While we are waiting for the new XT6, the luxury carmaker also works on existing models and one of the most interesting for the next year will be the 2020 Cadillac XT5. The mid-size crossover has been around since 2016 and the next year seems like a perfect time to see some changes. This will be a typical refresh, which will bring a nice number of changes. the first thing that comes to mind is styling, of course. This model will come with subtle but numerous styling modifications, but that won’t be all. We also count on interior changes and the latest reports are suggesting things like a new infotainment system, as well as a number of visual enhancements.
On the other side, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle is likely to remain untouched. This also includes engines so we will see two familiar units in the offer. When it comes to the 2020 Cadillac XT5 release date, the new model will come a little bit earlier than usual.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Changes
When it comes to the most important 2020 Cadillac XT5 changes, visual modifications are definitely the first thing that comes to mind. The upcoming model is about to come with a number of new styling details. The testing model has been spotted for a couple of times and it doesn’t wear too much camouflage, which indicates mild changes only. Naturally, most of them will come at the front, where we expect to see revisions on the grille, bumper, and headlights. However, it looks like the new model won’t adopt the brand’s new design language completely, as some reports were suggesting. On the other side, the rear will also include a couple of novelties, on taillights, tailgate and a few more areas. The 2020 Cadillac XT5 colors are another aspect where you can expect to see novelties.
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 interior will also receive a couple of updates. One of the most notable will be a new infotainment system. It will provide a better user experience and add a couple of new options. Other than that, we could see novelties in terms of color schemes, but we don’t expect any change on the dashboard. In terms of interior design, things will remain pretty much the same. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that the XT5 already features some of the nicest cabins in the class. Leather and other soft-touch materials can be found all around the cabin, while wood accents provide that classic flavor that makes it looks even more luxurious.
In terms of comfort, there is really nothing to complain about. This crossover offers plenty of space and both rows are very generous in terms of leg and headroom. Moreover, the second row slides and reclines. In terms of cargo space, you can count on 30 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall capacity goes around 63 cubic feet, which are pretty average numbers for the class.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Engines
There’s no doubt that the upcoming model will continue with two familiar units under the hood. Base models will feature a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which delivers around 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, which seems like a perfect measure for this crossover. It accelerates pretty fast, and a great thing is that you can also count on pretty good mpg ratings. However, keep in mind that most rivals, including Lincoln Nautilus and Volvo XC90 come with smaller and more efficient turbo-four engines, which are notably better in the aspect of fuel economy. The XT5 is also available with such engine, but only in China.
Trim Levels and Features
Although notable novelties in terms of standard equipment are certain, we are pretty sure that the base trim level organization will remain untouched. Therefore, count on a similar list of standard features. Despite the new infotainment system, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 will carry on with the same size 8-inch touchscreen. Other notable tech goodies are things like voice recognition, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, HD Radio, Bluetooth, four USB ports, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, and satellite radio. This list looks pretty impressive and the upcoming model will probably add a couple of new things, such as a navigation system.
Safety is the aspect where we expect to see a lot of novelties in the next year. The current model isn’t very generous in this aspect. Practically, rearview camera and rear parking sensors are only standard features but the list of options is very long and some of these features should become standard in the next year. Some of the candidates are things like forward collision alert, a safety alert seat, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian braking etc.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the updated model sometime in the third quarter of the year. When it comes to the 2020 Cadillac XT5 price, base models should go around 42.000 dollars.