2023 Cadillac XT5 Redesign: Everything We Know So Far


The current, first generation of XT5 has been around since 2017 and despite the not-so-amazing initial reception, it turned out as a pretty good vehicle. The demand for this crossover is still pretty big, so it’s no wonder that GM prepares a new iteration of the nameplate. According to the latest reports, the next-generation model will come as the 2023 Cadillac XT5, and from what we know so far, it will bring evolutionary changes mostly.

From what we know so far, the 2023 Cadillac XT5 will ride on an updated C1 platform and it won’t bring any radical changes regarding mechanics. Moreover, even the engine lineup could remain mostly the same, though there is always room for some new units, including electrified ones. On the other hand, we count on a completely new styling, as well as on a far more luxurious cabin layout, which is currently one of the weakest points of this premium crossover.

2023 Cadillac XT5

2021 Cadillac XT5

2023 Cadillac XT5 Redesign

As we’ve just mentioned, the new generation is expected to arrive as the 2023 Cadillac XT5. At this point, we are still waiting for the details but we are pretty sure that most of the changes will be evolutionary. First of all, it will continue to ride on a familiar C1 platform. Still, the architecture will be updated in many ways, including the suspension setup, which should provide a better driving experience as well.

On the other hand, the styling will be completely new. At this point, we are still waiting for the test mule but we presume that the new model will follow the brand’s latest design language, and take a lot of inspiration from the bigger XT6 model. This would mean sharper lines and a more mature look for sure, while the front face should look pretty much the same, especially in terms of the grille and headlights design.


Naturally, the new cabin will also arrive. At this point, it’s still early for details, but we presume that the dashboard will take some inspiration from the new Escalade, at least at some level. This particularly refers to tech features, so we might see infotainment screen and digital instrument cluster designed in a similar fashion. Of course, the whole cabin should utilize finer materials, while the build quality should be at a higher level as well.

2023 Cadillac XT5

2021 Cadillac XT5 Interior

On the other hand, we presume that the new model won’t come with bigger changes regarding the size. Of course, this means that the amount of passenger space should remain pretty similar as well. The current model is already pretty generous and accommodates adults in both rows with ease. However, things aren’t that great in terms of the cargo areas, so we count on more cubic feet in the future.

2023 Cadillac XT5 Engines

When it comes to the powertrain, base models will most likely continue with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The currently-optional 3.6-V6 could carry on as well, though we can hear reports that suggest this unit could be replaced with a 2.7-liter turbo-four, which puts out 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet, which is significantly more torque than the V6.

Also, we won’t exclude the possibility of some kind of electrification. That could be either a hybrid or plug-in hybrid model. An all-electric version of this model probably won’t come, as the all-new Lyriq is on the way.

2023 Cadillac XT5

2021 Cadillac XT5

2023 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2023 Cadillac XT5 will hit the market either in late 2022 or in early 2023. The current model starts at around 45.000 dollars and we don’t expect a significant increase for the new generation.

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