The current generation of Cadillac’s mid-size crossover has been around since 2016 and it has few more years to go before we see a complete redesign. Therefore, it’s easy to conclude that the 2022 Cadillac XT5 will come without more important changes, especially if we consider the last year’s update, which has brought new features and a couple of new styling details. So, the best we could see in the next year are few novelties in terms of standard equipment. Other than that, things will remain the same.
All this means that you may count on a familiar design, on a crossover that still has a couple of good things to offer. We like its spacious cabin, as well as a pretty good fuel economy. Also, the predicted reliability rating is excellent. On the other side, the powertrain could be more refined, as well as the chassis setup. This is where XT5 lags behind the competition.
Considering that no bigger changes are expected for the next year, we presume that the 2022 Cadillac XT5 could hit the market sometime late in the year.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2022 Cadillac XT5 definitely won’t change. Even the recent mid-cycle update was extremely subtle in this aspect, as the only major change was a new grille design and color. So, we don’t expect visual changes for the next year, neither mechanical modifications.
Speaking of the mechanics, this crossover relies on GM’s well-known design solutions. It rides on a familiar C1 architecture and shares most of its parts with models like GMC Acadia, including the wheelbase. The wheelbase goes around 112.5 inches and that’s the main reason why this model offers plenty of space on the inside. We will get on that in a moment.
Changes in this aspect aren’t expected either. The 2022 Cadillac XT5 will carry on with the same layout, which offers a couple of very good things. First of all, it offers plenty of space, as we already mentioned. Both rows offer plenty enough legroom, which we also like the front seats, which are massive and supportive enough. You may also count on a decent amount of cargo room. You may count on about 30 cubic feet behind the second row and 63 cubic feet of the total volume, which is quite average for the class.
When it comes to interior quality, the XT5 looks good and fairly luxurious. Materials are mostly fine, though there are few areas with hard plastics and low-rent materials. While the overall quality seems okay, we have to say that most rivals are better in this aspect. Models like Lincoln Nautilus have a little bit nicer fit and finish.
We won’t be surprised if we see a couple of new standard features in the 2022 Cadillac XT5, but most of the things should remain pretty much the same. Therefore, the list of standard equipment should include goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB ports, Wi-Fi hot spot, dual-zone automatic climate control etc. The list of options includes tri-zone climate control, sunroof, wireless device charging, navigation, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
When it comes to safety features, the current model comes standard with a rearview camera, a safety alert seat, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning. Additionally, you can get things like a head-up display, night vision assists, a rear camera mirror, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, rear pedestrian alert, reverse automatic emergency braking, a surround-view parking camera system. We don’t expect bigger changes here.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Engines
The 2022 Cadillac XT5 will carry on with two familiar engine options in the offer. Base models will continue with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 235 horsepower and provides fairly decent driving dynamics. The optional 3.6-liter V6 with 310 horsepower will be in offer two. While the base turbo-four is more efficient, this one offers better dynamics, runs smoother and sounds better. We would rather go for the V6.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The optional V6 is good for about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Both engines come in pairs with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This one shifts on time and generally does a pretty decent job.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Cadillac XT5 sometime late in the year. Since there are no bigger changes to come, the price should remain pretty much the same as well. The current model starts at around 45.000 dollars.