Cadillac XT5 Refinements Broaden Appeal for 2020 Revised design cues, enhanced technologies and new propulsion choice for the brand’s global best-seller

September 01,2019


Detroit – Cadillac’s global best-selling XT5 is revamped for 2020, with a new turbocharged engine, enhanced technologies and revised design cues that coalesce in distinctive trims that offer customers greater choice in matching this luxury crossover to their personality. With more than 40 updates the 2020 Cadillac XT5 raises the bar, delivering an exhilarating driving experience paired with the sense of solidity and functionality of an SUV. 

The XT5 joins the all-new XT6 three-row crossover and the recently launched, segment-topping XT4, along with the iconic Escalade, to give Cadillac one of the industry’s freshest lineups of luxury crossovers and SUVs.  

“Cadillac’s global momentum continues to accelerate with new and compelling products such as the revamped 2020 XT5,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac’s President. “Along with additional new crossovers and sedans, including the XT6 and CT5, the brand is redefining itself for a new generation of customers for whom luxury and technology are inextricably linked.”

Distinctive personas

The 2020 XT5 will follow the brand’s new global “Y” trim strategy, better meeting customer demand and sharpening its position in the Cadillac showroom.

The XT5 range starts with the well-equipped Luxury model, with Premium Luxury and Sport models offering distinctive takes on Cadillac design and driving dynamics. An emphasis on bright trim and contemporary décor defines the Premium Luxury model, while a darker, more aggressive appearance underscores the XT5 Sport. The XT5 features a new, bolder grille design, offered in two textures that reflect the new personas. A Platinum package, delivering the pinnacle of technology and most sophisticated interior in the lineup, is offered with each trim level.

Enhanced driving dynamics provide two distinctive expressions of the Cadillac driving experience. The Luxury and Premium Luxury models are tailored for confidence-inspiring control that keeps you connected to the road while providing a retreat from road disturbances. Sport model is tuned for a more performance-oriented experience, with quick steering and more aggressive chassis tuning that provides better body control without sacrificing ride isolation.

The vehicle’s exterior now features standard LED headlamps with IntelliBeam on all models. Additionally, the lower front and rear fascias have been updated, while a new 18-inch wheel design is standard on Luxury and Premium Luxury and a new 20-inch wheel design is available. XT5 Sport features new 20-inch wheels standard.


Enhanced Technology

Infotainment and driver assistance technologies take center stage for model year 2020. The technology woven into the XT5’s interior is enhanced to elevate its functionality and intuitiveness, for a more seamless user experience. The 2020 XT5 now has over 20 available safety and driver assistance technologies.

The updates include:

·         The latest Cadillac user experience interface1, with enhanced connectivity and personalization.

·         Next-generation rotary controller with new jog functionality, which complements conventional buttons and touchscreen redundancy to offer more ways for users to interface with the system.

·         One-touch phone pairing, with new Near Field Communication technology.

·         Next-generation 15-watt wireless charging and revised USB ports, including the latest USB-C type, which offer fasting charging and enhanced usability.

·         Two new high-definition instrument cluster display options that provide crisp, vibrant graphics for easy, at-a-glance views.

·         Higher-resolution display for HD Rear Vision Camera and HD Surround Vision

·         Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist with Braking

·         New Rear Pedestrian Alert

·         Available Night Vision

The standard Cadillac user experience1 system features an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and available embedded navigation2. Connectivity features also include Apple CarPlay3 and Android Auto4 capability, Cadillac Connected Apps and Cadillac 4G LTE with an available Wi-Fi hotspot (includes 3GB/three-month data trial).

Comfort and Convenience

Refinements to the 2020 XT5’s elegant interior amplify its comfort, convenience and utility; and like the increased persona differentiation exhibited with the exterior updates, the interior changes offer more distinct expressions of Cadillac’s style for Luxury and Sport tastes.

Available highlights include:

·         New interior color and trim themes, with greater differentiation among the trims. Each also incorporates a richer selection of authentic materials and coordinating décor — including a Jet Black/Kona Brown theme (additional-cost option) that includes premium leather seats, leather door trim and armrests.

·         A new center console design offers enhanced storage solutions, redesigned cup holders and a wrapped bin at the front of the console that conveys a more tailored appearance.

·         Heated front seats are now standard

·         Revised 60/40-split rear seat functionality enhances convenience and utility.

·         New available Bose® Performance Series sound system complemented by new metal speaker grilles further contribute to the XT5’s custom-tailored environment and exemplify its outstanding attention to detail.

·         Enhanced acoustical treatments designed to improve quietness.

