2021 Cadillac XT5 vs the Competition

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310 HP




63 CU. FT.


See Why the Cadillac XT5 Stands High above Its Rivals at Crest Cadillac, Inc. near Waukesha

When it comes to your luxury and convenience, Crest Cadillac, Inc. is proud to serve drivers from Milwaukee and the surrounding area. Our goal is to help you feel like part of the family, whether you're here for a new Cadillac, a payment plan that fits your budget, or service for your luxury vehicle. Our team puts your needs first, and we're happy to help you find a solution that puts a smile on your face on your way back to Watertown.

It's not always easy picking out an SUV that matches your needs and style. While the Cadillac XT5 has competition that can make it tough to choose the right one for you, like the Lexus RX, Audi Q5, or BMW X3, we're confident that the XT5 stays just a step ahead of its luxury rivals. Check out below for a comparison of each model to the Cadillac XT5 and see why Brookfield drivers love the new XT5!

Cadillac XT5 vs. Lexus RX

  • Keeping you comfortable and cozy should be a staple for any luxury lineup. The Cadillac XT5 comes with features that you shouldn't miss out on, like standard heated seats, a power liftgate/trunk release, and a remote engine start. The Lexus RX 350 certainly can help you equip these features, but you'll need to pay more for higher trim levels to access them.
  • Not needing to stop as frequently for gas is a big plus with luxury SUVs. The XT5 can help Madison drivers avoid the pump with an EPA-estimated 22/29 mpg city/highway, while the Lexus RX will limit your drive with 20/27 mpg city/highway.

Cadillac XT5 vs. Audi Q5

  • Loading up the interior is easy with the Cadillac XT5. With seating for five passengers and a cargo area that accommodates up to 63 cubic feet, you'll be ready for any change in your daily schedule. The Audi Q3 is a solid luxury SUV, but it only offers 54 cubic feet, limiting what you bring with you on your next trip.
  • Under the hood, both models offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain, but the Cadillac XT5 is just a little more suited to speed and power with 310 horsepower - the Audi Q5 limits you to 261 horsepower.

Cadillac XT5 vs. BMW X3

  • Keep connected with the Cadillac XT5, thanks to Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The BMW 3 also offers the same connectivity, but you'll need an inconvenient cord to manage the same features.
  • Driving with confidence gets a little easier with more driver assistance features standard to the Cadillac XT5 lineup. Unfortunately, the BMW X3 isn't as equipped for your safety, as it doesn't offer a Driver Attention Monitor, a Teen Driver System, or a Rear Seat Reminder - all standard to the XT5.

For West Bend, Milwaukee, and Waukesha drivers, the choice is easy! Test-drive the new Cadillac XT5 today!



Front Pedestrian Braking can help you avoid or reduce the severity of a front-end collision with a pedestrian it detects directly ahead of you. It provides pedestrian alerts and can even automatically provide hard emergency braking or enhance the driver's hard braking. The system works at speeds less than 50 mph during the daytime. It has limited nighttime and low-visibility performance.


Forward Collision Alert can warn you if it detects a potential front-end collision with a vehicle you're following, so you can quickly take action. It can also provide a tailgating alert if you're following a vehicle much too closely.


Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning uses a brief, gentle steering-wheel turn to alert you when you may be unintentionally drifting out of detected lane lines, so you can steer to stay safely in your lane. If needed, you may receive additional Lane Departure Warning alerts. System alerts do not occur if you're using your turn signal or if the system detects you may be intentionally leaving your lane.



The 3.6L V6 engine, available on Premium Luxury and standard on Sport, is designed to stand out with 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0L Turbo engine, standard on Luxury and Premium Luxury, has 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque with premium fuel. Both engines deliver innovative technologies such as Active Fuel Management.


Whether you're facing rain, snow, ice or nearly any other road condition, available All-Wheel Drive helps you maintain poise on the pavement. Go ahead and grab life by the road.


With an array of driver-select modes, XT5 luxury SUV grants you dominion over your drive. The freedom of available All-Wheel Drive is expanded by Touring, Off-Road and Sport calibrations, while Front-Wheel-Drive models deliver the confidence of Snow/Ice, Touring and Sport modes.



An interior fit for greatness. Cadillac designers equipped the XT5 cabin with authentic materials including cut-and-sewn leather, natural woods or carbon fiber trim with Galvano accents for a strong finish.  


The rear seats can be folded flat to provide up to 63 cubic feet.  of space. And with 60/40 split fold functionality, nothing gets left behind. 


With access to phone, radio and a library of additional In-Vehicle apps, the world is in the palm of your hand, at the tip of your finger and the sound of your voice. You are now arriving at your destination-the future.



Make an entrance. Distinctive grille designs and finishes give XT5 a bold face, as sharp lines and sweeping curves meet jewel-like headlamps and taillamps for unquestionable style.


Our jewel-like headlamps aren't mere ornamentation. Our standard LED headlamps feature IntelliBeam, auto high-beam assist, which can automatically switch between high and low beams as vehicles approach, while cornering lamps cast light into corners as you take them.


Available 20" alloy wheels make a statement no matter what type of road you're taking on.

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