Caddy’s compact crossover has been around for about five years, so it’s not hard to guess that the redesign will happen in the near future. According to the latest reports, the new generation will arrive as the 2023 model year. This clearly indicates that the 2022 Cadillac XT5 will represent the last production year of the current generation. In other words, we don’t expect to see any bigger changes for the next year.
So, you may expect to see a model that still has a couple of good things to offer, despite the age. Most drivers will particularly appreciate its excellent predicted reliability rating, but the XT5 is much more than that. It also offers plenty of room on the inside, while engine options are quite efficient. All this makes the XT5 a pretty reasonable choice among luxury SUVs. Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we presume that the 2022 Cadillac XT5 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2021.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Redesign
Design-wise, it’s hard to expect any bigger change for the final production year. Instead, the 2022 Cadillac XT5 should be a typical carryover model, which could bring a couple of new colors or features, but definitely won’t bring anything more significant. So, you may count on the same overall design, which was introduced five years ago. Also, keep in mind the 2020 update, which has brought minor styling changes. For that occasion, we saw a couple of new grille designs in the offer, so there’s no doubt that the 2022 Cadillac XT5 will continue in the same way.
The same thing goes for mechanics. This SUV rides on a good-old C1 platform features just a slightly shorter wheelbase than the XT6. It offers a smooth and comfortable ride, though we have to say that rivals offer more engaging handling and a better overall driving experience.
The same thing goes for the interior design. We expect to see a familiar cabin layout, which looks nice and features good build quality, but still isn’t as luxurious as you would expect from a model that competes with crossovers like Acura MDX or Lincoln Nautilus. Most competitors look better from the inside than the XT5.
On the other side, what we really like about this SUV is its practicality and functionality. This model comes with two very spacious rows of seats, which accommodate adults with ease. Also, the front seats are massive and supportive, while visibility is decent in all directions. When it comes to the cargo area, this SUV offers around 30 cubic feet behind the second row and 63 cubic feet behind the first row of seats. Those are quite typical ratings for the class.
As the 2022 Cadillac XT5 is about to represent the final production year of the current generation, it’s hard to expect any bigger changes in terms of standard and available equipment. We are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model, which already features a fairly decent list of standard equipment. You may count on goodies like dual-zone climate control, an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Also, there are safety features like 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.
If you’re willing to pay more, you can get a lot of interesting options. For example, there are tech goodies like tri-zone climate control, wireless device charging, navigation, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, and a rear-seat entertainment system. Also, you can get additional safety features 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.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Engines
Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. You may count on two familiar engines in the offer, which starts with a 2.0-liter turbo-four. This engine is good for about 237 horsepower and provides quite decent driving dynamics. Also, fuel economy is above-average for the segment. In numbers, that would be 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
The optional 3.6-liter V6 is good for 310 horsepower and offers notably better dynamics. However, it is also notably thirstier. With this engine, you may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Cadillac XT5 sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 45.000 dollars. On the other side, the most expensive variants can get pretty close to the 60k area.