2017  Cadillac XT5: Car expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, test drives the 2017 Cadillac XT5, a luxury SUV that dares. This car replaces the SRX and has new technology and signature features. Join Lauren as she takes this XT5 for a test drive and checks out the video car review!

Dare to be different! Modernizing the brand. 113 years old that’s rich with character and elegance.

Cadillac’s global growth of 7.5% in 2015, building the brand with a big expansion in China up about 16.5%.

Proportion & Precision:
the new architecture, shorter by over an inch. Width- added 25mm of the track. More athletic stance, particularly from the rear. Slim vertical lighting. LED Light blades with vertical edge lighting, easy to spot. Lean taught surfaces. Long daylight opening gives better visibility. More glass and better sightlines and forward visibility. The overall design has a strong shoulder with an inlaid metal look. Moved the wiper up under the visor.

Inside: New interior design.
Craftsmanship and quality, Front is the same but more 2nd-row room (3.2″ of legroom), 2nd-row slides, tilts, and 40/20/20 split rear seats. Seats 5 total.

It’s simple yet sophisticated. Interior is cut and sew in all door panels. Quiet ouch screen, radio bar, and climate control are separate. More interior room while not changing exterior sizing.

Phone charging in the center console. Larger center console with a pass-through.

Premium – fine details, all materials are real: wood, aluminum, and carbon fiber.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, updated CUE with faster response.
Optional Rear Camera Mirror, increases rearward vision. Cameras have an auto wash feature.

A high number of female buyers.

CT – Cadillac Touring – higher the # the higher the luxury.
XT – Crossover touring, the higher the # the more luxury.

Goal: Distinctive, sophisticated, and agile

More content, agility, usable space, safety, fuel efficiency, acceleration, better NVH.

Engine: 310 hp & 271 lb-ft of torque
All new AWD system with a duel-clutch, engine start/ stop technology, and active fuel management.
An electronic precision shifts like a manual or automatic.

Drive-by wire with 16.5:1 ratio with improved can handling response.
Standard 18″ wheels optional 20″ wheels, platinum optional style.

Fuel Economy: city / highway / combined
19/27/22 FWD
18/26/21 AWD

Lane Keep Alert
Lane Keep Assist
Intellibeam automatic high beams
Adaptive cruise control
Auto front braking with pedestrian safety.
Ventilated and heated seats

Platinum upgrades:
Hands-free liftgate
Around view camera
Heads up display – color and customizable

Starts at $38,995
Platinum: $62,500

Competes against:
Mercedes GLE350

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Car Courtesy of Cadillac
Filmed in Tennessee
Aired: March 15, 2016
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