2018 Cadillac XT5 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's new for 2017
The Cadillac XT5 is the first of its model.
The XT5 is built on the SRX's platform and maintains its predecessor's exterior dimensions. Cadillac also says that their newest SUV sheds off about 300 pounds from the SRX's weight while enlarging the interior space. It deviates from the Cadillac-developed rear-drive underpinnings in favor of the GMC's new C1XX architecture. In a move to bring back defectors, the XT5 provides a fresh design, generous passenger room, and lightweight construction.
Material quality is also impeccable, and Cadillac fans will be pleased that higher-end leathers are now available in almost all trims. It also gets a camera-based rearview mirror similar to that in the Escalade.
Trims and Features
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 seats five passengers and is offered in four models:
- the XT5 (base),
- the XT5 Luxury,
- the XT5 Premium Luxury, and
- the XT5 Platinum.
The XT5 is loaded with standard equipment and tech features even on the entry-level model. The base model gets:
- 18-inch wheels,
- LED daytime running lights,
- a power rear liftgate with memory height,
- rear parking sensors,
- a rearview camera, and
- a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, among others.
Technology features in the new XT5 comprises:
- Android Auto smartphone integration,
- Apple CarPlay,
- an OnStar internet connectivity,
- a Bose eight-speaker sound system,
- GM's wireless device charging,
- four USB ports,
- a satellite radio,
- an auxiliary input jack,
- keyless ignition and entry, and
- an 8-inch CUE-enabled touchscreen interface.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is a testimony to Cadillac's new focus on craftsmanship and quality of materials. The base model comes with well-designed leatherette surfaces while the other models get a choice of four leather materials.
Unlike previous Cadillac models that make use of touch-sensitive control panels, the XT5 goes for a physical button. That enhances accuracy as the tactile sensations of physical buttons eliminate guesswork.
The interior is sufficiently spacious and offers enough room for even taller passengers in the second row. Additionally, backseat passengers benefit from two USB ports for charging devices and tilting seats. The XT5 provides 30 cubic feet of storage space will all seats raised and 63 cubic feet of space with the second row flattened.
Under the hood of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 sits a 3.6-liter V6 engine that cranks out 310 horses and 271 lb-ft of torque. The engine uses an eight-speed automatic transmission to send power standard to the front wheels. All but the base trim get an optional all-wheel drivetrain capable of sending 100 percent of the power to either rear or the front wheels. Power can also be apportioned variably to individual wheels on traction needs.
The engine is further fitted with a fuel-saving stop-start feature to reduce consumption to 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway) for FWD models. The AWD models are EPA-rated at 21 mpg combined (18 city/26 highway). An equipped XT5 provides up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Cadillac XT5 invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Cadillac XT5 MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.