Cadillac is also entering the game of mid-size SUVs with their latest 2024 Cadillac XT5. Since 2017, the XT5 has been topping the sales charts. And for good reason, if we might say. The Cadillac’s SUV checked all the boxes. It was comfortable, it was stylish and luxurious, and it had good steering and drive. On top of that, it had a good reliable engine that didn’t waste gas by tons. But the top position they have with the XT5 is wobbly. The midsize SUV category is oversaturated and has many competitors. Many well-built competitors. Recently many manufacturers decided to reveal their newest creations and redesigns. This forced Cadillac’s hand and now they have to make the jump.
The latest redesign is a few years old, but in the automotive industry, this is ages past. So there is much to be done in order to remain the top dog. Better interior, new style, improved technology. On the outside, not much will change probably, except for minor tweaks to the SUV’s body. Under the hood, we might have a new powertrain, or a battery pack might replace everything.
Let’s find out more about the upcoming redesign for the 2024 Cadillac XT5.
2024 Cadillac XT5 Interior Upgrades
The inside of the XT5 is the staple of any Cadillac. It looks and feels luxurious as with any other of their vehicles. It is comfortable and pure enjoyment to sit in. But it can always be improved. Not many bad reviews have concerned the interior of the previous XT5. Nevertheless, Cadillac decided to give it some more touch-ups in order to hold onto its luxurious card. The seating received new cushioning which translates to an even more comfortable ride. Lumbar support is also improved which means you won’t have a stiff back after a long ride. Heated and ventilated seats are not flashy news but are a much sought-after amenity. You can also further customize the interior by choosing leather, suede, and fabric for the preferred material. This is an excellent selling point since a lot of drivers like to personalize their SUV to their liking.
The new 2024 Cadillac XT5 also has a better-looking instrument panel. It is much cleaner without unnecessary clutter. There are four air vents as per usual and an infotainment system in the middle of the panel. It features leather with some chrome accents. It would be interesting to see whether different trims could give an even more luxurious interior with perhaps wooden accents along with the cabin. The infotainment system is 13 inches, just enough for everyone to join in on the fun. The new 2024 Cadillac XT5 seats five people comfortably, this means no third row for passengers. But also more cargo space for whatever you are going to pack in the back.
The dashboard is digital as well, this allows drivers to customize it so they can track all important information. This and the buttons on the steering wheel add to the safety aspect. All the focus is pulled towards the front and that way drivers can keep their eyes on the road. A panoramic roof is a nice addition and it makes things even more dashing on the inside. There are numerous connectivity options. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with Bluetooth and wifi hotspot in the cabin.
There are numerous safety features that can save a life in a clutch. For example, you get your standard automatic braking, pedestrian detection, lane change alert, and sensors all around the SUV to make parking and getting out of tight spots much easier. Cadillac might put hands-free driving software in their new XT5. This is all the hype at the moment as it is very futuristic and honestly quite new technology. Having an opportunity to relax a bit behind the steering wheel as the computer takes you down pre-mapped roads can be a great selling point. It will be interesting if Cadillac unveils more amenities and features for their newest interior. But stay tuned to find out as soon as there is more to be told.
Is Cadillac Redesigning the XT5?
The outside will remain quite similar to its predecessor. Standard 18-inch wheel alloys are available. They are lightweight to shave off unnecessary weight and improve the power-to-weight ratio of the 2024 Cadillac XT5. This luxurious mid-size SUV is not going off-roading any time soon so no beefy tires. The front mesh is also lightweight and is big enough to let just enough air under the hood. This keeps everything cool and you can push the SUV to its limits.
The overall body has more curves, to stay true to contemporary style and make the SUV more aerodynamic. This translates well to the road too as it means better fuel economy and better handling. The ride height is the same and you can comfortably step in the SUV without any issue.
Under the hood, we have several options. First up is the turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 235 horsepower and 258-pound feet of torque. And already well known 3.6 liter V6 with 310 horsepower and 271-pound feet of torque. A smaller engine is standard and will be available on cheaper trims. The big engine will be available in Premium and Luxury trims. There is a wheel drive and sports label with a V6 as well.
Transmission is automatic with 9 speeds. The hybrid version is probable, coupling it with the smaller engine should do wonders for the XT5. Also, there are rumors about an all-electric version of the XT5 but nothing is confirmed. If this happens, Ultium is the primary suspect for battery technology. Hopefully no less than 150 kWh so we can get nice mileage on it.
How Much Will the new 2024 Cadillac XT5 Cost?
Expect to see the new 2024 Cadillac XT5 on the road later in 2023 and the starting price should be around $43.995. We have premium luxury trim for $48.795 and sports label for $55.895.