum trim.  

Safety and Convenience Features

The XT5 comes standard with seven airbags, stability and traction control, and anti-lock brakes. 

It is available with a suite of safety features. A Driver Awareness Package is available on Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum models. The package includes a safety alert seat, forward collision alert, following distance indicator, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, front pedestrian braking, low speed forward automatic braking, and IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control. 

In addition, a Driver Assist Package is available on Premium Luxury and standard on Platinum. The content for the Driver Assist Package includes advanced adaptive cruise control, automatic seat belt tightening, automatic parking assist, and forward and reverse automatic braking.

2019 Cadillac XT5 Platinum Specs:

  • Engine: 3.6L V-6 (310 hp and 271 lb.-ft.)
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift
  • All-Wheel Drive: Twin-clutch AWD system
  • Cargo Capacity: 63 cu.-ft. with rear seats folded flat.

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Mike Antich
Mike Antich

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Mike Antich has covered fleet management and remarketing for more than 20 years and was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Mike Antich has covered fleet management and remarketing for more than 20 years and was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

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