Propulsion & Driving Dynamics

Cadillac’s 2.0L Turbo engine joins the lineup as the new standard engine in the Luxury and Premium Luxury trims and complementing the existing 3.6L V6, which remains standard on Sport and available on Premium Luxury. Each engine is now backed by a nine-speed automatic transmission controlled via the next generation of Electronic Precision Shift

The 2.0L turbo’s twin-scroll turbocharger and unique, three-step sliding camshaft help the engine optimize performance across the rpm band, for a greater feeling of on-demand power at all speeds. It is rated at an SAE-certified at 237 horsepower (177 kW) and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (350 Nm).

The 3.6L V6 is rated at 310 horsepower (231 kW) and 271 lb.-ft. of torque (367 Nm). Both engines employ technologies such as direct injection, camshaft phasing, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and automatic stop/start to optimize efficiency.

Luxury and Premium Luxury models feature revised front struts and driveline enhancements designed to improve ride comfort and road isolation. Distinguishing elements of the Sport model include standard dual-clutch Sport Control AWD with Active Yaw Control, Continuous Damping Control adaptive suspension, quicker steering ratio and 20-inch wheels.

Models with the 2.0L Turbo feature a new, electronically controlled braking system that replaces the conventional vacuum-assisted system. With it, a compact electric motor provides power braking assistance and enhances overall efficiency by reducing the parasitic engine drag incurred with a traditional vacuum booster. It also provides excellent response and feedback.

On sale late summer

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 is available late summer 2019, with production at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly facility.


1Infotainment system functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

2Map coverage available in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

3Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

4Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.













19.4 gal. / 73.4 liters (FWD)
21.7 gal. / 82.1 liters (AWD)




2.0L Turbocharged I4 DOHC VVT with Direct Injection

Bore & Stroke

(in. / mm):

3.26 x 3.63 / 83 x 92.3

Block Material:

Cast aluminum

Cylinder Head Material:

Cast aluminum


Dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder with tripower system

Fuel Delivery:

Direct injection with electronic throttle control

(hp / kW @ rpm):

237 / 177 @ 5000 (SAE certified)

(lb.-ft. / Nm):

258 / 350 @ 1500-4000 (SAE certified)



3.6L V6 DOHC VVT with Direct Injection

Bore & Stroke

(in / mm):

3.74 x 3.37 / 95 x 85.8

Block Material:

Cast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore liners

Cylinder Head Material:

Cast aluminum


Dual-overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuous variable valve timing

Fuel Delivery:

Direct, high-pressure fuel injection with electronic throttle control

(hp / kW @ rpm):

310 / 231 @ 6600 (SAE certified)

(lb.-ft. / Nm):

271 / 367 @ 5000 (SAE certified)





Hydra-Matic 9T60 nine-speed automatic (2.0L Turbo)

Hydra-Matic 9T65 nine-speed automatic (3.6L)

Gear Ratios (:1):






















Final Drive Ratio:

3.47 (2.0L Turbo)

3.49 (3.6L)



Front Suspension:

MacPherson strut with direct-acting hollow stabilizer bar

Rear Suspension:

Independent five-link, specifically tuned coil springs, hollow stabilizer bar

Steering Type:

Variable-assist rack-and-pinion with rack-mounted, belt-driven electric assist

Steering ratio:

16:1 (Luxury and Premium Luxury)

15:1 (Sport)

Turning Circle
(ft. / m):

11.8 / 3.6

Brake Type:

Four-wheel disc with ABS

Brake Rotor Size:

13.6-in. (front)

Wheel Size:

18-in. aluminum (std. Luxury and Premium Luxury)

20-in. aluminum (std. Sport)

Tire Size:




(in. / mm):

112.5 / 2858

Overall Length
(in. / mm):

189.6 / 4815

Overall Width
(in. / mm):

75 / 1905

Overall Height
(in. / mm):

66.1 / 1680

Track (in. mm):

64.8 / 1646 (front)
64.8 / 1646 (rear)




(in / mm):

39.7 / 1009 (front row – without sunroof)
38.4 / 976 (second row – without sunroof)


(in. / mm):

41.2 / 1046 (front row)
39 / 991 (second row)

Shoulder Room

(in. / mm):

58.3 / 1481 (front row)

56.3 / 1429 (second row)

Hip Room

(in. / mm):

56.1 / 1424 (front row)

54.8 / 1391 (second row)



EPA Passenger Volume           (cu. ft. / L):

104.5 / 2959

Cargo Volume  (cu. ft. / L)^:

63 / 1784 (max capacity with second row folded)

30 / 849.6 (behind second row)

Curb Weight

(lb. / kg):

3915.4 / 1776

Trailering Capacity

(lb. / kg)^^:

3500 / 1588 (3.6L with trailering pkg.)

^Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. ^^Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual.


Notes to editor:
Please note that the specifications provided are for the US and might vary in the region.



Jonathan Kanaa

Product Communications Manager – Cadillac Middle East

+971 56 5112273




Farah Amhaz

Regional Communications Manager – General Motors Middle East

+971 4 314 3920


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