Best-Selling 2017 Cadillac XT5 Still Topping Critics’ Lists

While the classic Cadillac mark has long been a shorthand for reliable quality, luxury, and performance in the world of American sedans, you may still be surprised to see just how much effort the company has been putting into some very progressive projects lately. Never ones to simply settle for meeting the standards already set by the competition, Cadillac’s promising young entries clearly continue to demonstrate a vigorous dedication to progress and creativity, raising the bar in categories like safety, technology, and cutting-edge style while still maintaining the high-quality basics that have long made Cadillac the icon it is. To get more specific, we’ve got a solid rundown for you on a standout new Cadillac vehicle that’s already getting plenty of attention across the industry.

2017 Cadillac XT5

Introducing the XT5

Positioned to replace the best-selling SRX, a pioneering effort at Cadillac designed to step things up in the competitive crossover market, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 improves on the SRX template in just about every category, if reputable critics like those at Auto World News are to be trusted (and we think they are). Fresh styling strikes an artful balance between a more upright, sturdy profile and the SRX’s low, streamlined wedge-shape, finding the perfect middle ground between strength and sophistication. On the interior, a suite of safety and luxury technology features combine to unquestionably up the standard crossover ante. The most familiar aspect of the XT5 will be the SRX’s 3.6-liter V6, which still provides more than enough power to boost the XT5 past its competition with over 300 horsepower in either front- or all-wheel drive versions.

 

Innovative Features

Added to increase engine efficiency and longevity, however, is an innovative cylinder deactivation system and an automatic idle stop feature, which give the XT5’s heart a notable advantage over that of its predecessor. An all-new 8-speed automatic transmission also arrives to round out a considerately updated powertrain, smoothly guiding GM’s innovative Electronic Precision Shift system as it replaces the traditional hydraulic shifter with a highly precise, all-electronic controller.

Naturally, the XT5 also brings some notable new technologies to bear on safety and accommodation. As anyone who has used a heads-up display or rear-view camera to aid in reverse and parking maneuvers, there’s no question about the advantages they provide, and the XT5 still features one of the most capable streaming rear-view video systems in the segment. The company’s Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system provides wired and wireless accommodation for modern devices and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with 4G connectivity, standing as the centerpiece to a wide range of interior options available between four luxury trim levels.

 

Try It Out Today!

Still holding up the bar for what a modern crossover should be after an accomplished year on the road, the XT5 continues to carry Cadillac confidently into the future. For all you’ll need to know about this popular young vehicle, and for a chance to get behind the wheel for a proper introduction, don’t wait to stop by and check out the 2017 Cadillac XT5 right here at Arnie Bauer!

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